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Arthur; Arthur’s Perfect Christmas


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Arthur’s Perfect Christmas
Series Description

Each of the Arthur episodes consists of two independent stories that focus on themes and events central to children's lives. Whether it's facing down a bully, worrying about a new teacher, or being the very last person on earth to lose his baby teeth, Arthur and his friends manage to solve their third-grade dilemmas with imagination, kindness and a lot of humor. "What children love about Arthur is that he feels real to them," says Carol Greenwald, WGBH executive producer. "The emotions he experiences are universal. When Arthur triumphs over something, kids think they can, too. "The series will build on that sense of empowerment by showing how Arthur and his friends use effective, age-appropriate, problem-solving skills. Bringing a book-based series like Arthur to public television will also promote reading and writing skills. Series release date: 10/1996

Program Description

An hour-long special with Arthur, D.W. and their family and friends frantically making preparations for the "perfect holiday season": including perfect gifts, perfect parties and perfect family traditions for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Arthur soon discovers, however, that perfection is hard to come by, and that the joy of Christmas isn't found in an artifical vision of the "perfect holiday season," but in the wonderfully imperfect world in which he lives.

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Greenwald, Carol (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Arthur; Arthur’s Perfect Christmas,” 10/18/2000, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 18, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_96BE6696E7314857BC33838B58DB9364.
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APA: Arthur; Arthur’s Perfect Christmas. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_96BE6696E7314857BC33838B58DB9364
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