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"The Action Elves Save Christmas Eve" is a winter holiday special episode of The Backyardigans from the fourth season. It was the final episode of the show to be Christmas-themed, and the fourth episode in Season 4 aired in the United States.



"When Abominable Snowmen Tyrone and Austin take Santa's magic sack, it's up to the heroic Action Elves to use their terrific toy-building talents to get that sack back!"


Uniqua, Pablo, and Tasha sit at the picnic table making toys. They tell the viewer they use tiny magic hammers to build anything as they sing "Action Elves." They then say they are no ordinary elves - they are the Action Elves who save Christmas. Uniqua introduces herself as Snappy, Tasha introduces herself as Flappy, and Pablo introduces himself as Mister Jingles. Afterward, they report to christmas eve, the backyard transforms into North Pole and enter Santa's workshop.

Santa speaks to them by phone and tells them terrible news: his magic sack has been stolen by the Abominable Brothers. The Action Elves enter the storage room and get on to the Rocket Reindeer. They set out to find the Brothers' igloo.

The elves cannot see where the Abominable Brothers' igloo is, but they see two snowmen carrying a red sack. They realize that the two snowmen are Tyrone and Austin, the Abominable Brothers. They try to land close to them but accidentally land far behind them.

Meanwhile, the brothers are hauling the sack to the igloo. They do not know that it is magic yet. Tyrone is pulling it while Austin is pushing. They have a conversation about how the sack is so heavy. Then they wish it was lighter, and the sack turns smaller. The brothers wish for additional things as they sing "Magic Sack." The sack grows legs and starts to walk. Then they head to the igloo.

The elves land, but the Rocket Reindeer snaps in half. They start to walk and realize it is much more difficult to walk to the igloo than fly. Then they spot the snowmen and start running, but the brothers have already opened the igloo door and wish the sack would turn into a couch.

The elves craft a plan to lure the brothers outside. Snappy makes a wind-up robot toy with her tiny hammer and drops it purposefully on the igloo's floor. The robot walks outside, and the brothers follow. Then Flappy and Mr. Jingles wish for the sack to be a sack again rather than its current couch form. The elves start running toward the workshop.

Snappy's cell phone rings, catching the brothers' attention. They see the elves stealing back the sack and chase them. They start a snowball fight while singing "Snowball Fight." Then there was trouble: the Action Elves and Abominable Brothers fall into a large pit during the fight though. Snappy's cell phone rings again, but the brothers take it before the elves can answer it. The snowmen talk to Santa without knowing who is on the other line. They soon figure out that the magic sack is Santa's. Santa instructs the Abominable Brothers and the Action Elves to work together to fill up his sack with toys. Afterward, they must bring it to his sleigh so that he can make his delivery trip.

The five return to the workshop and fill the sack with toys as they sing "To Fill the Sack for Santa." Afterward, they load the sack onto the sleigh and pull the lever to send it ready for Santa. They all go outside and watch Santa flying with his sack in his sleigh. The elves thank the Abominable Brothers for helping them, and the Abominable Brothers thank them back for letting them help. They gave them a little snowman made from 3 of their favorite snowballs as a thank-you gift. As a token of their gratitude, Snappy made some Abominable Brothers figurines and gave them to them, much to their delight. Mr. Jingles' stomach rumbles, and he invites everyone to his house for eggnog, and they all agree, especially Tyrone and Austin, but Flappy, again, forgets what they have said. The workshop transforms back into the backyard as Mr. Jingles, Flappy, and Snappy transforms back to Pablo, Tasha, and Uniqua, and the children sing the end song. They enter Pablo's blue-colored house and shut the door. Uniqua, Pablo, and Tasha, or Snappy, Mr. Jingles, and Flappy, all open the previously closed door and shout, "Merry Christmas!" Then they close back the door, and have a Merry Christmas.






Backyardigans - 70 - The Action Elves Save Christmas Eve

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