Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas Movie Review

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013 by

Thomas, Trains and Holiday Fun; what’s not to love!


Another holiday season is upon us and I am sure like my family you are enjoying all of the TV specials, concerts and movies.   We have many traditional movies that we love to watch year after year but this season I challenged my son to find some we have yet to see. During our weekly visit to the local library he found Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas, an entertaining movie about some of his favorite things: trains and Christmas! This 48-minute movie was a perfect way to begin our holiday fun.


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All aboard for a special holiday DVD filled with four Christmas themed episodes focused on friendship, teamwork and fun! The episodes included on this DVD are “The Christmas Tree Express”, “Ho Ho Snowman”, “Salty’s Surprise” and “Emily’s Winter Party Special”.  Join Thomas & Friends as they pick out the perfect Christmas tree, work together during the big snowstorm, learn the joy of giving gifts and that everyone has an important role to play during the holidays.


Reasons I LOVED Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas

  • It is a wholesome holiday themed DVD full of all the classic trains my kids love.  I have to be honest and say I do not always love watching the Thomas & Friends movies but in this case I definitely did!  The focus on the holidays made this movie enjoyable for kids and grown-ups alike. Familiar songs, holiday traditions and themes made this a movie I wouldn’t mind watching again and again (which is good since my kids continue to watch it over and over!).
  • The lessons on working together, responsibility and the importance of friends were simply included in each episode. My children were able to understand the lesson in each movie which made for some great conversations about the true meaning of the holiday season. For example, I enjoyed how Edward was so thoughtful when trying to find Salty a Christmas present and how the team of engines had to work together to clean up after the big snowstorm.


Reasons My Kids LOVED Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas

  • Characters they know and love. The familiarity of the Thomas& Friends gang kept my son interested and wanting to watch the DVD over again. If you have a child in your home who loves Thomas & Friends as much as my son, then this collection of holiday videos is a must see!
  • My son LOVED the two additional Bonus Features on this DVD: “Thomas’ Christmas Journey” Game and “Guess Who?” Puzzles of Thomas, Charlie and Emily. The games related to the movie themes and made for hours of extra fun.
  • The use of new CGI animation (Computer Generated Imagery) made the colors very bright and visual scenes more dynamic. This new type (2012) of animation really brought this Thomas film to life and kept my children engaged for all four episodes.


Thomas & Friends movies have always been a favorite in our home and now we can add A Very Thomas Christmas to our collection and holiday movie tradition.  



Check your local library for Thomas & Friends DVDs.  A Very Thomas Christmas is currently streaming on Netflix along with other great, new holiday movies.


Be sure to check out our list of holiday television specials to find other exciting upcoming shows and movies to enjoy with your family!


Need more help selecting family friendly movies? Visit Jersey Family Fun’s Family Movie Reviews series.


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