It’s an unbelievable Christmas Eve as Barney™, BJ™ and Baby Bop™ take their friends on a musical journey to the North Pole and bring them face to face with Santa Claus! The excitement builds as Santa leads his guests on a once-in-a-lifetime tour of his brightly decorated home. The children discover his antique music box, see amazing displays of hi favorite toys and climb aboard his train for an incredible ride. When Mrs. Claus notices that the elves need help finishing up last minute Christmas chores, she escorts the group to Santa’s Toy Factory. Join BJ, Baby Bob and the children as they wait patiently to hear the sound of sleighbells and share in the most magical night of the year with Barney!
Parents coerced into purchasing this tape by their children (devoted fans of the ever-present Barney) will be relieved to know that nearly all the classic holiday songs are allowed to maintain their original lyrics and not rewritten, as is typical Barney. This made-for-video Christmas special follows the adventures of Barney, BJ, Baby Bop, and their kiddy friends on a journey to the North Pole. There in the frozen candyland they meet that bearded icon of happiness, Santa Claus. Barney's Night Before Christmas
resembles a '70s variety show, featuring silly skits in which the characters frequently break into song.
Producers are smart enough to engage older kid actors, which are a draw to the younger intended audience. The tape offers lessons in Christmas traditions--the spirit of giving, working together, and winter fun. Some tunes covered: the goofy "Jingle at the Window," "Winter's Wonderful," "Deck the Halls," "O Christmas Tree," "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," "Jolly Old St. Nicholas," "Jingle Bells," "Look Into Santa's Book," "12 Days of Christmas," and several instrumentals. --N.F. Mendoza