A Curious George Christmas

If you are making a list and checking it twice, I think I may have found a children’s movie that may help you fill your Christmas list in a very simple way.

“The Very Monkey Christmas.” It is a Christmastime story about a problem Curious George and The Man with the Yellow Hat. They must both find out what each other wants for Christmas.

If you are making a list and checking it twice, I think I may have found a children's movie that may help you fill your Christmas list in a very simple way.

Curious George is an American animated educational children’s television series based on the children’s book series of the same name from 2006-2015.

In this story, George draws out his Christmas list with a simple picture,  but The Man with the Yellow Hat cannot seem to figure out what it is, and George can’t decide what he should get The Man with the Yellow Hat for Christmas.

Meanwhile, together they decorated a tree that was way too big for the house, visited their neighbors, participated in a Christmas play, prayed for snow, and had fun with friends.

Yet as Christmas got nearer, each became more desperate to figure out what the other wanted for Christmas. The Man with the Yellow Hat conferred with his most intelligent associates to decipher the shapes on Curious George’s Christmas list, but no one could figure it out. The Man with the Yellow Hat was beginning to think that maybe he was not a good master to his monkey because he couldn’t figure out what his friend wanted.

Curious George knew his master loved snow, but there was no way he could make snow. And no other gift seemed reasonable enough. Finally, standing in front of a toy store window they often visited together, The Man with the Yellow Hat realized the shapes George had drawn were the toys’ shapes in the window. He knew exactly what George wanted.

On Christmas day, The Man with the Yellow Hat gave George the presents in the shapes of the boxes he had drawn. George was so excited because his friend had figured out his Christmas lists.

George gave his master a rolled-up piece of paper with drawings of everything they had done together since the holidays began. There were drawings of picking out their Christmas tree, bending the top down with a chair so it would fit, going to church, and participating in the play, helping their friend write a song for her mother and making cookies.

The Man with the Yellow Hat was so touched because he realized that what he gave his monkey friend every day in life made him happy, and George was delighted because The Man in the Yellow Hat knew him well enough to keep looking until he understood what his friend wanted. Oh, and suddenly there was snow outside.

If you are making a list and checking it twice, I think I may have found a children's movie that may help you fill your Christmas list in a very simple way. As I snuggled with our grandchildren, watching this adorable story with such an important message, I thought about our Christmas together. We brought lots of presents, but that was not what made them so happy. Instead, it was our time together, snuggling, telling stories, taking walks, riding their bikes, and spreading peanut butter and extra honey on their sandwiches. They counted the days while we were there and planned the moments we could be together; laughing, singing, and just talking together.

Christmas is so much more than the presents we put under the tree. The greatest gift we can give to those we love is to be present with them in moments we have together.


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Deana Landers
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Story Comments

  1. I remember curious george, I had to watch it over and over when my kids were younger. You are so right, Christmas is not about the gifts. We don't do gifts any more because we all have what we need. We just enjoy the day together. Have a great Christmas.

    • Deana Landers -

      Anita, thank you so much for reading and commenting on my story. I love the idea of no gifts at Christmas; just precious time together. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.Deana

    • Deana Landers -

      Ah that is beautiful, Anita. I wish our family didn't do gifts and just enjoy each other, too. Merry Christmas my friend,Deana

  2. Maria -

    Those books sound adorable! A very monkey Christmas is something my grand kids would love!

    • Deana Landers -

      Thanks Maria, they are older books and movies, but my grandchildren loved them.Deana

  3. I've not heard of this movie; it's the type of thing Hubs and I would enjoy watching together. We're just kids at heart - lol!

    • Deana Landers -

      Thanks, Sara. You can look it up online. Curious George Books were my grandchildren's favorites.Deana

  4. Awwww.... Love curious George but have not heard of this spin off. Lovely learnings here beyond the Christmas season and for every day life in Corona days.

    • Deana Landers -

      Thank you, Cat. My grandkids loved Curious George and they like this Christmas story.Deana

  5. That's so true and we often forget the real meaning of CHRISTmas with all the shops pushing us to buy gifts, when the real gift is our time and caring for others.

    • Deana Landers -

      Yes, Michelle. I have to slow myself down sometimes and remind myself of that. Thank you, Deana

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