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“As I saw Madeleine's family reunite, I realised Christmas isn't really about snow or sleds or presents under the tree. It's about something much more important. It's about spending time with those you love.”

Kangaroo Christmas is the twentieth episode of the twenty-second series.


Thomas spends Christmas in Australia and is disappointed that there is no snow because the weather is too hot. He cheers up when a little girl called Madeleine shows him her toy kangaroo. Whilst Madeleine is helping her father, a real kangaroo mistakes the toy kangaroo for her joey. Thomas tries to catch up with the kangaroo, but is unable to, much to his disappointment.

Thomas finds a joey near the track and asks Isla to help bring the mother kangaroo closer to the train. The mother kangaroo reunites with her joey, and Madeleine remarks that next year she will ask Santa Claus for a real kangaroo.





US and CAN

  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • Shane Jacobson as Shane
  • Genevieve McCarthy as Aubrey
  • Tim Bain as Aiden and Madeleine's Father
  • Rachael Miller as Isla and Madeleine
  • Teresa Gallagher as Madeleine's Mother


  • Going by production order, this is the fifteenth episode of the twenty-second series.[1]
  • This is the only Christmas episode to not take place on Sodor.
  • Shane speaks the truth about Australia celebrating Christmas in the summer as when the Northern Hemisphere is in their winter season, the Southern Hemisphere is in their summer season due to facing towards the Sun longer due to the Earth's rotation around it.
  • Tim Bain named Madeleine after his daughter.
  • This episode marks the last appearance of Isla.
  • On the Nick Jr. US airing of this episode, it was paired with Thomas' Animal Ark. These two episodes were released in the US exactly one year after The Christmas Coffeepot and Terence Breaks the Ice premiered on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Canguru de Natal
Czech Klokaní Vánoce
Danish Kængurujul
Dutch Kangoeroe Kerstmis
Finnish Kenguru-joulu
German Weihnachten bei den Kängurus
Hungarian Kenguru karácsony
Italian Un Natale da Canguri
Japanese カンガルー・クリスマス
Korean 캥거루 크리스마스
Latin American Spanish Canguro de Navidad
Norwegian Kengerujulen
Polish Święta z Kangurami
Portuguese Natal na terra dos cangurus
Russian Австралийское Рождество
Serbian Božić s kangarum
Spanish Navidad de Canguros
Swedish Kängurujul

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