Pingu's Family Celebrate Christmas (also known as Pingu celebrates Christmas in Pingu and Friends from 1998) is the ninth episode of the second season which was first broadcast on December 25th (Christmas Day), 1992.


It's Christmas Eve, and Pingu and his family are getting ready for Christmas. Pingu and Pinga help their mother make some biscuits, and then they go out with their father to help choose a Christmas tree. Pinga suggests they buy the biggest Christmas tree on still, but Pingu thinks they need something a little smaller. When Dad picks one that is just right, Pinga pays the seller and they set off for home.

As Dad puts up the tree into place, Mum brings out the wrapped presents to put under it. As she makes her way across, she trips over a rope and drops the presents. Dad points out how careless and clumsy Mum was, not looking where she was walking. Mum argues that Dad should not have left it lying around. This argument gets so heated that Pingu and Pinga become very upset and tell them to make up in the true spirit of Christmas, which they do.

Mum then makes Pingu and Pinga to go into the igloo whilst she and Dad decorate the Christmas tree. Once the door is locked and the keyhole is covered up with snow, Pingu and Pinga wrap up their parent's presents to some festive music on the record player. When Mum lets them out again, Pingu and Pinga take their presents out to the tree and are surprised when they see it all decorated. The family then all exchange their gifts; Mum gets a red muff for two hands and Dad gets a black and white spotted bow tie, Pingu gets a book, a ball and some blue earmuffs while Pinga gets a teddy bear, a dummy and a new red scarf. As night falls over the landscape and the sound of church bells chimes across the sky, the Christmas tree's lights light up with the stars and the family all sing Silent Night.



  • In some broadcasts, the first shot of this episode has been a shot of the Antarctic mountains before we see Pingu's family's advent calendar. This is absent on the Children's Favorites: A Christmas Treasure VHS.
  • This episode was featured in "Children's Favorites: A Christmas Treasure" in the United States.
  • This is the first Christmas themed episode of the series.


  • There should have been a star decoration on top of the Christmas tree.
  • When Pingu and Pinga return from collecting the Christmas tree, the present that Dad brought home earlier suddenly disappears from the coat hooks by the door.
  • The rope that Mum trips over appears out of nowhere.



Pingu's Family Celebrate Christmas

Pingu's Family Celebrate Christmas

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Pingu Episodes
Season 1
Hello, Pingu · Pingu Looks After the Egg · The New Arrival · Pingu Goes Fishing · Pingu Delivers the Mail · Jealousy · Hide and Seek · Lost Baby · Pingu Plays Fish Tennis · Barrel of Fun · Ice Hockey · Pingu and Pinga Stay Up · Skiing · Pingu Runs Away · Building Igloos · Music Lessons · Pingu's Ice Cave · Sledging · Little Accidents · School Time · Grandpa is Ill · Pingu's Circus · Pingu and the Barrel Organ · Noise · Pingu and Pinga at Home · Pingu's Dream
Season 2
Pingu at the Doctor's · Pingu's Admirer · Pingu and the Seagull · Pingu Goes Ice Surfing · Pingu's First Kiss · Pingu's Curling Game · Pingu the Icicle Musician · Pingu the Chef · Pingu's Family Celebrate Christmas · Pingu Goes Away · Pingu the Photographer · Pingu's New Kite · Pingu and the Many Packages · Pingu the Conjurer's Apprentice · Pingu's Birthday · Pingu at the Funfair · Pingu the Babysitter · Pingu Cannot Lose · Pingu and the Game of Fish · Pingu Gets a Bicycle · Pingu's Visit to the Hospital · Pingu on the School Excursion · Pingu and Pinga at the Kindergarten · Pingu and the Strangers · Pingu Helps His Mother · Pingu Builds a Snowman
Season 3
Pingu Goes Cross Country Skiing · Pingu's Museum Visit · Pingu's Grandpa Comes to Stay · Pingu's Long Journey · Pingu Pretends to be Ill · Pingu the Painter · Pingu's Trick · Pingu and the Mother Bird · Pingu Quarrels With His Mother · Pingu and the Message in a Bottle · Pingu Has an Idea · Pingu Breaks a Vase · Pingu and the Paper Plane · Pingu Takes Revenge · Pingu Makes a Mistake · Pingu and the Toy · Pingu the Superhero · Pingu and the Fishing Competition · Pingu and the Letter · Pingu Feels Left Out · Pingu Wins First Prize · Pingu and the Ghost · Pingu and the Postcard · Pingu's Discovery · Pingu Steals · Pingu and the Lost Ball
Season 4
Pingu's Disadvantage · Pingu Refuses To Help · Pingu the Mountaineer · Pingu and the Big Fish · Pingu Shows What He Can Do · Pingu Clears the Snow · Pingu Has a Day Off · Pingu the Archer · Pingu Gets a Warning · Pingu and the Magnet · Pingu Gets Help · Pingu in Paradise · Pingu's Dangerous Joke · Pingu the Pilot · Pingu Teases Pinga · Pingu's Wish · Pingu is Curious · Pingu Gets Organised · Pingu Builds a Tower · Pingu the King · Pingu the Baker · Pingu and the Doll · Pingu Helps Grandfather · Pingu Has a Bad Day · Pingu Loses the Bet · Pingu and His Cup
Season 5
Pingu's Bouncy Fun · Pingu Finishes the Job · Pingu Digs a Hole · Pingi's Valentine Card · Pingu Wants to Fly · Pingu's Windy Day · Pinga's Lost Rabbit · Pingu's Moon Adventure · Pinga Sleepwalks · Pingu the Snowboarder · Pinga has Hiccups · Like Father Like Pingu · Pingu's Ice Sculpture · Pinga's Balloon · Pingu and the Knitting Machine · Pingu's Balancing Act · Pingu Gets Lost · Pingu and Pinga Go Camping · Stinky Pingu · Pingu and the Band · Pingu and the Snowball · Pingu Sticks Up · Pingu and the Doorbell · Pingu Plays Tag · Pingu's Pancakes · Pingu's Bedtime Shadows
Season 6
Pingu's Sledge Academy · Pingu and the Hose · Pottery Pingu · Pingu and the Litter · Mother's New Hat · Poor Pinga · Pinga in a Box · Pingu and the Present · Pingu and the Toyshop · Pingu and the Paper Mache · Sore Tummy Pingu · Pingu Gets Carried Away · Pingu and the School Pet · Pampering Pingu · Green-Eyed Pingu · Pingu Wraps Up · Pingu and the Fish Flute · Pingu Boogaloo · Pingu and the Daily Igloo · Pingu and the Rubberband Plane · Pingu and the Braces · Pingu's Big Catch · Pingu and the New Scooter · Pingu and the Paint · Pingu Makes a Big Splash · Pingu and the Abominable Snowman
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