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The Berenstain Bears Save Christmas (The Berenstain Bears)

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  159 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Christmas has given everyone a bad case of the greedies, and Santa Bear is upset. He's canceling Christmas until he can find the true holiday spirit. It's up to the Berenstain Bears -- but will they be in time to save Christmas?
Paperback, 48 pages
Published September 27th 2005 by HarperFestival (first published 2003)
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Luke
Dec 20, 2014 Luke rated it it was amazing
They did, and it was amazing
Lacey
I personally don't like to read anything Christmas before December but my daughter picked it so we read it. Very cute story!
Karlyn Bryant
Nov 23, 2013 Karlyn Bryant rated it it was amazing
I loved this book for Seth and for myself. The ONLY thing that could have made it better is if it had included the true meaning of Christmas in terms of Christianity. However, I was able to take the important messages from this book and have a great discussion with him about the importance of why we really celebrate Christmas. I plan to read this book to him at least once a week from now until Christmas is over. I had picked it up from the library today, but I am planning on purchasing a copy of ...more
Rosa Cline
Mar 01, 2014 Rosa Cline rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids, favorites, christmas
This is a longer story than normal for a Berenstain Bears book, HOWEVERY it is such a joy to read! All lines are rhyming with one another and the storyline is heart warming and you can get a bit teary eyed as you read it. The illustrations as always are great! Although a bit long my 2 year old granddaughter still sat as still as ever while she watched the pictures and listened as I read. A wonderful book to read any time of the year but especially at Christmas as it was meant to be. You won't be ...more
Tam
Jul 18, 2014 Tam rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas
Excerpt from the book:
"Mama Bear missed how it all used to be,
when all Christmas needed was a small Christmas tree.
Christmastime once was a time just for caring,
a time for all families to be giving and sharing.
But now it seemed Christmas no longer meant love.
Now it seemed Christmas meant let's push and shove!
Let's fight for that very last toy on the shelf!
Let's look out for that fellow known as yourself!"
Dolly
Dec 28, 2009 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: childrens, 2009, christmas
Fairly standard Berenstain Bears book; while this one is about Christmas, it has common themes of kindness, goodwill toward others, and generosity, as do many of their stories. It's a nice tale to read at Christmastime and our girls enjoyed it.
Amanda
Dec 08, 2009 Amanda rated it really liked it
I love the message of this story about avoiding the consumerism and greediness of Christmas. It's also told in a similar verse to the Night Before Christmas, which is fun. It is a little over the head of my 3 yr old, but I will definitely get this one out each year as he gets older.
Olivia
How many books can one person write about the true meaning of Christmas? At least four. This one has less to do about religion and includes Santa, but has a weirdly anti-technology message. There is also a song at the end.
Collin Katrell
Dec 22, 2013 Collin Katrell rated it it was ok
I'm not so sure about Santa's little break down and why does his beard look like a mustache? Other than that, it's a pretty classic Berenstain tale.
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Stan and Jan Berenstain (often called The Berenstains) were American writers and illustrators best known for creating the children's book series the Berenstain Bears. Their son Mike joined them as a creative team in the late 1980s.
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