"A Very Monkey Christmas" is an hour-length episode of the PBS Kids animated series Curious George, originally released as a direct-to-DVD movie. The special was released on DVD on October 13, 2009, and premiered on many PBS stations on November 25th of the same year.
It is Christmastime but George and The Man In The Yellow Hat have a problem. They must both find out what each other wants for Christmas. George draws out his Christmas list with a simple picture but The Man cannot seem to see what it is, nor can anybody else who has an animal companion like The Doorman or Chef Pisghetti even though they can perfectly understand their companion. The Man tells George to just surprise him and George decides to make him a present, although he cannot decide what to make. Meanwhile, Betsy tries to write her Aunt Margret a new Christmas Carol but everything about Christmas, from snow to Santa, already has a song. Soon Betsy writes the first song about a Christmas monkey and The Man gets visited by Mr. Reloj in a dream who shows him what George's life would be like if he were the animal companion of other characters on the show. Since each character specifically understands their own animal friend, and George is George no matter who he is together with, The Man learns that he is George's proper companion and finally finds out what George wants.
|Jim Cummings||Chef Pisghetti|
|Frank Welker||Curious George, Gnocchi|
|Rob Paulsen||Ghost of Time Going Sideways, Mr. Reloj|
|Jeff Bennett||Man with the Yellow Hat|
|E.G. Daily||Additional voices|