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Santa's Little Engine

David Baas
Greg Tiernan


Robert Anderson
(Arc Productions)
Ian McCue
Halim Jabbour
(HiT Entertainment)
Nicole Stinn
(Nitrogen Studios)


Mark Moraghan

Music by

Robert Hartshorne


HiT Entertainment
ABC for Kids
United Home



October 8th,
2013 (US; DVD)
December 12th,
2013 (THA)
October 24th,
2014 (UK; iTunes)
October 27th,
2014 (UK; DVD)
November 19th,
2014 (AUS)


59 mins (US)
50 mins (THA)
80 mins (UK/AUS)

Preceded by

Spills and Thrills
Animals Aboard!
Thomas in Charge!
The Lost Puff

Followed by

The Thomas Way
Dinos and Discoveries
Too Many Fire Engines

Santa's Little Engine is a US/UK/AUS/Thai DVD featuring four episodes from the seventeenth season. The US DVD features one additional episode from the thirteenth season, and the UK/AUS DVD features three additional seventeenth season episodes.



Ho Ho Ho! Thomas is full steam ahead as a Really Useful Reindeer, saving the day by guiding Santa's sleigh straight to the Sodor Christmas celebration! When snowfall transforms the Island of Sodor into a winter wonderland, Thomas discovers that being safe is the best route to Christmas fun. Percy makes everyone's Christmas wishes come true and Gordon discovers his friends' special skills are the gifts that keep on giving, all year long! Thomas delivers the true spirit of the season as Santa's Little Engine!



  1. Santa's Little Engine
  2. No Snow for Thomas
  3. The Frozen Turntable
  4. The Missing Christmas Decorations
  5. Snow Tracks (re-narrated)


  1. Santa's Little Engine
  2. No Snow for Thomas
  3. The Frozen Turntable
  4. The Missing Christmas Decorations
  5. Too Many Fire Engines (Separate from the main feature)
  6. Henry's Hero (Separate from the main feature)
  7. The Phantom Express (Separate from the main feature)

Bonus Features



(*Followed by an episode; US)


  • This is the second Australian DVD to feature Mr. Perkins.
  • The music heard in the main menu of the US release is an instrumental arrangement of We Wish You a Merry Christmas from the UK version of Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure.
  • In a Mr. Perkins segment, the illustrations of The Flying Kipper from the Railway Series book Henry the Green Engine are used.
  • Snow Tracks was re-narrated by Mark Moraghan for the US DVD.
  • The iTunes UK release does not include the bonus episodes.


  • In the end credits of the US version, Sharon Miller is not given credit as one of the head writers, and Christopher Skala is not credited as one of the executive producers.
  • On the UK DVD back cover and the US/UK/AUS episode selection menus, "The Frozen Turntable" is misnamed "Frozen Turntable".
  • On the UK DVD back cover and bonus episodes selection menu, "Too Many Fire Engines" is misnamed "Two Many Fire Engines". For the Australian release the error was fixed on the back cover but not in the bonus episodes selection menu.
  • On the UK/AUS main menu, the space next to the tree and the left side of the castle are not snowy.
  • Snow Tracks is not part of the UK/AUS release, but the back cover and title card still show an edited picture of Gordon from the aforementioned episode and the back cover also has a small description of it.
  • In the Earl's Quiz segment, the Earl says that Toby will have to use his bell to move the cows, but at this moment he has to have a whistle whilst his bell is away for repairs.


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