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Barney Home Video
Barney's Night Before Christmas
Release Date September 28, 1999
Rereleased Yes
Available on DVD Yes
Written by Stephen White
Directed by Ben Vaughn
Production Company Lyrick Studios (Original Release)
HIT Entertainment (Re-Release(s))
Distributed by Lionsgate Home Entertainment (2008 Release)
Run Time 57 Minutes
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Barney's Night Before Christmas is a Barney Home Video that was originally released on VHS and DVD on September 28, 1999. It was later re-released on DVD on October 14, 2008.


Barney, Baby Bop, BJ and the kids take a musical journey to the North Pole where they are greeted as very special guests at Santa's Workshop. With music in the air and presents everywhere, it's a dream come true as Santa unveils his secret toys for this year's Christmas. Watch in wonderment as Mrs. Claus takes the kids on an enchanted train ride through Santa's Toy Factory. Then it's off to a Christmas gift-wrapping party where everyone helps Santa put the finishing touches on this year's presents.

Educational Theme: Christmas Time


Song List

  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. Jingle at the Window
  3. Winter's Wonderful
  4. Deck the Halls
  5. Oh, Christmas Tree
  6. Jolly Old St. Nicholas
  7. Jingle Bells
  8. Look into Santa's Book
  9. Joy to the World (Instrumental)
  10. Christmas Is Our Favorite Time Of Year
  11. Wrap It Up
  12. The Twelve Days of Christmas
  13. The Dance of Sugarplum Fairy (Instrumental)
  14. Christmas Medley (Silent Night (Instrumental)/We Wish You a Merry Christmas)
  15. Up on the Housetop
  16. I Love You

Music Director


  • This video marks:
    • The second Christmas special in the Barney franchise. The first being Waiting for Santa, 9 years before this video was released on VHS and DVD.
    • The first Barney & Friends Christmas special ever (not counting any Barney Christmas books or Barney Christmas read-along books or A Holiday in the Park with Barney or Happy Holidays Love, Barney).
    • The last Barney Christmas special to have Bob Singleton as a music director.
    • The last Barney Christmas special (not counting any Barney Christmas read-along books or A Holiday in the Park with Barney or Happy Holidays Love, Barney) in which Bob West voices Barney.
    • The first Barney Christmas special (not counting any Barney Christmas books or Barney Christmas read-along books or A Holiday in the Park with Barney or other Barney live shows or Happy Holidays Love, Barney) where Baby Bop and BJ appeared in.
    • The final appearances of Ashley and Alissa, and the only time they appear with Danny and Linda.
    • The only time Alissa appears with Chip and Kim.
    • Another time something happens to the Barney doll before coming to life. It was when Hannah told Stephen to watch out for the slippery spot from outside the front door, he accidentally dropped the Barney doll with some boxes on the way outside.
    • Another time a lullaby version of "I Love You" is used.
  • This group (Hannah, Keesha, Robert and Stephen) also appeared in Stick with Imagination!.
  • Some kids make cameo guest appearances in this video as the bell choir
  • A redubbed version of Christmas is Our Favorite Time was later used in A Very Merry Christmas.
  • On the screener copy to this the title was called "The Hoilday Show".  
  • This video aired on PBS from 2000 until 2001.
  • This video also aired on PBS Kids Sprout during in 2010.



Barney's Night Before Christmas (1999) - Trailer01:13

Barney's Night Before Christmas (1999) - Trailer

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