Madeline's Christmas VHS

Madeline's Christmas is an illustrated children's book by Ludwig Bemelmans. It features popular children's character Madeline. First published in 1985. This book became a special in 1990.


Madeline finds herself having to manage the needs of the school when everyone else falls ill.

Differences between the book and the special

  • In the book, Miss Clavel does not call Doctor Cohn, but in the special she tries to call him but all he does is sneeze and has a bad cold, too.
  • In the book, a rug merchant shows up at the house with twelve magic flying carpets. In the special, their good friend Madame Marie stays at the house due to a snowstorm on Christmas Eve and has special magic powers and tells the girls to never give up on wishes.

Songs that are in the special