One of Nelvana’s first productions, 1977’s A Cosmic Christmas tells the story of three aliens who come to Earth following the Star Of Bethlehem. Given how long it takes for light to travel the galaxy and be seen elsewhere they’re a few thousand centuries late, and being a Canadian special a few hundred miles off course. Here they meet a boy named Peter and his pet goose Lucy, who tries to show them what Christmas is…except his town is a bit lacking in the holiday spirit. The store owner is tired of the crazy shopping crowds. The police chief is bored while the mayor is a bit frantic with all the reports of space aliens. Then there’s the local bully. Peter’s grandmother seems more interested in the Christmas splendor she remembers while his parents are just trying to make a good Christmas and see no need for handmade decorations when you can buy them. The aliens came to learn about Christmas but maybe they can teach as well as learn?
The version below comes from an official (I think) posting on the YouTube kids show channel Keep It Weird, because I like to support official hosting. I also found it on the Retro Rerun channel. But since you can’t add kids-marked shows to a playlist I had to go with a different posting for the Christmas Special playlist. Enjoy.