The Cinnamon Bear
Summary: Start a new family's tradition this year with The Cinnamon Bear! This old time radio classic was originally broadcast in 1937 across Portland's airwaves. Children gathered nightly beginning at Thanksgiving until Christmas. Now you can, too! Join Judy and Jimmy through the enchanted world of Maybeland to recover their missing Silver Star that belongs on their Christmas tree. Helping on the search is the Cinnamon Bear, a stuffed bear with shoe-button eyes and a green ribbon around his neck. They meet other memorable characters during their quest, including the Crazy Quilt Dragon (who repeatedly tries to take the star for himself), the Wintergreen Witch, Fe Fo the Giant and Santa Claus.
Everyone quickly piles into the sleigh and they take off after Crazy Quilt who is heading toward the North Pole. If Crazy Quilt makes it up the pole to the Misty Folk, he will escape with their star. As Paddy hangs onto the dragon he has an idea and yells "Boo!" and he falls down the pole. At the bottom of the pole they all scramble and the next thing the kids hear is Mother gently waking them up. The kids were tangled in the crazy quilt coverlet in the attic. Judy and Jimmy wonder what's been going on and Mother has no idea what they were doing all that time. To thank Paddy, they promise to hang the small, stuffed bear on the tree every year.
The star is finally back with Judy and Jimmy and they are ready to get back home in time for Christmas. Crazy Quilt decides to stay in Snow Country while Paddy, Judy and Jimmy are going to head home in Santa's sleigh. As Jimmy climbs into the sleigh, he asks Crazy Quilt to hold the star which was a mistake. Crazy Quilt takes off with the star...again.
Queen Melissa tell's Santa that Wintergreen escaped from her confinement and is heading toward Snow Country. Santa quickly sends Captain Tintop reinforcements to help take on the witch. While the battle rages on elsewhere, Santa takes the group on a tour of his workshop. They finally get word that Captain Tintop has won the day and is returning with the star!
Jack quickly raises the window to see the Bad Dolls running away with the star. Santa wastes no time calling out the tin soldiers to chase down the dolls. Captain Tintop radios Santa to let him know that they are having problems because the Bad Dolls have an ally, a creature they have never seen before.
After welcoming everyone, he asks his flyng reindeer to take the friends to to see Jack Frost. In no time, Jack fixes the star so well you can't even tell it was broken. Jack places the star on his window sill to cool but when it's time to go, the star is gone...again!
They take off in the flying hat heading for the Snow Country. According to the queen's instructions they must find a person called Nicky Froodle. A snowman they meet along the way points them to a castle where an elf named Nicky resides. He takes them to the man himself, Santa Claus.
Wintergreen is still really mad at the group and is about to turn them all into frogs but Queen Melissa took away her powers. The Grand Wunky appears to arrest the witch but he forces her to return the star before taking her away. Tired from their adventures, the group falls asleep. After some time they awaken to find a giant flying hat.
The group meet Chief Cook'n Bottlewasher who really liked Crazy Quilt's colorful skin. The Chief wants to take Crazy Quilt's skin but Judy talks him into taking her mirror. When they reach the Golden Grove, Wintergreen Witch appears, demanding the broken star. Without the mirror, Jimmy is forced to give the witch the pieces.
Just before sinking into the mud, the Cockleburr Cowboys ride to the rescue. The quartet are happy to find out that the cowboys work for the queen and through them they can speak to the queen once again. The queen is very understanding and gives them new instructions sending them across the Purple Plain to the Golden Grove to find the Singing Tree. As they are looking for another clue, they hear frightening screams.
There is only one way to rescue Paddy and that is to use the only wish they have. Tired and disheartened, Paddy, Judy, Jimmy, and Crazy Quilt make their way back to see Queen Melissa for more instructions. As they try to cross a river of mud, they meet the Muddler's who throw the group into a swamp.
Snapper Snick is near-sighted but he can "read" any writing by eating it. The queen's note tells them they need to go to the Wishing Well. On the way they meet Oliver the Ostrich who's favorite foods are alarm clocks and bacon, a strange combination to say the least. The group eventually reach the Wishing Well but Paddy leans too far over the well and loses his balance, falling in the well.
Queen Melissa listens to their plight then writes special instructions, places them in an envelope and seals it. She tells them that if they follow the instructions, they can restore the silver star. The catch is that the instructions must be read in total darkness. The Grand Wunky points them in the direction of the Wishing Woods telling them that they will find total darkness there. When they get to the woods, they meet Snapper Snick, the Crooning Crocodile who promptly eats the instructions.
Hoping that Queen Melissa can fix the star, Crazy Quilt suggests they visit her. Before they can see the queen, they have to meet the Grand Wunky who is the queen's attendant. After explaining their predicament to the attendant, he takes them in to meet the queen.
Even though Crazy Quilt swallowed the whistle, he still manages to whistle three times. Sure enough, Fee Fo comes to their rescue. Even though he might want to go with the friends, Fee Fo can't fit through the picture frame. After going through the frame, the quartet find the witch and stand up to her, demanding the star back. She refuses and threatens to turn them into really horrible, ugly things. The witch sees her reflection in Judy's mirror and is shocked. She is so shocked at her ugly appearance, she gives the children back the star. They, however, let Crazy Quilt put the star in his pocket. When they all get back to Maybeland, the dragon accidentally sits on the star, crushing it.
There was nothing to be afraid of after all - the lights are Crazy Quilts eyes! Wintergreen Witch put him in a trance. After the friends wake the dragon, they find out that the witch stole the star. They set off to find their way back to the witch's home but find themselves lost in the woods. Jimmy remembers that Fee Fo the giant gave him a magic whistle. All he needs to do is whistle three times to bring the giant. Unfortunately, Crazy Quilt swallows the whistle when he takes a big breath to inhale.