These furry sapsters began as greeting cards, then movie stars. But they did have a TV series.
Oh, and a holiday album (or more): Care Bears Christmas (1982), and then the worse Holiday Hugs and Care Bears: Christmas Eve (both 2004).
Tiny tots may smile for “Holiday Hugs” and its smothering perkiness, but i find it analogous to being beaten with kittens.
“Christmas in Care-a-Lot” strives for more hep jazz, but comes off like a porkpie hat on a pile of feathers.
“Have a Merry, Merry Christmas” faux-rocks lamely enough to make me want to watch The Wiggles.
The original album
scores higher as a 13 minute story for kids to listen to, despite its arrival BEFORE the Saturday morning cartoon. The “Christmas Theme”
borrows from their own theme, but “Happy Christmas Time”
and “Here Comes Christmas” are a sloppy grinning hippie hug of family folk warmth.