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TV's Arthur gets holiday treatment

Arthur's Perfect Christmas
Arthur's Perfect Christmas
By various artists
Rounder Records: 2000

This review first appeared in the December 15, 2000 edition of the American Reporter.

The cast of the popular PBS children's series "Arthur" has produced a fun, light audio special that takes in not just Christmas, but Hanukkah and Kwanzaa as well. The various cast members are here for the 40-minute show, and are featured in both skits and song.

It's like an old-time radio program, not having the video, but in a way that adds to the charm. The kids have to use their imagination to "see" the action – a welcome alternative to TV.