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  • Alexander Claffy, Malik Horton and Adam Peltzman are all friends of Steve in this episode. Alexander and Adam are credited as such because Purple Kangaroo and Green Puppy were not added to the character voices. Alexander's related to Marshall Claffy, the original voice of Pail and Malik is related to Amy Horton, a future executive assistant.
  • This is one of two holiday themed episodes for the original series. This one focused more on the holidays itself, and the other one, Blue's First Holiday, focused more on family and memories from it.
  • Steve is already in the Thinking Chair, that is the same thing in Magenta Comes Over, later Joe did the same thing in Bedtime Business.
  • This is the last time the 1996-1999 Nick Jr. logo plays at the end of the episode. Beginning with Pool Party, the 1999 Nick Jr. Productions logo will be used for the rest of the series.
  • This episode featured the most live action characters with speaking parts.
    • In the Season 4 finale episode Steve Goes to College, the record holds the most live action non-speaking humans.
  • Blue hides behind a bush during this rare opening.
  • The tree has no leaves.
  • Steve's holiday notebook makes a sleigh bells jingling sound when it is shaken.
    • This marks the first episode the notebook makes a sound when shaken, it is followed by Making Changes.
  • Blue skidooed back home offscreen.
  • This is the first time Green Puppy is simply called Green.
  • Steve did not mention the name of the candle holder which was called a Kinara. It was used to celebrate Kwanzaa.
  • Mailbox's flag warmer was later seen in Season 5 29th episode Blue's First Holiday.
  • Steve sings the So Long Song in the living room, they didn't zoom out from the door of the house. Instead, the credits are shown while Steve and Blue continue dancing.
  • The content consultants for this episode are Dan Anderson and Laura G. Brown.
  • P.J. Bassett and Monique Reilly were Steve's Friends from Hide and Seek.
  • This is the last episode to air in 1999, which also means that this is the final episode to premiere in the 1990s decade.
  • This aired as part of Nickelodeon's Holiday Stocking Stuffers.
  • The doll with the orange dress actually had a yellow dress instead of orange.
  • This episode is the first of two on the video "Blue's Big Holiday." The video uses a combined credits sequence which does not properly separate the crew for each episode. The format used is Season 3 Generic. It is also the first of two bonus episodes on the 2003 DVD release of Blue's First Holiday.
    • This episode is also 1 of 4 episodes featured in the "Nick Jr. Holiday" DVD along with holiday episodes from Dora the Explorer ("A Present for Santa"), Little Bill ("Merry Christmas, Little Bill"), and a bonus Rugrats episode ("Babies in Toyland"), Except Little Bear episode.
  • In this episode, Blue creates a patch featuring herself as a baby. We learn more about when Blue was a puppy in the Season 5 finale episode Blue's First Holiday.
  • We learn in this episode that Green Puppy, Orange Kitten and Purple Kangaroo are owned respectively by Wynonna, Sam and Tyrese.
  • Wynonna Judd and Tyrese Gibson receive "Special Guest Appearance" credits and Lisa Datz receives an "Also Featuring" credit. Adam Peltzman is credited as one of Steve's Friends for his role as the voice of Green Puppy. Koyalee Chanda is not credited for her role as the voice of Magenta.
  • This is the third episode that the Mailtime segment takes place rather close to the end of the episode, instead of more towards the middle.
    • The other two times where Mailtime took place near the end were in Season 1 episodes A Snowy Day and Magenta Comes Over.
    • After Steve and Blue say goodbye to Tyrese and Purple, as the door closes, it was Mailtime.
      • Steve and Blue had to hurry home fast, and they sang the song while they we're doing this.
        • The Mailtime vocals for Blue were re-recorded exclusively to the episode.
        • This is the first time Blue barks the lines When it comes I wanna wail in the song.
        • Then they made it inside to yell out "Mail".
          • At the end of the Mailtime Song, Blue cannot be seen.
                  • In the Mail Time segment, Steve and Blue were not in the Blue's Clues House when the mail call started, so they end up singing the part of the Mailtime song outside, and make it just in time to get the mail.
                    • Steve gives Mailbox a present and then Mailbox gives Steve the letter.
                      • The letter is from Steve's friends replaced by Magenta.
  • This is the first episode Blue's voice is higher pitched.
    • This later happens in later episodes, beginning with Season 5.
    • When Steve says "We're in Toyland!", his voice from early Season 1 is used.
  • After the So Long Song was sung, the reversed scene of the door closing and Blue waving to the viewer on the left side of the window was not seen, Instead, the credits were shown while Steve and Blue continued dancing to the music.
  • This episode marks the first winter holiday special.
  • This is first episode where Steve is wearing a sweater. The second will be Stormy Weather.
  • There was no Kevin, Duarte, or HyunShup Shin version of this episode because the producers couldn't find any actors to portray the owners of Green Puppy, Orange Kitten and Purple Kangaroo. However there was a UK version of Blue's Big Holiday. but only the book version.
  • This is the second time that Steve says "Hi, out there! It's me, Steve!" in a lower tone, the first being Blue's Big Treasure Hunt.
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Story Time with Josh & Blue -9 📖 "Holidays with Steve" - Blue's Clues & You!

  • Clips from this episode was seen in the story that Josh read in this video, which was uploaded on the Blue's Clues & You! YouTube channel on December 2, two days before the episode "Blue's Night Before Christmas" aired.
  • This was the only credit sequence to use an animation twice, which was Blue waving goodbye. This was also the last to begin with, and the first to end with this animation.
  • This is the only episode not to have kids in the Mailtime segment.
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