THESE ARE SOLEY MY OWN OPINIONS AND NOT FROM THE THOMAS AND FRIENDS FAN BASE
Written by Sharon Miller
Directed by Greg Tiernan
Produced by Nicole Stinn
The Diesel and Thomas compete to find the best Christmas tree for the Steamworks and Dieselworks.
- Emily is not puffing steam from her safety valve
- Diesel has his season 2 horn again
- I like the little 'yeah' Diesel made.
- Why do we need an introduction of trees on Sodor?
- Why was Gordon taking the express to Misty Island?
- What was the point of Diesel reversing to his tree?
Well, this episode is my favourite as I do like the steam engine vs. diesel engine rivalry, but not with the 'Diesels can't be useful.' writing. But the things I don't like is the pointless introduction of the trees, why do we need an introduction of trees? Kids would know what a tree is already. During the episode, when the engines were taking the trees, Gordon was racing to Misty Island with express, why was he doing that? Is he taking some visitors there or is it there for decoration? And what was the point of Diesel reversing to his tree? You can see he already crushed his tree anyway. But I do like how Emily's safety valve was not puffing out steam like in other episodes during the CGI series and that Diesel has his second season horn sound instead of that American 'Bulldog Nose' diesel horn. For those people who aren't into railways, this is what the locomotive looks like:
And at the end, giving us the nice Christmas feeling towards the episode, I like the little 'yeah' that Diesel made, it sounds like he is agreeing with the narrator. This episode is OK and its a firm favourite of mine, despite the three strikes and rhyming.