Monday, 19 February 2018

Review: The Baby-Sitters Club's Special Christmas (BSC TV Series Episode 5)

Stacey's diabetes may have been overlooked in Stacey's Big Break, but in this episode, it takes a starring role when Stacey decides to go off her diet. Meanwhile, Kirsty is busy earning money to help pay for her Christmas gift, despite the fact that her mother is married to a millionaire. (Seems suspiciously like slave labour to me.) The other baby-sitters are busy working on a Christmas party that is to be held in the children's wing of the local hospital for all the sick kids. Inevitably, the episode ends with Stacey in hospital, and with Kristy giving her new and expensive baseball glove to a boy in the hospital who is so poor that his parents couldn't afford to give him any presents this year.

This episode was schmultzy, overlong and rather annoying but I guess that is what happens when you watch Christmas specials at the end of January ... 

Note: This is the first episode of the series that I cannot remember watching at all when I was a kid. I'm wondering if maybe it wasn't released here?