A Flintstone Family Christmas

A Flintstone Family Christmas (known in a working title as The Flintstones: Christmas Misdemeanors) is a 1993 animated Christmas television special featuring characters from The Flintstones franchise. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera and aired on ABC on December 18, 1993.[1] The special was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 1994 for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour).[2] This is the only appearance of Stoney and the final appearance of Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm in their adult forms as well as their children, Chip and Roxy.[3] Hanna-Barbera continued doing the series but with the original timeline.

A Flintstone Family Christmas
Written bySean Roche
David Ehrman
Directed byRay Patterson
Voices ofHenry Corden
Jean Vander Pyl
Frank Welker
B.J. Ward
John Stephenson
Christine Cavanaugh
ComposerSteven Bramson
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producersWilliam Hanna
Joseph Barbera
ProducerLarry Huber
Running time23 minutes
Production companiesHanna-Barbera Cartoons
Original release
ReleaseDecember 18, 1993 (1993-12-18)



The Flintstones get into the Christmas spirit by hanging up decorations while awaiting the arrival of their daughter Pebbles, her husband Bamm-Bamm and their twin children, Roxy and Chip. While waiting for their arrival flight from Hollyrock, Fred and Barney leave to get a turkeysaurus for dinner. However, on the way back home they are mugged by a fake Santa, who takes Fred's watch & wallet and orders Barney to give him the bird. Barney's tossing the turkeysaurus causes the Santa (two children) to "break" in half. Seizing the opportunity, the two run away from the muggers.

At the police station, the family identifies one mugger, who turns out to be an abandoned child named Stoney. A social worker tells them of Stoney's history of stealing from various orphanages and foster homes. Feeling sympathy for Stoney, Wilma decides to take him in as a ward, despite Fred's initial reluctance. They try to show Stoney their trust and attempt to teach him that stealing is wrong.

However, things get slightly bleaker when Pebbles and her family get stuck in an airport due to a blizzard. The Rubbles and the Flintstones go Christmas tree shopping, but cannot afford a large one. Stoney attempts to help raise cash for the tree by running a scammed shell game. When a man loses, he chases Stoney and tells Fred of the boy's scam. Fred asks if this is true, Stoney replies 'no'. Fred reiterates this claim, only to get hit in the head with a tree by the man.

Fred is sent to the hospital, where Mr. Slate informs him that he cannot attend the Christmas parade as Santa (Fred's favourite Christmas tradition) due to his injuries. To make it up to Fred, Stoney poses as Slate's driver and locks him up in the Flintstone's bathroom, so Fred can participate. Instead, Fred saves his boss and ends up in jail, where he eventually bonds with Stoney, telling him that cutting corners to get what you want is not the solution. After the two are bailed, the social worker attempts to take Stoney to a juvenile facility, but Fred escapes with Stoney in his parade sleigh.

Pebbles, Bamm-Bamm and the grandchildren manage to arrive on Christmas Eve. Fred says that the new addition to the family gets to put the star on the Christmas tree, meaning that Stoney is now an officially adopted Flintstone. The now extended Flintstone & Rubble family proceed to enjoy the holiday.

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Home media


A Flintstone Family Christmas was originally released on VHS by Turner Home Entertainment in the Cartoon Network Video line on September 24, 1996, entitled The Flintstones: Christmas in Bedrock.

On September 27, 2011, Warner Home Video's Warner Archive released A Flintstone Family Christmas on DVD in region 1 via their Hanna–Barbera Classics Collection, in a release entitled A Flintstone Christmas Collection. This is a Manufacture-on-Demand (MOD) release, available exclusively through Warner's online store and Amazon.com.[4] The special received an HD restoration when it was released on HBO Max.

Other media


A hardcover storybook adaptation - A Very Special Flintstones' Family Christmas by Lisa Ann Marsoli based on the teleplay written by Sean Roche and David Ehrman - was released by Turner Publishing on October 1, 1993.


  1. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. p. 260. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Flintstones Family Christmas". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2012-12-15.
  3. ^ Crump, William D. (2019). Happy Holidays—Animated! A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film. McFarland & Co. p. 108. ISBN 9781476672939.
  4. ^ "Flintstone Christmas Collection, A DVD - Warner Bros. Archive: WBshop.com - The Official Online Store of Warner Bros. Studios". www.wbshop.com. Archived from the original on 2011-09-30.