A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Makes the connection between holidays like Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas.
Let your light shine. The holidays are about more than gifts. Celebrate differences. We have more in common than we think.
Positive Role Models
The Fraggles stick together in their quest for the light. Mokey tells Red that the gift of her friendship means more than any gift she could buy. Fraggles eat vegetables. Doc doesn't forget about her dog while she's away for the holidays.
As the Fraggles make the connection between winter holidays, diverse families are shown in various celebrations: an Indian family celebrates Diwali, a Jewish family celebrates Hanukkah, a Black family celebrates Kwanzaa, and a Christian family celebrates Christmas. Doc, a young Black female graduate student studying to be a marine biologist, shows up at the end of the episode.
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In one scene, one of the Gorgs says, "Gorg darn it."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Fraggle Rock - Back to the Rock: Night of the Lights is a holiday special featuring Jim Henson's beloved Fraggles. Viewers can expect plenty of singing as the puppets discover that even in our differences, we are very much alike. It's a family-friendly special, just fine for young viewers, though the Gorgs (who, in one scene, use the phrase, "Gorg darn it!") may be a bit frightening. Overall, the positive messages about the gifts we give and the light within, along with the representations of Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, make this a safe bet for holiday viewing for all.
Is It Any Good?
It's beginning to feel a lot like the '80s with this lovable reboot of a holiday special! Fraggle Rock - Back to the Rock: Night of the Lights is a fun and colorful holiday extravaganza that everyone can appreciate, regardless of what is celebrated at home. The show bridges the gap between generations, offering nostalgia for parents and grown-ups who grew up on Fraggle Rock and providing a fresh new approach to holiday shows for today's young viewers. Get ready to add the songs to this year's holiday playlists!
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