Postman Pat's Christmas Eve
Air Date 20th March 2006
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Postman Pat's Christmas Eve is the twenty-eighth episode of Postman Pat's fifth season. It aired on March 20th, 2006 and was written by Peter Reeves.


It is Christmas Eve and the school are doing a pantomime of Cinderella. With the lead role on her shoulders, Meera wants everyone to take the show as seriously as she does. However when Pat has to borrow pumpkin to rescue Ajay and the Christmas tree, she must try to make do with what shes got for the show to go on as planned.


  • Pat
  • Jess
  • Sara Clifton
  • Julian Clifton
  • Mrs. Goggins
  • Ted Glen
  • Alf Thompson
  • Dorothy Thompson
  • Bill Thompson
  • The Reverend Timms
  • Mrs. Pottage
  • Katy and Tom Pottage
  • Ajay Bains
  • Nisha Bains
  • Meera Bains
  • Nikhil Bains
  • P.C. Selby
  • Lucy Selby
  • Doctor Gilbertson
  • Sarah Gilbertson
  • Mr. Pringle
  • Charlie Pringle
  • Amy Wrigglesworth
  • Pumpkin
  • Bonnie (cameo)
  • Santa Claus (mentioned)


  • PAT 1
  • Greendale Rocket
  • Ted's Lorry


  • Pat's House
  • The Church
  • Post Office
  • Greendale Primary School
  • Greendale Station
  • The Surgery
  • Ted's Mil
  • The Green


  • Ken Barrie as Pat, Ted, Alf, the Reverend Timms, P.C. Selby and Mr. Pringle
  • Melissa Sinden as Jess
  • Carole Boyd as Sara Clifton, Mrs. Goggins, Dorothy, Mrs. Pottage, Doctor Gilbertson, Sarah Gilbertson and Charlie
  • Janet James as Julian and Lucy
  • Kulvinder Ghir as Bill, Tom and Ajay
  • Archie Panjabi as Katy, Nisha and Meera
  • Angela Griffin as Amy


  • This episode marks the final appearance of Jeff Pringle and the Pottage family.
  • This is the last time Ken Barrie voices Pat.
  • This is the last episode of the normal Postman Pat series.
  • Stock footage from Postman Pat and the Rocket Rescue is used.
  • A similar tune to "Sleigh Ride" is played to the clips of Pat and Pumpkin travelling along with the sleigh.


  • When Ajay checks the Rocket's water gauge, Ted's sleeve can be seen even through he is back at his mill making Cinderella's coach.
  • When Ajay looks for his shovel, he suddenly disappears from the cab door of the Rocket.
  • When Ajay refills the Rocket with more water, he aims the pipe of the water tower over the engine's funnel which does not lead to its water tank.
  • Throughout the episode, Katy seems to be able to assist both Mr. Pringle inside and Amy outside the school at the same time.
  • Because stock footage from "Postman Pat and the Rocket Rescue" is used, the snow drift looks very much smaller than it later is, when Ajay stops the train.