Just as Santa has taken off for his Christmas ride, the Crazy Quilt Dragon, once again has the Silver Star and is on the run. What would make him do such a thing? Crazy Quilt tries to make his get away by climbing the North Pole. There is a last minute tangle, and then… Hey, what do you expect? A sad ending? Jim and Judy are back at home, and try to tell their mom about their adventures. It couldn’t have been only a dream… could it?
Captain Tintop is the hero of the day when he presents the Silver Star back to Jim and Judy. He reports on his adventure in regaining the star. This calls for a trip to the Banquet Hall. Time draws near for Christmas, and Santa has plans to take the twins home. But are they forgetting something?
Santa’s tin soldiers are investigating the mysterious green creature who seems to be causing trouble in recovering the missing Silver Star. Still, with Santa’s men on the job, the twins rest easy while they learn more about Santa and his workshops. They take a ride on a Christmas train. The toys are all ready, and all that is left is to put them on parade. When the prade is done, good news arrives. The Silver Star is back.
the Silver Star is once again missing, and it’s the Bad Dolls who took it. Santa prevents our heros from running after the dolls, because he has his own ways of resolving the matter. With Santa handling the Silver Star situation, Jim, Judy, and Cinnamon Bear get to do more exploring in Santa’s workshops. Finally, word comes in about the Silver Star. Matters take another turn for the worse again.
The mystery of who and why our heros have visited the wintery land in the north is revealed. Jim and Judy visit with Santa claus, who agrees to look over the Silver Star and try to repair it before Christmas. Not only that, but Santa promises to overhaul the tattered Crazy Quilt Dragon. The twins and Cinnamon Bear even get to ride in Santa’s sleigh, as they tour his toy shops. As well as the day has gone, it ends on a down beat. Can you believe it? the Silver Star is missing again.
Jim and Cinnamon Bear read the special note for them that was pinned to the flying hat. They are told to fly to a land of ice and snow. The gang enjoy the sights below as they fly over the magical landscape. On the way, they try to imagine what awaits them, and why do they need to go to this frozen land? When they arrive at a palace, a friendly snowman helps them out. A big surprise awaits them.
The Wintergreen Witch tries to turn our heros into frogs. After her last encounter though she has lost her magic powers. Even so she poses a real threat to Jim, Judy, Cinnamon Bear and Crazy Quilt. Will our heros get away? Will they get their star back? Will they ever find the Singing tree? Things look bleak when everybody grows too sleepy to stay awake. Imagine their surprise when they awake to find a large flying hat.
No sooner do the cowboys leave, than our heros are being chased by Indians. After being cornered, our heros bravely decide to turn and face their attackers, only to find a lone wooden Indian. He is willing to trade, but is his price too high? With Christmas getting closer, will our gang get the Silver Star repaired in time? Even more trouble arises when they run into the Wintergreen Witch again.
Just when our heros are getting bogged down in mud, they are rescued by the Cocklebur Cowboys who help them get cleaned up. The cowboys tell their story in song. Rather than going all the way back to Queen Melissa for help with their Silver Star, the Cowboys offer some of their own advice. A new instruction is given, to find the Singing tree. The Cowboys can’t keep helping, since they have to round up glow worms,
Note: The radio show proved to be so popular that it is said to be broadcast by a station somewhere in the world every year during the holidays, even today. Many malls had a Cinnamon Bear that children would tell what they wanted for gifts instead of a Santa, and he would show up in Christmas parades. The Cinnamon Bear remained popular especially in the Northwest, with Portland, Oregon often cited as a “Cinnamon Bear hotspot.”
While at the Wishing Well, the curious Cinnamon Bear leaned over too far and fell in. Judy wishes him out, but the magic instructions required their only wish be in finding a repair for their broken star. Now what will they do? On finding their way out of the woods, our gang meet a strange race of people called the Muddlers. Soon there is no end to the mud slinging.
Note: More about the cast of the show.
The voice of the Cinnamon Bear was provided by Buddy Duncan, a little person and vaudeville comedian. Many notable radio voices lent their talents, including:
The story and all the songs were written in six weeks time by Glan Heisch, aided by his wife, Elisabeth A. Heisch (1908-2003). He was specifically directed to create something in the style of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.