It’s “The Powerpuff Girls: Twas the Fight Before Christmas” – Review (2003)

Digital drawing of a Christmas tree in the snow that I made myself

Townsville is getting ready for Christmas, which is in two days. The children at the PowerPuff girls’ school, including the girls themselves, are getting into the Christmas spirit. Princess Morbucks is her usual spoiled self. The PowerPuff girls put her down for all the terrible things she’s done. Princess Morbucks gets angry and asks her servants if they think she’s naughty. But they won’t answer. Desperate for her wish to become a powerpuff girl, Princess Morbucks sneaks into the north pole and discovers that she is on the naughty list. And she’s the only one. So she alters the list titles, making herself “nice” and everyone else “naughty”.

Bubbles wakes up to discover coal in her stocking as well as Blossom and Buttercup and the other people on their street. Blossom and Buttercup give Bubbles a hard time about looking through the neighbors’ stockings. Then Princess Morbucks shows up as a powerpuff girl. Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup chase her to the north pole.

Santa feels upset that everyone, except Princess Morbucks, has been naughty, according to his list. The PowerPuff girls try to tell Santa that this whole mess was an error. Princess Morbucks brags about being nice. However, she gets so out of hand that Santa realizes that she has been so spoiled and bratty. He puts her on the permanent naughty board. Princess Morbucks flies away, but Santa presses his nose, and Princess Morbucks’s powers are removed.

But what will happen with everyone who has been good that year? Will they get their gifts?

After not seeing “The Powerpuff Girls” in several years prior to 2017, I found this to be refreshing and cute as well as a great way to catch up with the show’s premise and characters. This is one of those kids’ shows that was an easy watch.

The way the show brings on the Christmas spirit was done well. That being said, it seems that everyone in the PPG universe celebrates Christmas. No signs of anyone celebrating Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other holidays. I thought that was a bit inconsiderate to those who don’t celebrate Christmas in real life. I know a lot of people who don’t.

Also, it seems that the whole planet in the PPG universe is in the same time zone. That sounds confusing as the world in real life lives in different time zones, because… we should all know why. And “The PowerPuff Girls” is set in the US (I don’t know what state, though).

However, when the Powerpuff girls are chasing Princess Morbucks while she’s on her way to the north pole, they seem to have left the southern hemisphere. That’s an inconsistency, unless there’s a secret made-up state south of the equator in the PPG universe.

Another inconsistency is that another villain, Mojo Jojo, was apparently happy when preparing for Christmas. Um, hello? He’s evil too. However, Santa’s list only consists of children, so maybe that is why Princess was the only one on the naughty list. Yet, it isn’t too believable that few other kids have been on it before being placed on the permanent naughty plaque.

But now onto the strengths. The moment where the professor and the girls try to get the tree lights to work was clever. I also supported how Blossom and Buttercup put Bubbles down since she used her X-ray vision to see through other peoples’ stockings. I considered that very wrong for Bubbles before her sisters scolded her for that.

Despite some of the confusing flaws and inconsistencies typical for cartoons like this one, I would rate this TV show special 5 out of 5 stars.

Published by Sunayna Prasad

I enjoy writing stories, creating artwork, watching movies and TV shows, cooking, and traveling. These are the topics of my posts. I also publish books, where you can learn about them on my website, www.sunaynaprasadbooks.com. Be sure to copy and paste the link and subscribe to my newsletter on the email list button on the homepage.

2 thoughts on “It’s “The Powerpuff Girls: Twas the Fight Before Christmas” – Review (2003)

  1. Hello Sunayna & readers,

    This episode sounds like it might be the one I look for to watch for my first return to watching “PowerPuff Girls” in my freetime, after my school assignments and test are all done… School ends for 2021 on 12/18, so looks like I might now have an after school year plan!

    Thank you Sunayna,
    Devan Jones

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