The steamworks is extremely busy and Victor has to go pick up a new boiler for Spencer, so he leaves Kevin in charge, and the Fat Controller arrives to tell Thomas to pick up some animals.
Spencer is on Sodor and is given the task of showing the new electric shunting engine, Stafford, around, and Sir Topham Hatt arrives to inform the engines of a party at Callan Castle.
It is Christmas time on Sodor and Tidmouth Sheds is beautifully decorated with festive decorations, and Harold rescues some climbers from the cliffs near Callan Castle.
Edward is flagged down by the stationmaster and tells that Gordon is stuck on the hill, Duncan complains to Rheneas about the cold weather, and Timothy sees a colourful parrot.
Percy pulls into Knapford with the mail train, Thomas is dropping off some chickens when Butch is trying to pull a tractor out of the mud when he gets stuck, and Toad is feeling happy.
Gordon is not ready to leave the sheds, as his firebox had not been cleaned out the previous night, and Samson arrives tells Thomas, Stanley and Diesel that he'sbeen given an important job.
James rushes in and brakes sharply at Knapford, causing him to be told off by the Fat Controller and Emily, and Carly the new crane is so keen that she takes on all the work.