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Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street
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Format Direct-to-video film
Network N/A (Film)
Run 63 minutes
Broadcast Infomation
Seasons N/A (Film)
Episode # N/A (Film)
Status On YouTube (unofficially, in parts)
Related Recess
Recess: School's Out
Recess: All Growed Down
Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade

Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street is a direct-to-video animated film released on November 6th, 2001. It was released alongside Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse and Santa Who?. It compiles of four unrelated episodes of the Recess TV series, including the series' Christmas special "Yes, Mikey, Santa Does Shave".

The film was re-released in November 2003 on DVD.


Peter, Alordayne, and Muriel head home during a snowstorm and remember the times with T.J. and the gang. When they get stuck in a snowbank, Peter blames it on T.J. and the others, although Miss Grotke says there is a logical explanation over that, considering that T.J. and the gang are not around the snowbank.

As Alordayne and Muriel tell their stories about their experiences with T.J. and the gang, they are rescued, from where they are trapped, by T.J. and the gang, and Peter admits T.J. and the others are not so bad, to which Muriel agrees, saying it really makes her feel more warm and fuzzy than before. The film ends with T.J. and the gang singing their version of "Jingle Bells", describing their classmates and teachers.




  • As of early 2022, this film is the only one of the four (the film and its derivatives) official Recess films that is currently not available on Disney+. (One reason could be because all the episodes included here are already available, and Taking the Fifth Grade and All Growed Down are available because the former has completely new material, and the latter, though containing older episodes, has enough new material (Chief Mikey) to qualify as it's own film.)
  • This is the last time Mikey's singing voice is heard.

Production Information

  • The film was originally called A Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street, as seen in early advertisements. For the final film, the "A" was dropped.



Main Movie/Most of the flashbacks

Previous episodes


Media: Recess (Episode List) | Recess: School's Out | Recess: All Growed Down | Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade | Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street

Characters: T.J. Detweiler | Vince LaSalle | Ashley Spinelli | Mikey Blumberg | Gretchen Grundler | Gus Griswald | Captain Bradley | Cornchip Girl | The Diggers | Hustler Kid | Erwin Lawson | Miss Grotke | Muriel Finster | Becky Detweiler | Dr. Phillium Benedict | Menlo | Brock | Peter Prickly | Bald Guy | Butch | Ashley Armbruster | Ashley Boulet | Ashley Quinlan | Ashley Tomassian | Fenwick | Brandon the Singer | Gelman | King Bob | Chucko | Jocko | Randall Weems | King Freddy II | Chewy | Spencer | Swinger Girl | Upside-Down Girl | Gordy | Hector | Miss Lemon | Lunchlady Irma | Tubby | Jordan & Jerome | Flo Spinelli | Bob Spinelli | Guru Kid

Songs: Recess Theme Song | "We Shall Not Be Moved" | "Jingle Bells" (Recess Version) | "The Otter Dance" | Bonky Theme Song