Synopsis by Nathan Southern
Theologian Max Lucado's adorable CG-animated series The Wemmicks originally began with the story of dozens of wooden puppets, each carved uniquely by the carpenter, Eli. The puppets spent their days in Wemmicksville, giving each other stars (for merit) or dots (for demerits) , depending on how much they were capable of doing. Because he could accomplish little, Punchinello found himself tagged with hundreds of dots, until Eli demonstrated to Punchinello how his love could help remove the dots, one at a time. In the episode The Wemmicks: Punchinello and the Most Marvelous Gift, Christmas comes to Wemmicksville. The Wemmicks get ready for the Maker-Day festival, but when the kind-hearted and sweet Punchinello accidentally ruins the festivities, everyone must be reminded that The Maker-Day festival has a lot more to do with the Maker than with the participants. This colorful and engaging episode illustrates for children how the real meaning of Christmas can easily become lost amid the many festivities of holiday time.