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"It's a bit dark and gloomy around here. Isn't it Reg?"
"Not really, Percy. It's no different from usual."
"Exactly! And this is a special time of year, when the rest of the island
does look different from usual. All twinkly, and lovely, and magical."
— Percy and Reg

The Perfect Gift is the twentieth episode of the eighteenth season.


The whole island is celebrating Christmas and there are decorations everywhere. But it does not look very festive at the scrap yard. Percy starts to worry that Reg is missing out and he tries to find something to give Reg to cheer him up. But Reg only seems happy about scrap. Percy discovers that Reg is celebrating Christmas in his own way and has been making decorations from the scrap‏.


Some children and passengers also speak.





  • Martin Sherman as Thomas and Percy
  • Tim Whitnall as Reg
  • Keith Wickham as the Passengers
  • Teresa Gallagher as School children and the passengers


  • This is the last episode produced by Robert Anderson, and the first produced by Brian Lynch.
  • In Australia, this episode was first available to view on the ABC iView online service on December 21st before its television broadcast.
  • The traditional song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas," is heard instrumentally three times throughout the episode. Percy and the passengers sing it to Reg at one point.
  • Going by production order, this is the fourteenth episode of the eighteenth season.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レッジのクリスマスプレゼント Reg's Christmas Gift
Spanish El regalo Perfecto The Perfect Gift
Polish Prezent idealny Perfect Gift
Dutch Het Allermooiste Cadeau The Most Beautiful Gift
Hungarian A Tökéletes Ajándék The Perfect Gift
Romanian Cadoul Perfect Perfect Gift
Russian Идеальный подарок The Perfect Gift
French Cadeau Parfait Perfect Gift
Czech Perfektní dárek Perfect Gift
Thai ของขวัญล้ำค่า Precious Gift
Brazilian Portuguese O presente perfeito The Perfect Present

Home Media Releases


  • The Christmas Engines

DVD Boxsets

  • Festive Favourites


  • The Christmas Engines



  • Last Train for Christmas


  • Marion and the Pipe