Dragonite's Christmas: 02/10/08
Sean, Harriet and I are Pokémon addicts. I have to admit to watching the series when it was on the Kids WB long before either child was born. I even play the video games.
Back when the first series (Indigo League) was first on the air in the States, a series of board books for the youngest viewers were also translated and offered for sale in the States. Dragonite's Christmas is the eighth in this series.
As far as I can tell, these board books are outside the canon of the series. For example, in the series, Ash et al meet up with Santa. In the series, Santa works with Jynx ("Holiday Hi-Jynx"), not Dragonite. I think the first time Dragonite is mentioned is in the Orange Islands series.
That being said, as alternate fiction, Dragonite's Christmas is a sweet story of Dragonite and some children having a joke on Santa. Of the board books in this series we have, it's Sean's favorite. The illustrations are cute and colorful and the story is engaging enough to warrant multiple reads.