October 17, 2013 at 08:48 PM EDT

How did the makers of It’s a SpongeBob Christmas transform the two-dimensional world of Bikini Bottom into a three-dimensional, stop-motion wonderland? Simple: Patience, precision, and a big dash of the yellow guy’s famous optimism.

Learn more about the making of this Rankin/Bass-inspired special by checking out It’s a SpongeBob Christmas on DVD and Blu-ray, where you’ll find fun extras including a behind-the-scenes featurette and a spongetastic Yule Log. Get a glimpse at the doc below:

It’s a Spongebob Christmas is available now on Blu-ray and DVD.

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