When Santa cancels his annual flight because of a hurt reindeer, a young Christmas loving dog named Olive is convinced she has what it takes to get Santa's flight off the ground and save Christmas.

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After mis-hearing a radio broadcast about Santa canceling his Christmas trip due to an injured reindeer, Olive the dog decides to travel to the North Pole and volunteer to be a replacement. Unfortunately, Olive must deal with an evil postman who's tired of handling all the extra Christmas mail. Will Martini the penguin be able to help Olive realize her dream? Written by Mike Konczewski

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As of 2010, this is the only TV special based on a Vivian Walsh book. See more »

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Olive: Grab my tail!
Martini: Quit wagging it!
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References The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) See more »

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Merry Christmas, After All
Written by Matt Groening
Performed by Drew Barrymore, Edward Asner, Mitch Rouse, and Danny Jacobs
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An underrated Christmas classic
11 December 2002 | by (Schenectady, NY, USA) – See all my reviews

This has been somewhat overlooked, but it really is a terrific special. It's clever and witty (a characteristic that you don't see enough of these days). Olive is a dog, who thinks she can substitute for one of Santa's reindeer and save Christmas. The choice of villain is inspired -- a mailman who wants to stop Christmas so he won't have to deliver all the cards. Not a lot of big laughs, but it's filled with gentle smiles.

The voice work is excellent, and the style is outstanding. There's little attempt to be "realistic," but rather it looks like a picture book (and seems to be sticking closely to the style of the original book).


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