A Garfield Christmas Special (1987)

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Garfield, Jon, and Odie go to Jon's grandmother's house for Christmas, where Garfield finds a present for Grandma.


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Complete credited cast:
Lorenzo Music ...
Garfield (voice)
Thom Huge ...
Jon Arbuckle (voice)
Odie (voice)
Grandma (voice)
Dad (voice) (as Pat Harrington)
Doc Boy (voice) (as David Lander)
Julie Payne ...
Mom (voice)


Garfield, Jon, and Odie go to Jon's grandmother's house for Christmas, where Garfield finds a present for Grandma.

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Release Date:

21 December 1987 (USA)  »

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A Garfield Christmas  »

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When Jon and Doc Boy are trying to wake up Dad early Christmas morning, the covers on the bed are yellow. In the next shot, when Dad asks them what they want, the covers are gray. During Dad's line "It's 1:30 in the morning; no, it's not time to open presents yet", the covers are yellow again. See more »


Garfield: Whoever invented Christmas trees should be drug out into the street and shot.
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Followed by Garfield's Babes and Bullets (1989) See more »


Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie
Performed by Lou Rawls
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I just love Garfield.
6 March 2002 | by (Austin, Tx.) – See all my reviews

If anybody even likes Garfield remotely then they will love this movie, it's funny, heartwarming, and original in one. To begin with I must say that the two best cartoons in my opinion are Charles Schulz' Peanuts and Jim Davis' Garfield. Plot summary: Garfield, Jon, and Odie go to the farm to visit their relatives (e.g. Mom, Dad, Grandma, Doc Boy). Garfield is, like always, pessimistic and hilarious, Jon is as usual optimistic and still in his bunny slippers, and Odie is his sweet old self. The basic things that happen in the movie is that the family puts up the tree, has their little Christmas traditions, and Garfield finds the true meaning of Christmas. Along the way is "Garfield-packed fun" with a funny and sweet way of interperating life.

This is your basic Garfield, wisecracks about everything and everyone that seem to reach the truth in life like, if I may quote from the movie "Why do we always put the stupid star on last? Why don't we put the star on first and then put the tree up?", and this is replied with "Well it just wouldn't be Christmas if we put the star on the tree first, honey." To me that's what we all have to laugh at. To sum it up this is a good movie for anyone (unless you don't like Garfield) and it will make you want to watch it again and again. The is the first time I've given a rating in my report, but for a cartoon movie this is ******** out of 10.

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