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)
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Odie (voice)
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Grandma (voice)
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Dad (voice) (as Pat Harrington)
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Doc Boy (voice) (as David Lander)
Julie Payne ...
Mom (voice)
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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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21 December 1987 (USA)  »

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A Garfield Christmas  »

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When Doc Boy tries to play "Oh, Christmas Tree" on the piano, the bench is visible. However, in one shot when Grandma tries playing and sits on the keys, the bench is gone. Moments later, when she sneaks off to her rocker, the bench reappears. See more »

Quotes

Jon Arbuckle: [as he tries to help Dad put the star on top of the tree] Careful, Dad. Don't hurt yourself.
Dad: Why is it that we always put the stupid star on last? Why don't we put the star on top of the tree, then put the tree up?
Mom: Well, it just wouldn't be Christmas if we put the star on first, honey.
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Followed by Garfield's Babes and Bullets (1989) See more »

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Christmas is Here (Keep Christmas Here in Your Heart)
Performed by Ensemble and Desirée Goyette
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Incredible xmas cartoon
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Garfield, that loveable fat lazy cat. One of my favourite characters from childhood. I used to get Garfield vids from my local rental store and watch them over and over. All of them seemed amazing at the time but the Christmas special was always my favourite. Now, almost twenty years later the cartoon still receives regular plays in my home. The plot is simple Garfield, Odie and Jon spend a family Christmas in the farm home that Jon grew up in. The songs are great, it's funny, sweet and ultimately moving. It manages to avoid the sentimentality that usually crops up in Christmas specials just by having Garfield constantly undercutting the feel-good nature with cynicism. Show this to the children in your life. It really is magical in a way that all the Disney animations could never be - because it has heart.


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