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A Garfield Christmas Special (1987)

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

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jon Arbuckle: Now, behave yourself this Christmas, Garfield.
Garfield: No problem; I'll wait in the car.
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Connections

Follows Garfield in the Rough (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Christmas is Here (Keep Christmas Here in Your Heart)
Performed by Ensemble and Desirée Goyette
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Incredible xmas cartoon
30 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

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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