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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.

Directors:

Phil Roman, George Singer (co-director)

Writers:

Jim Davis, Jim Davis (created by)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lorenzo Music ... Garfield (voice)
Thom Huge Thom Huge ... Jon (voice)
Gregg Berger ... Odie (voice)
Pat Carroll ... Grandma (voice)
Pat Harrington Jr. ... Dad (voice) (as Pat Harrington)
David L. Lander ... Doc Boy (voice) (as David Lander)
Julie Payne 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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Certificate:

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Trivia

Garfield usually takes place in Muncie, IN, where Jim Davis works as faculty at Ball State University. Grandma Arbuckle makes mention of a gravy competition in Greene County, IN, which is west of Bloomington, Indiana. This suggests the Arbuckle farm is in Greene County. See more »

Goofs

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

Garfield: [after some letters bonk his head] I don't believe it. These letters must be - 50 years old.
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Alternate Versions

In 1991, the TV special aired on CBS with new scenes, including Grandma playing the piano. This is why the copyright date on television airings, videos and the "Garfield: Holiday Celebrations" DVD read as "1991". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Christmas is Here (Keep Christmas Here in Your Heart)
Performed by Ensemble and Desirée Goyette
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Cozy Xmas Cartoon
20 December 2004 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

Is it just me or do the Garfield TV specials seem to have a real emotional touch to them that gives the whole series higher integrity than the average children's animation. If only the movie were this good.

It's Xmas time once again and Jon takes Garfield and Odie back home to the farm for a good, old-fashioned country Xmas. Originally against the idea, Garfield quickly becomes accustomed when he remembers how much he likes Grandma. John and brother Doc-Boy behave like kids again and can barely contain their excitement at the forthcoming prezzies (who can?) and what on earth is Odie up to in the barn?

The Garfield Christmas Special is a warm, sentimental and meaningful cartoon with great songs (once again) and the kind of everlasting charm most would kill for. Highly recommended!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Garfield Christmas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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