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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lorenzo Music Lorenzo Music ... Garfield (voice)
Thom Huge Thom Huge ... Jon Arbuckle (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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Storyline

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:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Garfield Christmas See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The voice of "Doc Boy" was voiced by David L Lander, who also played Squiggy in the sitcom Laverne and Shirley. See more »

Goofs

When Garfield, Jon, and Odie park in front of the farm house, their car is visible. Later on, when the family is around the piano singing "Christmas is Here" and we see one shot of the house from the outside, their car is gone. This is also seen in the rest of the outside shots of the house for the rest of the show. See more »

Quotes

Mom: [beaming] Isn't this wonderful? The whole family together again for the holidays. We're going to have such a splendid Christmas. Oh, I'm so happy I could just burst!
Grandma: Oh, put a sock in it, dearie.
[carrying Garfield to the kitchen]
Grandma: Let's go finish dinner.
Garfield: I can see Grandma and I going to get along just fine.
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Alternate Versions

In addition to different animation when Grandma talks to Garfield about Grandpa, the original 1987 version features some slightly extended scenes that were removed in 1991 to make room for the "O Christmas Tree" addition. These scenes include: · An extended sequence of Jon, Odie, and Garfield leaving their home for the farm (showing the car start, pull out of the driveway, and travel down a street before leaving the city limits). · Grandma feeds Garfield and Odie potatoes from the table before feeding them meat. · Dad's reaction to Grandma's comment about eating for two is shorter. · The music and sequence of the family going to bed for the night is slightly longer, showing the lights in the house going off. · The musical intro to "You Can Never Find an Elf When You Need One" is longer. See more »

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Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie
Performed by Lou Rawls
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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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