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The Smurfs Christmas Special (1982)

Not Rated | | Animation | TV Movie 13 December 1982
At Christmas, the Smurfs and Gargamel cross paths with two children and a stranger out to kidnap them. Can the magic of Christmas prevail?


Gerard Baldwin


Gerard Baldwin (story), Peyo (story) | 3 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »


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Cast overview:
Rene Auberjonois ... Stranger (voice)
Michael Bell ... (voice)
Lucille Bliss ... Smurfette (voice)
William Callaway ... (voice) (as Bill Callaway)
Hamilton Camp ... (voice)
June Foray ... (voice)
Danny Goldman Danny Goldman ... Brainy Smurf (voice)
David Mendenhall ... William (voice)
Don Messick ... Papa Smurf / Azrael the Cat (voice)
Alan Oppenheimer ... (voice)
Henry Polic II ... (voice) (as Henry Polic)
Alexandra Stoddart Alexandra Stoddart ... Gwenevere (voice)
Paul Winchell ... Gargamel (voice)


At Christmas, the Smurfs and Gargamel cross paths with two children and a stranger out to kidnap them. Can the magic of Christmas prevail?

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13 December 1982 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the first ever "Smurfs" Christmas special. See more »


When the Smurfs find their village destroyed Papa Smurf's hat is white instead of red. See more »


Smurfs: Goodness makes the badness go away / Goodness makes you happy every day / Badness cannot start if there's goodness in your heart / Goodness makes the badness go away!
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Spun-off from The Smurfs (1981) See more »

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Good If You're a Fan of the Show
10 December 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Smurfs Christmas Special (1982)

*** (out of 4)

It's Christmas time at Smurf land but Gargamel and his dirty cat have kidnapped two children who he is going to give to a mysterious stranger who has also kidnapped their uncle. The Smurfs find out what's going on and decide to use the Christmas spirit to rescue them. THE SMURFS Christmas SPECIAL isn't the greatest short you're ever going to watch but if you're a fan of the television show then you should find enough humor here to make it worth watching. I was a little surprised but for a Christmas special there's really not too much Christmas stuff going on. The main story actually has very little to do with the holiday and when you learn what the stranger is up to it really doesn't make too much sense and especially for a Christmas special. The film offers up some good animation and I thought there were some very funny moments. This is especially true with Grumpy Smurf and his constant complaints.

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