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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 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Doc Boy was voiced by David L. Lander, who also played Squiggy in the sitcom Laverne & Shirley (1976). See more »

Goofs

When Odie is in the barn looking for stuff to make a gift for Garfield, the paper bag in the bin is blue in one shot then in the next shot it's brown. See more »

Quotes

Jon Arbuckle: Hey Garfield, come over here.
[Garfield turns around]
Jon Arbuckle: Garfield, I have a very important job for you. It's a dangerous assignment, but if you succeed, you'll be a hero.
Garfield: A hero! I like that.
Jon Arbuckle: I want you to take this star up the tree and put it on the top.
Garfield: [saluting Jon and accepting the star] Climbing trees is my life, sir. If I'm not back in an hour, send a banana cream pie after me.
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Alternate Versions

In the 1991 version, the scene where Grandma is talking to Garfield about her late husband, is redrawn completely in a different style of art, although the audio remains the same. There are different camera angles, character models and backgrounds, including a fireside photo of the husband, which was not seen at all in the short's first airing. See more »

Connections

Followed by Garfield's Feline Fantasies (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Christmas is Here (Keep Christmas Here in Your Heart)
Performed by Ensemble and Desirée Goyette
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1 December 2004 | by aloneinshadowSee all my reviews

Garfield's Christmas is one of my family's favorite holiday traditions. We just love watching Garfield, Odie, and Jon team up with Jon's Family, especially Grandma, for some good old family Christmas time together.

Odie shows us that its not the gift we get, its the thought and effort put into it. As Garfield tells us, its not the getting, its not the getting, its the loving. And Grandma's memories scene is probably one of the most touching and heart-warming scenes I've seen in any presentation, animated or live-action.

Be sure to share this with your family and enjoy all that it has to offer.


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