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Garfield Christmas Special (1987)

Garfield Christmas Special (1987)





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Join in the fun in this animated presentation of Garfield spending Christmas down on the farm.
Animation , Kids & Family
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Lorenzo Music
as Garfield
Pat Carroll
as Grandma
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Audience Reviews for Garfield Christmas Special

It's easy to overlook the plot holes with time inconsistencies within other episodes and films when the film is this much fun at every age.

Jessica Harris
Jessica Harris

One of the greatest forgotten Christmas specials of all time. Maybe not up there with the very best, but simply heartfelt and hilarious

Jacob Gossett
Jacob Gossett

Before the advent of atrocious CGI, there were 2D animated Garfield cartoons. And they were awesome. Garfield's pessimistic and tired tone is somehow perfect for the Christmas season. It was great that they tried something that captures your average family Christmas, rather than trying to force characters into another adaptation of A Christmas Carol (as much as I do love that). Jon returns to his family farm for some simply sweet offerings of tradition. The mom cooks, and in one particularly humorous scene the dad is forced to read a children's Christmas story to his now grown sons. We also see Odie trying his hardest to make a gift for Garfield, and grandmother reminiscing about her deceased husband, in a heartfelt scene which never becomes schmaltzy. It does a lot in its 23 minutes, and is everything Christmas should be.

Luke Baldock
Luke Baldock

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