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Christmas Specials Wiki

"A Christmas Carol" is the Christmas episode of the Warner Bros. Animation television series The Looney Tunes Show, originally aired on Cartoon Network on December 4, 2012, as the tenth episode of its second season.[1] Contrary to the title, it is not a direct adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel of the same name.


Near Christmas, a heatwave is in effect, but Lola Bunny is cheerful and dressed in winter clothing while Bugs Bunny seems indifferent, thinking it is too hot to celebrate Christmas. On TV, Elmer Fudd, doing a news report, says that the heat wave will continue on and shows a comparison of a snowy Christmas the previous year. Lola, upset over how so many people are giving up on Christmas, decides to put on a Christmas play to put everyone back in spirit. Bugs hands her his copy of A Christmas Carol, and she leaves, only to faint due to heat exhaustion because she is wearing wintry clothing in such hot weather.

Daffy Duck is in the kitchen attempting to put himself inside the refrigerator, but Bugs warns against it, noting that he could suffocate. They then watch the news, where Elmer announces that Foghorn Leghorn is holding a press conference to save Christmas. He states that he plans to place a gigantic fan at the North Pole, hoping that it will bring the cold air to their neighborhood. Daffy decides to accompany Foghorn to the North Pole.

After Daffy leaves, Lola gathers Bugs, Porky Pig, Yosemite Sam, Speedy Gonzales, Mac and Tosh at the theater, where they will practice the script for A Christmas Carol. She admits that she rewrote it (because she thinks that a story about a guy who hates Christmas will not get people into the Christmas spirit), and then hands them her new script, which is now about a young lady named Carol (whom Lola thinks the story's title refers to) who learns that Santa Claus is her father. They begin rehearsing their lines, but Lola struggles with hers. Eventually, Bugs tells them to her, making her think he has committed the script to memory. When they finish, Lola excitedly claims it will be the best version of A Christmas Carol ever, but one of the gophers has his doubts.

Meanwhile, Daffy and Foghorn arrive at the North Pole with the giant fan. While transporting the box containing it, Daffy faints, giving up due to the North Pole's frigid air. When he sees Foghorn struggling with the box, however, he gets back up and helps him. They finally make it to the North Pole and celebrate, then assemble the giant fan, only to ponder on where to plug it in. Foghorn decides to plug it in Santa's workshop, but when they walk around trying to find it, they start freezing. Eventually, Daffy comes upon a cave, thinking it is Santa's workshop, but Foghorn tells him that he is hallucinating and has hypothermia. Daffy nonetheless runs inside the cave, where he sees many Christmas decorations and eventually finds Santa, who offers him some hospitality.

Afterward, Daffy and Foghorn return to their neighborhood and hold another press conference, where one of the attendees questions them if the enormous fan at the North Pole will help cool the city, drawing an affirmative from Foghorn. When asked how they did it, Daffy tells them that he met Santa and plugs in a tape to show evidence. However, it shows that Daffy was indeed hallucinating and had actually wandered into a cave with a polar bear and its cubs. Daffy realizes that the fan was never plugged in, and Foghorn admits that the next fan he makes will be battery-operated.

Daffy and Foghorn outside the theater.

At the theater, a crowd gathers to watch Lola's play, much to her excitement (though Yosemite Sam remarks that they're only here because of the air conditioning). She and the others share a group hug, but then fall into a trap door, which Lola installed but failed to warn them about. Since there is no way to exit, they call to Bugs for help, but he struggles to open it, leaving the only option to cancel the play. Instead, he dresses up for the play and plays all the parts himself as Daffy and Foghorn stop by the theater and decide to watch it. Bugs eventually falls through the trap door himself, at which point Santa arrives and tells the audience that, even though the play is lousy, Bugs, Lola and their friends put a lot of effort into it, and if there's anything worth the effort, it's Christmas. He is then about to deliver the presents when he falls through the trap door himself, where he passes out gifts to the cast, except for Sam, who was naughty. Afterward, Daffy and Foghorn exit the theater and find that it is snowing, and Santa reveals that he plugged in their fan, which has effectively cooled down the city. The episode then ends on the entire cast singing "Christmas Rules".


The whole cast singing "Christmas Rules" at the end of the episode.

Voice actor/actress Character(s)
Jeff Bergman Bugs Bunny
Daffy Duck
Foghorn Leghorn
Pepé Le Pew
Fred Armisen Speedy Gonzales
Bob Bergen Porky Pig
Barry Corbin Santa Claus
Jess Harnell Tosh Gopher
Maurice LaMarche Yosemite Sam
Rob Paulsen Mac Gopher
Billy West Elmer Fudd
Kristen Wiig Lola Bunny
Kwesi Boakye Gossamer
Ben Falcone Henery Hawk
Damon Jones Marvin the Martian (singing)
Foghorn Leghorn (singing)
Annie Mumolo Tina Russo Duck
Roz Ryan Witch Lezah

Note: Pete Puma, Sylvester, Granny, the Tasmanian Devil, Walter Bunny, Patricia Bunny, Cecil Turtle, and Penelope Pussycat appear, but they do not have speaking parts.




External links

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. Pictures Christmas in ConnecticutGremlinsLethal WeaponNational Lampoon's Christmas VacationBatman ReturnsJack FrostNational Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island AdventureThe Polar ExpressKiss Kiss Bang BangThe Year Without a Santa ClausFred Claus
New Line Cinema ElfThe Nativity StoryFour ChristmasesA Very Harold & Kumar 3D ChristmasThe Conjuring 2Shazam!8-Bit Christmas
Blue Ribbon Content A Christmas Story 2A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish
Live-action television episodes
Friends and Joey "The One With the Monkey" • "The One With Phoebe's Dad" • "The One Where Rachel Quits" • "The One With the Girl from Poughkeepsie" • "The One With the Inappropriate Sister" • "The One With the Routine" • "The One With All the Candy" • "The One With the Holiday Armadillo" • "The One With Monica's Boots" • "The One With the Creepy Holiday Card" • "The One With Christmas in Tulsa" • "Joey and the Plot Twist" • "Joey and the Christmas Party"
DC Comics "Season's Greedings" • "Home is Where the Hurt Is" • "Twas the Night Before Mxymas" • "Lexmas" • "Gemini" • "Year's End" • "Three Ghosts"
Other shows "A Semi-Merry Christmas" • "Mel, the Magi" • "Mel's Christmas Carol" • "'Tis the Season to Be Jealous" • "A Christmas Story" (Growing Pains) • "The Kid" • "It's Not Easy Being Green" • "A Christmas Story" (Just the Ten of Us) • "Santa Goes Downtown" • "Let It Snow" • "The Night Court Before Christmas" • "Santa on the Lam" • "Have Yourself a Merry Winslow Christmas" • "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Urkel" • "Christmas is Where the Heart is" • "Miracle on Elm Street" • "Fa La La La Laagghh!" • "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" • "Deck the Malls" • "The Christmas Show" • "The Man Who Canceled Christmas" • "Christmas Day-Ja Vu" • "A Country Christmas" • "The Gift" • "A Miracle Happens Here" • "Homeless for the Holidays" • "Do You See What I See" • "The Miracle Worker" • "How the Finch Stole Christmas" • "The Greatest of Gifts" • "I'll Be Home For Christmas" • "Hindsight" • "Twas the Night" • "All About Christmas Eve" • "City of Mercy" • "Meet the Cuban Parents" • "Christmas Punch" • "A Clear and Presentless Danger" • "George is Being Elfish and Christ-Misses His Family" • "Santa's Secret Stuff" • "A Very Supernatural Christmas" • "The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis" • "The Maternal Congruence" • "The Santa Simulation" • "The Cooper Extraction" • "The Clean Room Infiltration" • "Christmas" (The Middle) • "A Simple Christmas" • "A Christmas Gift" • "Christmas Help" • "The Christmas Tree" • "The Christmas Wall" • "Not So Silent Night" • "A Very Marry Christmas" • "The Christmas Miracle" • "It's Beginning to Stink a Lot Like Christmas" • "Jolly Red Elf" • "The World Ain't Over 'Till It's Over" • "Santa's Village of the Damned" • "Walnuts and Demerol" • "Warning, It's Dirty" • "One False Move, Zimbabwe!" • "Give Santa a Tail-Hole" • "On Vodka, On Soda, On Blender, On Mixer" • "Family, Bublé, Deep-Fried Turkey" • "Home for Christmas" • "Jingle Bell Glock" • "The Walk-Out" • "Yule Never Know" • "Merry Ex-Mas" • "A Very Carrie Christmas" • "Veronica's Christmas Song" • "Veronica's Secret Santa" • "An Echolls Family Christmas" • "One Angry Veronica"
Animated productions
Looney Tunes and related shows The Shanty Where Santy Claus LivesBedtime for SnifflesGift WrappedBugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales • "It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special" • "'Twas the Day Before Christmas" • "Jingle Boo" • "The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert" • "A Christmas Plotz" • "Little Drummer Warners" • "No Time for Christmas" • "A Pinky and the Brain Christmas" • "It Happened One Night Before Christmas" • "In Arms Way" • "The Twelve Days of Christmas" • Christmas Eve with Yakko, Wakko & Dot • "Noel" • "The Christmas Tree" • "The Banks of the Delaware River" • "Feather Christmas" • "Yule Be Sorry" • "Christmas in July" • Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas • "A Christmas Carol" • "Tis the Seasoning" • "Winter Blunderland" • "The Legend of Burrito Monday" • Bugs Bunny's 24-Carrot Holiday Special
DC Comics "Christmas With the Joker" • "Holiday Knights" • "Frozen Out" • "Comfort and Joy" • "Storybook Holiday" • "Invasion of the Secret Santas!" • "Second Christmas" • "The True Meaning of Christmas" • "Halloween v Christmas" • "Teen Titans Save Christmas" • "Beast Boy on a Shelf" • "Christmas Crusaders" • Beebo Saves ChristmasA Holiday StoryMerry Little Batman
Hanna-Barbera co-productions "A Dickens of a Christmas" • A Scooby-Doo! Christmas • "Ho Ho Horrors" • Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker TaleScooby-Doo! Haunted HolidaysTom and Jerry: Santa's Little Helpers • "The Plight Before Christmas" • "Scary Christmas" • "Scroogey Doo" • "It's a Wacky Life" • "Dashing Thru the Snow" • "Signed, Sealed and Wacky" • "The Spirit of Frostnos"
Other cartoons "Yuletide and Redtide" • A Cool Like That Christmas • "Santa Mask" • The Polar Express • "The Match Before Xmas" • A Miser Brothers' Christmas • "Da Grinchy Code / Duck" • "FROST / Undercover Claus" • "Fantastic Four Christmases / Red and White Collar" • Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas • "Christmas in Oz" • "Top of the Naughty List" • "Mandora Saves Christmas" • Did I Do That to the Holidays? A Steve Urkel Story
Have Yourself a Looney Tunes ChristmasA Hip-Hopera ChristmasMerry Christmas: Animaniacs & Looney TunesThe Looney Tunes Kwazy ChristmasA Looney Tunes Sing-A-Long Christmas