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For shame. For shame! Has your holiday spirit flown south for da winter?

— Bugs, to Daffy

Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas is an hour-length direct-to-video Christmas special starring the Looney Tunes characters, marking their second adaptation of A Christmas Carol (between the "Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol" segment of Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales and The Looney Tunes Show episode "A Christmas Carol").

Synopsis

The Scrooge character of this special, Daffy Duck, is the owner of the most successful stores in town, the Lucky Duck Megastore. Because of the unfair prices, he has become fabulously wealthy over time. However, he has also become hard-hearted, as he berates everyone who works for him, including Porky Pig, who works as his assistant (and later, his assistant-assistant) manager.

Daffy meets Sylvester's ghost.

As the story progresses, Daffy is visited by the ghost of the greedy Sylvester, who was run over by a forklift (nine times) last Christmas season. Sylvester warns Daffy to change his ways or Daffy will end up like him before too long. He also prophesies that three more ghosts will visit Daffy later in the night to show him the error of his miserly ways

After the work day is over, Daffy distinctly indicates that he plans to re-open the store at 5am on Christmas Day and force his employees to work until midnight. Meanwhile, Daffy and Bugs Bunny (who makes several cameos and coins the phrase "Bah, Humduck!" for Daffy to use throughout the movie) are trapped in the building because they have been suddenly snowbound.

Daffy locks himself inside his safe of money and seals it shut, but the Ghosts of Christmas Past (played by Granny and Tweety) come to visit him anyway. They take him to the Lucky Duck Orphanage, where Daffy remembered that, when he was young, no one would adopt him, and as he grew up, he became distrustful of everyone.

The second visit from the Ghost of Christmas Present (Yosemite Sam) is meant to show Daffy just how important family is around the holidays, as this ghost shows that Porky Pig's daughter, Priscilla, cares for Daffy and shows it sincerely when she wishes on a star that Daffy would find it in his heart to give her father Christmas Day off.

The final visit from the Ghost of Christmas Future (the Tasmanian Devil) allows Daffy to see the most possible future if the miser refuses to change his ways. The Lucky Duck has been shut down, and Daffy is dead, but easily forgotten by all, except for Priscilla Pig. On this note, Daffy realizes what his miserly ways will bring him—absolutely nothing.

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When the Lucky Duck employees arrive at the store to start their work day, Daffy appears in a Santa suit and offers all his employees what they have been longing for. Marvin the Martian is given a space rocket to fly home to Mars for the holidays, Wile E. Coyote is given his own personal chef, and in the end, Priscilla Pig is given the Pretty Pudgy Princess doll she has always wanted, and in return, Priscilla invites Daffy to spend Christmas with her and her father—and even takes it a step further by calling him "Uncle Daffy", all while the Ghosts of Christmas congratulate Daffy for turning himself around. The cartoon culminates and concludes with Porky Pig attempting to say his favorite end line, but Priscilla picks up where he stutters and says, "That's All Folks!" then they both laugh about it.

Availability

The cover to the DVD release.

The special made its debut on DVD on November 14, 2006. Despite being produced in widescreen, the special was presented in cropped fullscreen. The original DVD was also re-released in a DVD 2-pack with A Flintstones' Christmas Carol, and later in a 2-pack with Space Jam. The special was released again, this time in its intended widescreen aspect ratio, on the Looney Tunes Holiday Triple Feature DVD (which also included Bugs Bunny's Howl-o-ween Special, Bugs Bunny's Thanksgiving Diet, and Daffy Duck's Thanks-for-Giving Special) on September 1, 2020.

Soundtrack

At the same time the video was released, Immergent Records also released a soundtrack album, featuring the film's score, composed, arranged and performed by Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band (produced by Goodwin and Dan Savant). The track listing was as follows:

# Title Length
1 "Main Title" 3:27
2 "Attention Holiday Shoppers" 4:19
3 "Kiss Me, It's Christmas" 2:05
4 "That Spitting Problem" 2:49
5 "The Taskmaster 7000" 3:58
6 "Profits on the Rise" 2:21
7 "The Lucky Duck Orphanage" 2:55
8 "This is the Final Indignity" 2:34
9 "Bugs Hides Daffy" 4:52
10 "Bah, Humduck! Finale" 5:14
Bonus tracks (not used in the film)
11 "Yo Tannebaum"
(Andy Martin - Trambone; Gordon Goodwin - Tanor Sex)
5:28
12 "This is Christmas"
(Dan Savant - Trumpet)
4:35
13 "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
(Gordon Goodwin - Piano)
5:32

Cast

Voice actor/actress Looney Tunes character(s) A Christmas Carol role
Joe Alaskey Daffy Duck Ebenezer Scrooge
Sylvester Jacob Marley
Marvin the Martian
Pepé Le Pew
Foghorn Leghorn
N/A
Bob Bergen Porky Pig Bob Cratchit
Tweety Bird Second Ghost of Christmas Past
Speedy Gonzales N/A
Billy West Bugs Bunny
Elmer Fudd
June Foray Granny First Ghost of Christmas Past
Maurice LaMarche Yosemite Sam The Ghost of Christmas Present
Jim Cummings Tasmanian Devil The Ghost of Christmas Future
Gossamer N/A
Tara Strong Priscilla Pig Tiny Tim
House Mother N/A
Paul Julian (archive audio) Road Runner

Note: Wile E. Coyote and Penelope Pussycat appear, but as per usual do not have speaking parts.

Gallery

Videos

External links

Warner Bros.
Movies
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
Albums
Have Yourself a Looney Tunes ChristmasA Hip-Hopera ChristmasMerry Christmas: Animaniacs & Looney TunesThe Looney Tunes Kwazy ChristmasA Looney Tunes Sing-A-Long Christmas
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