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"Froggy Little Christmas" is a special Christmas episode of the Disney Channel animated series Amphibia, aired as the ninth episode of its third and final season. It includes a song from Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar.

Synopsis

Anne shows the Plantars a flyer for the Christmas-Palooza parade.

Christmastime has come to Los Angeles, and Mrs. Boonchuy is busy putting up decorations all over the house, much to the confusion of the Plantars. Anne tells Sprig, Polly, and Hop Pop that they're getting ready for Christmas, which she describes as one of Earth's biggest holidays. Before Anne can tell them more, though, Mrs. Boonchuy gets a phone call from the committee for the local Christmas-Palooza Parade. Anne explains that her mom has always wanted a float for the family's restaurant, Thai Go, in the parade, and it turns out that this year, the parade finally has an opening for them. However, Mrs. Boonchuy declines the offer; when Anne asks her why, she explains that it would draw too much attention to them and they want to keep the Plantars safe, especially since King Andrias is still looking for them. Anne seemingly concedes this, but after she and the Plantars have gone to her room, she makes a call to the parade committee, telling them she's changing her mother's "no" to a "yes". She explains to the Plantars that since her parents have made so many sacrifices for her, she's going to secretly build their restaurant's parade float and get it into the parade as a gift to them.

Andrias testing out his new drone.

Meanwhile, in Amphibia, Bartley, Branson, and Blair report to King Andrias that his robot army is nearing completion. He notices that they're dressed as elves, which they explain is because it's late winter and therefore almost time for Christmas, which Marcy told them about. Andrias doesn't get it, but Triple B tell him it's fun and that they've even gotten him a present - a prototype for their new remote-controlled drone, which resembles a moth and comes with VR goggles that allow the wearer to see what it sees. Andrias decides to send the Drone Soldier to Earth and use it to destroy Anne, seeing how the Cloak-Bot failed to do so. First, though, he tests out the drone by firing its missiles at Triple B.

Back on Earth, Anne and the Plantars start going around town to gather everything they need for the float. Anne first needs some tech expertise, so per Polly's suggestion, they recruit the help of the I.T. Gals, Ally and Jess, to provide robots. While at Ally and Jess' residence, the Plantars, still confused about what Christmas is, ask the girls to explain it to them. When the IT Gals mention that on Christmas, one has to get a gift for someone they care about, Sprig finds himself pressured to get the perfect gift for Anne. The group's next stop is the Museum of Natural History to get decorations for the float. There, Dr. Jan allows Anne to borrow and use some of the mannequins and winter flowers from the museum's dioramas. While Anne starts gathering everything she needs, Hop Pop asks Dr. Jan to explain the origins of Christmas to him and his grandkids; the Plantars are soon overwhelmed by Jan's history lesson, with Hop Pop remarking that Christmas sounds a lot like Amphibia's own Swamp Hollow's Eve ("but without the ritual sacrifices"). Shortly after, as Anne is biking through town with a wagon full of borrowed mannequins, she and the Plantars don't notice the Drone Soldier appearing in the sky above.

Anne shows her parents the completed float.

As the days pass, Anne and the Plantars, with the help of the IT Gals and the Thai community, work on assembling the float, all the while Sprig secretly tries to find or make a good present for Anne, and Mr. Boonchuy keeps attempting to take a photo for the family's Christmas card, which never come out right. The float is finished on Christmas Eve and Anne reveals it to her parents, even showing that no one will suspect they have anthropomorphic frogs on the float since Hop Pop is dressed as Santa Claus. Anne's parents are pleased that their daughter went to all this work and decide to join the parade.

Anne and the gang after destroying Andrias' drone.

That evening, during the parade, Mrs. Boonchuy admits to her daughter that she and her husband have always had a hard time feeling like they fit in ever since they moved to Los Angeles, and making it into the parade really gives her the feeling they've finally succeeded. Anne admits that she knows what it's like feeling out of place after having spent months in Wartwood. Meanwhile, Andrias, who has been frustratingly trying to find Anne with the Drone Soldier, finally finds her drawing attention to herself on the float, and he uses the drone to inject nanites into a giant robotic Santa float in front of them. Andrias greets Anne through the now-evil giant Santa robot, letting her and the Plantars know that he's found them, and he has the robot chase their float through the streets of Los Angeles. Anne and the Plantars throw everything they have at the Santa bot, but nothing seems to do anything to it, except for the giant cookie prop. Right when Andrias has them cornered, Anne attaches the float's Christmas tree to a firecracker, and they blast it at the Santa bot, impaling it and the drone. Furious about this, Andrias angrily blames and destroys the drone's controller, as Darcy (Marcy's possessed form) mocks his failure from nearby. Nevertheless, Andrias vows that no one on Earth, including Anne, will stand in the way of his new army.

The Boonchuys and the Plantars return home, laughing off the events they just witnessed. Anne apologizes to her mother for the fact that her gift led to them almost getting killed, but Mrs. Boonchuy forgives her, saying her heart was in the right place. The Plantars finally learn from Anne and her mother that Christmas is about spending time with those you love, during which Mr. Boonchuy reveals that he finally managed to take a good photo of them. Sprig, now knowing that Christmas isn't about the gifts, admits to Anne that he was worried she wouldn't like his present for her - a small wooden figure of her he made because she is his hero. Fortunately, Anne loves the gift and thanks him, and they all heads inside for some cookies. Later that evening, Anne is sitting at the kitchen table writing a letter, saying to the recipient that their daughter is alive and that she intends to get her back. It is then revealed that she is writing these letters to Sasha's parents and Marcy's family.

Songs

Trivia

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  • During the parade, there is a billboard that says "Wallmark Channel presents A Hunky Lumberjack for Christmas"; this is obviously a spoof of the Hallmark Channel and its annual large amount of romance-themed Christmas movies.

Cast

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Voice actor Character
Brenda Song Anne Boonchuy
Justin Felbinger Sprig Plantar
Bill Farmer Hop Pop Plantar
Amanda Leighton Polly Plantar
Keith David King Andrias
Haley Tju Darcy
On Braly Mrs. Boonchuy
Brian Sounalath Mr. Boonchuy
Melissa Villaseñor Ally
Dana Davis Jess
Anika Noni Rose Dr. Jan
Rebecca Sugar (uncredited) Busker
Sam Riegel Bartley
Branson
Blair
Butterfly Drone Soldier Prototype
Scared museum observer
Cree Summer Rambunctious museum kid
James Patrick Stuart Sad clown painter
Bearded man
Laila Berzins Timmy
Brian Maillard Holiday parade announcer
Timmy's dad
Radio speaker

Gallery

External links

The Walt Disney Company
Animated shorts
Empty SocksMickey's OrphansSanta's WorkshopMickey's Good DeedThe Night Before ChristmasBroken ToysToy TinkersPluto's Christmas TreeThe Small OneMickey's Christmas Carol • "Jingle Bells, Something Smells" • "The Nutcracker" • "Mickey's Mixed Nuts" • "Mickey's Christmas Chaos" • Operation: Secret Santa • "Oh, Christmas Tree!" • "The Lights Before Christmas" • "Tinsle Tussle"
Movies
Animated Christmas JollitiesThe Nightmare Before ChristmasBeauty and the Beast: The Enchanted ChristmasMickey's Once Upon a ChristmasWinnie the Pooh: Seasons of GivingMickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of MouseRecess Christmas: Miracle on Third StreetA Very Merry Pooh YearMickey's Twice Upon a Christmas . Disney Princess: A Christmas of EnchantmentMy Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Sleuth Christmas MovieA Christmas CarolMarvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight!
Live-action Babes in ToylandOne Magic ChristmasThe Christmas StarErnest Saves ChristmasA Mom For ChristmasIn the Nick of TimeThe Muppet Christmas CarolThe RefThe Santa ClauseThe Preacher's WifeThe Christmas TreeI'll Be Home For ChristmasSanta Who?The Ultimate Christmas Present 'Twas the NightThe Santa Clause 2Eloise at ChristmastimeThe Santa Clause 3: The Escape ClauseSanta BuddiesThe Search for Santa PawsGood Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!Santa Paws 2: The Santa PupsThe Nutcracker and the Four RealmsNoelleGodmotheredMarley
Television specials and episodes
Animated
Television specials "A Present for Donald" • "From All of Us to All of You" • A Disney Christmas GiftA Disney Channel ChristmasWinnie the Pooh and Christmas TooA Goof Troop ChristmasPhineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!Prep & LandingMickey's Christmas SpecialPrep & Landing: Naughty vs. NiceToy Story That Time ForgotDuck the HallsOlaf's Frozen Adventure
Television episodes Disney Television Animation "Jolly Molly Christmas" • "It's a Wonderful Leaf" • "Miracle at the 34th Precinct" • "Doug's Secret Christmas" • "A Christmas Cruella" • "Yes, Mikey, Santa Does Shave" • "Don't Be Elfish" • "A Kosher Christmas" • "A Dog for All Seasons" • "The Worst Holiday Ever" • "Holiday Time" • "Seven Days of Kwanzaa" • "Cheery Theerlap, Lloyd" • "The Blight Before Christmas" • "Pete's Christmas Caper" • "Clarabelle's Christmas List" • "Happy Holidays, Mr. Gruff!" • "A Very Possible Christmas" • "Topper" • "On Whiskers, On Lola, On Cheryl and Meryl" • "Hairy Christmas" • "A Giftmas Story" • "Season's Beatings" • "Dick Daring's All-Star Holiday Stunt Spectacular 5" • "Stitch and Santa" • "A Phineas and Ferb Family Christmas" • "A Cousin Kyle Christmas" • "Merry Fishmas, Milo" • "The Gift" • "Gingersnaps and Grumpy Snaps" / "Jollybells" • "Future-Worm and the 54 Days of Snordfest" • "Stump Day" / "Holiday Spellcial" • "A Christmas Peril" • "Tree Lighting" • "A Merry Mocap Musical" • "Last Christmas!" • "The Present" • "Green Christmas" • "How Santa Stole Christmas!" • "Froggy Little Christmas" • "Saving Christmas"
Playhouse Disney / Disney Junior "The Wishing Tree" • "Little Dog Lost" • "A Circus Town Christmas" • "Twinkle's Wish" • "The Christmas Wish " • "A Very Handy Holiday" • "The Wind-Up Toy Prince" • "Mickey Saves Santa" • "The Night Before Zipsmas / A Gift For Zooter" • "Flicker Saves Christmas" • "The Ayalas' Christmas Extravaganza" • "The Living Holiday Lights" • "It's a Winter Never Land!" • "A Very McStuffins Christmas" • "Holiday in Enchancia" • "Captain Scrooge" • "Winter's Gift" • "Toby's Christmas Critter / A Very Tricky Christmas" • " Navidad" • "The Mystic Isles: A Very Mystic Wassailia" • "Timon and Pumbaa's Christmas" • "Happy Hot Diggity Dog Holiday!" • "Happy Holiday Helpers" • "A Very Pug Christmas" • "The Latke Kerfuffle" • "A Very Muppet Babies Christmas" • "Summer's Super Fabulous Holiday Surprise" • "A Santa for Bob" • The Doc McStuffins Christmas Special • "Nanpire and Grandpop the Greats" • "Snow Place Like Home" • "Nancy and the Nice List" • "A Gargoyle Carol" • "The Lights Before Christmas" • "Elves for a Day" • "Festival of Lights" • "Tinsle Tussle" • "Santa Baby" • "The Fright Before Christmas" • "Merry Chickmas" • "It's a Wonderful Elf-bot" / "A Merry Litter Christmas"
Touchstone / ABC Signature "How the Super Stole Christmas" • "A Very Special Clone High Snowflake Day Special"
Marvel Animation (post-2009) "Nightmare on Christmas" • "It's a Wonderful Smash" • "Jingle Bell Rock" • "The Moon Knight Before Christmas" • "A Very Spidey Christmas"
Live-action
Television specials The Walt Disney Christmas ShowChristmas at Pooh CornerA Magic Kingdom Yuletide SpecialThe Disney Christmas SpecialMickey's NutcrackerDisney's Christmas Fantasy on IceA Muppets Christmas: Letters to SantaGood Luck Jessie: NYC ChristmasJessie's Aloha Holidays with Parker & JoeyDisney Channel Fa-La-La-Lidays Celebrates a Radio Disney Family HolidayDisney Holiday Magic QuestChallenge Accepted! Disney Channel’s Epic Holiday ShowdownDisney Channel Holiday House Party
Television episodes Walt Disney Television "Christmas at the Circus" • "Christmas in Wonderland" • "Refrigerator Day" • "A Roman Holiday" • "Fountain" • "Happy Holidays" • "Heck of a Hanukkah" • "Xtreme Xmas" • "Escape Claus" • "Christmas at the Tipton" • "Christmas Break" • "Killing Me Softly With His Height" • "Present Problem" • "Happy Ha-Ha Holidays" • "A So Random! Holiday Special" • "A London Carol" • "Bro Ho Ho" • "So Random! Episode 18" • "Pair of Santas" • "sANTa's Little Helpers" • "Christmas Story" • "Jingle It Up" • "A Little Elf Esteem" • "A Duncan Christmas" • "Bark! The Herald Angels Sing" • "Merry Merry It Up" • "Oh, Christmas Nuts!" • "Big Dreams & Big Apples" • "Nanny in Miami" • "Fa La La La-A-Rooney" • "Mix-Ups & Mistletoes" • "Twas the Mission Before Christmas" • "silANT night" • "Twas the Fight Before Christmas" • "Girl Meets Home for the Holidays" • "Stan Steals Christmas" • "Merry Miss Sis" • "Secret Santa" • "Twas the Fight Before Christmas" • "The Girls of Christmas Past" • "Santas & Surprises" • "Joy-to-a-Rooney" • "Single All the Way" • "Cali Christmas-A-Rooney" • "Girl Meets a Christmas Maya" • "How the Griff Stole Christmas" • "Holly Holly Not So Jolly" • "The Christmas Curse" • "Agh, Humbug" • "Stuck at Christmas" • "A Killer Robot Christmas" • "Would You Wrather Get a Moose Angry?" • "Holiday Video Sketchtacular " • "Bah Humbugged " • "Merry Christmas Mr. Gooch " • "It's Christmas, Gabby Duran " • "Would You Wrather Lose Your Presents? " • "Summer Winter Wonderland " • "How the Syd Stole Christmas"
Touchstone / ABC Signature "It's a Marginal Life" • "Yule Better Watch Out" • "I'm Scheming of a White Christmas" • "Santa's Little Helper" • "'Twas the Blight Before Christmas" • "Some Like It Hot Rod" • "'Twas the Night Before Chaos" • "'Twas the Flight Before Christmas" • "Easy Street" • "Bright Christmas" • "A Very Topanga Christmas" • "Home for the Holidays" • "An According to Jiminy Christmas" • "Spirit" • "One Office Party Too Many" • "The Christmas Party" • "Secret Santa" • "Silent Night, Opening Night" • "Stalking Santa" • "Aru-Bah Humbug" • "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" • "The Gift of Maggie" • "Christmas Time" • "Light the Lights" • "The Miracle Song" • "Fake Plastic Snow" • "The Nutcracker" • "Two for the Money" • "Holidaze" • "Boom Crunch" • "Cold Turkey"
Albums
A Family ChristmasDisney's Merry Christmas CarolsMickey's Christmas Around the WorldAriel's Christmas Under the SeaA Pooh ChristmasThe Twelve Days of ChristmasDisney's Christmas CollectionDisney's Christmas Collection IIDisney's Family Christmas CollectionDisney's Snowy Christmas . Disney Santa Sing-AlongDisney's Princess Christmas AlbumDisney's Merry Little ChristmasA Green and Red ChristmasDisney's Holiday Celebration 2007Disney Channel HolidayDisney Holiday Magic 2009Disney Winter Wonderland 2010Phineas and Ferb Holiday FavoritesMickey's Magical Holiday 2011Disney Channel Holiday PlaylistHolidays Unwrapped . A Very Merry Disney Christmas . Disney Junior Holiday Hits . ICON: Disney Holiday . Disney Junior Holiday Hits 2 . Disney Christmas Magic
Other
Disney Parks Christmas Day ParadeThe Magic of Christmas at DisneylandThe Magic of Christmas at Walt Disney WorldDis the Season25 Days of Christmas
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