"Green Christmas" is a special half-hour musical Christmas episode of the Disney Channel animated series Big City Greens, airing as the fourth episode of the show's second season (though it is the season's third episode in production order). It was confirmed at the 2019 D23Expo on August 24, 2019, and contains seven new original songs. It premiered in Southeast Asia on December 6, 2019, before making its US premiere the very next day.
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On Christmas Eve, Tilly warns Cricket that he may not be on Santa’s Nice List, so Cricket sets out to do as many good deeds as possible before the end of the day. Meanwhile, Gramma and Nancy try to come up with a last-minute gift for Bill.
- "The Best Part of Christmas"
- "Good Deeds Are Good Indeed"
- "If I Can't Have Christmas"
- "Christmas is Busted"
- "No Christmas At All"
- "The Best Part of Christmas (Reprise)"
|Chris Houghton|| Cricket Green|
|Marieve Herington|| Tilly Green|
|Bob Joles||Bill Green|
|Artemis Pebdani||Alice Green|
|Wendi McLendon-Covey||Nancy Green|
|Zeno Robinson|| Remy Remington|
|Christopher Lloyd||Santa Claus|
- From this article from D23:
- Get ready for a Big City Greens holiday special complete with seven original songs.
It’s almost a rite of passage for a hit show to debut its own Christmas special, and now, Big City Greens will have its very own “Green Christmas,” which is fittingly the title of the episode as well. As big musical theater fans—both creators Chris & Shane Houghton did musical theater all throughout high school—the brothers and Big City Greens composer Joachim Horsley made sure the seven original songs were crafted just right.
|“||Normally, the score for Big City Greens is digitally created, but for this, we got to go to Capitol Records and Chris and I got to sit in with a full, live orchestra playing the score. It was a truly magical and mind-blowing experience. We’re so proud of how the holiday special turned out.||”|
— Co-Creator Shane Houghton
- From this article from Animation Magazine:
The holiday special sounds like a blast. Can you give us the scoop?
|“|| The holiday special airs in early December, so there will be plenty of time to see it before the holidays. It’s a big musical half-hour! It’s actually one minute longer than a normal half-hour. There are seven songs featured in the special and everybody in the cast sings, and it’s really funny and big. It even has stop stop-motion in it.
We wanted to pay homage to some of the other Christmas specials that we have loved. There is a nod to A Charlie Brown Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, the Rankin/Bass claymation special… so we also decided to throw in a little bit of stop-motion animation. It’s less than 15 seconds long and it’s done by Max Winston.
— Shane Houghton