Joseph "Joe" Swanson is a major character from the FOX animated sitcom, Family Guy. He is a badass police officer, whose limitless strength and willpower is bound only by his wheelchair. His being a paraplegic is on account of losing a fight with The Grinch one Christmas, as seen in the non-Christmas episode "A Hero Sits Next Door" (although this would later be retconned in "Joe's Revenge").
Appearances in Christmas specials
- "A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas"
- "Road to the North Pole"
- "Jesus, Mary and Joseph!"
- "The 2000-Year-Old Virgin"
- "How the Griffin Stole Christmas"
- "Don't Be a Dickens At Christmas"
- "Christmas is Coming" (Non-Speaking Cameo)