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|writer=Jon Colton Barry {{S|(story, storyboards)}}<br />Scott Peterson {{S|(story)}}<br />Piero Piluso {{S|(storyboards)}}
 
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|release=December 6, 2009
 
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{{Quote|Mom! Phineas and Ferb are making a Christmas special!|Candace at the end of the title sequence}}
'''''Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!''''' is a special extended [[Christmas]] episode of the [[The Walt Disney Company|Disney]] [[wikipedia:Disney Channel|Channel]] animated series ''[[w:c:phineasandferb:Phineas and Ferb|Phineas and Ferb]]'', originally aired on December 6, 2009, on [[wikipedia:Disney XD|Disney XD]]. It subsequently aired on the Disney Channel on December 11, 2009, and on [[wikipedia:ABC Family|ABC Family]] on December 18, 2009, as part of the [[ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas|25 Days of Christmas]] (marking the first appearance of the show on that network), as well as on many [[Wikipedia:American Broadcasting Company|ABC]] affiliates (in a condensed half-hour form, though). Series co-creators [[wikipedia:Dan Povenmire|Dan Povenmire]] and [[wikipedia:Jeff "Swampy" Marsh|Jeff "Swampy" Marsh]], along with the special's director [[wikipedia:Zac Moncrief|Zac Moncrief]], have announced their hopes that the special will become a holiday classic.
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'''''Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!''''' is a special extended [[Christmas]] episode of the [[The Walt Disney Company|Disney]] [[wikipedia:Disney Channel|Channel]] animated series ''[[w:c:phineasandferb:Phineas and Ferb|Phineas and Ferb]]'', originally aired on December 6, 2009, on [[wikipedia:Disney XD|Disney XD]]. It subsequently aired on the Disney Channel on December 11, 2009, and on [[wikipedia:ABC Family|ABC Family]] on December 18, 2009, as part of the [[ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas|25 Days of Christmas]] (marking the first appearance of the show on that network), as well as on many [[Wikipedia:American Broadcasting Company|ABC]] affiliates (in a condensed half-hour form, though). Series co-creators [[wikipedia:Dan Povenmire|Dan Povenmire]] and [[wikipedia:Jeff "Swampy" Marsh|Jeff "Swampy" Marsh]], along with the special's director [[wikipedia:Zac Moncrief|Zac Moncrief]], announced their hopes that the special will become a holiday classic.
   
 
The special's premiere broadcast on Disney XD was preceded by an "all weekend-long" marathon of the show, and the Disney Channel broadcast was preceded by a six-hour marathon of the show. The premiere of the special on Disney XD drew 2.62 million viewers<ref>[http://tvbythenumbers.com/2009/12/08/the-debut-of-phineas-and-ferb-christmas-vacation-is-disney-xds-1-telecast-ever-across-all-demos/35590 The Debut of "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation" is Disney XD's #1 Telecast Ever Across All Demos]</ref>, making it the channel's most watched telecast ever. Its Disney Channel premiere made it the most watched episode of the series to date, drawing 5.2 million viewers.
 
The special's premiere broadcast on Disney XD was preceded by an "all weekend-long" marathon of the show, and the Disney Channel broadcast was preceded by a six-hour marathon of the show. The premiere of the special on Disney XD drew 2.62 million viewers<ref>[http://tvbythenumbers.com/2009/12/08/the-debut-of-phineas-and-ferb-christmas-vacation-is-disney-xds-1-telecast-ever-across-all-demos/35590 The Debut of "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation" is Disney XD's #1 Telecast Ever Across All Demos]</ref>, making it the channel's most watched telecast ever. Its Disney Channel premiere made it the most watched episode of the series to date, drawing 5.2 million viewers.
   
 
== Synopsis ==
 
== Synopsis ==
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{{spoiler}}[[File:Phineas_wants_to_be_like_Santa.jpg|thumb|250px|Phineas talks about how he wants to be just like Santa.]]
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[[File:Dual toboggans sliding down the street.jpg|thumb|250px]]
 
[[File:Phineas_wants_to_be_like_Santa.jpg|thumb|250px|Phineas talks about how he wants to be just like Santa.]]
 
 
It is the morning of [[Christmas Eve]] in Danville, and while [[Phineas Flynn|Phineas]] and [[Ferb Fletcher|Ferb]] are off driving their "dual toboggan" beds, their sister [[Candace Flynn|Candace]] is trying to figure out what she should get her boyfriend [[Jeremy Johnson|Jeremy]] for Christmas. She calls up their mom, [[Linda Flynn|Linda]] (who is at the airport with [[Lawrence Fletcher|Lawrence]], to pick up Ferb's grandparents, whose flight from England has been delayed) for help, but has no success. Candace then dashes to her brothers' room, attempting to catch them in the act again, but is surprised to find they've already returned. She then takes a look at their to-do list and notices they have "writing a letter to [[Santa Claus#phineasandferb|Santa Claus]]" on there as well, which she scornfully laughs at. But she then realizes this could be the way to figure out what to get Jeremy - she'll have him write a letter to Santa, telling "in great detail" what he wants most, and then get a look at it so she can buy the right gift. (Phineas points out that she could also just ask Jeremy what he wanted "to avoid any unnecessary complications", but she laughs him off again.) Phineas admits that he and Ferb consider Santa one of their greatest heroes, for giving everything to everyone else, and never asking for anything in return, so he decides to turn Danville into a giant thank-you card.
 
It is the morning of [[Christmas Eve]] in Danville, and while [[Phineas Flynn|Phineas]] and [[Ferb Fletcher|Ferb]] are off driving their "dual toboggan" beds, their sister [[Candace Flynn|Candace]] is trying to figure out what she should get her boyfriend [[Jeremy Johnson|Jeremy]] for Christmas. She calls up their mom, [[Linda Flynn|Linda]] (who is at the airport with [[Lawrence Fletcher|Lawrence]], to pick up Ferb's grandparents, whose flight from England has been delayed) for help, but has no success. Candace then dashes to her brothers' room, attempting to catch them in the act again, but is surprised to find they've already returned. She then takes a look at their to-do list and notices they have "writing a letter to [[Santa Claus#phineasandferb|Santa Claus]]" on there as well, which she scornfully laughs at. But she then realizes this could be the way to figure out what to get Jeremy - she'll have him write a letter to Santa, telling "in great detail" what he wants most, and then get a look at it so she can buy the right gift. (Phineas points out that she could also just ask Jeremy what he wanted "to avoid any unnecessary complications", but she laughs him off again.) Phineas admits that he and Ferb consider Santa one of their greatest heroes, for giving everything to everyone else, and never asking for anything in return, so he decides to turn Danville into a giant thank-you card.
   
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Meanwhile, the boys' pet platypus, [[Perry the Platypus|Perry]], arrives at [[w:c:phineasandferb:The O.W.C.A.|the Agency]]'s Christmas party, where he is given ''A Sal Tuscany Christmas'' CD from his "Secret Santa", which [[Major Monogram]] believes is [[w:c:phineasandferb:Carl|Carl]], despite the intern denying it. Just then, Monogram receives an alert regarding Perry's nemesis, [[Dr. Doofenshmirtz]], and tells Perry that he'll have to stop him.
 
Meanwhile, the boys' pet platypus, [[Perry the Platypus|Perry]], arrives at [[w:c:phineasandferb:The O.W.C.A.|the Agency]]'s Christmas party, where he is given ''A Sal Tuscany Christmas'' CD from his "Secret Santa", which [[Major Monogram]] believes is [[w:c:phineasandferb:Carl|Carl]], despite the intern denying it. Just then, Monogram receives an alert regarding Perry's nemesis, [[Dr. Doofenshmirtz]], and tells Perry that he'll have to stop him.
   
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Phineas and Ferb's friends, [[Isabella Garcia-Shapiro|Isabella]], [[Buford Van Stomm|Buford]], and [[Baljeet Tjinder|Baljeet]] arrive just as the boys finish building a "Rest Stop for Santa" (which Buford thinks is a clubhouse) on top of their house. Phineas explains to the group that it is part of their plan to turn Danville into a giant thank-you card for Santa. They then round up the citizens of Danville to start decorating the city as Santa's thank-you card. Candace walks over to Jeremy's house, where she tries to get him to start writing his letter to Santa, but he's preoccupied with decorating first.
Phineas and Ferb's friends, [[Isabella Garcia-Shapiro|Isabella]], [[Buford Van Stomm|Buford]], and [[Baljeet Tjinder|Baljeet]] arrive just as the boys finish building a "Rest Stop for Santa" (which Buford thinks is a clubhouse) on top of their house. Phineas explains to the group that it is part of their plan to turn Danville into a giant thank-you card for Santa. They then round up the citizens of Danville to start decorating the city. Candace walks over to Jeremy's house, where she tries to get him to start writing his letter to Santa, but he's preoccupied with decorating first.
 
   
 
[[File:What's_wrong_with_me.jpg|thumb|250px|Doofenshmirtz sings "[[I Really Don't Hate Christmas]]" to Perry.]]
 
[[File:What's_wrong_with_me.jpg|thumb|250px|Doofenshmirtz sings "[[I Really Don't Hate Christmas]]" to Perry.]]
Meanwhile, Perry arrives at Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc., and Dr. Doofenshmirtz promptly traps him by stringing Christmas lights around him (and placing a bird on his bill as a way of mocking him). Doofenshmirtz then shows him his newest device, the Naughtyinator, sent to him by his Uncle Justin from Borneo. The doctor intends to use it to generate a cloud of naughtiness over the city and trick Santa into believing that Danville is naughty. His problem, though, is that he doesn't really hate Christmas and doesn't have a good enough reason to; he admits there that all he really wants for Christmas is the ability to hate the holiday. Just then, he gets a visit from a group of carolers singing "[[We Wish You a Merry Christmas]]". Doofenshmirtz grows so annoyed with their demand for "figgy pudding" in their song that he fires up the Naughtyinator, thus causing the North Pole's satellites to pick up that Danville is naughty.
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Meanwhile, Perry arrives at Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc., and Dr. Doofenshmirtz promptly traps him by stringing Christmas lights around him (and placing a bird on his bill to mock him). Doofenshmirtz then shows him his newest device, the Naughtyinator, sent to him by his Uncle Justin from Borneo. The doctor intends to use it to generate a cloud of naughtiness over the city and trick Santa into believing that Danville is naughty. His problem, though, is that he doesn't really hate Christmas and doesn't have a good enough reason to; he admits there that all he really wants for Christmas is the ability to hate the holiday. Just then, he gets a visit from a group of carolers singing "[[We Wish You a Merry Christmas]]". Doofenshmirtz grows so annoyed with their demand for "figgy pudding" in their song that he fires up the Naughtyinator, thus causing the North Pole's satellites to pick up that Danville is naughty.
   
 
At the Flynn-Fletcher residence, Phineas, Ferb, and Candace see a long line of mail trucks come driving up the snowy drive, and then a mailman comes out. He apologizes to Phineas and Ferb, saying that everyone's letter to Santa was returned after being branded naughty, and then picks up Jeremy's letter when he brings it over. Phineas asks Candace how Danville could possibly be naughty, and Candace shames him into believing it's his own fault for always getting everyone involved in his and Ferb's "hare-brained schemes".
 
At the Flynn-Fletcher residence, Phineas, Ferb, and Candace see a long line of mail trucks come driving up the snowy drive, and then a mailman comes out. He apologizes to Phineas and Ferb, saying that everyone's letter to Santa was returned after being branded naughty, and then picks up Jeremy's letter when he brings it over. Phineas asks Candace how Danville could possibly be naughty, and Candace shames him into believing it's his own fault for always getting everyone involved in his and Ferb's "hare-brained schemes".
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Getting into the elves' sleigh, Phineas goes over everyone's stations: Candace will keep track of who gets what presents; Blay'n and Clewn't will make the toys; Isabella and Buford (who still thinks the rest stop for Santa is a clubhouse) will wrap the presents; and Baljeet will feed the presents into the gift shooter, manned by Ferb. The beginning of the trip takes a turn for the worse then the foggy clouds that were created by the Naughtyinator block Phineas's vision. Buford goes back down and tells everyone to turn on their Christmas lights, clearing up the sky. This gives him his one big act of selfless kindness and thus places him on the nice list, allowing him to receive his Christmas desire - to be thought of as nice by his friends. A montage takes place, showing the kids doing their various jobs in the sleigh and dropping off the presents. During this, Jeremy's name appears on the computer, and to Candace's delight, she finds that the gift he wants is something she's already gotten for him. The last gift, to be delivered to [[w:c:phineasandferb:Wendy Stinglehopper|Wendy Stinglehopper]] (a really big hat), gets stuck in Ferb's cannon, so Baljeet goes to free the present and gets caught on it, falling down Wendy's chimney safely because of the parachute. Wendy is so delighted about receiving her hat that she gives Baljeet the mistletoe kiss that he wanted.
 
Getting into the elves' sleigh, Phineas goes over everyone's stations: Candace will keep track of who gets what presents; Blay'n and Clewn't will make the toys; Isabella and Buford (who still thinks the rest stop for Santa is a clubhouse) will wrap the presents; and Baljeet will feed the presents into the gift shooter, manned by Ferb. The beginning of the trip takes a turn for the worse then the foggy clouds that were created by the Naughtyinator block Phineas's vision. Buford goes back down and tells everyone to turn on their Christmas lights, clearing up the sky. This gives him his one big act of selfless kindness and thus places him on the nice list, allowing him to receive his Christmas desire - to be thought of as nice by his friends. A montage takes place, showing the kids doing their various jobs in the sleigh and dropping off the presents. During this, Jeremy's name appears on the computer, and to Candace's delight, she finds that the gift he wants is something she's already gotten for him. The last gift, to be delivered to [[w:c:phineasandferb:Wendy Stinglehopper|Wendy Stinglehopper]] (a really big hat), gets stuck in Ferb's cannon, so Baljeet goes to free the present and gets caught on it, falling down Wendy's chimney safely because of the parachute. Wendy is so delighted about receiving her hat that she gives Baljeet the mistletoe kiss that he wanted.
   
Back at D.E.I., Perry, having by now escaped from the trap, traps Doofenshmirtz in the same way, complete with putting the partridge on his nose. As Perry jumps out the window, Doofenshmirtz mutters to himself that he hates Christmas, then cheers because he has gotten his Christmas wish: to be able to hate Christmas. After getting out of the trap himself, he smashes Perry's Sal Tuscany CD on the floor. He then tries to call his Uncle Justin to thank him for the Naughtyinator plans, but looks at the package closely and realizes the package actually says "Barneo", which the phone operator tells him is in the North Pole. Looking closely at the smashed CD on the floor, the doctor sees that the letters of "A Sal Tuscany" can be rearranged to spell "Santa Claus" ("with an embarrassing left over Y in the mix"), and that the cover image of Sal Tuscany is really Santa Claus, poorly disguising his face with a false black mustache over his white one.
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Back at D.E.I., Perry, having by now escaped from the trap, traps Doofenshmirtz in the same way, complete with putting the partridge on his nose. As Perry jumps out the window, Doofenshmirtz mutters to himself that he hates Christmas, then cheers because he has gotten his Christmas wish: to be able to hate Christmas. After getting out of the trap himself, he smashes Perry's Sal Tuscany CD on the floor. He then tries to call his Uncle Justin to thank him for the Naughtyinator plans, but looks at the package closely and realizes the package actually says "Barneo", which the phone operator tells him is in the North Pole. Looking closely at the smashed CD on the floor, the doctor sees that the letters of "A Sal Tuscany" can be rearranged to spell "Santa Claus" ("with an embarrassing left over Y"), and that the cover image of Sal Tuscany is really Santa Claus, poorly disguising his face with a false black mustache over his white one.
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[[File:Santa_reads_Phineas_letter.png|thumb|250px|Santa reads the letter he received from Phineas.]]
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Upon arriving back at the Flynn-Fletcher residence, the kids go up on the roof to see Santa Claus coming out of the rest stop that Phineas and Ferb made for him. Santa thanks Phineas for doing "the Danville run" for him and reads Phineas's Christmas wish - to be just like Santa for one day. Candace then runs into Jeremy, who gives her her present - a pair of earrings she wanted, which she had originally planned to make her good necklace into a similar pair. When Candace asks how he afforded it, Jeremy admits he sold his guitar. Candace then hands Jeremy the present she got for him: the silver guitar that he had wanted. It turns out that Candace sold her good necklace to get the guitar. After Santa leaves, taking the rest stop with him to use as a clubhouse ("I ''knew'' it was a clubhouse!" Buford remarks), Ferb tells the gang that he also got what he wanted - a harmonica. Afterwards, Linda and Lawrence arrive home with [[w:c:phineasandferb:Winifred Fletcher|Grandma]] and [[w:c:phineasandferb:Reginald Fletcher|Grandpa Fletcher]], and they all head back inside for the night. We are then treated to a montage of everyone opening their Christmas presents over the end credits.
   
[[File:Santa_reads_Phineas_letter.jpg|thumb|250px|Santa reads the letter he received from Phineas.]]
 
Upon arriving back at the Flynn-Fletcher residence, the kids go up on the roof to see Santa Claus coming out of the rest stop that Phineas and Ferb made for him. Santa thanks Phineas for doing "the Danville run" for him and reads Phineas's Christmas wish - to be just like Santa for one day. Candace then runs into Jeremy, who gives her her present - a pair of earrings she wanted, which she had originally planned to make her good necklace into a similar pair. When Candace asks how he afforded it, Jeremy admits he sold his guitar. Candace then hands Jeremy the present she got for him: the silver guitar that he had wanted. It turns out that Candace sold her good necklace to get the guitar. After Santa leaves, taking the rest stop with him to use as a clubhouse ("I ''knew'' it was a clubhouse!" pipes Buford), Ferb tells the gang that he also got what he wanted - a harmonica. Afterwards, Linda and Lawrence arrive home with [[w:c:phineasandferb:Winifred Fletcher|Grandma]] and [[w:c:phineasandferb:Reginald Fletcher|Grandpa Fletcher]], and they all head back inside for the night. We are then treated to a montage of everyone opening their Christmas presents over the end credits.
 
 
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A total of seven songs were written for the special, making the most songs featured in a ''Phineas and Ferb'' episode at the time, half sung by the characters and the other half sung offscreen during montages. Among them are:
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A total of eight songs were written for the special; along with the use of an existing song, this adds up to the most songs featured in a ''Phineas and Ferb'' episode at the time, half of which were sung by the characters and the other half sung offscreen during montages. Among them are:
   
 
* "[[Winter Vacation]]" - performed by {{w|Bowling For Soup}}
 
* "[[Winter Vacation]]" - performed by {{w|Bowling For Soup}}
 
* "[[I Really Don't Hate Christmas]]" - sung by Dr. Doofenshmirtz
 
* "[[I Really Don't Hate Christmas]]" - sung by Dr. Doofenshmirtz
 
* "[[That Christmas Feeling]]" - performed by {{w|Olivia Olson}}
 
* "[[That Christmas Feeling]]" - performed by {{w|Olivia Olson}}
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* "[[We Wish You a Merry Christmas]]" - sung by the carolers and later covered by Sal Tuscany
 
* "[[Where Did We Go Wrong]]" - sung by Phineas, Baljeet, and Isabella
 
* "[[Where Did We Go Wrong]]" - sung by Phineas, Baljeet, and Isabella
 
* "[[Danville for Niceness]]" - sung by the cast
 
* "[[Danville for Niceness]]" - sung by the cast
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* "Christmas Cannot Be Destroyed Not Even by a Naughty-Inator" - sung by Sal Tuscany
 
* "[[Christmas is Starting Now]]" - performed by {{w|Big Bad Voodoo Daddy}}
 
* "[[Christmas is Starting Now]]" - performed by {{w|Big Bad Voodoo Daddy}}
 
* "[[Thank You Santa]]" - performed by {{w|Mitchel Musso}}
 
* "[[Thank You Santa]]" - performed by {{w|Mitchel Musso}}
   
One more song, "[[What Does He Want?]]", was written for Candace to sing about her dilemma of what to get for Jeremy, but was cut for time. It was reinstated in the Disney Channel and Disney XD's broadcasts of the special in 2010 and 2011.
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One more song, "[[What Does He Want?]]", was written for Candace to sing about her dilemma of what to get for Jeremy, but was cut for time. It was reinstated in the Disney Channel and Disney XD's broadcasts of the special in 2010 and 2011, but is strangely not included on the DVD release.
   
 
As part of the special's publicity, the songs were played on [[wikipedia:Radio Disney|Radio Disney]] in the holiday season of 2009, and clips of the songs appeared as music videos on the Disney Channel and Disney XD. The songs were made available to download on [[wikipedia:iTunes|iTunes]] and [[wikipedia:Amazon.com|Amazon.com]] the day after the special premiered. They, along with the cut song, are also included on the album ''[[Phineas and Ferb Holiday Favorites]]''.
 
As part of the special's publicity, the songs were played on [[wikipedia:Radio Disney|Radio Disney]] in the holiday season of 2009, and clips of the songs appeared as music videos on the Disney Channel and Disney XD. The songs were made available to download on [[wikipedia:iTunes|iTunes]] and [[wikipedia:Amazon.com|Amazon.com]] the day after the special premiered. They, along with the cut song, are also included on the album ''[[Phineas and Ferb Holiday Favorites]]''.
   
 
== Promotion and availability ==
 
== Promotion and availability ==
 
 
[[File:A_Very_Perry_Christmas_DVD_Cover.jpg|thumb|250px|The cover to the DVD release.]]
 
[[File:A_Very_Perry_Christmas_DVD_Cover.jpg|thumb|250px|The cover to the DVD release.]]
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{{Quote|It's a really sweet, warm special that we're really proud to have our name on.|[[Wikipedia:Dan Povenmire|Dan Povenmire]] promoting the special's premiere<ref>[http://www.ocregister.com/entertainment/povenmire-218216-marsh-says.html "'Phineas and Ferb' rules kids' TV]</ref>}}
 
The special was promoted through a multi-platform campaign, which saw the seven musical numbers from the special broadcast on Radio Disney starting November 17, 2009, and Phineas and Ferb appearing in the [[Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade]], broadcast by ABC on Christmas Day. Following its premiere on Disney XD, the special became available on video on demand systems, mobile platforms, the Xbox Live Marketplace, and the iTunes Store (where the songs are also available for download).
 
The special was promoted through a multi-platform campaign, which saw the seven musical numbers from the special broadcast on Radio Disney starting November 17, 2009, and Phineas and Ferb appearing in the [[Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade]], broadcast by ABC on Christmas Day. Following its premiere on Disney XD, the special became available on video on demand systems, mobile platforms, the Xbox Live Marketplace, and the iTunes Store (where the songs are also available for download).
   
A DVD of the special, titled ''Phineas and Ferb: A Very Perry Christmas'', was released on October 5, 2010. It featured the special along with four regular episodes of the series, all centered on Perry - "[[w:c:phineasandferb:Interview with a Platypus|Interview with a Platypus]]", "[[w:c:phineasandferb:Oh, There You Are, Perry|Oh, There You Are, Perry]]", "[[w:c:phineasandferb:Chez Platypus|Chez Platypus]]", and "[[w:c:phineasandferb:Perry Lays an Egg|Perry Lays an Egg]]", plus a bonus episode, "[[w:c:phineasandferb:The Doof Side of the Moon|The Doof Side of the Moon]]", which had not yet aired in the United States at the time (it was broadcast on the Disney Channel three days after the DVD's release). The DVD's bonus features also included a segment where Santa reads the characters' letters to him, a featurette on the making of the songs, and a virtual fireplace (akin to [[the WPIX Yule Log]]). The DVD was also packaged with a free Perry iron-on. In addition, copies of the DVD sold at [[wikipedia:Toys "R" Us|Toys "R" Us]] came with an exclusive bonus disc featuring the episode "[[w:c:phineasandferb:The Chronicles of Meap|The Chronicles of Meap]]" with special audio commentaries.
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A DVD of the special, titled ''Phineas and Ferb: A Very Perry Christmas'', was released on October 5, 2010. It featured the special (in its original, slightly shorter form) along with four regular episodes of the series, all centered on Perry - "[[w:c:phineasandferb:Interview with a Platypus|Interview with a Platypus]]", "[[w:c:phineasandferb:Oh, There You Are, Perry|Oh, There You Are, Perry]]", "[[w:c:phineasandferb:Chez Platypus|Chez Platypus]]", and "[[w:c:phineasandferb:Perry Lays an Egg|Perry Lays an Egg]]", plus a bonus episode, "[[w:c:phineasandferb:The Doof Side of the Moon|The Doof Side of the Moon]]", which had not yet aired in the United States at the time (it was broadcast on the Disney Channel three days after the DVD's release). The DVD's bonus features also included a segment where Santa reads the characters' letters to him, a featurette on the making of the songs, and a virtual fireplace (akin to [[the WPIX Yule Log]]). The DVD was also packaged with a free Perry iron-on. In addition, copies of the DVD sold at [[wikipedia:Toys "R" Us|Toys "R" Us]] came with an exclusive bonus disc featuring the episode "[[w:c:phineasandferb:The Chronicles of Meap|The Chronicles of Meap]]" with special audio commentaries.
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
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* When Linda is at the airport, one of the flights on the board behind her is flight number 007, referencing [[wikipedia:James Bond|James Bond]].
 
* When Linda is at the airport, one of the flights on the board behind her is flight number 007, referencing [[wikipedia:James Bond|James Bond]].
 
* When Phineas shows the pictures of Santa to Candace, one is similar to a famous photo of {{W|Bigfoot}}. Another one is similar to a famous picture of the Loch Ness Monster, and the third is based on the Shroud of Turin.
 
* When Phineas shows the pictures of Santa to Candace, one is similar to a famous photo of {{W|Bigfoot}}. Another one is similar to a famous picture of the Loch Ness Monster, and the third is based on the Shroud of Turin.
 
* Doofenshmirtz's gift for Perry (a vase) calls back to a joke in the episode "[[w:c:phineasandferb:Gaming the System|Gaming the System]]", in which Major Monogram told this to Perry: "I've been monitoring Doofenshmirtz's internet activity. First, we know what you're getting for Christmas. Don't ask. Our lips are sealed. ...It's a vase." Additionally, Doofenshmirtz's family photo shows him wearing a dress, in reference to his flashback in that episode.
 
* Doofenshmirtz's gift for Perry (a vase) calls back to a joke in the episode "[[w:c:phineasandferb:Gaming the System|Gaming the System]]", in which Major Monogram told this to Perry: "I've been monitoring Doofenshmirtz's internet activity. First, we know what you're getting for Christmas. Don't ask. Our lips are sealed. ...It's a vase." Additionally, Doofenshmirtz's family photo shows him wearing a dress, in reference to his flashback in that episode.
 
* {{W|Vincent Martella}}, the voice of Phineas, has mentioned that this is his personal favorite ''Phineas and Ferb'' episode.
 
* {{W|Vincent Martella}}, the voice of Phineas, has mentioned that this is his personal favorite ''Phineas and Ferb'' episode.
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* For the Christmas season of 2011, the Premiere Theatre in the {{W|Disney's Hollywood Studios}} theme park showed this special in rotation with ''[[Mickey's Christmas Carol]]'' and ''[[Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice]]'' from December 23-31.
   
 
=== References to other Christmas specials ===
 
=== References to other Christmas specials ===
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=== Edits ===
 
=== Edits ===
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When the special aired on ABC Family in 2009, the credits were not imposed on the ending sequence, but rather shown in a style similar to regular episodes of the show, with a big "Merry Christmas" graphic on the top half of the screen and snow falling all over the picture. This broadcast of the special was also accompanied by the episode "[[w:c:phineasandferb:S'Winter|S'Winter]]" to fill out the hour.
When shown on ABC Family in 2009, the credits were not imposed on the ending sequence, but rather shown in a style similar to regular episodes of the show, with a big "Merry Christmas" graphic on the top half of the screen and snow falling all over the picture. This broadcast of the special was also accompanied by the episode "[[w:c:phineasandferb:S'Winter|S'Winter]]" to fill out the hour.
 
   
 
[[File:SantaThinksWereNaughty-OriginalVersion.jpg|thumb|250px|Phineas finding out that Danville has been branded naughty, as seen in the full-length version.]]
 
[[File:SantaThinksWereNaughty-OriginalVersion.jpg|thumb|250px|Phineas finding out that Danville has been branded naughty, as seen in the full-length version.]]
[[File:SantaThinksWereNaughty-SyndicatedVersion.jpg|thumb|250px|The same scene as it appeared in the shortened half-hour version (note that Jeremy has been removed from the shot).]]
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[[File:SantaThinksWereNaughty-SyndicatedVersion.png|thumb|250px|The same scene as it appeared in the shortened half-hour version (note that Jeremy has been removed from the shot).]]
 
When shown in half-hour form (such as on ABC), the following edits were made in order to fit the special within the time slot:
 
When shown in half-hour form (such as on ABC), the following edits were made in order to fit the special within the time slot:
   
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* The carolers skip immediately to "Now bring us some figgy pudding" in the edited version, and Doofenshmirtz's reaction is shortened.
 
* The carolers skip immediately to "Now bring us some figgy pudding" in the edited version, and Doofenshmirtz's reaction is shortened.
 
* The scene of Blay'n receiving the report of Danville being naughty is cut entirely. As a result, the establishing shot of the North Pole's Naughty Investigation Unit building is moved to the middle of "Danville for Niceness".
 
* The scene of Blay'n receiving the report of Danville being naughty is cut entirely. As a result, the establishing shot of the North Pole's Naughty Investigation Unit building is moved to the middle of "Danville for Niceness".
* Candace trying to make Phineas and Ferb stop their "ridiculous efforts to thank Santa Claus" is cut. Additionally, in the same scene, Jeremy doesn't appear at all in the half-hour version. As a result, when Phineas is looking at his envelope and saying "Santa thinks everyone in Danville's been naughty?", Jeremy is completely removed from the shot.
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* Candace trying to make Phineas and Ferb stop their "ridiculous efforts to thank Santa Claus" is cut. Additionally, in the same scene, Jeremy doesn't appear at all in the half-hour version. As a result, when Phineas is looking at his envelope and saying "Santa thinks everyone in Danville's been naughty?", Jeremy is completely removed from the shot. Also, in the original version, the Christmas lights in the background were turned on; in the shortened version, they've already been turned off.
 
* The news report about Danville's Christmas being cancelled is shortened down to one shot, with the dialogue changed to "In case you're just joining us, Christmas has been cancelled in the city of Danville!"
 
* The news report about Danville's Christmas being cancelled is shortened down to one shot, with the dialogue changed to "In case you're just joining us, Christmas has been cancelled in the city of Danville!"
 
* Phineas and Isabella's conversation at the mall is shortened, as is Buford and Baljeet's.
 
* Phineas and Isabella's conversation at the mall is shortened, as is Buford and Baljeet's.
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== Cast ==
 
== Cast ==
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[[File:PnFChristmasSpecialArt.jpg|thumb|250px]]
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Voice actor !! Character
 
! Voice actor !! Character
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| {{w|Ashley Tisdale}} || [[Candace Flynn]]
 
| {{w|Ashley Tisdale}} || [[Candace Flynn]]
 
|-
 
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| {{w|Dee Bradley Baker}} || [[Perry the Platypus]]
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| [[Dee Bradley Baker]] || [[Perry the Platypus]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| {{w|Caroline Rhea}} || [[Linda Flynn]]
 
| {{w|Caroline Rhea}} || [[Linda Flynn]]
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|-
 
|-
 
| {{w|Dan Povenmire}} || [[Dr. Doofenshmirtz]]
 
| {{w|Dan Povenmire}} || [[Dr. Doofenshmirtz]]
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|-valign="top"
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| {{w|Jeff "Swampy" Marsh}} || [[Major Monogram]]<br />Gordon Gutsofanemu
 
|-
 
|-
| {{w|Jeff "Swampy" Marsh}} || [[Major Monogram]]
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| {{w|Jane Carr}} || [[w:c:phineasandferb:Winifred Fletcher|Winifred Fletcher]]
 
|-
 
|-
| {{w|Jane Carr}} || [[w:c:phineasandferb:Winifred Fletcher|Grandma Fletcher]]
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| {{w|Malcolm McDowell}} || [[w:c:phineasandferb:Reginald Fletcher|Reginald Fletcher]]
|-
 
| {{w|Malcolm McDowell}} || [[w:c:phineasandferb:Reginald Fletcher|Grandpa Fletcher]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| {{w|Ariel Winter}} || [[w:c:phineasandferb:Wendy Stinglehopper|Wendy Stinglehopper]]
 
| {{w|Ariel Winter}} || [[w:c:phineasandferb:Wendy Stinglehopper|Wendy Stinglehopper]]
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|-
 
|-
 
| Benita Scheckel || Becky the caroler
 
| Benita Scheckel || Becky the caroler
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|-valign="top"
 
| [[Tara Strong]]<br />[[Tom Kenny]]<br />{{w|Phil Lewis}}
 
| [[Tara Strong]]<br />[[Tom Kenny]]<br />{{w|Phil Lewis}}
 
| Other carolers
 
| Other carolers
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Note: [[Lawrence Fletcher]], [[w:c:phineasandferb:Adyson Sweetwater|Adyson Sweetwater]], [[w:c:phineasandferb:Ginger Hirano|Ginger Hirano]], [[w:c:phineasandferb:Milly|Milly]], [[w:c:phineasandferb:Holly|Holly]], [[w:c:phineasandferb:Katie|Katie]], [[w:c:phineasandferb:Suzy Johnson|Suzy Johnson]], [[w:c:phineasandferb:Irving Du Bois|Irving Du Bois]], and [[w:c:phineasandferb:Meap|Meap]] make appearances, but do not have speaking roles. [[w:c:phineasandferb:Stacy Hirano|Stacy Hirano]] and [[w:c:phineasandferb:Jenny Brown|Jenny Brown]] also appear as backup singers for "What Does He Want?" in the extended version.
 
Note: [[Lawrence Fletcher]], [[w:c:phineasandferb:Adyson Sweetwater|Adyson Sweetwater]], [[w:c:phineasandferb:Ginger Hirano|Ginger Hirano]], [[w:c:phineasandferb:Milly|Milly]], [[w:c:phineasandferb:Holly|Holly]], [[w:c:phineasandferb:Katie|Katie]], [[w:c:phineasandferb:Suzy Johnson|Suzy Johnson]], [[w:c:phineasandferb:Irving Du Bois|Irving Du Bois]], and [[w:c:phineasandferb:Meap|Meap]] make appearances, but do not have speaking roles. [[w:c:phineasandferb:Stacy Hirano|Stacy Hirano]] and [[w:c:phineasandferb:Jenny Brown|Jenny Brown]] also appear as backup singers for "What Does He Want?" in the extended version.
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== Gallery ==
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<gallery widths="200" position="center" spacing="small">
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Showering a Yeti.jpg|In the intro sequence, Phineas and Ferb give a yeti a shower.
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PaFCV Fa la la la la.jpg|Phineas and Ferb rocking out with some carolers.
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PaFCV_Shoveling_Snow.jpg|"Well, they can't ''all'' be fun."
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Christmas with a Yeti.jpg|The Yeti then puts the star on a tree.
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Dual toboggans sliding down the street.jpg|Phineas and Ferb riding their toboggans down the street.
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PaFCV Linda's flight is delayed.jpg|Linda and Lawrence waiting for Lawrence's parents at the airport.
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Candace_on_the_phone.jpg|Candace calling Linda for advice on Jeremy's gift.
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FrostyInPnFCV.jpg|Perry meets Frosty.
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PaFCV_What_Does_He_Want.JPG|Stacy and Jenny join Candace in singing "What Does He Want?"
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Rest stop for Santa.jpg|The rest stop that Phineas and Ferb made for Santa.
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PaFCV A Partridge on a Perry.jpg|Perry caught in Doofenshmirtz's trap.
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PaFCV_Directing_the_Mission.PNG|"Alright everyone, I want to thank you all for helping. Grab yourself some decorations, and let's get our grateful on!"
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Christmas_in_Danville.png|Danville decorated as Santa's thank-you card.
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PaFCV Ready To Write Our Letters To Santa.png|Candace tries to get Jeremy to tell her what he wants for Christmas.
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Doofenshmirtz_with_carolers.jpg|Doofenshmirtz becomes so annoyed by the carolers...
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PaFCV You're Feliz Navi Dead To Me.png|...that he activates the Naughtyinator.
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PaFCV Blay'n and Clewn't check the list.png|Blay'n and Clewn't receive a report about the naughtiness.
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Phineas in bed.jpg|Phineas tries to convince himself that Santa skipping Danville is just a bad dream.
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PaFCV Pleading to Santa.PNG|Phineas, Ferb, Isabella and Baljeet singing "Where Did We Go Wrong?"
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PaFCV Danville For Niceness 1.png|Ferb starts up the music for "Danville for Niceness".
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Phineas_and_Isabella_singing.png|Phineas and Isabella singing "Danville for Niceness".
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PaFCV Elf's Screen.PNG|Blay'n and Clewn't catch the performance.
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PaFCV Heinz found the Figgy Pudding.jpg|"Lo and behold, I ''did'' have some figgy pudding!"
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PaFCV Mistake..PNG|Phineas, Ferb, and the gang meet the elves.
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PaFCV Danville's Lights.jpg|Santa's thank-you card decorations are lit back up.
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PaFCV Isabella Wraps Presents.png|Isabella wraps a present.
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PaFCV Baljeet kisses Wendy, part 2.png|Baljeet kissing Wendy under the mistletoe.
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PaFCV A partridge on an evil scientist.png|"Oh of course, and the bird. It doesn't even work! ''A partridge on an evil scientist!'' There's no play on words. That's not clever. You're not clever!"
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PaFCV Sal Tuscany is Santa Claus.jpg|"Wait a second! The letters of 'A Sal Tuscany Christmas' spell 'Santa Claus'!"
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PaFCV Sal Tuscany is Santa Claus.png|Doofenshmirtz realizes who Sal Tuscany really is.
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PaFCV Candace's Christmas gift from Jeremy.png|Candace with the earrings Jeremy gave her.
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PaFCV Jeremy's gift from Candace.png|Jeremy with the guitar Candace gave him.
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MerryChristmasCanderemy.png|Candace and Jeremy hugging.
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PaFCV Christmas morning.jpg|Phineas, Ferb, and Candace see their presents on Christmas morning.
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PaFCV P&F's gifts.JPG|Phineas and Ferb open their present.
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PaFCV Candace gets two new pairs of her summer clothes.jpg|Candace with her Christmas present.
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PaFCV Linda's Gift.png|Linda with her Christmas present.
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FerbAndJeremyRockingOut.png|Ferb and Jeremy rocking out with the instruments they got for Christmas.
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PaFCV Buford and Baljeet's gift.png|Buford and Baljeet with their presents.
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Irving'sGift.png|Irving's cameo in the credits.
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PaFCV It's A Vase.png|Perry with his gift from Doofenshmirtz.
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PaFCV Monogram's Gift.png|Monogram's gift from Carl.
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PaFCV Carl's gift.png|Carl's gift from Monogram.
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PnFMakeSnowAngels.jpg|Phineas and Ferb making snow angels.
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PaFCV On Second Thought Don't Follow Me.png|"On second thought, don't follow me!"
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</gallery>
   
 
== References ==
 
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Revision as of 03:36, September 3, 2019

Mom! Phineas and Ferb are making a Christmas special!

— Candace at the end of the title sequence

Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation! is a special extended Christmas episode of the Disney Channel animated series Phineas and Ferb, originally aired on December 6, 2009, on Disney XD. It subsequently aired on the Disney Channel on December 11, 2009, and on ABC Family on December 18, 2009, as part of the 25 Days of Christmas (marking the first appearance of the show on that network), as well as on many ABC affiliates (in a condensed half-hour form, though). Series co-creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, along with the special's director Zac Moncrief, announced their hopes that the special will become a holiday classic.

The special's premiere broadcast on Disney XD was preceded by an "all weekend-long" marathon of the show, and the Disney Channel broadcast was preceded by a six-hour marathon of the show. The premiere of the special on Disney XD drew 2.62 million viewers[1], making it the channel's most watched telecast ever. Its Disney Channel premiere made it the most watched episode of the series to date, drawing 5.2 million viewers.

Synopsis

SPOILER: Plot details or story follow.
Phineas wants to be like Santa

Phineas talks about how he wants to be just like Santa.

It is the morning of Christmas Eve in Danville, and while Phineas and Ferb are off driving their "dual toboggan" beds, their sister Candace is trying to figure out what she should get her boyfriend Jeremy for Christmas. She calls up their mom, Linda (who is at the airport with Lawrence, to pick up Ferb's grandparents, whose flight from England has been delayed) for help, but has no success. Candace then dashes to her brothers' room, attempting to catch them in the act again, but is surprised to find they've already returned. She then takes a look at their to-do list and notices they have "writing a letter to Santa Claus" on there as well, which she scornfully laughs at. But she then realizes this could be the way to figure out what to get Jeremy - she'll have him write a letter to Santa, telling "in great detail" what he wants most, and then get a look at it so she can buy the right gift. (Phineas points out that she could also just ask Jeremy what he wanted "to avoid any unnecessary complications", but she laughs him off again.) Phineas admits that he and Ferb consider Santa one of their greatest heroes, for giving everything to everyone else, and never asking for anything in return, so he decides to turn Danville into a giant thank-you card.

Carl gives a Secret Santa present

Meanwhile, the boys' pet platypus, Perry, arrives at the Agency's Christmas party, where he is given A Sal Tuscany Christmas CD from his "Secret Santa", which Major Monogram believes is Carl, despite the intern denying it. Just then, Monogram receives an alert regarding Perry's nemesis, Dr. Doofenshmirtz, and tells Perry that he'll have to stop him.

PnF and friends at Christmastime

Phineas and Ferb's friends, Isabella, Buford, and Baljeet arrive just as the boys finish building a "Rest Stop for Santa" (which Buford thinks is a clubhouse) on top of their house. Phineas explains to the group that it is part of their plan to turn Danville into a giant thank-you card for Santa. They then round up the citizens of Danville to start decorating the city as Santa's thank-you card. Candace walks over to Jeremy's house, where she tries to get him to start writing his letter to Santa, but he's preoccupied with decorating first.

What&#039;s wrong with me

Doofenshmirtz sings "I Really Don't Hate Christmas" to Perry.

Meanwhile, Perry arrives at Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc., and Dr. Doofenshmirtz promptly traps him by stringing Christmas lights around him (and placing a bird on his bill to mock him). Doofenshmirtz then shows him his newest device, the Naughtyinator, sent to him by his Uncle Justin from Borneo. The doctor intends to use it to generate a cloud of naughtiness over the city and trick Santa into believing that Danville is naughty. His problem, though, is that he doesn't really hate Christmas and doesn't have a good enough reason to; he admits there that all he really wants for Christmas is the ability to hate the holiday. Just then, he gets a visit from a group of carolers singing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas". Doofenshmirtz grows so annoyed with their demand for "figgy pudding" in their song that he fires up the Naughtyinator, thus causing the North Pole's satellites to pick up that Danville is naughty.

At the Flynn-Fletcher residence, Phineas, Ferb, and Candace see a long line of mail trucks come driving up the snowy drive, and then a mailman comes out. He apologizes to Phineas and Ferb, saying that everyone's letter to Santa was returned after being branded naughty, and then picks up Jeremy's letter when he brings it over. Phineas asks Candace how Danville could possibly be naughty, and Candace shames him into believing it's his own fault for always getting everyone involved in his and Ferb's "hare-brained schemes".

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Phineas, Ferb, Isabella, and Baljeet sing "Where Did We Go Wrong".

Devastated, Phineas tries to convince himself it's all a bad dream, but Isabella tells him it won't work. During this, Buford confides to Baljeet that he "has a method": act any way you want all year long, and then right before Christmas, perform one big selfless act of kindness. Baljeet mentions that he wants a kiss from a pretty girl under the mistletoe. Candace makes one more attempt to find out what Jeremy wants for Christmas, but she only succeeds in confusing him enough to leave in a baffled state. The kids then lament the fact about Danville being branded naughty through song. But Phineas decides that he refuses to accept that idea, goes to a nearby radio station, and broadcasts a song sung by him and the rest of the citizens about how nice the city really is. The song catches the ears of two of Santa's British-accented elves, Blay'n and Clewn't, so they decide to investigate.

Over at D.E.I., the Naughtyinator is still running and the carolers are still hassling Doofenshmirtz for some figgy pudding (even Perry seems to be annoyed with them). Doofenshmirtz still refuses to give in to their demands, but when he goes into his kitchen, he finds that he does have a lot of figgy pudding, so he goes ahead and gives it to them. Perry, attempting to escape, lets loose his Sal Tuscany CD, which Doofenshmirtz then starts playing so that he can enjoy "the last few hours before Christmas officially doesn't come." However, when he turns up the volume on his stereo, it ends up shattering the "naughty juice" jars on the Naughtyinator, shutting the machine down.

While that's going on, Phineas and friends are cleaning up the materials used in their broadcast when Blay'n and Clewn't show up, and Phineas asks them if the Danville branding was a mistake. Blay'n remarks that it is more like the city itself is misbehaving, but that something is definitely not right around Danville, much to the dismay of Baljeet, who fears he'll never get his mistletoe kiss, and Buford, who fears he'll never get to do his planned great act of kindness. (Isabella doesn't really have a problem herself, since her family celebrates Hanukkah, but she agrees to go along with whatever plan Phineas and Ferb have.) Phineas asks the elves if they really seem like bad kids, to which Blay'n replies that everyone was reading nice (except for Buford). Phineas says that the elves should contact Santa and tell him to come to Danville, but it's too late to call. So Phineas takes matters into his own hands decides to bring Christmas to Danville, and the rest of the kids and even Candace side with him.

ChristmasAccomplished

Getting into the elves' sleigh, Phineas goes over everyone's stations: Candace will keep track of who gets what presents; Blay'n and Clewn't will make the toys; Isabella and Buford (who still thinks the rest stop for Santa is a clubhouse) will wrap the presents; and Baljeet will feed the presents into the gift shooter, manned by Ferb. The beginning of the trip takes a turn for the worse then the foggy clouds that were created by the Naughtyinator block Phineas's vision. Buford goes back down and tells everyone to turn on their Christmas lights, clearing up the sky. This gives him his one big act of selfless kindness and thus places him on the nice list, allowing him to receive his Christmas desire - to be thought of as nice by his friends. A montage takes place, showing the kids doing their various jobs in the sleigh and dropping off the presents. During this, Jeremy's name appears on the computer, and to Candace's delight, she finds that the gift he wants is something she's already gotten for him. The last gift, to be delivered to Wendy Stinglehopper (a really big hat), gets stuck in Ferb's cannon, so Baljeet goes to free the present and gets caught on it, falling down Wendy's chimney safely because of the parachute. Wendy is so delighted about receiving her hat that she gives Baljeet the mistletoe kiss that he wanted.

Back at D.E.I., Perry, having by now escaped from the trap, traps Doofenshmirtz in the same way, complete with putting the partridge on his nose. As Perry jumps out the window, Doofenshmirtz mutters to himself that he hates Christmas, then cheers because he has gotten his Christmas wish: to be able to hate Christmas. After getting out of the trap himself, he smashes Perry's Sal Tuscany CD on the floor. He then tries to call his Uncle Justin to thank him for the Naughtyinator plans, but looks at the package closely and realizes the package actually says "Barneo", which the phone operator tells him is in the North Pole. Looking closely at the smashed CD on the floor, the doctor sees that the letters of "A Sal Tuscany" can be rearranged to spell "Santa Claus" ("with an embarrassing left over Y"), and that the cover image of Sal Tuscany is really Santa Claus, poorly disguising his face with a false black mustache over his white one.

Santa reads Phineas letter

Santa reads the letter he received from Phineas.

Upon arriving back at the Flynn-Fletcher residence, the kids go up on the roof to see Santa Claus coming out of the rest stop that Phineas and Ferb made for him. Santa thanks Phineas for doing "the Danville run" for him and reads Phineas's Christmas wish - to be just like Santa for one day. Candace then runs into Jeremy, who gives her her present - a pair of earrings she wanted, which she had originally planned to make her good necklace into a similar pair. When Candace asks how he afforded it, Jeremy admits he sold his guitar. Candace then hands Jeremy the present she got for him: the silver guitar that he had wanted. It turns out that Candace sold her good necklace to get the guitar. After Santa leaves, taking the rest stop with him to use as a clubhouse ("I knew it was a clubhouse!" Buford remarks), Ferb tells the gang that he also got what he wanted - a harmonica. Afterwards, Linda and Lawrence arrive home with Grandma and Grandpa Fletcher, and they all head back inside for the night. We are then treated to a montage of everyone opening their Christmas presents over the end credits.

Spoilers end here.

Songs

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A total of eight songs were written for the special; along with the use of an existing song, this adds up to the most songs featured in a Phineas and Ferb episode at the time, half of which were sung by the characters and the other half sung offscreen during montages. Among them are:

One more song, "What Does He Want?", was written for Candace to sing about her dilemma of what to get for Jeremy, but was cut for time. It was reinstated in the Disney Channel and Disney XD's broadcasts of the special in 2010 and 2011, but is strangely not included on the DVD release.

As part of the special's publicity, the songs were played on Radio Disney in the holiday season of 2009, and clips of the songs appeared as music videos on the Disney Channel and Disney XD. The songs were made available to download on iTunes and Amazon.com the day after the special premiered. They, along with the cut song, are also included on the album Phineas and Ferb Holiday Favorites.

Promotion and availability

A Very Perry Christmas DVD Cover

The cover to the DVD release.

It's a really sweet, warm special that we're really proud to have our name on.

Dan Povenmire promoting the special's premiere[2]

The special was promoted through a multi-platform campaign, which saw the seven musical numbers from the special broadcast on Radio Disney starting November 17, 2009, and Phineas and Ferb appearing in the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade, broadcast by ABC on Christmas Day. Following its premiere on Disney XD, the special became available on video on demand systems, mobile platforms, the Xbox Live Marketplace, and the iTunes Store (where the songs are also available for download).

A DVD of the special, titled Phineas and Ferb: A Very Perry Christmas, was released on October 5, 2010. It featured the special (in its original, slightly shorter form) along with four regular episodes of the series, all centered on Perry - "Interview with a Platypus", "Oh, There You Are, Perry", "Chez Platypus", and "Perry Lays an Egg", plus a bonus episode, "The Doof Side of the Moon", which had not yet aired in the United States at the time (it was broadcast on the Disney Channel three days after the DVD's release). The DVD's bonus features also included a segment where Santa reads the characters' letters to him, a featurette on the making of the songs, and a virtual fireplace (akin to the WPIX Yule Log). The DVD was also packaged with a free Perry iron-on. In addition, copies of the DVD sold at Toys "R" Us came with an exclusive bonus disc featuring the episode "The Chronicles of Meap" with special audio commentaries.

Trivia

  • When Linda is at the airport, one of the flights on the board behind her is flight number 007, referencing James Bond.
  • When Phineas shows the pictures of Santa to Candace, one is similar to a famous photo of Bigfoot. Another one is similar to a famous picture of the Loch Ness Monster, and the third is based on the Shroud of Turin.
  • Doofenshmirtz's gift for Perry (a vase) calls back to a joke in the episode "Gaming the System", in which Major Monogram told this to Perry: "I've been monitoring Doofenshmirtz's internet activity. First, we know what you're getting for Christmas. Don't ask. Our lips are sealed. ...It's a vase." Additionally, Doofenshmirtz's family photo shows him wearing a dress, in reference to his flashback in that episode.
  • Vincent Martella, the voice of Phineas, has mentioned that this is his personal favorite Phineas and Ferb episode.
  • For the Christmas season of 2011, the Premiere Theatre in the Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park showed this special in rotation with Mickey's Christmas Carol and Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice from December 23-31.

References to other Christmas specials

DancingPeanutsStyle

Phineas, Ferb, Candace, and friends mimic the dancing scene from A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Edits

When the special aired on ABC Family in 2009, the credits were not imposed on the ending sequence, but rather shown in a style similar to regular episodes of the show, with a big "Merry Christmas" graphic on the top half of the screen and snow falling all over the picture. This broadcast of the special was also accompanied by the episode "S'Winter" to fill out the hour.

SantaThinksWereNaughty-OriginalVersion

Phineas finding out that Danville has been branded naughty, as seen in the full-length version.

SantaThinksWereNaughty-SyndicatedVersion

The same scene as it appeared in the shortened half-hour version (note that Jeremy has been removed from the shot).

When shown in half-hour form (such as on ABC), the following edits were made in order to fit the special within the time slot:

  • The first scene of Phineas and Ferb test-driving their beds as toboggans (after the opening sequence) is cut. In its place, an establishing shot of the Flynn-Fletcher household (not used in the full-length version) is used.
  • Candace's conversation with Linda is shortened down.
  • Audio of Phineas saying "Well, [Ferb and I are] hardly lollygagging" is added to the shot of the parachute outside his window. The conversation between him and Candace following that is also shortened.
  • Perry approaching Frosty is shortened down. The shot of Frosty's carrot nose rolling up to Perry after he gets run over is also cut.
  • The second half of Monogram's video message to Perry (from "We don't know what Doofenshmirtz is up to" to "It's a party! Wa-hey!") is cut.
  • Part of Candace's phone call to Jeremy (including Candace saying "Whatcha doin'?" to Jeremy on the phone (and Isabella sensing it), and Phineas and Ferb raising a picture of Santa onto the roof) is cut.
  • Phineas's description of the inside rooms of Santa's rest stop is cut.
  • Doofenshmirtz's speech about his plans to use the Naughtyinator is slightly shortened. The second verse of "I Really Don't Hate Christmas" is also cut. Also, a reaction shot of Perry is added in immediately after the song, replacing part of the shot of Doofenshmirtz walking to pick up the box he received the device in.
  • The first verse of "That Christmas Feeling" is skipped. Phineas's announcement before the song is shortened, and Candace singing the song afterwards is also cut.
  • The carolers skip immediately to "Now bring us some figgy pudding" in the edited version, and Doofenshmirtz's reaction is shortened.
  • The scene of Blay'n receiving the report of Danville being naughty is cut entirely. As a result, the establishing shot of the North Pole's Naughty Investigation Unit building is moved to the middle of "Danville for Niceness".
  • Candace trying to make Phineas and Ferb stop their "ridiculous efforts to thank Santa Claus" is cut. Additionally, in the same scene, Jeremy doesn't appear at all in the half-hour version. As a result, when Phineas is looking at his envelope and saying "Santa thinks everyone in Danville's been naughty?", Jeremy is completely removed from the shot. Also, in the original version, the Christmas lights in the background were turned on; in the shortened version, they've already been turned off.
  • The news report about Danville's Christmas being cancelled is shortened down to one shot, with the dialogue changed to "In case you're just joining us, Christmas has been cancelled in the city of Danville!"
  • Phineas and Isabella's conversation at the mall is shortened, as is Buford and Baljeet's.
  • Candace's argument with Jeremy and "Where Did We Go Wrong" are skipped entirely.
  • Baljeet and Buford's verse of "Danville for Niceness" is skipped.
  • Phineas only says "Well, [performing the song] was fun at least" in the full-length version.
  • Phineas introducing Candace to Blay'n and Clewn't, and Candace and Clewn't discussing why they think the city was branded naughty, is cut.
  • Baljeet, Buford, and Isabella giving their reactions to the idea that Christmas isn't coming is cut.
  • The kids reacting to when Blay'n says "Santa's not coming to Danville" and him repeating the statement is cut.
  • The rest of the gang and Candace agreeing to help Phineas and Ferb save Christmas is skipped, as well as the scene of Phineas explaining their position in the sleigh. In the syndicated version, this is replaced by a Gilligan's Island-style cut from Phineas saying "We're gonna save Christmas!" to a shot, exclusively made for this version, of the elves in the sleigh with the camera zooming out to show the kids in there with them. This shot even includes some dialogue not heard in the full-length version (Blay'n: "By jingle, these kids can build things fast!" Clewn't: "I told you, I read their files!")
  • Candace pointing out that the computer still says Buford is naughty and Clewn't changing it is cut, skipping straight to Candace watching it change to say Buford is nice.
  • "Christmas is Starting Now" is shortened.
  • A brief cut to Clewn't when Candace sees Jeremy's Christmas wish is only in the full-length version.
  • Wendy pointing out her mistletoe to Baljeet is skipped.
  • Doofenshmirtz declaring "This is the best Christmas ever!" is only in the full-length version.
  • Baljeet and Phineas's lines regarding the steam coming from the rest stop ("Not to alarm you, but your house is on fire." "That's not fire, it's steam! Come on!") is completely different in the edited version ("Hey look! Someone is using your clubhouse!" "Come on, let's check it out!").
  • The shot of Doofenshmirtz throwing the Sal Tuscany CD to the ground is replaced by a nighttime establishing shot of his building. The shot of Doofenshmirtz then looking at the remains of the disc and noticing that Sal Tuscany's name is an anagram of Santa Claus a few seconds later is cut as well.
  • Candace and Jeremy's conversation about their gifts is shortened.
  • The group shot after Santa says "Merry Christmas, Phineas" is skipped.
  • Much of the second half of "Thank You Santa" is cut.

Cast

PnFChristmasSpecialArt
Voice actor Character
Vincent Martella Phineas Flynn
Thomas Sangster Ferb Fletcher
Ashley Tisdale Candace Flynn
Dee Bradley Baker Perry the Platypus
Caroline Rhea Linda Flynn
Alyson Stoner Isabella Garcia-Shapiro
Bobby Gaylor Buford Van Stomm
Maulik Pancholy Baljeet Tjinder
Mitchel Musso Jeremy Johnson
Dan Povenmire Dr. Doofenshmirtz
Jeff "Swampy" Marsh Major Monogram
Gordon Gutsofanemu
Jane Carr Winifred Fletcher
Malcolm McDowell Reginald Fletcher
Ariel Winter Wendy Stinglehopper
Clancy Brown Santa Claus
Frosty
Mathew Horne Blay'n
Bruce MacKinnon Clewn't
Daran Norris Random Elf
David DeLuise Mailman
Django Marsh Blond kid
Benita Scheckel Becky the caroler
Tara Strong
Tom Kenny
Phil Lewis
Other carolers

Note: Lawrence Fletcher, Adyson Sweetwater, Ginger Hirano, Milly, Holly, Katie, Suzy Johnson, Irving Du Bois, and Meap make appearances, but do not have speaking roles. Stacy Hirano and Jenny Brown also appear as backup singers for "What Does He Want?" in the extended version.

Gallery

References

  1. The Debut of "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation" is Disney XD's #1 Telecast Ever Across All Demos
  2. "'Phineas and Ferb' rules kids' TV

See also

External links

The Walt Disney Company
Animated shorts
Empty SocksMickey's OrphansSanta's WorkshopMickey's Good DeedThe Night Before ChristmasToy 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!"
Movies
Animated Walt Disney's 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 ChristmasMy 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 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 RealmsNoelleMarley
Television specials and episodes
Animated
Television specials From All of Us to All of YouA 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" • "The Blight Before Christmas" • "Cheery Theerlap, Lloyd" • "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 V" • "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!" • "Green Christmas" • "The Present" • "Festival of Lights"
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" • "The Mystic Isles: A Very Mystic Wassailia" • "Timon and Pumbaa's Christmas" • "Happy Hot Diggity Dog Holiday!" • "Happy Holiday Helpers" • "A Very Pug Christmas" • "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" • "Nancy and the Nice List" • "A Gargoyle Carol" • "Santa Baby"
Touchstone/ABC Studios "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"
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 Holiday
'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"
Touchstone/ABC Studios "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 CarolsA Pooh ChristmasThe Twelve Days of ChristmasDisney's Christmas CollectionDisney's Christmas Collection IIDisney's Family Christmas CollectionDisney's Snowy ChristmasDisney'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 UnwrappedSongs and Story: Mickey's Christmas Around the WorldSongs and Story: Ariel's Christmas Under the Sea
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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