Advent Calendar House

Hosted ByMike Westfall

A salute to all TV holiday specials, but mostly the Christmas ones.

Advent Calendar House: A Garfield Christmas Special

Day 6: Let’s have a good, old-fashioned Christmas down on the farm in 1987’s A Garfield Christmas Special, featuring the voices of Squiggy and Ursula.
Garfield the cat places a star on top of a tall Christmas tree.

On this episode

Topics and tangents

  • Gregg Berger, the voice of Odie, talks about the Christmas special in an interview by friend of the podcast Joey O.
  • On lasagna as a Christmas food and how including shrimp as one of the Seven Fishes is cheating, you cheaters.
  • Dinosaur Dracula identifies all of Garfield’s Christmas presents in the opening credits.
  • Going long on the dinner prayer, plus the perfect gift for Grandma: an engraved grace-stoppin’ spoon.
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic’s The Night Santa Went Crazy is better than Christmas at Ground Zero. Change my mind!
  • The simultaneously best and worst line in the history of animated Christmas specials for children.
  • How does Binky, the Clown who Saved Christmas, save Christmas?

After this episode

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