Family Guy (1999– )

A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas 

Holiday mishaps include Lois going ballistic after losing her Christmas cheer and Peter not being able to watch the KISS Christmas special.


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Seth MacFarlane (developed by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Seth MacFarlane ... Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Santa Claus / Johnson / Frosty the Snowman / Hipster Son #1 / Bob Hope / Store Manager (voice)
Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin / Female Hipster / Julie / Grandma (voice)
Seth Green ... Chris Griffin / Man #2 (voice)
Mila Kunis ... Meg Griffin (voice)
Peter Criss ... Peter Criss (voice)
Ace Frehley ... Ace Frehley (voice)
Mike Henry ... Cleveland Brown (voice)
Gene Simmons ... Gene Simmons (voice)
Danny Smith Danny Smith ... Asian Shopper / Herbie the Elf / Joaquin / Kid / Old man / Skeeter / Snuggles / Wise Man #1 (voice)
Paul Stanley ... Paul Stanley (voice)
Jennifer Tilly ... Bonnie Swanson (voice)
Patrick Warburton ... Joe Swanson (voice)
Wally Wingert ... (voice)


Christmas is coming, and Lois is doing all she can to get the Griffin household ready for the big occasion. Stewie is going to play Jesus in the town nativity scene, and Peter is going out to do the family's gift shopping. Along the way, however, Peter manages to give away all the presents to charity, Brian sets the house on fire, and Stewie becomes obsessed with getting plutonium from Santa Claus. Will Lois keep from cracking under the strain? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Animation | Comedy


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This episode, a Christmas special, was originally produced for season 2 (as production episode 2.3), to be broadcast around Xmas 2000, but not actually broadcast until season 3 just before Xmas 2001. Similarly, a Jewish Hannukah special was made for around the same time (production episode 2.5), to be broadcast in December 2000, but was not broadcast until over a year after the show's cancellation in December 2003 (as episode 3.22). See more »


Joe warned Peter that he would arrest him if he drove under the influence of alcohol but he had no problem with open containers of alcohol in a vehicle, which is also illegal. See more »


Peter Griffin: As we all know, Christmas is that mystical time of year when the ghost of Jesus rises from the grave to feed on the flesh of the living, so we all sing Christmas carols to lull Him back to sleep.
Bob: Outrageous! How dare he say such blasphemy! I've got to do something!
Bob's Friend: Bob, there's... nothing you can do.
Bob: [sighs, defeated] Well, I... guess I'll just have to develop a sense of humor.
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Alternate Versions

Syndicated version cuts the "sex box" argument at the trailer park involving Peter's VCR. See more »


References A Christmas Story (1983) See more »


Deck the Halls
Traditional tune, lyrics by Thomas Oliphant
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Release Date:

21 December 2001 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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