Shrek wants to spend his first Christmas celebration with Fiona and the babies, but Donkey has some ideas of his own.
A new generation gets its own holiday classic as that loveable ogre learns the true meaning of Christmas--the hard way! This short TV special flies by such in a flurry of nursery rhyme characters, heart and humor, children will want to watch it over and over again. Forget about a white Christmas; from now on, kids will be dreaming of a green one!
Most of the jokes will fly right over the heads of babies, who might find Shrek's Grinch-like attitude a bit disconcerting. Two-year-olds will probably watch the entire show with their eyes wide and their mouths open, and then beg to watch it one more time.
Preschoolers know that Shrek's heart is as big as the rest of him, so they'll take it in stride when he yells at Donkey, "You want to give me a present? Go away!" They'll understand his frustration at having his plans thwarted but they won't doubt for a second that the two friends will ultimately end up happily celebrating the holidays together.
Kids in this age group are old enough to appreciate much of the humor, and will crack up at Shrek's flatulence-filled version of the classic story, "'Twas the night before Christmas, not a swamp rat did creak, as mother and babe played kazoo in their sleep!" They may learn a lesson or two themselves when Puss in Boots tells Shrek, "There isn't a right way to do Christmas. You just do it." And they'll agree that family and friends can get messy, but there's nothing more important.
Some tweens may feel they've outgrown Shrek but his irreverent attitude and often-rude comments may sway them. They'll probably find it hilarious when Santa eats the gingerbread man's girlfriend, when one of the three blind mice hammers a stocking into Pinocchio's wooden leg and when the three little pigs have a little bedtime conversation: "So we're pigs in a blanket, ya? So zis is funny, then, ya?" Viewers of all ages will be laughing too hard to agree!