Phineas and Ferb

Season 2 Episode 37

Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Dec 11, 2009 on Disney Channel
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Phineas and Ferb decide to do something nice for Santa Claus this year by making him a rest stop at their house while their parents are at the airport waiting for Grandma and Grandpa Fletchers' flight to arrive from England. But Heinz spreads naughtiness through the whole tri-state area and Santa will not come. Candace wants to get Jeremy the perfect gift, so she tricks him into writing a letter to Santa to find out what he wants and get the gift herself while the kids desperately hope that Santa will come to Danville in time for Christmasmoreless

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  • Love this episode

    10
    I liked all of the songs and I loved the plot. It teaches kids to do nice things for people. It was a clever episode.
  • Clever, but isn't the best episode of P&F I've seen

    8.5
    So it's Christmas Eve, and Phineas and Ferb realize that while they give letters to Santa, they never do anything for Santa himself. So with that, the boys try to persuade the entire town to make a giant thank-you for Santa Claus, and the boys also make a rest stop for Santa. Meanwhile, Candace wants to give Jeremy the perfect Christmas gift. However, after Dr. Doofenschmirtz's Naughtyinator makes Santa believe that all of Danville has turned naughty, Phineas decides to show Santa that Danville is a nice city.



    I'm going to talk briefly about the Candace plot, since it was only about 7 minutes long. Really, it was boring, and her explaining the metaphors she says, wasn't really that funny. However, the end with the Gift of the Magi parody was cute, but wasn't hilarious.



    I love how at first Doofenschmirtz sings a song how he doesn't hate Christmas, like all the other villains, but all he wants in life is to hate Christmas. That's a nice twist to the cliche, and was very funny. And the reason he used the Naughtyinator was because carolers begged for figgy pudding, and wouldn't leave until they got some, however, it was just part of the song they were singing. That was hilarious!



    Anyway, Phineas records a song with Danville to persuade Santa that the town is nice. So two elves come over and talk about the problem. However, Doofenschmirtz's Naughtyinator gets destroyed by a strong note sung on a CD Perry got from a Secret Santa. So now, everyone is nice again. But, Santa already left, so Phineas and his friends decide to save Christmas and give all the gifts of the town before Christmas Day. Meanwhile, this Naughtyinator was actually given to Doofenschmirtz by Santa Claus, who was the singer on the CD who broke the Naughtyinator. And, it just so happens that Santa did this whole story just to pull a little prank. That's not a great twist.



    Overall, it does have some clever story-lines, a few memorable songs, and some really funny jokes. However, there are a lot of boring parts, and isn't really as memorable as other Christmas specials like the Fairly OddParents. I'll give it an 8.5 out of 10.moreless
  • Christmas review 23

    10
    A superb Christmas episode on Phineas and Ferb. This special should have been better in some of the parts. That's the only flaw I had and I wish I'd give it a 10. The songs in this episode was very good. I can't decide which song was the best. I liked "I really don't hate Christmas" and the last song probably the best. Carl and Major Monogram were very funny when they complain about Carl's gift he want for Christmas. As usual, Doof's plot was funny and way funnier than main plot. It was funny when the carolers was at his place. As for the main plot, it was great, but not the best Christmas plot. I did like towards the end when Santa was reading Phineas' letter. Overall, this episode was superb.moreless
  • Christmas Review #9

    8.5
    Phineas and Ferb decide to do something nice for Santa Claus this year by making him a rest stop at their house while their parents are at the airport waiting for Grandma and Grandpa Fletchers' flight to arrive from England. But Heinz spreads naughtiness through the whole tri-state area and Santa will not come. Candace wants to get Jeremy the perfect gift, so she tricks him into writing a letter to Santa to find out what he wants and get the gift herself while the kids desperately hope that Santa will come to Danville in time for Christmas. This "Phineas and Ferb" Christmas episode was great. I don't like this show and I'm starting to dislike it more in the third season but this Christmas episode wasn't bad at all. It's WAY more enjoyable and better than the recent Christmas episode "Phineas and Ferb Family Christmas" (that Christmas episode was drop dead awful and very boring) so at least this Christmas episode is watchable. It does have a couple of flaws which lowered my score a little but other those flaws, it's enjoyable to watch. Not as good as the other Christmas episodes from other shows such as "SpongeBob SquarePants", "The Fairly OddParents" and more... but I still like it. The flaw that did lower my score by 10 points was Candace. The scene when Phineas was wondering why everyone in Danville is so naughty, Candace says "Maybe it's because you are your friends wee busy having fun building inventions all summer long"... Come on Candace, can you shut up? I seriously wanted to smack Candace in that part because she made poor Phineas feel bad because she makes it seem like its his fault which it isn't. Even annoying Candace can't shut up on Christmas. That's my flaw that lowered it by 10 points. The other flaw which lowered my score by 5 points was how everyone brings up the whole "Christmas is cancelled" and blah blah blah. Seriously? Christmas isn't about presents or Santa Claus or any of that stuff. It's about being with your family and sharing joy but they were obviously being lame with the whole "Christmas is cancelled" stuff plus it got a little boring in a couple of parts. So yeah, those two flaws really bugged me especially the first one. The parts that did make me laugh was that Doofenschmirtz wants to hate

    Christmas but he can't because he loves it so much. The Christmas carolers singing "We won't go until we get some" which makes Doofenschmirtz try to find them figgy pudding but he doesn't know it's part of the song. Most of the parts that made me laugh was from the Doofenschmirtz plot. The Frosty The Snowman spoof was hilarious. The main plot was a little boring and kinda lame. My favorite part out of this entire episode is probably the very ending of the episode with everyone opening up their presents and the song "Thank You Santa Claus" (sung by Jeremy) was playing. "Thank You Santa Claus" is my favorite song out of this entire Christmas episode and I never get tired listening to it... it brings me smiles whenever I listen to it so that's why the very ending is my favorite part. Overall, this Christmas episode had a couple of flaws but it was still a great Christmas episode of "Phineas and Ferb". 8.5/10moreless
  • Holiday heartwarming episode of Phineas and Ferb

    10
    Great episode.Phineas believing The big bellied fellow who we call Santa Clause was sweet and cute and at the end of the day..thats what drives Christmas.Issabella not celebrating Christmas was a nice touch(doesnt happen much in episodes of other shows).Santa Clause was kinda well potrayed in thsi episode..his usual Cartoon-like personoa.Baljeet and the kiss with that girl was funny and very playboyish of him,but he`s potrayed as a nerd(is this show breaking the Static Quo!).I didnt think the scene with Jeremy and candace was going to be that big,but i felt scared cuase iyt seemed very seriouse.The ending was cool and heart-warming and overall this was a good Special.moreless
Clancy Brown

Clancy Brown

Santa Claus

Guest Star

Corey Burton

Corey Burton

Additional Voices

Guest Star

Piero Piluso

Piero Piluso

Additional Voices

Guest Star

Alyson Stoner

Alyson Stoner

Isabella Garcia-Shapiro

Recurring Role

Maulik Pancholy

Maulik Pancholy

Baljeet Rai

Recurring Role

Bobby Gaylor

Bobby Gaylor

Buford Van Stomm

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (8)

    • The Extended Edition of this episode includes the song What Does He Want?, which was not included in the version that first aired.

    • In the episode Gaming the System Major Monogram informs Perry the Platypus that OWCA has been spying on Dr. Doofenshmirtz's computer and aside from information about the latest evil scheme, they learned what Doofenshmirtz is getting Perry for Christmas. It's a vase. In this episode Perry gets his Christmas present from the Doctor and it is, of course, the very same vase the Major talked about.

    • After Dr. Doofenshmirtz hangs up the phone, the phone and the package he's holding both disappear.

    • The background behind Major Monogram on the screen doesn't match the background behind him at the party.

    • Meap, from The Chronicles of Meap makes a cameo at the end of this episode.

    • This episode contains the most songs in one episode, beating Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together which only had five songs.

    • Isabella says that she doesn't celebrate Christmas when the boys ask her if she is sad that Santa put Danville on the naughty list. But earlier, when Phineas asked them if they wrote letters to Santa asking him for things, Isabella said that she did. This would mean she believes in Santa Claus, and therefore she had to celebrate Christmas.

    • It's revealed that Isabella celebrates Hanukkah, which means that Isabella is Jewish.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation! (Theme Lyrics):

      Chorus: (singing like in a classic Christmas carol) There are two wondrous weeks for our winter vacation, before New Year's and school comes to end it.
      So the holiday challenge for kids of all nations is finding a good way to spend it.

      Phineas: Ah, Christmas Eve! I was a great idea to climb back into bed this morning. Oh, I almost forgot; Helmets! All set? Let's do this thing! (The camera pans out to show him and Ferb outside in their beds joined together to form a toboggan ready to go down the hill)

      Bowling for Soup: (playing rock music) Like maybe turning our beds into dual toboggans, And sliding down the ski-jump tower.
      Building a snowman the size of Colossus, Or giving a Yeti a shower.
      Chorus: Fa, la, la, la!
      Bowling for Soup: Staging a snowball fight, with giant catapults, and snow angels that really fly.
      Rocking A Christmas Carol, wrapping a present.
      Or just shoveling snow off the drive! (pause as the boys are shoveling)

      Phineas: Well, they can't all be fun.

      Bowling for Soup: As you can see there's a whole lot of stuff to do before school starts next year.
      So stick with us 'cause Phineas and Ferb are gonna spread some Christmas cheer.
      So stick with us 'cause Phineas and Ferb are gonna spread some Christmas cheer!

      Candace: Mom! Phineas and Ferb are making a Christmas Special!

    • Josh: Hey, let's all sing "But it's Christmas, Becky"!
      Becky: Ugh! You have got to get over me, Josh.

    • Buford: I don't see what everyone's so worried about. I got this system, see? You act any way you want, all year long, but then right before Christmas, you do one big selfless act of kindness, and Santa will wipe your slate clean! Works like a charm.
      Baljeet: Really? So I might still have my one big Christmas wish come true?
      Buford: Maybe.
      Baljeet: Are you not going to ask me what my Christmas wish is?
      Buford: Nope! It'll only wanna make me hurt you, which will counteract my one act of kindness.
      Baljeet: All I want is one sweet, special Christmas kiss under the mistletoe.
      Buford: I'm outta here.
      Baljeet: (angrily) Not from you! From a pretty girl! Do not flatter yourself!

    • Isabella: (Phineas is depressed that Danville has been branded naughty by Santa and is lying on a bed) So, what? Are you just going to stay here for the rest of your life?
      Phineas: Why not?
      Isabella: (scene zooms out, showing Phineas, Isabella, Ferb, Buford, and Baljeet in a mattress store) Isabella: Well, for one, the mall closes in 20 minutes.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Characters appearing in this episode without dialogue: Lawrence Fletcher, Suzy Johnson, Irving, the Fireside Girls, Meap. (The Chronicles of Meap), Stacy Hirano and Jenny (seen as background singers in the "What Does He Want?" song in the Extended Edition of this episode). And although Olivia Olson sings the songThat Christmas Feeling, her voice character Vanessa Doofenshmirtz does not appear in the episode.

    • This episode is a Christmas special.

    • This is the first episode of Phineas and Ferb to be 45 minutes long (including commercials).

    • Songs: Winter Vacation, What Does He Want? (seen in the Extended Edition of this episode) That Christmas Feeling, I Really Don't Hate Christmas, Where Did We Go Wrong, Danville for Niceness, Christmas is Starting Now, Thank You Santa.

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • USA for Africa: We Are the World
      When it seems Danville won't be getting its Christmas, the kids organize its people to sing a benefit for the town which they call Danville for Niceness (or Santa, What Gives?), a slight play on the All-Star singers performing for the above-titled nation in the 1985.

    • In the song Where Did We Go Wrong the music, tempo, choreography, harmonies and lyrics are performed in a near copy of the song Where Do We Go from Here from Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 6 musical episode Once More, with Feeling.

    • Spider-Man
      During the That Christmas Feeling song, Ferb is seen swinging to hang up Christmas lights similarly to the superhero's web-slinging in his original 1967 animated series.

    • Frosty the Snowman
      The snowman Perry brings to life is a reference to Frosty the Snowman.

    • The scene where all the kids were dancing in the end credits is an homage to A Charlie Brown Christmas.

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