Shrek the Halls
is a television special that premiered on the American television network ABC
on Wednesday, November 28, 2007. The thirty minute Christmas special included the following: Mike Myers
, Eddie Murphy
, Cameron Diaz
and Antonio Banderas
reprising their roles from the feature films. The television special was released on iTunes on November 2, 2008. It was shown again on December 9, 2009, December 4, 2010 and December 9, 2010 on ABC.
The special is set shortly after the events of Shrek the Third
(and before the events of Shrek Forever After
), as Shrek and Fiona's children are still infants.
Shrek is quietly living in the swamp with his family when the Christmas season arrives. Under Donkey's urging, Shrek reluctantly promises Princess Fiona a special Christmas surprise. Shrek goes to the local bookstore in Far, Far Away to try to find a present for Fiona, but since he does not know what Christmas is all about, the shopkeeper gives Shrek a copy of Christmas For Village Idiots
, a step-by-step guide to celebrating the holiday.
Shrek proceeds to follow the book's advice by decorating the house and getting a tree so he can spend a quiet Christmas Eve with his family, but Donkey brings the entire "family" to the swamp, ruining Shrek's plans.
As Shrek tries to tell his own version of "A Visit from St. Nicholas (The Night Before Christmas)"; Gingy, Donkey, and Puss in Boots interrupt and each tell their own version of a Christmas story. Donkey... Read More