Shrek the Halls

Synopsis: In Shrek the Halls, it is seen and realized that Shrek has no idea about what Christmas is and makes it clear to donkey that "Ogres don't celebrate Christmas",but in the end he gives in and decides to prepare for Christmas in his own " ogre" way. With the help of Fiona and their kids, he eventually gets ready for Christmas but there is a twist in the story but finally everything turns out fine
Director(s): Gary Trousdale
Production: DreamWorks Animation
  4 nominations.
21 min

- Occupied!

- It's me. Shrek?

- Yes?

- Come back to the party. Please?

I don't think

that'd be such a good idea.

Come on. It's not that bad.

OK, I know you're

not a party person, but...

But what? This is not the

kind of Christmas I had in mind.

They're our friends, Shrek.

They all mean well.

- How many babies did Fiona have?

- She has babies?

- I don't know.

- I better get back to the house.

Surprised we have

a house to go back to.

- Are you coming?

- I can hardly wait.


Look at him go!

Excuse me! Excuse me!

Excuse you for what?

I don't feel very good.

- I feel better now.

- A chocolate chip!


Mind if I cut in?

Don't stop believing

Up and down the boulevard

I am a little Christmas angel!

Hey there, my sweeties.

Would you like Daddy

to finish the story for you?


The children were nestled

all snug in their beds,

- while visions of sugarplums...

- Were you tellin' 'em

The Night Before Christmas?

That's the best Christmas story ever!

- I'm the best teller ever!

- Donkey...

I got it committed

to memorization!

- Gather round!

- Donkey! Wait!

I'm supposed to tell

the Christmas story.

'Twas the night before Christmas

and I spent all the day

Finishin' up on my Christmas display

Now, missin' all this

would be nothin' but tragic

So just follow me

and I'll show you the magic

Now, out in the yard

in a glorious clutter

Is a spectacle there that'll

make your heart flutter

With 20-foot cheese balls

and a big eggnog fountain

And yodelin' elves

on an ambrosia mountain

A stage where acrobats

jump, leap and prance

And honor the day

through interpretive dance

But just when you think

the display is complete

The Christmas parade

comes right down the street

With holiday floats

all in silver and blue

With sugarplum fairies

and a reindeer or two

There's a baton-twirlin'

snowman all happy and perky

Magical peacocks

and a dancin' roast turkey

And right when you think

that you've just seen it all

Comes a huge waffle Santa

that's 50 feet tall

Ho, ho, ho!

With syrup and butter

the sight just amazes

As it's flanked by a choir

all singin' his praises

- Donkey.

- Santa?

- Donkey!

- Santa!


Very inappropriate, amigo.

Please, allow me.

- Oh, Puss, not you too.

- In my homeland,

we tell a very different tale

of the Santa Nicholas.

He's not made of waffles.

This Santa was suave

He was nothing like that

The Santa I know

was a hot Latin cat

He was dressed all in fur

from his head to his paws

And he stood there heroic

A real Santa... Claws

Red are his boots

- And so is his cape

- Ol!

His sword is a cane

that tastes like crab cake

He wears a fine belt

and a leather cravat

And there's a cute fuzzy thing

which hangs down from his hat

I have shamed myself.

- Ol!

- All right, everybody,

if you leave now,

you can beat the holiday traffic.

Phooey with all your

sunshine and lollipops!

Where I come from,

Christmas is a nightmare.

'Twas the night before Christmas

and the prettiest sights

Were my sweetheart beside me

in the bright Christmas lights

...until they got home.

When they looked at the car door

handle, and they found a hook!

Gingy, cut it out! You're

really givin' me the creeps!

Oh, come on,

I was just teasin'.

Come here, you.

Gingy, I couldn't stay mad at you.

What was that?

Oh, no, you don't. I'm not

fallin' for that again.

No, I'm really, really

seriously not kidding.



No! No! No!

That's the most ridiculous

thing I've ever heard.

- That's not how it goes.

- You weren't there!

All right, everyone,

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Gary Trousdale

Gary A. Trousdale (born June 8, 1960) is an American film director, screenwriter, animator and storyboard artist, known for directing films such as Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Atlantis: The Lost Empire. He frequently works with Kirk Wise and Don Hahn. more…

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