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"A Phineas and Ferb Family Christmas" (also known as "Phineas and Ferb's Family Christmas Special" on iTunes) is the second and last Christmas episode of the Disney Channel animated series Phineas and Ferb (though it chronologically takes place before the events of the show's first Christmas special, Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!). It premiered on the Disney Channel on December 2, 2011, right before the premiere of Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!


SPOILER: Plot details or story follow.

Isabella singing "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow".

Phineas and Ferb are lying under the oak tree in their backyard when Phineas comments that it's hot and suggests they should do something to cool off. When Ferb proposes a visit to Antarctica, Phineas turns it down and decides to instead host a traditional family-oriented Christmas Special that would be broadcast live on television. At that point, a whole television production crew arrives and begins broadcasting The 12th Annual Phineas and Ferb Christmas Special (as it is called), hosted by Wintobreath Toothpaste. Isabella soon shows up and says that her favorite part of the holidays is singing Christmas carols, and she then sings "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow".


Candace then bursts in to find that Phineas and Ferb are hosting a Christmas Special. Upon noticing that the Christmas Special is live on TV, Candace sets out to bust Phineas and Ferb once again by calling Linda, who at the moment is shopping downtown. Candace tells Linda to look at the TVs in the stores that are displaying the special, but when Linda turns to look at the TVs, it switches to an advertisement for Wintobreath Toothpaste. Linda quickly remembers that they need toothpaste, thanks Candace and ends the phone call, much to Candace's frustration.

Phineas then comments that Perry is missing. The scene shifts to Perry dropping into his lair where Major Monogram notifies Perry that Carl is busy appearing as an extra on "some Christmas special", so has no idea what Dr. Doofenshmirtz is doing right now and decides to send Perry in a blind mission against Doofenshmirtz. Perry salutes his boss before running off the screen.

Meanwhile, Dr. Doofenshmirtz sees Phineas and Ferb's Christmas special on TV, which causes him to think that it is already Christmastime and that he needs to go get his Christmas decorations out already. After Doofenshmirtz finishes decorating, Perry shows up and Doofenshmirtz traps him in Christmas wrapping paper. Doofenshmirtz explains that he is behind on his Christmas shopping and has built a device called the Transportinator, which he will use to transport himself into the department stores while everybody else is looking for parking spaces (which he admits is more an example of him being unfair than an actual evil scheme).

Buford singing Good King Wenceslas

Buford singing "Good King Wenceslas".

Back at the set of the TV special, Phineas tells Isabella that he's worried Perry won't be back in time for Christmas, even though he's well aware it's not actually Christmas ("Every family Christmas special needs a little false drama," says Ferb). The boys then get a visit from a special guest - famous singer Kelly Clarkson. Phineas asks her to sing, but she replies that she had nothing prepared, so Phineas tells her to just sit back and relax, saying that they would just have somebody else sing. Baljeet comes down the set's fake chimney and Phineas asks him to sing a song. Baljeet, saying that it was supposed to be a duet, starts singing "Good King Wenceslas" when Buford suddenly shows up, saying he was busy rewriting the lyrics so that the song is now about Buford receiving presents from Santa Claus. Baljeet complains that Buford is missing the point of the song, but Buford shows that he knows all about King Wenceslas before resuming his version of the song. After the two finish the song, Kelly Clarkson offers to sing, but Phineas tells her to sit back down and relax, saying he doesn't want to ask her to "work" on Christmas.


"This is the best Christmas ever!"

Doofenshmirtz transports himself to the department store to do his shopping. When he goes to check out of the store with his shopping, he complains that the store has not put up their Christmas decorations. Just then, Perry hit the reverse switch on the Transportinator, bringing Doofenshmirtz back to his lair without his purchases. A small battle ensues where Perry hits the Transportinator several times with hardened fruit cake. Perry then jumps into the reactivated Transportinator, which beams him back to his home. Phineas, still upset that Perry's not there, decides to go ahead and open his presents anyway, and the first one he picks up turns out to be the present Perry ended up in after being shot by the Transportinator. Phineas, happy to see Perry again, declares "This is the best Christmas ever!", and everybody starts singing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".

After the song is over, the Transportinator transports the entire set of Phineas and Ferb's Christmas special, along with their audience, all the way back to Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated. Soon afterwards, Linda comes home, saying she was told the boys had done Christmas in July. Candace eagerly says that they had indeed done a Christmas special, but decides not to bust her brothers when she realizes the spirit of their idea, and says that it was actually kinda nice. Over at Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated, Doofenshmirtz meets Kelly Clarkson amongst the crowd of people who were transported to his lair and asks her to sing for him. Instead, though, the audience members notice the Transportinator is about to explode and rush out of the building, with Kelly Clarkson escaping via hang glider. As the episode ends, Doofenshmirtz shouts out "Curse you, Perry the Platypus, and to a lesser extent, Kelly Clarkson! Although, I do love her work..."

Spoilers end here.


PnF Cast Singing WeWishYouAMerryChristmas

The cast sings "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".

All three of the song performances featured in the episode were previously featured on the album Phineas and Ferb Holiday Favorites.


Kelly Clarkson in PnF Family Christmas

Kelly Clarkson makes a special guest appearance.

Voice actor Character
Vincent Martella Phineas Flynn
Thomas Sangster Ferb Fletcher
Ashley Tisdale Candace Flynn
Dee Bradley Baker Perry the Platypus
Dan Povenmire Dr. Doofenshmirtz
Jeff "Swampy" Marsh Major Monogram
Alyson Stoner Isabella Garcia-Shapiro
Maulik Pancholy Baljeet Tjinder
Bobby Gaylor Buford Van Stomm
Caroline Rhea Linda Flynn
Richard O'Brien Lawrence Fletcher
Kelly Clarkson Herself

Note: Carl Karl, Gretchen, Adyson Sweetwater, Holly, and Irving Du Bois appear, but do not have speaking parts. Milly, Ginger Hirano, and Katie also appear as backup singers for "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow".

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External links

The Walt Disney Company
Animated shorts
Empty SocksMickey's OrphansSanta's WorkshopMickey's Good DeedThe Night Before ChristmasToy TinkersPluto's Christmas TreeThe Small OneMickey's Christmas Carol • "Jingle Bells, Something Smells" • "The Nutcracker" • "Mickey's Mixed Nuts" • "Mickey's Christmas Chaos" • Operation: Secret Santa • "Oh, Christmas Tree!"
Animated The Nightmare Before ChristmasBeauty and the Beast: The Enchanted ChristmasMickey's Once Upon a ChristmasWinnie the Pooh: Seasons of GivingMickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of MouseRecess Christmas: Miracle on Third StreetA Very Merry Pooh YearMickey's Twice Upon a ChristmasMy Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Sleuth Christmas MovieA Christmas Carol
Live-action Babes in ToylandOne Magic ChristmasThe Christmas StarErnest Saves ChristmasA Mom For ChristmasIn the Nick of TimeThe Muppet Christmas CarolThe Santa ClauseThe Christmas TreeI'll Be Home For ChristmasSanta Who?The Ultimate Christmas Present 'Twas the NightThe Santa Clause 2Eloise at ChristmastimeThe Santa Clause 3: The Escape ClauseSanta BuddiesThe Search for Santa PawsGood Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
Television specials and episodes
Television specials From All of Us to All of YouA Disney Christmas GiftA Disney Channel ChristmasWinnie the Pooh and Christmas TooA Goof Troop ChristmasPhineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!Prep & LandingMickey's Christmas SpecialPrep & Landing: Naughty vs. NiceToy Story That Time ForgotFrozen holiday special
Television episodes Disney Television Animation "Jolly Molly Christmas" • "It's a Wonderful Leaf" • "Miracle at the 34th Precinct" • "Doug's Secret Christmas" • "A Christmas Cruella" • "Yes, Mikey, Santa Does Shave" • "Don't Be Elfish" • "A Kosher Christmas" • "A Dog For All Seasons" • "The Worst Holiday Ever" • "Holiday Time" • "Seven Days of Kwanzaa" • "The Blight Before Christmas" • "Cheery Theerlap, Lloyd" • "Pete's Christmas Caper" • "Clarabelle's Christmas List" • "Happy Holidays, Mr. Gruff!" • "A Very Possible Christmas" • "Topper" • "On Whiskers, On Lola, On Cheryl and Meryl" • "Hairy Christmas" • "A Giftmas Story" • "Season's Beatings" • "Dick Daring's All-Star Holiday Stunt Spectacular V" • "Stitch and Santa" • "A Phineas and Ferb Family Christmas" • "A Cousin Kyle Christmas" • "Merry Fishmas, Milo" • "The Gift" • "Gingersnaps and Grumpy Snaps / Jollybells"
Playhouse Disney / Disney Junior "A Circus Town Christmas" • "Twinkle's Wish" • "The Christmas Wish " • "The Wind-Up Toy Prince" • "Mickey Saves Santa" • "The Night Before Zipsmas / A Gift For Zooter" • "Flicker Saves Christmas" • "The Ayalas' Christmas Extravaganza" • "The Living Holiday Lights" • "It's a Winter Never Land!" • "A Very McStuffins Christmas" • "Holiday in Enchancia" • "Captain Scrooge" • "Winter's Gift" • "Toby's Christmas Critter / A Very Tricky Christmas"
Television specials The Walt Disney Christmas ShowChristmas at Pooh CornerA Magic Kingdom Yuletide SpecialThe Disney Christmas SpecialMickey's NutcrackerDisney's Christmas Fantasy on IceA Muppets Christmas: Letters to SantaGood Luck Jessie: NYC ChristmasJessie's Aloha Holidays with Parker & JoeyDisney Channel Fa-La-La-Lidays Celebrates a Radio Disney Family Holiday
Television episodes Walt Disney Television "Christmas at the Circus" • "Christmas in Wonderland" • "Refrigerator Day" • "A Roman Holiday" • "Fountain" • "Happy Holidays" • "Heck of a Hanukkah" • "Xtreme Xmas" • "Escape Claus" • "Christmas at the Tipton" • "Christmas Break" • "Killing Me Softly With His Height" • "Present Problem" • "Happy Ha-Ha Holidays" • "A So Random! Holiday Special" • "A London Carol" • "Bro Ho Ho" • "So Random! Episode 18" • "Pair of Santas" • "sANTa's Little Helpers" • "Christmas Story" • "Jingle It Up" • "A Little Elf Esteem" • "A Duncan Christmas" • "Bark! The Herald Angels Sing" • "Merry Merry It Up" • "Oh, Christmas Nuts!" • "Big Dreams & Big Apples" • "Nanny in Miami" • "Fa La La La-A-Rooney" • "Mix-Ups & Mistletoes" • "Twas the Mission Before Christmas" • "silANT night" • "Twas the Fight Before Christmas" • "Girl Meets Home for the Holidays" • "Stan Steals Christmas" • "Merry Miss Sis" • "Secret Santa" • "Twas the Fight Before Christmas" • "The Girls of Christmas Past" • "Santas & Surprises" • "Joy-to-a-Rooney" • "Single All the Way"
Touchstone / ABC Studios "It's a Marginal Life" • "Yule Better Watch Out" • "I'm Scheming of a White Christmas" • "Santa's Little Helper" • "'Twas the Blight Before Christmas" • "Some Like It Hot Rod" • "'Twas the Night Before Chaos" • "'Twas the Flight Before Christmas" • "Easy Street" • "Bright Christmas" • "A Very Topanga Christmas" • "Home for the Holidays" • "An According to Jiminy Christmas" • "One Office Party Too Many" • "The Christmas Party" • "Secret Santa" • "Silent Night, Opening Night" • "Stalking Santa" • "Aru-Bah Humbug" • "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" • "The Gift of Maggie" • "Christmas Time" • "Light the Lights" • "The Miracle Song" • "Fake Plastic Snow" • "The Nutcracker" • "Two for the Money" • "Holidaze" • "Boom Crunch" • "Cold Turkey" • "How the 'A' Stole Christmas"
A Family ChristmasDisney's Merry Christmas CarolsA Pooh ChristmasDisney's Christmas CollectionDisney's Christmas Collection IIDisney's Family Christmas CollectionDisney's Snowy ChristmasDisney's Princess Christmas AlbumDisney's Merry Little ChristmasA Green and Red ChristmasDisney's Holiday Celebration 2007Disney Channel HolidayDisney Holiday Magic 2009Disney Winter Wonderland 2010Phineas and Ferb Holiday FavoritesMickey's Magical Holiday 2011Disney Channel Holiday Playlist
Disney Parks Christmas Day ParadeThe Magic of Christmas at DisneylandThe Magic of Christmas at Walt Disney WorldFa-La-La-Lidays

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