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"A Very CatDog Christmas" (incorrectly referred to as "A Very Merry CatDog Christmas" on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video) is a special half-hour Christmas episode of the Nickelodeon animated series CatDog, produced in the show's second season.

Synopsis

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CatDog admiring their Christmas double-tree.

The episode opens on CatDog having just finished their annual tradition of decorating a pair of trees for Christmas, and prepare to leave their gifts for each other under them. Dog leaves a little model houseboat made of popsicle sticks for Cat (who is actually hoping for a sports car) under the trees, while Cat, barely having anything for Dog, places a green jellybean under them. The two then head off on Dog's favorite Christmas tradition - visiting Santa Claus. At the Mall of Malls, Santa is shown to be not at all happy with the commercialism that all the kids in Nearburg have succumbed to. Cat appears to be no different, letting Santa know (loud enough for Dog to hear) that he wants a sports car, but Santa is shown a glimmer of hope when Dog says that all he wants is that Cat likes the present he gave him. Just then, the mall's owner, Rancid Rabbit, shows up, making way for his bratty niece, Rancine, to visit Santa. Rancine, who says that she already owns everything she desires, notices CatDog and wants them as her pet. Rancid offers to buy CatDog, but they refuse his offer.

Later, the Greasers show up at the mall, apparently doing Christmas shopping, when they spot CatDog and chase after them, but CatDog manages to avoid them by hiding in one of the mall's Christmas trees. Just then, Winslow pops out of the top of the tree and has a chat with Cat. Cat expresses speculation that he's hoping Dog got him a sports car, but Winslow tells him he's never getting that for Christmas, and then proceeds to tell Dog that Cat never likes the presents he gives him. This leads Cat to believe that their Christmases are terrible because they don't have "enough stuff." Thusly, he and Dog take Rancid up on his offer, saying they'll be Rancine's present if he gives them access to everything in his mansion. Santa, witnessing this turn of events, is highly dismayed at CatDog selling out like that and decides maybe the world would be better off without Christmas. Upon seeing the news of Santa canceling Christmas, Winslow, the Greasers, and Eddie the Squirrel are outraged that it's CatDog's fault and form an angry mob.

Meanwhile, CatDog is stuffed in a box, waiting to be opened by Rancine and completely oblivious to the fact that they caused Santa to cancel the holiday. On Christmas morning, Rancine finds that CatDog is the only Christmas present she has under the tree frame that used to be Rancid's Christmas tree, and she tells them that they have to be her plaything now. As Rancine holds a tea party with Dog, Cat tries out one of Rancid's cars, eventually skidding to a stop when Dog wants to hug the Christmas tree frame. The two find themselves missing their old Christmas traditions and figure out that they've made a mistake in selling themselves to Rancid. When they tell Rancine that they're leaving, she refuses to let them go and places them in a cage. However, CatDog gets her to come back by pretending that Dog is sick, and when Rancine climbs back up to the cage, they escape, leaving her in the cage.

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CatDog with Santa.

After making it out of Rancid's mansion, CatDog arrives home only to find all their Christmas decorations having disappeared. To make matters worse, the Greasers, Eddie, and Winslow show up, furious at them for getting Christmas cancelled. Rancid and Rancine also show up, saying they get to attack first since CatDog is their property. Dog, however, calls them to stop, saying they can still have Christmas, and then recreates his and Cat's double-tree by cobbling together junk. The others aren't quite convinced at first, but finally come to understand after the moon shines brightly on the "trees", and they all share a heartfelt group hug. Santa then appears, having seen that display of Christmas spirit, and forgives CatDog, bringing Christmas back. Afterward, Cat and Dog exchange their presents, and then they all sing the closing number while Santa takes off into the sky... with CatDog guiding his sleigh!

Availability

The episode made its home video debut on the CatDog: Season 2, Volume 2 manufacture-on-demand DVD set, sold exclusively on Amazon.com in late 2010. It was later included on the retail release, CatDog: Season 2, Part 2, distributed by Shout! Factory on September 25, 2012. Its most recent release was on the Out of the Vault Christmas DVD, originally released as a Walmart exclusive on October 6, 2015.

Songs

Cast

Voice actor Character
Jim Cummings Cat
Tom Kenny Dog
Cliff
Carlos Alazraqui Winslow T. Oddfellow
Lube
Bratty Kid
Dwight Schultz Eddie
Billy West Rancid Rabbit
Mr. Sunshine
Randolph
Neon Santa
Maria Bamford Shriek
Mrs. Claus
Rancine
Brian Doyle Santa Claus

External links

Nickelodeon
Productions
Nicktoons "The Santa Experience" • "Son of Stimpy" • "Doug's Christmas Story" • "Rocko's Modern Christmas!" • "Gone Shopp'n" • "A Scooter For Yaksmas" • "Arnold's Christmas" • "Gift Hoarse" • "Let It Snow" • "A Very CatDog Christmas" • "Have Yourself a Thornberry Little Christmas" • "Christmas Who?" • "Christmas Every Day!" • "An 'Even Steven' Holiday Special" • "Babies in Toyland" • Merry Nickmas shorts • "The Most Horrible X-Mas Ever" • "A Rocket X-Mas" • "Holly Jolly Jimmy" • "The Finster Who Stole Christmas" • "A Robot for All Seasons" • "When Santas Collide" • "The Fright Before Christmas!" • "A Christmas Mikey" • "Merry Wishmas" • "It's an Udderful Life" • "The All Nighter Before Christmas" • "A Doomed Christmas" • "A Very Brrr-y Icemas" • It's a SpongeBob Christmas!A Fairly Odd Christmas • "Baconmas" • "Huggle Day" • "Happy Chalawunga!" • "A Crustmas Story" • "11 Louds a Leapin'" • Albert • "It's Christmas, You Dorks!" • "Bunsen Saves Christmas"
Live-action shows and movies "Christmas" (YCDTOTV) • "X-Mas Eve" • "Ride, She Said" • "Christmas" (Roundhouse) • "The Gift" (The Secret World of Alex Mack) • All That Episode 225 • "O' Christmas Pete" • "Merry Christmas, Kenan" • "Starwalk" • "The Mystery of the Mice That Roared" • "A Very Canine Christmas" • "A Little So'em So'em for Christmas" • Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh • "iChristmas" • "The Naked Brothers Band Christmas Special" • "Telling Amanda" • "The Good, The Bad and the Ickie Doll" • "Big Time Christmas" • "A Christmas Tori" • "Epic Christmas" • "How to Rock Christmas" • "See Dad Run Christmas Into the Ground" • "The Gift of the Maggies" • Santa Hunters • "Santa's Little Harpers" • "Winter Thunderland" • "The Thank You Mask" • "Christmas Danger" • "A Reggae Potato Christmas" • Nickelodeon's Ho-Ho Holiday Special • "The Gift" (Make It Pop) • "Jingle Bell Rock" • Tiny Christmas
Nick Jr. Christmas at Eureeka's Castle • "Mr. Cook's Christmas" • "A Gullah Gullah Christmas" • "Blue's Big Holiday" • "Merry Christmas, Little Bill" • "A Present for Santa" • "Blue's First Holiday" • "Blue's Holiday Wishes" • "Christmas Wishes" (Holly Hobbie & Friends) • "Diego Saves Christmas!" • "Christmas" (Yo Gabba Gabba!) • "Save the Reindeer!" • "O' Figgity Fig Tree" • Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure • "Great and Grumpy Holiday" • "The Super-Special Gift" • "The Action Elves Save Christmas Eve" • "Santa's Little Fixers" • "Christmas" (Hi-5) • "Happy Holidays, Mr. Grumpfish!" • "A Very Awesome Christmas" • Peter Rabbit's Christmas Tale • "Pups Save Christmas" • "Wally Saves the Trollidays" • "A Very Guppy Christmas" • "Monster Machine Christmas" • "Have a Very Mutty Christmas" • "Santa's Little Genies"
Albums
Ren & Stimpy's Crock O' ChristmasRugrats: Holiday ClassicsNick HolidayNick Jr. Winter WonderlandDora's ChristmasMerry Nickmas