Shrek the Halls
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Shrek the Halls


21 minutes

Release Date

November 4, 2007

Release on DVD

November 4, 2007 (US)



Production information
Directed by

Gary Trousdale

Produced by

Gina Shay
Teresa Cheng
Aron Warner


Mike Myers as Shrek
Eddie Murphy as Donkey
Cameron Diaz as Fiona
Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots

Preceded by: Succeeded by:
Shrek the Third Shrek the Halls Shrek Forever After

Shrek the Halls is a 2007 Christmas special (airing on ABC) set after Shrek the Third.

The special deals with Shrek's first Christmas with his family and friends. The name of this film is a reference to "Deck the Halls".


The story begins with Donkey (Eddie Murphy) reminding Shrek (Mike Myers) about Christmas all the time, which bothers him. He soon realizes that his wife Fiona (Cameron Diaz) enjoys celebrating Christmas, so Shrek tries to make one. However, Shrek doesn't know what Christmas is at first and goes to a bookstore and receives a book titled Christmas for Village Idiots (a parody of the Books for Dummies series). He follows the steps of the book, but everything keeps going wrong when Donkey and the rest of his friends unintentionally wreck Shrek's swamp. They won't let Shrek read a story and improvise as they go along, they change his decorations, and ruin Shrek's supper. They find out about the book, but Shrek angrily kicks them out. Fiona, upset, leaves with the ogre triplets. Shrek tells Donkey and the rest of his friends that he's sorry for losing his temper. After comforting Shrek in their outhouse, Shrek goes to catch up with the gang to apologize and they learn that Shrek never had a Christmas and doesn't quite understand it as he never really heard of it before. Shrek then reads a story (rendering of "Twas the Night Before Christmas") to everyone about Ogre Claus, who gives joy and cheer everywhere. They then all see Santa fly by the swamp lighting the moon with ogre ears like Shrek's; however, Gingy runs back inside screaming as he is terrified of Santa (due to him eating his girlfriend Suzy).


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