Movies for Christmas: Shrek the Halls – 4 December 2017
Shrek the Halls is a 2007 TV Short. This is such a cute story that we absolutely had to include it into the NerdiPop Christmas Countdown.
Shrek (Mike Myers) is quietly living in the swamp with his family when the Christmas season arrives. Under Donkey’s (Eddie Murphy) urging, Shrek reluctantly promises Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) 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 (Marissa Jaret Winokur) 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 (Antonio Banderas) interrupt and each tell their own version of a Christmas story. (source: Wikipedia)
I am not going to say anything more, but this is a definite must watch.
Fun facts: The first film was based on the 1990 William Steig picture book of the same name, starring a green ogre who left his home to see the world. Interestingly, the name Shrek came from German and Yiddish roots meaning ‘fear’ and ‘terror’.
See the trailer for Shrek the Halls here: