A Fairly Odd Christmas

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A Fairly Odd Christmas
A Fairly Odd Christmas poster.jpg
Movie poster
Genre Comedy
Fantasy
Christmas films
Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment
Directed by Savage Steve Holland
Produced by Scott McAboy
Fred Seibert
Marjorn Cohn
Lauren Levine
Butch Hartman
Screenplay by Butch Hartman
Savage Steve Holland
Story by Butch Hartman
Ray DeLaurentis
Will Schifrin
Starring Drake Bell
Daniella Monet
Tara Strong
Tony Cox
Daran Norris
Teryl Rothery
Travis Turner
Devyn Dalton
Donavon Stinson
Music by Guy Moon
Cinematography Jon Joffin
Editing by Anita Brandt-Burgoyne
Damon Fecht
Production company Billionfold Inc.
Frederator Studios
Pacific Bay Entertainment
Country United States
Canada
Language English
Original channel Nickelodeon
Release date November 29, 2012[1]
Running time 66 minutes

A Fairly Odd Christmas (also known as A Fairly Odd Movie 2) is a 2012 television film that is the sequel to the 2011 live-action TV film A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! and the second live-action adaptation of the Nickelodeon animated television series The Fairly OddParents. This was Drake Bell's second appearance in a Christmas-themed Nickelodeon film, the first being Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh.

The Nickelodeon Original Movie was first announced on March 14, 2012.[2] The film aired on Nickelodeon on November 29, 2012, and received 4.473 million viewers on its premiere date.[3]

The film was released on DVD December 17, 2013.[4]

Plot[edit]

The film continues from the events of A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!. Timmy Turner (Drake Bell), his fairies (Cosmo, Wanda, and Poof), and Tootie (Daniella Monet) have been traveling around the world, granting wishes for others.[5]

A few days before Christmas, Santa Claus and the elves go to check who's naughty and who's nice. However, Santa realizes that with Timmy already granting wishes for others, people have had their names removed from the nice list. Christmas Carol and Dingle Dave, two elves confront Timmy, his fairies, and Tootie and tells them that Santa wants to talk to Timmy. When they get to his workshop, Santa explains that he wants Timmy to stop granting wishes and explains that with great power, comes great responsibility (a reference to Spider-Man whom Drake Bell currently voices). Just then, an elf tells him that the gift wrapping machine is broken. When Santa wishes for it to be fixed, Timmy decides to grant it. However, since fairy magic does not work in "an elf-made building", the magic instead turns into a blast that causes Santa to fall into the machine; an impact to the head has brain-damaged him as well and causes him to act like the Easter Bunny and other things. As a result of a lack of Christmas spirit, the workshop malfunctions and shuts down.

Jorgen Von Strangle arrives and tells Timmy that he must reprise the role of Santa, since it is in the rules that a godchild must take over the role of a holiday icon if the godchild has harmed them to the extent that they cannot do their job. Timmy puts on Santa's hat to reprise his role, and it re-powers the workshop, but only for a brief moment. An elf explains that Timmy cannot be Santa since he is on the naughty list. In addition, Cosmo, Wanda, Poof, and Jorgen cannot do anything about it since Earth's magnetic polarity at the North Pole nullifies fairy magic. The elves explain that to get his name off the naughty list, he must speak to Elmer the Elder Elf. The elves explain that it is a very dangerous path and that he may not make it out alive. Timmy then insists to go alone, since this is his problem, however, Tootie, Timmy's fairies, two elves, and even Mr. Crocker (who came to the North Pole in an attempt to get his name off the naughty list) decide to tag along.

The journey proves to be difficult, especially when the elves lose the path to Elmer. As they continue, Timmy and Crocker are separated from the others as a result of a snowstorm. Timmy's fairies, the elves, and Tootie come across a penguin, whom Tootie believes knows the way to Elmer. After Tootie manages to communicate with it, the penguin guides them to a bridge that should take them to Elmer. Meanwhile, Timmy and Crocker come across a group of gingerbread men, who are willing to help them. Just then, a starving Crocker bites off the head of one of the gingerbread men, causing them to become angry and go after them. The two of them eventually reach the other five and camp for the night. The following day, they come across the bridge, which is heavily damaged. The fairies help the others over, however, in an attempt to get Crocker over, Timmy falls down. When they think it is the end, an unscathed Timmy gets up using candy canes given to him earlier by Santa.

They eventually reach Elmer's place. Upon arriving, Timmy asks Elmer why he is on the naughty list when he has been granting wishes for others. However, Elmer explains that his fairies are the ones granting wishes for others, and that his wishes are causing more bad than good, supported by a series of clips presented by Elmer. Elmer refuses to take his name off the naughty list, and leaves. Timmy and the others are upset that they couldn't fix Christmas. However, Crocker opens up to Timmy and explains that he respects him for having the courage to risk his life for Christmas. Elmer overhears this and takes Timmy's name off the naughty list. Timmy and the others then take Elmer's vehicle to get back to the workshop.

They realize that without Christmas spirit, The Evil Winter Warlock (negativity and depression) has covered the whole planet. The elves explain that Timmy has a very small chance of saving Christmas now that Winter Warlock has blocked the path out of the North Pole. Timmy quickly puts on Santa's clothing, restoring power to the workshop, and gives orders to the elves and everyone else to prepare all the gifts. When they are all ready, they encounter one more problem: all of the reindeer are missing (because of Mr. Crocker, who unintentionally released all of them in an attempt to stay hidden). They decide to use the magic van as a substitute. They barely manage to make it through Winter Warlock's Wrath, and give all the presents to everyone.

On Christmas Day, Santa returns to normal and realizes that all of the Christmas work is done by Timmy. After Santa gets back into his clothes, they all party. Despite not getting off the naughty list, Crocker gets his first ever Christmas present (a new tie that looks exactly like that one he already has, which he loves) and Timmy and Tootie kiss under the mistletoe. Poof then flies up to the screen and says his words without a Randy Jackson voice: "God bless us, everyone." Cosmo and Wanda then fly up to the screen. Wanda says "No fairies were harmed in the making of this movie," but Cosmo says he got a paper cut.

Cast[edit]

Live Actors:

Voices:

Production[edit]

Twenty days after the movie premiere of A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! on Nickelodeon, The Fairly OddParents creator and movie writer Butch Hartman tweeted that he was working on ideas for a sequel to Grow Up, Timmy Turner!.[6] On March 14, 2012, during Nickelodeon's 2012-2013 Upfront, the aforementioned sequel film was announced.

The movie was filmed in Vancouver, Canada, from March 23 to April 18, 2012, according to BC Film Commission.[7] On November 8, Columbia Records and Nickelodeon announced the release of the album "Merry Nickmas", which would include a recording of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by Rachel Crow. It was announced that Rachel's rendition of "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" would also be featured in Nickelodeon's "A Fairly Odd Christmas", premiering Friday, November 30, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).[8] On November 9, TV Guide officially announced the movie premiere on November 30, and released its first trailer.[9] However, on November 16, Nickelodeon changed the premiere for November 29 at 7/6c, and Nickelodeon's official website for the movie released a trailer announcing the new airdate. Nickelodeon stated, via Twitter, that they're airing the movie again on November 30 at 8/7c anyway.[10]

Reception[edit]

On November 29, 2012, A Fairly Odd Christmas had a 4.473 rating on its premiere date.[11] In the UK & Ireland, it received a total of 301'000 views on its premiere date.[12]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2013 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, Special or Pilot - Supporting Young Actress Dalila Bela Nominated [13]
Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, Special or Pilot - Supporting Young Actress Olivia Steele-Falconer Nominated

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