|Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!|
|Story by||Jon Colton Barry
|Jon Colton Barry
|Directed by||Zac Moncrief|
|Disney Channel US Premiere||December 11, 2009|
|ABC Family Premiere||December 18, 2009
other dates on local ABC affiliates
December 07, 2009 (UK Disney XD)
December 25, 2009 (Scandinavia)
|Disney XD Premiere||December 06, 2009|
|DVD Releases||A Very Perry Christmas|
|Sequel Books||Oh, Christmas Tree!|
Phineas and Ferb turn the city of Danville into a giant thank you card for Santa Claus because they feel nobody ever thanks him for all the joy he brings to the world. Doofenshmirtz uses a device called the "Naughty-inator" to put the city of Danville on Santa's naughty list.
Episode Summary Edit
It's the morning of Christmas Eve and Phineas and Ferb are shown flying through the air on the "dual toboggan" beds. Meanwhile, Candace is in her room, talking to her mom on her cellphone. Linda and Lawrence are waiting for Lawrence's parents at the airport as the flight from England has been delayed. Linda is getting quite bored with Candace's dilemma about the perfect gift for Jeremy and asks Candace what her brothers are up to after muttering, "Forgive me, boys.". Candace says that they are doing nothing, "which is weird." Candace quickly hangs up the phone and dashes to Phineas and Ferb's room.
She finds them sitting in their beds, having just landed in from outside. Candace is confused because she had not seen Phineas and Ferb on their trip through Danville in bed. Phineas mentions seizing the day without getting out of bed, and that they can cross that off their to-do list. Candace grabs the list from Ferb and notices that writing a letter to Santa Claus is number one on their list; she laughs and asks sarcastically when they wrote the list. When Phineas asks if Candace writes a letter to Santa, she laughs scornfully at them. Phineas, a bit upset, shows Candace a presentation of sightings of Santa Claus, and mentions that "making the most out of one day" is pretty interesting to him and Ferb.
Candace soon realizes that this could be the way to get the perfect present for Jeremy: have him write a letter to Santa, telling "in detail" what he wants most, and getting a hold of it to buy him the right gift without looking like a loser. Phineas points out that she could also just ask Jeremy what he wanted "to avoid any unnecessary complications", and once again, Candace laughs him off. Candace leaves and Phineas mentions how awesome Santa is: he gives everything to everyone else, and never asks for anything in return. He asks Ferb if he is thinking what he is thinking, and Ferb responds be handing him a blueprint. After a momentary gross-out (and a quick correction done by Ferb), Phineas decides to turn Danville into a giant thank-you card.
Perry the Platypus puts a top hat on a snowman. The snowman comes to life and tells Perry "Wintertime's fun. Follow me!" A loud crash is heard, and the poor snowman's nose rolls over to Perry. He is next shown exiting the Agency's elevator into a agency Christmas party, still holding the carrot. Major Monogram spots him, eats Perry's carrot, and starts imitating the snowman that had just been hit by a plow. Carl the Intern mentions that it is "Secret Santa" time, and picks out Perry's present from underneath the tree. Perry opens it up to reveal "A Sal Tuscany Christmas" CD; Carl responds in a way that makes him seem like he is the one who is Perry's Secret Santa. Its note read "Your secret Santa has exquisite taste". Monogram's wristwatch starts making an "uh-oh" sound; Monogram tells Perry to look at the monitor behind him. The Monogram on the screen is briefing Perry when Perry turns around and sees that Monogram is holding up a sign that looks like his shirt he wears when briefing Perry during the summer. Monogram tells Perry to turn around and finishes briefing Perry, who runs off. The agency party commences once again.
Jeremy Johnson gets an early wake-up call from Candace. She confuses him playing drums and asks, "Whatcha doin'?" Isabella is seen putting down her newspaper and looking as though she has sensed a disturbance in the "Whatcha Doin'?" force. Candace is talking about writing a letter to Santa when she is interrupted by Phineas and Ferb, raising a picture of Santa onto the roof. When she continues talking to Jeremy, she has forgotten what she was talking about. Jeremy reminds her that they were talking about giving letters to Santa. She begins to laugh him off, but stops, remembering her plan. Jeremy starts to ask Candace a question when she hangs up, thinking he doesn't suspect a thing.
Phineas and Ferb are on the roof of their house, admiring their creation: a "Rest Stop for Santa". Isabella, Buford, and Baljeet arrive, Buford commenting, "Cool clubhouse". Phineas then explains that it is not a clubhouse, but the ultimate rest and relaxation lounge perfectly tailored to the jolly rubenesque world traveler or a rest stop for Santa. Phineas shows everyone the main highlights of the stop they have prepared for Santa, then explains why they have built it: as a thank-you to Santa. Phineas asks if they have written letters to Santa. Candace laughs in the house, and everyone stares toward her. Phineas finishes by asking if they ever wrote a thank you letter. They give the answer at the same time that they haven't written thank you letters because no one ever said anything about it.
Meanwhile, over at Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated, Perry has just burst through Doofenshmirtz's wall. Shocked, Doofenshmirtz traps Perry by stringing lights around him and a bird on his bill, singing, "And a partridge on a Perry... the platypus!" Doofenshmirtz continues and shows Perry the Naughtyinator. He explains that the naughty juices in the tank are vaporized and shot into the air. He then says that there is only one flaw in his plan: he doesn't hate Christmas. He explains that Christmas was always just okay in his childhood; that there was no "scarring back-story" to go along with it. To further explain his feelings to Perry, he starts singing. He mentions that he did not even make the plans himself; they were mailed to him from his Uncle Justin from Borneo, where he is rumored to be in hiding. He gives Perry quite a shock when he presses a button and says there is nothing else to do, until a chair pops out of the ground and he flops in it, saying, "...but to sit and wait for a reason," which relieves Perry and the partridge.
Phineas and Ferb are on a podium, announcing to everyone how they will be decorating Danville, and the decoration commences. A little festive music plays as a montage of the decoration. Candace is shown doing a dance while walking and singing a bit of "That Christmas Feeling" when she arrives at the Johnson Residence. She almost reveals what she is doing but stops herself. When Jeremy is distracted by the new arrival of tinsel, Candace is distraught and calls after him, saying that she "already licked the stamps!"
Back at D.E.I., Doofenshmirtz is saying that all he wanted for Christmas was the ability to hate Christmas. A knock at the door brings him off his dilemma for a minute, and when he opens his door, there are some carolers singing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas". Doofenshmirtz comments that this is one of the reasons why he just can't hate Christmas. However, when the carolers barge in and start asking for "figgy pudding" in their song, Doofenshmirtz gets so aggravated by them that he fires the Naughtyinator.
The North Pole's satellites have picked up that Danville is naughty. A long list of names streams out on a piece of paper, caught by Blay'n, who tusk-tusk at it. Clewn't comes over, complaining that children get worse and worse every year. A random elf comes over and starts blabbing to Blay'n about Clewn't (and keeps repeating the phrase "in fact"), and when he realizes that Blay'n has walked away, he mutters to himself " 'just go up and talk to the first person you see... that's how you make friends!' I'm never going to another seminar." At the Flynn-Fletcher residence, Phineas, Ferb, and Candace have noticed that the sky has gone dark. Phineas states "Is it me, or does the sky look really dark and ominous, as if its foreshadowing events which will have a negative impact on our lives". A long line of mail trucks come driving up the snowy drive, and the last one stops, a mailman getting out. He apologizes to Phineas and Ferb, saying that everyone's letter to Santa was returned after being branded naughty. Phineas asks Candace how that could possible, and then Candace then mentions how the boys got everyone in Danville involved in their "hare-brained schemes". Phineas, realising Candace's point, suddenly thinks that this whole situation is his fault. He asks Candace "you think this could be my fault?" to which Candace replies, "Sometimes we do things without knowing they're naughty. Sometimes, we do a whole summer's worth of them!" Phineas is last seen looking disappointedly at the branded letter.
Phineas and Ferb see in the news that Danville has been stamped naughty and that Santa is not coming to Danville. upon waking up, Phineas sits straight up in bed, saying, "It was all a bad dream; Christmas wasn't canceled." Isabella points out that however many times he tries that method, it isn't going to work, then asks him if he's going to stay in bed for the rest of his life. Phineas replies with a "Why not?" Isabella points out that the mall closes in 20 minutes. The scene zooms out to show they are in a mattress store in the mall. Baljeet and Buford are discussing Christmas. Buford "has a method": act any way you want all year long, and then right before Christmas, perform one big selfless act of kindness. Baljeet mentions that he wants a kiss from someone under the mistletoe, to which Buford replies "I'm outta here" and leaves. Baljeet calls after him that he meant a nice girl, not Buford.
Meanwhile, over at D.E.I., the Naughtyinator is still running and the carolers are still hassling Doofenshmirtz for some figgy pudding. ("We won't go until we get some, it's the principle of the thing!") Perry chatters angrily at them and Doofenshmirtz complains that the carolers are still not getting it through their heads that Christmas is gone and storms off. One of the carolers suggests the song "But It's Christmas, Becky!" to which another caroler replies, probably Becky, "You have got to get over me, Josh."
Candace and Jeremy are outside a store, and Jeremy is talking on his cellphone. When he hangs up he explains to Candace that Suzy is pretty upset that Santa is not coming to Danville, and that he needs to get home. When Candace tries to get him to do some last minute window shopping, Jeremy asks what is really wrong. The way Candace tries to explain that she wants to know what Jeremy wants for Christmas is a bit confusing, so Jeremy ends up leaving, baffled. Phineas, Isabella, and Baljeet are lamenting the fact that Danville was branded naughty when Phineas gets an idea to go to a radio station and broadcast a song to the North Pole. Blay'n and Clewn't see what is going on and decide to come to Danville to see what's gone wrong.
Doofenshmirtz is telling the carolers that when he went into the kitchen to get some almond brittle ("love it!"), he actually did find some figgy pudding (a lot of it) and now is quite sheepish at how easily the problem could have been solved.
Phineas and his friends are cleaning up the materials used in the broadcast. Phineas asks if there is any chance that the elves of the North Pole had heard it, then two of Santa's elves show up, Blay'n and Clewn't. Perry is wriggling and trying to get out of his trap when the Sal Tuscany CD he got from his Secret Santa falls onto the floor. Doofenshmirtz spots it and starts to play it, enjoying the last few hours until Christmas is destroyed.
Phineas is wondering if the Danville branding was a mistake when Candace walks up. Phineas introduces Blay'n and Clewn't as two of Santa's elves, to which Candace replies, "You've got to be kidding me." Blay'n remarks that it is more like the city itself is misbehaving, but that something is definitely not right around Danville.
Perry's hat is making the same "uh-oh" sound that Monogram's watch was making earlier. A miniscule television pops out of the hat and Monogram appears on the screen, telling Perry that Carl actually did not give Perry the CD and to not play the CD. Doofenshmirtz conveniently chooses this time to crank up the volume. He listens to "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", which has grown on him. The vibrations from Sal Tuscany's voice shatter the naughty juice inside the Naughtyinator and the machine shuts down. ( Ironicly the lyrics that destroyed it were "Christmas can not be destroyed. Not even by a Naughty-inator.") Doofenshmirtz does not object, just decides that they will just have Christmas after all.
Baljeet is sad about the fact that he will never kiss a girl under the mistletoe when Buford gives him a wedgie, saying that he will never get to his one great act of kindness. Phineas asks Isabella if there was a Christmas wish that she was afraid of losing, to which she replied that she didn't really celebrate Christmas, but Hannukah was excellent. Seeing her mistake, she quickly tries to act sad in an attempt to side with them. Phineas asks the elves if they really seem like bad kids, to which Blay'n replies that everyone was reading nice — except for Buford. Phineas says that the elves should contact Santa and tell him to come to Danville. The elves say that it is not that simple and that Santa is not coming to Danville.
Phineas decides to bring Christmas to Danville. Getting into the sleigh, Phineas goes over everyone's stations: Candace will keep track of who gets what presents; Blay'n and Clewn't will make the toys; Isabella and Buford will wrap the presents; and Baljeet will feed the presents into the gift shooter, manned by Ferb. Before they take off, Buford is still curious about Phineas and Ferb's rest-stop for Santa, so he asks Phineas "are you sure it's not a clubhouse?". Annoyed, Phineas replies "yes I'm sure".
The beginning of the trip takes a turn for the worse then the clouds created by the Naughtyinator block Phineas's vision. Buford goes back down and tells everyone to turn on their Christmas lights, clearing up the sky. This gives him his one big act of selfless kindness. A montage takes place, showing the kids doing their various jobs.
Jeremy Johnson has appeared on Candace's computer. Candace tells them to skip this house and cheers, glad that she got Jeremy the right present. When Ferb tries to shoot the last gift, it gets stuck in the gift shooter. Candace mentions that it was Wendy Stinglehopper's present and that she asked for a really big hat. Baljeet goes to free the present and gets caught on it, falling down Wendy's chimney safely because of the parachute, right before Phineas calls out "Baljeet!" Before Baljeet went through Wendy's chimney, he yelled "goodbye my friends!" Wendy gets really excited that Baljeet brought her the hat and kisses him under the mistletoe. He laughs lightly, and grabs her kissing. Baljeet leaves, saying "Later!"
Doofenshmirtz is now trapped the exact same way that Perry was, complete with partridge. Doofenshmirtz complains that there is no play on words. " 'A partridge on an evil scientist', that doesn't work!" As Perry jumps out the window, he mutters to himself that he hates Christmas, then realizes what he has just said, and cheers because he has gotten his Christmas wish: to be able to hate Christmas. Upon arriving home, Phineas congratulates everyone on their work. Candace excuses herself and prepares to go see Jeremy. Baljeet and Buford arrive, Baljeet commenting that Phineas's house is on fire. Phineas realizes that it is not smoke, but steam. As they get onto the roof, Santa comes out.
Doofenshmirtz is complaining about how much he hates Christmas and smashes Perry's Sal Tuscany CD on the floor. Doofenshmirtz decides to call his Uncle Justin and thank him for the Naughtyinator plans, but looks at the package closely this time and realizes the package says "Barneo", not "Borneo". The operator tells him that Barneo is in the North Pole. Looking closely at the smashed CD on the floor, he sees that the letters of "A Sal Tuscany" can be rearranged to spell "Santa Claus" (with an embarrassing left over "Y" in the mix). He then looks at the cover of the CD case and sees that Sal Tuscany is really Santa Claus, poorly disguising his face with a false black mustache over his white one.
Candace is running out the door to go to Jeremy's house, but when she opens the door, Jeremy is already there. Jeremy gives Candace her present: a pair of earrings. Jeremy said he knew Candace liked them in the magazine and was going to make her good necklace into a pair just like them. When Candace asks how he afforded it, he said he sold his guitar. Candace hands Jeremy the present she got for him: the silver guitar that he had wanted. It turns out that Candace sold her good necklace to get the guitar. They laugh and give each other a hug.
Phineas says he thought Santa was not coming to Danville, to which Santa says that he would not want to miss out on the "cool rest stop" Phineas had made. He also thanks Phineas for doing "the Danville run" and reads Phineas's Christmas wish to everyone: to be like Santa for one day. Santa asks if he can have the clubhouse, which Buford blurts "I knew it was a clubhouse!" Phineas says that they can, before Santa hitches the rest stop to his sleigh and flies away. After Santa leaves, Phineas asks Ferb what his Christmas wish was. Ferb tells them to look at the paper, which bears the headline "World Peace". Phineas is astounded, but that actually was not what Ferb was looking at. In the bottom corner of the paper, there is a picture of Ferb playing a harmonica with the headline "Local Boy Gets Harmonica".
The Flynn-Fletcher station wagon pulls into the driveway and Linda, Lawrence, and Lawrence's parents pile out. As everyone heads inside, Grandma proclaims that she made figgy pudding. We get a brief glance at what everyone gets for Christmas Day. At the end, Perry the Platypus is seen putting a hat on a snowman, as he did before going to the Agency's Christmas party. It looks as if the snowman was run over again, because a carrot rolled over to Perry, but a vegetable truck tipped over, spilling all the vegetables.
- Winter Vacation - Bowling for Soup and Disney Chorus
- I Really Don't Hate Christmas - Dr. Doofenshmirtz/ Dan Povenmire
- That Christmas Feeling - Vanessa Doofenshmirtz/ Olivia Olson
- Where Did We Go Wrong? - Phineas, Baljeet, and Isabella/ Vincent Martella, Maulik Pancholy and Alyson Stoner
- Danville for Niceness- Cast of Phineas and Ferb
- Christmas is Starting Now - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
- Thank You Santa - Mitchel Musso
- What Does He Want? - Candace Flynn (extended version only)
The "Too Young" LineEdit
|Phineas: Ferb, what did you wish for?Ferb: Take a look at this morning's paper.Phineas: (reading the headline) World Peace?
Ferb: No, no, this one down here. (Points to a small article at the bottom of the page). Phineas: 'Local Boy Gets Harmonica'. Hey, great picture!
|Jeremy: Hey... Candace, you know I don't play drums I play guitar.Candace: I know silly billy, so whatcha doin'?Isabella senses that someone used her catchphrase|
The "Where's Perry" line?Edit
|Phineas: I'll call in the troops, you wonder where Perry is.|
Perry's entrance to his lairEdit
Perry brings a snowman to life and it gets run over and his carrot nose rolls back into the yard. Perry enters his lair to find the Agency's Christmas party has already begun and Monogram eats the carrot.
Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated!
|Phineas: You know Ferb, just think of all of the wonderful things Santa does for us. And he never asks for anything in return. Wait, that's it! Ferb, are you thinking what I'm thinking?(Ferb hands Phineas a blueprint)Phineas: As usual, we're— OH! OH! Man, no! That's not at all what I was thinking! Oh, dude!
(Ferb flips blueprint upside) Phineas: Oh, yeah. That's it!
|Frosty: Hello! Winter time's fun! Follow me! Come on, follow me! (walks away)Frosty:Plow! (screams and loud crash, carrot rolls to Perry)|
|Major Monogram: Carl! Stop filming your butt!(Carl points camera at Monogram's rear)Major Monogram: Film mine! It's a party! Wahoo!|
|Candace: Again, let's assume there is a Santa Claus. He's got it easy. The hard part is trying to figure out what to get people when they don't write you a letter telling you exactly what they want most. And by people; I mean Jeremy, And by you; I mean me. And.. uh... No, the rest is pretty much literal.|
|Phineas: Remember when you wrote letters to Santa asking for presents?Isabella, Buford, and Baljeet: Yes.Candace (in distance): AH HA HA HA! LETTERS TO SANTA!?! AH HA HA!!|
|Doofenshmirtz: What sort of plan is that, anyway? 'Let's go over to a stranger's house and, in song form, refuse to leave unless he hands over a food dish no one's prepared since the 16th century!'|
|After Doofenshirtz fires the Naughty-inator and the skies turn grey, Candace notices and points it out to Phineas and Ferb.
Phineas: Whoa. Is it me, or does the sky look really dark and ominous, as if it's foreshadowing events which will have a negative impact on our lives? Phineas and Ferb glance at the camera before mail trucks roar in.
|Isabella: So, what? Are you just going to stay here for the rest of your life?Phineas: Why not?(scene zooms out, showing Phineas, Isabella, Ferb, Buford, and Baljeet in a mattress store)
Isabella: Well, for one, the mall closes in twenty minutes.
|Baljeet: All I want is one sweet, special Christmas kiss under the mistletoe.Buford: (slides off bed) I'm outta here.Baljeet: Not from you, from a pretty girl! Do not flatter yourself!|
|Carolers: ♪♪ We won't go until we get some, we won't go until we get some, we won't go until we get some, it's the principle—♪♪Doofenshmirtz: Uh... hey, guys... look, don't hate me, but I went into the kitchen to get some almond brittle —love it!— and lo and behold, it turns out I did have figgy pudding... quite a bit, actually. I guess this whole thing was pretty easily resolved. I feel kind of sheepish about making such big deal, anyway... Here— figgy pudding! (hands to the carolers)Caroler: C'mon guys, our work here is done.|
|(the kids have just finished performing Danville for Niceness)Isabella: What do you think the chances are someone at the North Pole saw it?(Blay'n and Clewn't walk over)
Blay'n: Alo-alo-alo! Phineas: I'd say pretty good.
|Candace: (looking at Blay'n and Clewn't) You've got to be kidding me.|
|Phineas: What about you, Isabella? Isn't there some big Christmas wish that you're afraid will never come true?Isabella: (excited) Oh, um... We don't really celebrate Christmas, but I got the coolest gifts for Hanukkah! Eight straight days of dreams come true! (pauses, realizing her mistake) I mean, I'm with you guys. Boo, no Christmas.|
|Josh: (after finishing their carol) Now let's sing: "But it's Christmas, Becky!"Becky: You've GOTTA get over me, Josh!|
|Doofenshmirtz: Oh, I get it, a taste of my own medicine, right?. Oh and the bird. It doesn't even work! And a partridge on an evil scientist! See, there's no play on words! You—you're not clever! (After Agent P leaves) Oh, I hate Christmas. Yes, I hate Christmas! Woohoo! This is the best Christmas ever!|
|After Perry makes another Frosty come alive
Frosty: Hello! Winter time's fun! Follow me! Frosty walks off and Perry winces and waves his hands in warning before Frosty yells Plow! Then there is a scream and loud crash, carrot rolls to Perry; scene flips to the middle of the street, showing Frosty standing next to a truck driver whose truck just ran over a vegetable cart Frosty: You know, on second thought, don't follow me. Man, that was close. Episode ends.
- The Walt Disney Company has such high hopes for the episode that it aired not only on Disney XD (December 6, 2009) and Disney Channel (December 11), but ABC the next day (12/12) in a 30 min version and ABC Family (December 18) as well. This was the first time ABC Family has ever broadcast an episode of Phineas and Ferb .
- Throughout the majority of the series, Phineas's height is less than Isabella's. However, possibly because this episode occured AFTER summer had ended, Phineas probably had a growth spurt, and is seen as about the same height as Isabella.
- This episode exists in two versions: in a 45 minute full version (actual runtime 33 minutes) and in a 30 minute version (actual runtime 22 minutes) with several scenes cut to fit the channel's regular standard time slot., and will be released on DVD on October 5, 2010.
- The 30 minute version was broadcast on at least one ABC affiliate, KOMO, on December 12th at 1 p.m., with a repeat that was scheduled for December 20th at 4:30 p.m.
- Series co-creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, along with the special's director Zac Moncrief, have announced their hopes that the special will become a holiday classic.
- The writers wrote a total of seven songs for the special and hope for them to become "songs that this generation of kids will think of as Christmas songs the same way that kids think of 'Welcome Christmas' (from How The Grinch Stole Christmas) or 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer'."
- Radio Disney released "Christmas Is Starting Now" from the episode on November 27, 2009.
- When this special was shown on Disney Channel and ABC Family, it was paired with S'Winter, presumably due to its winter theme.
- iTunes released a soundtrack to the Christmas special on the day after the special aired on Disney XD.
- Django Marsh, Swampy's son, is credited at the end for additional voices.
- iTunes also released a free music video for the songs in the special.
- The premiere of this special on Disney XD drew 2.623 million total viewers, making it the most watched telecast ever on Disney XD or its predecessor Toon Disney, a position it still holds to this day. The Disney Channel premiere was seen by 5.213 million viewers, the highest viewership for any Phineas and Ferb episode to date. It was the first (and to date, only) episode to exceed 5 million viewers.
- What everybody got for Christmas:
- Phineas: A snowboard and the ability to be like Santa.
- Ferb: Two bouncy balls & a harmonica (or perhaps it was that he wanted an article in the newspaper about his harmonica, see below).
- Candace: Earrings (from Jeremy), and two pairs of her summer clothes.
- Jeremy: A silver guitar (from Candace)
- Linda: A Lindana T-Shirt.
- Isabella: A Santa's Helper patch.
- Buford: A baseball bat and his friends thinking of him as nice.
- Baljeet: A calculator (which Buford automatically smashes to pieces with his bat), and a kiss under the mistletoe from Wendy Stinglehopper
- Irving: A pair of Phineas and Ferb's clothes.
- Perry: A new bowl (from Phineas & Ferb), a vase (from Doofenshmirtz), and a Sal Tuscany Christmas CD (from his Secret Santa; not Carl).
- Doofenshmirtz: Almond Brittle (from Perry the Platypus) and the ability to hate Christmas.
- Monogram: A nice picture of him and Carl (from Carl).
- Carl: A signed picture of Monogram, saying "to whom it may concern, Merry X-mas" (from Monogram).
- Meap: A picture of Phineas, Ferb, and Candace.
- All Christmas wishes that are known were granted:
- Phineas - To be just like Santa Claus
- Ferb - A Harmonica
- Buford - To be thought of as a good person by his friends.
- Baljeet - To kiss a pretty girl (Wendy Stinglehopper) under a mistletoe.
- Doofenshmirtz - To have the ability to hate Christmas.
- Ferb, when one realizes it, got his harmonica on Christmas EVE, not Christimas Day. Although news presses regularly insert breaking news as the paper go to press, potentially past midnight making it Christmas day 1 second past 11:59:59PM Christmas Eve.
- This episode is the first one not taking place in summer.
- This special further confirms Isabella is at least part Jewish, as it she affirms her celebration of Hanukkah.
- Baljeet may have some affection for Wendy because he acts shy around her and kisses her. He also saves her present.
- Apparently Dr. Doofenshmirtz has an Uncle Justin hiding in Borneo.
- It is still unknown how the book Oh, Christmas Tree! fits in with the events in this episode.
- This episode is tied with "Wizard of Odd" and "Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown" for containing 1st most songs in a single episode with 7 songs, including a revamped intro, beating out Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together's record of 5 songs.
- The other name for "Danville for Niceness" is "Santa, What Gives?"
- When the Sal Tuscany CD breaks, Doofenshmirtz notices the letters are an anagram of "Santa Claus with an embarrassing extra 'Y'". "Sal Tuscany" is an anagram of "Santy Claus", similar to the name "Sandy Claws" in Nightmare before Christmas, but the writers seem to have used "A Sal Tuscany" for the anagram instead. At the end of the scene Doofenshmirtz exclaims "Sal Tuscany is Santy Claus?"
- This episode reveals that Candace can play the contrabass. (Although prior to this episode, it may have been obvious since Mom's Birthday reveals that she can play the bass guitar, which is basically a guitar-sized clone of the double bass.)
- Isabella says that she writes letters to Santa in the beginning, but later she says that she doesn't celebrate Christmas and that she celebrates Hanukkah. She may have just said that to help Phineas's point, or she may be half-Jewish. (If one's mother is Jewish, then they are considered a Jew as well.) Although, Garcia is a common Hispanic surname (and typically the maiden name in her name configuration while Shapiro is a relatively common Jewish surname.) This could also mean that Isabella does not celebrate religious Christmas, just commercial. Santa Claus is generally considered a more commerical part of Christmas, not tied down to a particular religion.
- In this episode, Isabella, Candace, Grandpa Fletcher, and Grandma Fletcher are the only ones who wear their regular outfits. Although Isabella, Candace, and Grandma Fletcher also wear winter outfits in outdoors scenes.
- Vanessa, Stacy, and Gretchen are the most recurring characters that don't appear in the episode, although Vanessa is heard singing That Christmas Feeling, as well as Stacy being mentioned when Candace is talking on the phone..
- Isabella's voice is slightly higher pitched every time she sings in this episode. It could just be because she sings using a different voice than The Ballad of Badbeard and In the Mall.
- This is one of the rare chances to see Phineas angry, or just plain old unhappy.
- Santa Claus uses the Yiddish word "shvitz," which means "sweat." This usage, combined with the stereotypical Yiddish music that plays as he says it, may imply that Santa is at least part Jewish.
- While the kids are singing Danville for Niceness, Phineas is looking bored until Isabella comes in shot, then he looks at her with admiration. This suggests some attraction between the two.
- When Candace reads what Jeremy wants his status says "nice", but when Candace tells the elves to skip Jeremy it says "naughty". (While appearing in red, the words are actually "Wish List")
- After Candace ends her phone call with her mother, she pokes her head into the hallway and sees Phineas and Ferb's bedroom door, down on her left. This shouldn't be possible, as Candace's bedroom window faces the backyard (as evidenced on numerous occasions, such as in "Jerk De Soleil", "Fireside Girl Jamboree", and "Wizard of Odd"), while the boys' room overlooks the front yard (later shown when they land their rocket-powered dual toboggan). Furthermore, the boys' bedroom window is placed directly across from their door, as is the case with Candace. This would make it impossible that the kids' rooms are side-by-side, as they would have to have windows facing the same direction, or windows that look out the sides of the house, instead of in the front and the back. Going by that evidence, their rooms would have to be directly across the hall, not beside each other.
- Doofenshmirtz pushes the same button to have his chair appear and to activate the Naughty-inator.
- In some scenes of this special, Phineas is taller than Isabella (such as the scene where the two are singing Danville Is Very Nice) Though this is inconsistent throughout the episode, it could suggest that Phineas had a growth spurt after the summer where the rest of the series takes place, which is highly likely considering his age.
- Based on Candace's dialogue in this episode, it takes place after the summer in which the rest of the episodes so far occur. This is additionally confirmed by Swampy Marsh (Talk:Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!#Chronologically).
- Both the Yeti in the shower and the Yeti being carted into the backyard past a gossiping Candace are direct parodies from the regular opening credits.
- When Buford comments on the "cool clubhouse", the melody from S'Winter can be heard in the background.
- The "Kronk for Hire" cue plays as Phineas explains the features of Santa's rest stop.
- Meap from The Chronicles of Meap and Irving make a cameo appearance.
- The Business Man and the Nagging Wife from Leave the Busting to Us! are seen during Thank You Santa, where a larger present falls out of the sky onto her. They've also been seen in a few other episodes ("Put That Putter Away", "Picture This", "Hip Hip Parade", "Suddenly Suzy").
- When Baljeet says "Well? Aren't you going to ask me what it is?" it could be a nod to Mom's Birthday, when Candace says the exact same thing. ("Mom's Birthday")
- During the song I Really Don't Hate Christmas, there is a photo of Dr. Doofenshmirtz with four of the scientists from Nerdy Dancin'.
- Dr. Doofenshmirtz is wearing panda slippers, likely an homage to Peter the Panda, his temporary "other nemesis", who appeared in "It's About Time!". He's also been seen wearing them in a handful of other episodes ("Traffic Cam Caper", "Comet Kermillian").
- This is actually the second time one of Doofenshmirtz' plans actually SUCCEEDS in any measurable degree (first was in That Sinking Feeling). This scheme lasted for the majority of the episode, but this was also the first plan Perry himself did not foil, but rather Santa (disguised as Sal Tuscany). Santa may have given Doofenshmirtz the plans, as well.
- This episode marks the return of Suzy Johnson. However, she does not have an active part in the story nor does she have any speaking lines. She only gives Candace a angry glare when she came over to visit Jeremy.
- 3 items are from "Gaming the System":
- Dr. Doofenshmirtz is wearing a dress in his family Christmas photo, a nod to his flashback.
- When Doofenshmirtz is singing his song about not hating Christmas- he points to a picture on the wall. In the picture his family can be seen, and he is wearing a dress. Throwing back to when he was talking about how his mother made him wear dresses as a child.
- Perry received a vase from Dr. Doofenshmirtz for Christmas as Major Monogram had mentioned he was going to earlier.
- All of the regular cast has either a speaking role or a cameo appearance except for Django, Vanessa Doofenshmirtz, Charlene Doofenshmirtz, Jenny, Gretchen, Norm and Stacy.
- It has been shown that Candace's friend Jenny has a desire for world peace ("Day of the Living Gelatin"), which may have been a Christmas Wish causing the world peace, shown in the newspaper on Christmas morning. World Peace is also a stereotypical Christmas wish. Also from the same episode, Candace's line calling Jeremy "My little bowl full of jelly" this could be a reference to this episode. Candace had made a jelly head of Jeremy for the jelly party she had with Stacy and Jenny.
- When Candace says "Whatcha doin'?" to Jeremy in her phone, Isabella is across the street in her house and reacts to it being said by someone other than herself. This is the second instance of long-distance perception, the first being when Doofenshmirtz feels a "disturbance in the cup stacking universe". ("Thaddeus and Thor")
- When Candace is calling Stacy, a poster from Ready for the Bettys can be seen.
- We Are the World: Danville for Niceness a direct parody of the video for "We Are the World" by USA for Africa. (also the other title "Santa, What Gives?" could be a parody of Band Aid's song "Do They Know it's Christmas?").
- A Charlie Brown Christmas: The scene where the kids are dancing to Ferb's piano playing is an homage to the gang of Peanuts dancing to Schroeder's piano playing.
- O Come All Ye Faithful: During a commercial for the this special, an electric guitar version of O Come All Ye Faithful can be heard.
- Frosty the Snowman: When Perry puts a hat on a snowman, it comes to life and walks in a random direction. This is what happens in the song and TV Special.
- Spider-Man: In the song That Christmas Feeling, Ferb shoots out strings of Christmas lights and swings from them in the same manner that Spider-Man does with his webs..
- We Wish You a Merry Christmas: A group of carolers sing this song to Doofenshmirtz. They are later seen sharing a large tub of figgy pudding. This song is also on the Sal Tuscany CD.
- Gift of the Magi: Candace and Jeremy both sold personal possessions to get a perfect gift for the other. However, unlike the story, the personal items were to be converted into the gifts, instead of complements to them. Candace sold her necklace which would have been complemented by the "perfect" ear rings in order to buy the silver guitar Jeremy wanted and would have traded his guitar for but instead traded them for Candace's ear rings.
- It's a Wonderful Life: When Phineas is trying to "wake up" out of the Christmas situation, he makes a remark about how different things would be had he never woken up that morning. This is similar to the fate-altering wish in this film.
- Candace constantly calls Jeremy nicknames inspired by Christmas carols.
- When Phineas shows proof of Santa to Candace, one is similar to the Patterson-Gimlin Film, possibly the most famous pieces of evidence regarding Bigfoot's existance. Another is similar to the Surgeon's Photograph, a famous (but hoaxed) picture of the Loch Ness Monster, and the third is based on the Shroud of Turin, an ancient cloth believed to have the face of Christ imprinted on it.
- ICQ: When Monogram got a message or calls Perry it's preceded by an "uh-oh".
- Borneo: The package that is sent to Doofenshmirtz is from Camp Barneo, an ice-floe base from North Pole, but Doofenshmirtz believes it's from his "Uncle Justin hiding in Borneo" (also called Kalimantan), an Island in the South-East Asia area.
- The Polar Express:The music played when the lights come on sounds similar to "Suite from The Polar Express" by Alan Silvestri.
- James Bond series: When Linda is at the airport, one of the flights on the board behind her is flight number 007.
- The Rockettes: The girls dancing in the background of Doofenshmirz's song I Really Don't Hate Christmas are similar to the Rockettes, including the kickline.
- When Buford rides through the city, yelling, "Christmas is coming," it's similar to Paul Revere's legendary ride shouting that the British were coming, including a hand bell.
- This title is a parody of the 1980´s film, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation .
- A Christmas Carol: When Carl got angry with Major Monogram, Monogram called Carl, "Scrooge".
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: In the title sequence, the yeti putting the star on top of the tree is taken from the scene in Rudolph when the bumble/yeti puts the star on the tree.
- The Breakfast Club: During the song "Christmas is Starting Now," the kids are dancing on the ledge of the sleigh in a manner similar to how the Breakfast Club kids dance along a railing during the dance scene in the library.
- 'Twas The Night Before Christmas: Candace calling Jeremy "my little bowl full of jelly" alludes to this story, where Santa's laughing belly is compared to that.
- Ferb points out the "Local Boy Gets a Harmonica" article to Phineas, which almost certainly is probably a reference to the plot of "A Chipmunk Christmas".
- Psycho: After Candace says "What'cha doin'" and we see Isabella, a version of the famous "musical sting" can be heard.
- Rocky and Bullwinkle: During the song Danville for Niceness, the sign says "Danville for Niceness or: Santa, What Gives?", which is similar to the end of each Rocky and Bullwinkle show where two titles for the next show would be announced, usually puns of each other.
- Vincent Martella as Phineas
- Ashley Tisdale as Candace
- Thomas Sangster as Ferb
- Caroline Rhea as Mom
- Alyson Stoner as Isabella
- Mitchel Musso as Jeremy
- Olivia Olson as Vanessa (singing off-camera)
- Dan Povenmire as Dr. Doofenshmirtz
- Jeff "Swampy" Marsh as Major Monogram
- Richard O'Brien as Dad
- Dee Bradley Baker as Perry
- Bobby Gaylor as Buford
- Maulik Pancholy as Baljeet
- Jane Carr as Grandma Fletcher
- Malcolm McDowell as Grandpa Fletcher
- Tyler Mann as Carl
- Clancy Brown as Santa Claus
- Mat Horne as Blay'n
- Bruce MacKinnon as Clewn't
- Benita Scheckel as Becky
- Uncredited: Ariel Winter as Wendy Stinglehopper
- Uncredited: Django Marsh as Kid
- Uncredited: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy as themselves (singing off-camera)