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We Wish You a Turtle Christmas

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We Wish You a Turtle Christmas
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Cowabunga, dudes! It's the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles version of the Star Wars Holiday Special.
Genre: Musical
Directed By: Larry Osborne
Produced By: Christopher Films
Based On: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird
Starring: Eric Anzalone
Alfredo Miller
Matt Baker
Zach Grenier
Ethan Lipkin
Distributed By: Family Home Entertainment
Release Date: 1994
Runtime: 25 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: $5,000
Franchise: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

We Wish You a Turtle Christmas is, as its name suggests, a 1994 Christmas direct-to-video film based on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


The Turtles forget to buy Splinter a gift and they have to go find one for him.

Why It Can't Do the Wrap Rap

  1. The story is terrible and stupid.
  2. The costumes look very fake and nightmarish. The Turtles constantly grin throughout the whole film, the removable heads are easily noticeable and the lip-syncing is completely off. Also, Splinter's design looks more like a gerbil than a rat.
  3. April O'Neil and Casey Jones are absent and do not appear in this special.
  4. Since it is 25 minutes, it feels more like a TV special.
  5. The voice-acting is really bad. The Turtles sound like they have Jamaican accents instead of American accents.
  6. Countless padding, the most egregious one being how the undisguised Turtles are able to walk out onto the streets of New York without getting shot at.
  7. Plenty of pointless scenes that drag on and on, such as Michelangelo singing opera in the middle of Times Square.
  8. The Turtles versions of "Deck The Halls" and "12 Days of Christmas" are outright repetitve and dumb.
  9. Random kids start appearing in the middle of musical numbers without any introduction.
  10. The title itself is laughably stupid.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. It's not long, only 25 minutes.
  2. It can be entertaining for how bad it is.
  3. The singing isn't bad.
  4. The song "Oh, Little City Of New York" is sung pretty good and might be the best song in the film.
  5. The poor production values of the special can at least be excused since it was all done with an insanely tiny budget of $5,000.


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