• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 28, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    91
    A holiday special done right. [30 Nov 2007, p.126]
  2. Reviewed by: Jaqueline Cutler
    90
    The Christmas special Shrek the Halls is fabulous.
  3. 80
    Shrek the Halls offers enough zany antics and nicely understated sentiment to justify its existence.
  4. 80
    Shrek the Halls may not be an instant holiday classic--nothing can really compete with the Grinch, the Peanuts Christmas special or the various Rankin-Bass offerings--but it’s enjoyable enough and likely to induce at least a few giggles.
  5. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    80
    As Shrek wishes "A smelly Christmas to all and to all a gross night," you may be appallingly charmed.
  6. For families seeking a new Christmas special, particularly if they're already fans of "Shrek" on the big screen, Shrek the Halls is a treat.
  7. 75
    Shrek the Halls does a very good job of top-to-bottom production.
  8. 75
    Simple and fun, if not exactly memorable.
  9. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    It's loud and only marginally coherent, but, for a made-for-TV version of a theatrical blockbuster, it looks utterly polished.
  10. There’s not a ton of depth to Shrek the Halls but it is fun.
  11. This may not be as touching as "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings," or "God bless us every one," and it may resonate much more with the parents than the kids, but for a Christmas special about an ogre who may have overstayed his 15 minutes, it's actually not too bad.
  12. Reviewed by: Mark Feeney
    50
    Shrek the Halls isn't much more than an extended skit: loud, hectic, unfocused.
  13. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    50
    ABC's new computer animated Shrek half-hour seems to disqualify itself from the timeless category almost immediately by insisting on being "hip" (which means anti-hip), usually at the expense of feeling real.
  14. 40
    While the story line speaks to loneliness and celebrates community belonging, the episode ultimately feels as flat and superficial as a mass-produced holiday greeting card.

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