• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 28, 2007
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. 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.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark Feeney
    50
    Shrek the Halls isn't much more than an extended skit: loud, hectic, unfocused.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. LoganT.
    Dec 11, 2007
    8
    It was really funny, especially the break dancing chicken and the stories. My only complaint, it should have been longer.
  2. TessaP.
    Dec 3, 2007
    9
    Awesome, and Puss in Boots is the cutest animated character I've ever seen!
  3. CarolC.
    Dec 7, 2007
    10
    I REALLY enjoyed this one!!! The others are only good for little ones. I'm glad they are repeating it this week!!!