We Wish You A Turtle Christmas (1994)

Mike / December 11th, 2010

Cinemassacre takes a look at the 1994 direct to video Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles holiday special “We Wish You A Turtles Christmas”.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are also known as 忍者神龟, Les Tortues Ninja, Tartarughe Ninja, 忍者タートルズ AKA ティーンエイジ・ミュータント・ニンジャ・タートルズ, Черепашки-ниндзя AKA Подростки-мутанты-ниндзя-черепашки, Las Tortugas Ninja


  • thegt

    December 11, 2010 at 1:01 am

    great review man keep em comin’

  • December 11, 2010 at 1:08 am

    lol, I would say that this is 10 times better than the Coming out of their shells tour but not by much.

  • Syph

    December 11, 2010 at 1:14 am

    I grew up during the height of the turtles’ popularity, hell I was Michelangelo one Halloween. But thankfully I never saw this load of crap as a kid. I feel like I deserve some kind of reimbursement after watching that.

  • December 11, 2010 at 1:15 am

    This is hilarious, a turtles christmas special…wow. great review.

  • Valhawk

    December 11, 2010 at 1:15 am

    Awesome as always James. Am I ever glad I wasn’t aware of this when I was a kid, I probably would have rejected TMNT the rest of my life.

  • December 11, 2010 at 1:17 am

    Ugh, God, terrible.

    Did they not even bother to include April and the villains in it?

  • December 11, 2010 at 1:21 am

    You mention their crotches go all over the place but you forgot to mention that one of the turtle’s DICKS ACTUALLY COME OUT OF THE COSTUME. It’s true, you can actually see a turtle schlong. Horrifying

  • JayRam

    December 11, 2010 at 1:33 am

    When I look at the horrible turtle faces, they remind me that of Joan Rivers’.

    This holiday special is awful.

  • December 11, 2010 at 1:45 am

    I think this may have been around the same time as the Coming Out of Their Shells Tour.
    I didn’t see it, but they had guys dressed up as the Turtles on stage for that concert tour.
    Sponsored and supported by Pizza Hut I might add.

  • Dirty Jared

    December 11, 2010 at 1:48 am

    You have to check out the star wars christmas special. If you haven’t seen it at least watch the beginning where chewy’s wife and his son “lumpy” have about 8 solid minutes of wookie dialect. Sans subtitles of course.

  • Dirty Jared

    December 11, 2010 at 1:53 am

    Oh I should’ve watched the video before my comment. I’m so sorry you’ve seen both of those specials. Poor bastard!

  • angelspawn77

    December 11, 2010 at 2:01 am

    Holy crap, I wasn’t aware such an atrocity existed that starred the turtles, this nor the music tour until you reviewed them (you and NC for the tour). Wonder if any kid actually liked this? Those costumes were definitely scary and the part where they keep moving their mouth even after they are done talking, lol.

  • methoddan

    December 11, 2010 at 2:18 am

    Haha great video !

    The “happy shut the fuck up!” at the end of it really was the icing on the cake 🙂

  • December 11, 2010 at 2:23 am

    James, your chainsaw-camera looks like someone spooged all over it. LOL

  • zoslize

    December 11, 2010 at 2:25 am

    And a happy shut the fuck up to you to! thanks for all the laughs!

  • ASC1980

    December 11, 2010 at 2:30 am

    I am farming with the Star Wars Xmas and this looks as bad.

    Hmmm I might have this amongst my thousands of VHS tapes. I’ll have to look so that I can subject myself to this mess.

  • December 11, 2010 at 2:33 am

    They stop talking, but their lips keep moving. It’s like a bad Godzilla dub!

  • December 11, 2010 at 3:02 am

    You should have seen the way I recoiled when I started watching this and it started showing the actual footage. “Comin’ Out of Their Shells” gets an eyeroll at most from me, but this is bletcherous. I nearly stopped the video and ran away without looking back.

  • December 11, 2010 at 3:24 am

    Oh, holy shit! I’ve never seen this before, and now I know why.

  • smackalack

    December 11, 2010 at 3:29 am

    “get out all these damn kids out and throw this shit in the trash” PRICELESS!

  • Matiaxx89

    December 11, 2010 at 3:32 am

    Hahaha,” he looks more like bigfoots crotch! ” xD

  • JediRob

    December 11, 2010 at 3:37 am

    A super niche video review.

    James at his finest.

    I haven’t thought about this in 20 years.

    Well done.

  • Will

    December 11, 2010 at 4:10 am

    I was LMAO the whole time! That special of the Ninja Turtles looks horrible. Possibly worse than Ninja Turtles 3.
    Very funny review James, love it.

  • Gonzalo_vm

    December 11, 2010 at 5:03 am

    rofl LOLOLOL what a piece of shit!!!!! great review james

  • Johnny Deformed

    December 11, 2010 at 6:18 am

    I was going to leave a comment saying something like “It’s bad, It’s starwars holiday special bad”
    However you didn’t fail to mention the starwars special at the end of the video 🙂
    Great review, who can’t love terrible specials for their terrible charm.

  • StandingCow

    December 11, 2010 at 6:41 am

    Oh my dear god… this is terrible.. lol

  • Wesley26508

    December 11, 2010 at 6:49 am

    I never seen this until today. I used to love the turltes when I was a child. But this kind of crap makes me embarassed I was ever a fan. I know your buddy nostalgia critic did the turtle concert. Man they took the turtles and did every single thing they could think of to make a quick buck off of it. Quality be damned!

  • December 11, 2010 at 6:50 am

    oh my god?!

  • strint519

    December 11, 2010 at 7:15 am

    I had no clue this even existed until now. I owe you a punch in the arm for it. Merry shut the fuck up! Thats a wrap rap. 🙂

  • MPhillips_1991

    December 11, 2010 at 8:11 am

    I wish everyone a “Turtles Christmas”.

  • Sinz86IROCblk

    December 11, 2010 at 8:19 am

    I’m glad I was not familiar with this load of donkey sh*t. I was still 7 when this was released and probably would of cried if I had to see the turtles degrade themselves this far. I’m actually pissed off that this even exists and it seriously makes TMNT III look great.

  • December 11, 2010 at 8:32 am

    I think I’d already turned against the Turtles by then because of Turtles 3.

  • ZeroVX

    December 11, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Confession time! I actually owned both this and the Power Rangers Christmas Special when I was a kid. I remember watching the PR one, hating it, but watching this one all the time. Looking back on it, I have no clue why. I guess I was just a dumb kid.

    I still don’t think it was as bad as the Star Wars special, though.

  • Bender

    December 11, 2010 at 9:19 am

    I remember this pile of crap,so bad….I agree after the 2nd movie the turtles went down hill.

  • December 11, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Great review James…
    And how could we not know about the Star Wars Special after Nostalgia Critic tortured himself with that last year 😀

  • December 11, 2010 at 10:17 am

    I’m going to make that Reggae song my ring tone.

  • rsaotome

    December 11, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Huge turtles fan growing up, but never saw this, thank goodness.

    Was pretty damn painful to just finish watching this review, I don’t know how you did it James…

  • Kenshiroh

    December 11, 2010 at 10:41 am

    There was another one of these called Turtle Tunes.

  • LeonBlade10

    December 11, 2010 at 11:03 am


  • asnaes1981

    December 11, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I’m glad that in 1994, I was heavily into WWF and WCW, and not TMNT. The X-Men cartoon took priority over them, too.

  • SpeedyEric

    December 11, 2010 at 11:25 am

    The costumes in this special make the ones in the “Coming Out of Our Shells Toar” look like the ones from the first 2 movies. Also, the Splinter costume looks like it’s been recycled from the toar.

    If Michaelangelo sings opera, it’s a sign that the apocalypse is coming.

    I’ve seen the Nostalgia Critic’s review on “The Star Wars Holiday Special,” but I call the TMNT special a hair more terrible.

  • Razgriz

    December 11, 2010 at 11:52 am

    My first comment on one of your videos but unfortunately i have to tell you that i just wasted 5min of my life.. this is the worst TMNT thing ever.. i would praise the NES game a lot after seeing this!

  • December 11, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    This Makes The 3rd Movie look like a golden turd, Thank god i never knew this existed back then.

  • tommyg2583

    December 11, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I’m hungover and about to hurl….and this might have put me over the edge. Thanks you asshole.

  • December 11, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Cringeable! Imagine having to watch this twice a day for the rest of your life. HaHa! Piped tripe!

  • Cheatar02

    December 11, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Yeah….I STILL own this piece of crap. It’s terrible. Nice review like always James! 😀

  • Grimmjow Jeagerjaques

    December 11, 2010 at 12:29 pm


    Oh my God that was some truly epic badness. James you’re killin’ me 😀 :D.

  • otio1

    December 11, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    omg that sucks balls its a disgrace to humanity and ninja turtles everywhere

  • rcfrandsen

    December 11, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Wow….and I thought “Coming Out of Our Shells” was bad….

  • tumAngor

    December 11, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    introducing chewbaccas family?!?
    i couldnt close my mouth for half a minute!

  • December 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I always thought the four “theatrical” TMNT movies had more dignity than this.

    Damn those smiling turtles. Makes me think that Jim Henson is spinning in his grave, while Kermit the Frog pukes all over Miss Piggy.

  • Rockymyowen

    December 11, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Why is Splinter a Jew? haha

  • avgnfan96

    December 11, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    that was a great review James,

    you should do the Star Wars holiday special next, ill donate it if you don`t have it

  • zengie

    December 11, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    i’ve seen that star-wars special and i wish i didn’t. it was hell for a fan…

  • BleedGreen215

    December 11, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I grew up following the Turtles religiously, I had almost every action figure and playset they ever made, all the VHS tapes, basically anything with the Turtles, but this?…………………………..I (thankfully) didnt know this existed, I have the Coming out of our shells on VHS but this is horrible! Horrendous! It was embarrassing to watch haha the very stereotypical voices, crappy lip synching, shitty songs, stupid dancing, little kids, and furball splinter……………………..I cant believe it haha

    Thanks for dusting off this peice of dookie James, it was fun.

  • Bick Benedict

    December 11, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I feel like throwing up after watching this.

  • December 11, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    I actually remember that god awful piece of shit. I saw it on tv around 1995 or 1996. I actually cried because of how awful it was. It always seems like when something awesome as say the Ninja Turtles or Batman takes off it winds up getting this shitty cheese aspect thrown all over it with a very crappy production quality that it just can’t escape. Thanks for sharing, James. That was a really good review.

  • Gavie

    December 11, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Glad I haven’t seen that film.
    BTW you are (in a way) “mentioned” in Google’s official Zeitgeist video in the end. When the word “angy” is entered. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0QXB5pw2qE

  • benjigoenitz

    December 11, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Hahaha!! i Love your reviews James =D

  • toiletfarm

    December 11, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Splinter sounds like a stereotypical mad scientist. Where are the parents of these kids? Why is Leo so upbeat? I saw this once when I was young and forgot about it til now. Another good review.

  • mjmalmsteen

    December 11, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    This is a great video! I have never heard of this Christmas Turtles special. I have seen the Star Wars holiday special, with Rifftrax !! And let me tell you it’s great if you haven’t seen it you can just go to google.com and type in Star Wars Holiday Special and the whole movie should come up with commercials,and everything from when it aired on tv back in the day, and that is what they Rifftrax, the commercials and everything, trust me when i say it’s worth the 4 bucks.

  • Funkbuffalo

    December 11, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    This was painful… thanks for ruining my day James!
    Just kidding, this was a great Christmas present.

  • December 11, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    it’s seriously scarry and funny at the same time loll

  • Jimbo

    December 11, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    I saw this. It’s horrible. And are those the same crappy costumes from the coming out of our shells tour? Actually they look worse.

  • December 11, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Classic! I can’t put myself through the 3rd Turtle movie. I get too embarrassed.

  • Belligeron

    December 11, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    I didn’t know about this and I was still really into TMNT at that time. I find it ironic that they had a scene with Raph making fun of the Critters movie in the first TMNT film and in this movie they ended up looking like the Critters themselves in a way with that dumb smile.

  • thegreatace

    December 11, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    i tweeted this. i got the shivers from its beyond thoughtful attempt.

  • December 11, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    happy shut the fuck up james =D

  • December 11, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    No Link to the Star Wars Christmas special review from NC? ^^


    It´s bad. (The Movie)

  • December 11, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Then I’m lucky!!!!

  • December 11, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    No they aren’t on Par or even near parity. The Star Wars Special has higher quality costumes. Harvey Corman. And in the Cantina it had one great song from an actress that died too soon. The Turtles Christmas didn’t even have 1/4 that many redeeming qualities!

  • BouncekDeLemos

    December 11, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Thanks for posting this, James! Until now… I never knew this even existed!

    wow… straight to video? XD

    Now I wanna find this horrendous gem! XD

  • Seblecaribou

    December 11, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    This isn’t just bad…it’s wrong. I mean it’s so bad they didn’t even try to bring it to France. But we sure had the crappy third movie.

  • Imgema

    December 11, 2010 at 7:43 pm


    ..I mean, it IS fake right? It has to be… wait,are you telling me that this thing exists? For real?

  • BLund

    December 11, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    I actually downloaded the star wars holiday special a while back…. sad day in my history

  • Rasengan999

    December 11, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    OH CRAP! Not the Star Wars Christmas Special! Man! If James reviews that, let us all hope Santa Christ is nearby. He is the only person who can fix you after watching that! Just ask the Critic… oh wait…he won’t remember…

  • itscmillertime

    December 11, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Ok now I really want to see this! This looks almost as “good” as that episode of power rangers where the rangers meet the ninja turtles and then the turtles can’t believe the power rangers are real and the power rangers can’t believe the turtles are real!

  • December 11, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    @BLund: I did the same thing… It was surreal and really, really weird :S

  • Spawnfan

    December 11, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Splinter sounded Yiddish I was waiting for him to perform Fiddler on the Roof

  • December 11, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Come on, James. Now that you mentioned it you gotta do a review of the Star Wars Special. I expect it to be a thousand times worse than the Ewoks movie.
    If there’s one person on this planet with the nerves to do a review of that special, James, it is you.

  • Undertaker

    December 12, 2010 at 12:11 am

    wow if this is on par with the star wars holiday special, then it should never see the light of day. i mean come on, if what the critic said about that was true, then damn this is horrible

  • Sheeyah

    December 12, 2010 at 2:02 am

    @Spawnfan – The first thing I thought when I heard him was, “He sounds Jewish.”

    As for Star Wars, I’d rather him put the extra time into something else. It’s already been given a good thrashing elsewhere.

    I love seeing this old stuff from the Turtles, though. It reminds me of the good times watching the old TMNT cartoon on Saturday morning and shooting my mom’s ankles with pizza discs.

  • angel85

    December 12, 2010 at 2:56 am

    I think the lip syncing was better on Star Fox 64!

  • December 12, 2010 at 3:00 am

    God, why are the turtles act like black gangsters? Their impression is horrible. Good thing I have no recollection of either the Turtles Christmas Special or the Star Wars one.

  • WillWill

    December 12, 2010 at 3:12 am

    “He looks like BigFoot’s crotch!”…

    … a nod to Anchorman? 🙂 probably not, but it reminded me of it.

  • madcow

    December 12, 2010 at 4:16 am

    thanks matt, great vid james

  • BunchProductions.com

    December 12, 2010 at 4:43 am

    How much Matt pay you for the donation that you specially put his name on a video?

  • TheMicronerd

    December 12, 2010 at 4:51 am

    Dammit!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been trying to block this hideous thing from my brain since my high school days. I saw this thing playing on the screens at my local video store and that was enough to give me nightmares.

    Thanks James. ;_;

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  • Monstermash

    December 12, 2010 at 10:50 am

    If I was forced to watch this ,I would cut my wrist.

  • December 12, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Oh my god…it burns my eyes.If this was my introduction to the Ninja Turtles I never would have watched the show….

  • careful_auggey

    December 12, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    HAHA YES! I remember that Bullshit episode!

    Happy Shut the Fuck Up!

  • December 12, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I just lost so much respect. Dear god, I think we’d all rather watch TMNT III six times in a row then watch this once. *facepalm*

  • animusthegreaterRookie

    December 12, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    The credits were silly. Hyman, Hyman, Hyman, Hyman

    and Hyman, for his unending devotion to this project.

  • Joe

    December 12, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    I have to ask James, have you seen the new direct to TV movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Forever? It is believed that the old school ninja turtles from the past meet today’s new anime ninja turtles? Have you seen this yet ? Do you believe it is good?


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  • Kalan

    December 12, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Jesus Christ… that was… awful… I feel like my brain just exploded…
    I mean the TMNT Christmas special, not the review.

  • Pete09

    December 12, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    it clearly has no real connection (other than a 2-day max naming license granted probably out of pity) to the actual cartoon!!

    the cartoon itself had shifted to it’s ‘darker’ period by then too, so this christmas special was way out of place by then

    Still tho, I’m sure it earned them at least enough for a cab home after it’s first, and last, airing

  • TheShadowRealm

    December 12, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Wow, even as a child being so into the turtles, I still would’ve seen this video as the SHIT it really is. This is when you know they were trying to squeeze every single doller out of marketing the turtles.

  • GoldRoger

    December 12, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Bigfoot’s crotch made me laugh hard !!

  • December 12, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Turtles movies SUCK! BOOM to the lot of them http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/notifications.php?ref=65348

  • Undertaker

    December 12, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    i just want 2 point out that the box said for ages 3 and up, so as soon as i saw that, i knew it wouldnt b good. the making of coming out of their shells was better then this, at least costume wise, the rest is about equal

  • OmegaTimelord

    December 12, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    oh god……i would so rather watch the star wars special than this. from that very first lyric, ”deck the halls with pepporoni” i knew this would be garbage =/

  • December 12, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    This hurts… so bad… unghhh.

  • Necramonium

    December 12, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    And i thought the third movie had some awful costumes… These take the cake!

  • December 12, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    I rewound the part at 1:30 where leo’s teeth keep chattering away like 10 times! That was so funny!

    Great job nerd! Please review the star wars christmas!

  • xhule

    December 12, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    what i don’t understand is how you go from good to crap, like did they not care.the costumes look like they came from a halloween store,what part of progress and improving detail dont they get.its unvorgivable..

  • walkingstickman

    December 12, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    good thing nostalgia critic already covered the star wars special.

    It would have scarred James for life from its’ critical crap levels.

  • Xale Manix

    December 12, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    I feel like I have to watch this in a dark corner with the sound turned way down to prevent anyone from knowing I’m watching it.

    Your review is great, but did you have to put the AUDIO FROM THE THING in there?

  • Snejku

    December 12, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Wow… you really dug into the deep layers of hell with this one James! Keep up the good work.

  • Shazza1990

    December 13, 2010 at 12:45 am

    Oh god that looked awful. Just…. just awful. They look pretty scary. I know they would have scared the crap outta me when I was younger xD Great job like always nerd 😀
    Merry Christmas.

  • kaijufan43

    December 13, 2010 at 1:57 am

    They murdered Splinter.. Why god, Why!

  • December 13, 2010 at 2:56 am

    I love the ending, James.

    “Happy Shut The Fuck Up from Cinemassacre”.

    So damn gentle!

  • December 13, 2010 at 3:12 am

    Oh god in heaven that was bad. Obviously looking back on stuff like TMNT often doesn’t bode well but jesus. I can’t believe you didn’t comment on Splinter’s mask. There was a good 6 inches of space between the bottom of the mask and the actor’s shoulders. It’s so bad I’m thinking about watching the review again, which shouldn’t make sense but I”m sure you all know what I mean.

  • OdeForCruelty

    December 13, 2010 at 5:53 am

    Oh lawd. This is the most retarded thing i’ve ever seen. Did i say “ever”? I ment this week. Though it’s only monday.

  • December 13, 2010 at 7:10 am

    Oh boy… the costumes are just awesome

  • MaseMan

    December 13, 2010 at 7:39 am

    “Throw this shit in the trash.” No kidding. It’s hard to believe the Turtles were ever considered cool.

  • physicskid

    December 13, 2010 at 8:49 am

    As usual with James’ reviews and various commentaries, I was laughing, grinning cheek-to-cheek and as well shaking my head to the bad parts. The question I was wondering: when anybody goes to film school or any schooling relating to producing movies and videos, etc., do they show these videos to illustrate what not-to-do? In fact, with these insightful as well as hilarious commentary, James could become an instructor and educate people on what not to do. Merry Christmas James!

  • g49hd

    December 13, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Have a happy shut the fuck up everyone.

  • December 13, 2010 at 9:53 am

    How dare you post a review of this with mentioning THIS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzkVxkiOqGA

  • Haristo

    December 13, 2010 at 10:02 am

    This… Thing?… suck so much. I need to see this !


    December 13, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Now that is some shitty shit

  • Mark

    December 13, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Why did they make Leo sound like Raph? Why did he do a Jamaican accent for the deck the halls song? Was that a Jamaican or Indian accent?

    So many questions that will never be answered.

  • December 13, 2010 at 11:31 am

    happy shut the fuck up that part made me ROFL ;D NICE 1 JAMES

  • im-ho-tep

    December 13, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I’d actually expect Donatello to be the turtle singing opera, since he is the smart one.

    And Splinter suffers from gigantism apparently.

  • Hans

    December 13, 2010 at 1:17 pm


  • scioneon

    December 13, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    …..this…is …horrible.

  • crissbones

    December 13, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    How low could the turtles go????
    And yea, I knew about the Star Wars Holiday Special from the Nostalgia Critic (God Bless Him). I feel sorry for you both for having to entertain us by watching these HORRIBLE movies!

  • iamspider

    December 13, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Wow… just wow. Where to begin… I suppose there’s nothing to say that hasn’t already been said. Well, except that they looked like frogs. Perhaps, should they go to future Japan and fall into a swamp, Donatello could say, “I think I swallowed a turtle, I hope it wasn’t a descendant.”

  • December 13, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    In all seriousness though…I could see Mikey singing opera in the middle of Times Square. He’s stupid like that.

  • Lolli072

    December 13, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    I just did some serious LOLing there. This is hilariously stupid. Thanks for showing us. XD


  • louman

    December 13, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    OMG….how much James had to go through to review this SHit!!!

  • MajickMike

    December 13, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    “Gotta get a gift, gotta get a gift, gotta get a gift, gotta get a gift, gotta get a gift, for Splinter!”

    Thanks alot James…watched this video this morning and have had that fuckin song stuck in my head all day. Up until then, I had the Cantina music from Star Wars: A New Hope going for almost two weeks…I thought I was gonna go nuts, but I’d gladly have it back instead of that shite song.

  • Linkinho

    December 13, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    I just noticed: the turtles have 4 fingers, instead of the original 3.

  • Linkinho

    December 13, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Btw, I’m talking about the front cover!

  • Donskussen

    December 13, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    it’s like the sing at the verry end “We wish you a TURDcristmas” well… that movie realy is just one big turd.

  • sweetestdrift

    December 13, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    ‘King of the Same Day Turnaround’ – They should have written that on the box, as a warning.

    Thank you Jim Prindle

  • RaDioHeaD4life

    December 14, 2010 at 12:59 am

    Good thing i never heard of this video.

  • NightPhoenix

    December 14, 2010 at 1:00 am

    I actually own this on VHS! I bought it back in 2004 when video stores were dumping all of their VHS tapes to make room for DVDs. I think that I got Turtles Christmas, The Delta Force, and The Karate Kid for $1 each.

  • a8613279

    December 14, 2010 at 1:54 am

    哈哈 我可以写中文吗 你他妈的视频 真搞笑 你赢了,我 注册个帐号真不容易

  • a8613279

    December 14, 2010 at 1:58 am

    但愿你看我的字不是乱码 给你个链接 http://www.tudou.com/playlist/id/2046505
    在说进你的网站真慢 就想你说的 一托马屎

  • Erock23432

    December 14, 2010 at 9:48 am

    There not really ganna do the whole song, are they?

    “There’s More”

    Uh, Yes they are. LOL

  • EvilPoet

    December 14, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Dont worry this is not the Turtles, Its not, but this is what killed them off, even the kids in the show knows it.

  • mosaic.wav

    December 14, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Judging by the non-singing dialog you showed here, I would guess that it wasn’t the turtles purposefully doing changing accents (except for maybe the Jamaican “Deck the Halls,”) I think they just had a guy with a Jamaican accent doing the Turtles’ voices and trying not to let his accent slip the whole time. Weird considering how easy it would have been to get another crappy voiceover actor who could at least get the accent right…

  • comic_relief

    December 14, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    oh… the… pain…

    one of the funniest Christmas videos I have ever seen. Excellent review

  • Jenifer

    December 14, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    oww whyy whyy they do that! WHAT WERE THEY THINKING???!!!! Gosh! and i’ve never seen that Star Wars’s xmas special and i consider myself lucky for that… but…. i wanna see it! curiosity is gonna kill me!!!

  • RC 1138

    December 14, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Wow. That’s worse than the Star Wars Christmas Special…

  • Xaviervonrottie

    December 14, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Someone should contact the director of this lovely mess and tell him how it damaged our younger years.

    Oh wait….



  • rocknroll86

    December 14, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    this is bad, and i mean baaaaaaaaaaaad

  • stauken

    December 14, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    “If you’re not familiar with that, consider yourself lucky.” As anybody who was unfamiliar has now googled and watched it probably lol

    Wow I can’t believe they really did this..and it was probably not ever aired on TV (I certainly don’t remember seeing it advertised/shown, and would’ve been interested at the time).

  • ECUfatty

    December 15, 2010 at 10:44 am

    We were definitely spoiled by the first movie. That clip from TMNT mixed in with this garbage was like spotting a gold ring at the bottom of a port-a-john. Why did the animatronics go downhill so quickly?

  • Milingo

    December 15, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    How to make a video for kids with just five junkies, wearing cheap rented halloween costumes, and their troubled children.
    It works

  • Mr. Corvax

    December 15, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Funny you should mention the Star Wars Christmas Special, because the Splinter in this thing looks like what a ferret would give birth to it Lumpy raped it.

  • OdieMikes

    December 15, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Holy shit that was so awful. Like, I can’t believe they fucked up that bad! Even after the third movie! I mean, it’s completely abhorrent! It’s bad enough to bring tears to my eyes! T_T

  • December 16, 2010 at 7:27 am

  • gdot80

    December 16, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    this was funny on so many levels

  • William T. Riker

    December 16, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    James, you have the slowest server I have ever seen. Video had to stop and buffer like 40+ times. On a 12 mbit /s cable line.

  • savage018

    December 16, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Wow. This makes the Star Wars Holiday Special look like Citizen Kane.

  • fob4eva

    December 19, 2010 at 5:52 am

    freakin freaky 100%

  • Jenny

    December 19, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Wow I would watch the Star Wars Holiday Special over a hundred times before I’d ever lay eyes on this garbage, and that definitely says something because that Star Wars special is not an easy thing to get through!

  • meoi

    December 19, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Do you realize that someone actually made that… thing?


    It’s just fuckin’wrong…

  • Schloss Ritter

    December 19, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Horrendously horrible.

  • Katharsys

    December 20, 2010 at 1:42 am

    This makes the Star Wars Christmas Special look like a masterpiece…

  • Erock23432

    December 20, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    0:08 Look at the bottom of the Front Cover. Whenever you see that, your screwed

  • lawnomes34

    December 21, 2010 at 11:27 am

    we wish u a terrible chrismas

  • likalaruku

    December 21, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Wow, talking with a manage of New York accents,, then singing with a Jamaican one.

    Whomever made this movie was hitting the old bong hard.

    “Looks like Bigfoot’s crotch.” LOL XD Splinter looks like soaked towel-buffed hampster with Mange.

  • classicgameguru

    December 22, 2010 at 3:09 am

    Splinter looks like the bastard child of Yoda and Chewbacca.
    another piece of crap from the 90’s era.
    i must quote the peterman character from seinfeld.
    in a whispery voice “The horror! the horror!”.
    Oh you should also give the muppets xmas movie a bad review too, that movie also sucked too!

  • December 22, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    this is scary

  • phoenix252005

    December 23, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Wow…just wow….Im so glad I was a teenager by then by then,so glad…

  • Trav Mc Sd

    December 23, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    oh man the ender on this video with the star wars killed me, so good

  • albert21

    December 23, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    this looks like shit

  • The Shamster

    December 24, 2010 at 7:24 am

    They made a christmass special of the turtles?!?

    (in true Luke Skywalker fashion) “No…It’s not true…It’s impossible! NOOOOO!”

  • December 24, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I am truly sorry you had to endure this, James.
    Let me buy you a glühwein.

  • Otaku4Life

    December 24, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Speaking of bad costumes, look at the turtle’s feet!
    They’re just human feet wearing black socks!!!!!

  • The Shamster

    December 24, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    I just realised something.

    Why do the turtles have teeth?

    Turtles DONT have teeth.

    Ugh….it’s so bad that I think I’ll have another shot of whiskey.

    Anyhow, have a safe and merry christmas everyone!

  • December 25, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Death to the Turtles, I can see why shredder hated them, they are whack BOOM BOOM in the p%ss bowl of life. http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/index.php?ref=65348

  • Luka1184

    December 27, 2010 at 4:24 am

    Its fucking Yoda! 😀

  • Luka1184

    December 27, 2010 at 4:24 am

    Its fucking Yoda!

  • killteck

    January 1, 2011 at 7:07 pm


  • Lolz

    January 2, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    why does one of the turtles on the cover have 4 fingers?, arent they supposed to only have 3?

  • Majere

    January 4, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Wow. Just wow. And I thought the one t.v show with the stupid magic girl turtle was bad. Thank you James for enduring this so my curiosity wont get the better of me. I’ll put this one next to the Star Wars Christmas special on my list of movies to avoid like the plague!

  • January 5, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Honestly, it looks like all the turtles have boners. It’s really fricken creepy, man.

  • MarioIsWicked

    January 7, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    holy fuckin pissballs, i like the ninja turtles but this is an abomination who the fuck thought of this!?!?!!?! whoever it is i wanna stab em with a frozen diareha knife. also i didnt know there was a star wars christmas special. how the hell did that work i dont think christianity existed a long time ago in a galaxy far far away.

  • Psychara

    January 9, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    mom. i’m scared.

  • Cheznar

    January 10, 2011 at 8:54 am

    I can’t help but feel like pedophiles made this video for a quick buck its pretty disturbing…..

  • gamerdudeI22

    January 11, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    I eat my own shit!!!

  • ssjup81

    January 12, 2011 at 3:26 am

    Never knew this even existed. So, which is worse? This or Coming out of the Shell thing? Tough decision.

  • dgdc

    January 15, 2011 at 5:15 am


  • hugoooooo

    January 15, 2011 at 11:42 pm


  • January 17, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Lit mi spawl itt owt (hee hee)

    The turtles are a pile of boom!
    This review is boom!

    That leaves a pile of BOOM BOOM!


  • SahandCherenegar

    January 22, 2011 at 6:21 pm


  • Fuck RomEmKing

    February 7, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    @RomEmKing; Shut the fuck up.

  • Zach6848

    March 13, 2011 at 2:00 am

    This is really ass.

  • chrisRAWRZ

    March 24, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    i have got to say james..i laughed the whole way through. great job man. i love the part where he’s like the lady almost like laughed me out of masseys mannnnn. rap rap…RAP RAP!

  • CastlevaniaN00b

    April 10, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Gotta getta gift for Splinter is now permanetly engraved into my brain

  • supermangaz

    April 13, 2011 at 6:03 am

    … I want my 5 minutes and 41 seconds back… **** film but good review 🙂

    How can they do that to TMNT!

  • April 16, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    WTF did i just see?

  • holder

    June 8, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Nice review. I can’t believe how they bought the rights of TMNT. This is insulting. It’s look like freaking creepy Halloween show not Christmas Special. What in the world they thinking. I’ts look like amateur home made video ( I seen better videos in youtube than that) I hate the look of the turtles and their eyes. Creepy.

  • RLIsomaa

    July 1, 2011 at 9:46 am

    How come there are no fight scenes in this thing? It’s like a bomb without explosives, i.e. NOT a bomb, and this is NOT TMNT!

  • linkfan3

    July 30, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    i fee likel people always fuck up holiday specials for popular stuff, but at least george lucas is aware of how horrible the special is for star wars

  • mxc82

    August 18, 2011 at 1:16 am

    The poor girl now, if she ever looks back at this….

  • ravinspawn

    September 6, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    ………………….WOW thats juat…….. DESTUBING!

  • theangrycallofdutynerd1212

    September 18, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    i wish this a FUCKING MOVIE

  • You Only Live Thrice

    November 27, 2011 at 3:56 am

    For Ages 3 and Up

    age 3 to 3 and 1/2

  • TheXman300

    December 23, 2011 at 2:20 am

    And a Happy Shut The Fuck Up to you too, James! Awesome review!

  • Erwinator

    December 23, 2011 at 2:22 am

    Please make a review about Saint .(Dutch movie about a killing Sinterklaas;original Santa Claus) 😀

  • kirksamulski

    December 23, 2011 at 9:36 am

    This is embarrassing. I’m just glad I kinda grew out of the Turtles before the third movie. Besides, I could tell it was lame from the trailer and from what my buddy’s younger brother told me about it, and I wasn’t interested. I had not seen it until recently, and I was basically unaware of all the other Turtles garbage that followed until recently also. Thanks, James, I was right!

  • MarkCanner

    December 23, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Maybe you should do a Christmas review about the Star Wars Holiday Special James, I would love to know your opinion, I know the Nostalgia Critic has already covered what’s wrong about it but I think it would be even funnier if you reviewed it as well. 🙂

  • sharingan03

    December 23, 2011 at 11:46 am

    How about an episode comparing the different Santas, like the Futurama Santa, the Santa who kills people (Saint from Erwinator’s comment), the normal Santa, the Santa from A Christmas Story and the Santa that befriends the Martians. That’d be a good episode

  • MetalFan666

    December 23, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Happy Shut The Fuck Up to you too Cinnemassacre!

  • Ivythefairy

    December 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Lol I love it. Pure cheese! xD. Michelangelo singing opera is so frigging random!

  • 100vivitar

    December 23, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    im too young to actually recall what James talks about but I still love his videos anyway.

    • Piet

      January 26, 2012 at 1:14 am

      @100vivitar nevermind your age! Instead, be glad your parents spared your childhood all this crap. I know most of the things James talk about since where just a year or so diffrent in terms of age. 😀

  • SandBoxGiant

    December 23, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Okay, now this is funny!

  • SandBoxGiant

    December 23, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    I remember when I was a little kid I went to the “Coming Out Of Their Shells Tour” And one of the stagehands had to help Donatello walk down the staircase by holding his hand. Meanwhile, the actor in the Donatello costume was pulling the bottom jaw down so he could see where he was going. That scared me as a kid to the point that, that’s all I remember about the damn show…

    Oh yeah, and when they tried to fight with the costumes on it looked like the turtles had Rickets. That sucks considering I went there thinking it was going to be a live action version of TMNT 1 and TMNT 2 (the movie).

    Anyway, I’m just happy I never witnessed this gob of gray shit till now.

    Good stuff!

  • JCoughee

    December 23, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    hahahah those costumes are horrible!! We were spoiled with the 1st movie!

  • DonSkiver

    December 23, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Hey James, I think that a worthy goal would be to someday review the Star Wars Holiday Special. I personally haven’t seen it, (born a few years too late) and I would love to your opinion on it. I’ve heard from people that it is one of the worst abominations to have ever cursed our TVs, and I would love to hear you talk about it!


      December 24, 2011 at 1:11 am

      @DonSkiver If you want a great review of the star wars christmas special, the nostalgia critic did a great review of it

    • HugoCentenoConstantino

      December 24, 2011 at 2:15 am

      Check it out with the Nostalgia Critic @DonSkiver

  • Venkman

    December 24, 2011 at 1:54 am

    the turtles have too many fingers on the cover….the right amount in the special,but one too many on the cover……..why?………


    December 24, 2011 at 4:17 am

    one the best Cinemassacre Christmas Specials ever!

  • Oliver

    December 24, 2011 at 4:20 am

    In sweden it´s actually christmas today!! merry christmas to all.

    James I hope you´ll have a merry christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*

    *tommorow HEHE

    • Shidow1123

      December 24, 2011 at 6:02 am

      @Oliver It’s Christmas here (New Zealand) too. Gmt +1200 timezone win!

  • Nox0verstreet

    December 24, 2011 at 10:48 am

    I know that it’s the holiday season and the motto is wishing goodwill to all mankind but this abomination of a holiday special will get no such thing from me.

  • December 24, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Who didn’t have a Christmas special back in the day? Halloween.

  • December 24, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Steven Hawkings could’t do a better Splinter voice.

  • December 24, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Well, that must the worst Christmas special ever! Though, I’m sure it could get worse. Imagine a Rock Lords Christmas Special. Or a Stretch Armstrong Christmas Special. Or a Mad Balls Christmas Special. How would the Mad Ballls even open their gifts? “Hold on! Let me go get my body so I can open this gift. Oh, a hat? How original!”

  • eric_afterdark

    December 24, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Oh man, I don’t even want to see this…

  • SharkhamAsylum

    December 24, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Fun Fact: The “Deck the Halls” scene syncs up very nicely with DMX’s “Where Da Hood At”.

    Observe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKYMFttM_MQ

  • AVGN Lover

    December 26, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    the star wars holday special wasd okay in my opinion

  • avgnfan99

    February 10, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Duhhhh Look At The Yo-Yo Duhhhhhh

  • jgkill3rs817

    May 26, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    he should do a review of the Star Wars Holiday Special. That would be interesting.

  • ZachErwin

    November 16, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    This might be the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. Oh no it’s Splinter, look’s like Bigfoot’s crotch.

  • MDcowboy15

    May 29, 2013 at 9:28 am

    “There’s nothing to tell them apart. They’re all the same idiot!”

    Not unlike The Black Eyed Peas.

  • Kyle Williams

    September 2, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    It’s not Christmas but fuck it merry Christmas

  • Morris Wex

    October 5, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Wow, just wow? I dunno what would be worse. Sitting through this or having to admit to being in it.

  • BladeRunner

    December 16, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    The Turtles in this special kind of sound like Linkara’s impression of Vanilla Ice! lol.

  • MonsterZero

    December 23, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    This Christmas special is just ASS!!!

  • badass kickass

    December 24, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Your reproducer is shit

  • skwij

    December 28, 2013 at 11:29 am

    What the crap? All the same idiot indeed! Santa looks like he’s trying to ignore the Turtles and pretend like the whole thing isn’t happening… Those awful chomping teeth look like they’re for devouring souls! This is almost as bad as the Star Wars Holiday Special. Thanks for the video!

    • skwij

      December 28, 2013 at 11:32 am

      Yeah, next time, I’ll wait ’til the end of the video before I leave a comment that repeats what you say. oops…

  • Ty Palmer

    December 5, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Wow… amazing…

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