Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh

Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh
Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh

DVD cover
Distributed by Nickelodeon Original Movies
Directed by Michael Grossman
Written by Dan Schneider
Steven Molaro
Starring Josh Peck
Drake Bell
Miranda Cosgrove
Nancy Sullivan
Jonathan Goldstein
Jerry Trainor
Yvette Nicole Brown
Bailee Madison
David Pressman
Kimbo Slice
Henry Winkler
Music by Backhouse Mike
Production company Schneider's Bakery
Nickelodeon Productions
Country United States
Language English
Original channel Nickelodeon
Release date December 5, 2008
Running time 94 Minutes (+ Commercials; 120 Minutes)
Preceded by Drake & Josh

Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh (previously under the working title as Drake and Josh: Best Christmas Ever) is a television movie, and the first new program that came out of the Drake & Josh franchise in over a year.[1][2] Drake Bell, Josh Peck, Miranda Cosgrove, Nancy Sullivan and Jonathan Goldstein reprise their roles as Drake Parker, Josh Nichols, Megan Parker, Audrey Parker, and Walter Nichols respectively; with several recurring characters from the TV series also reappearing.

The film premiered on December 5, 2008 as a Nickelodeon Original Movie.[3] It was the third most viewed TV movie on cable behind High School Musical 2 and Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, both owned by Disney Channel.[citation needed]

The film was made fifteen months after the end of the original Drake & Josh series.



The film starts off with Walter (Jonathan Goldstein) and Audrey (Nancy Sullivan) as they leave for a tropical vacation. Drake (Drake Bell) and Megan (Miranda Cosgrove) return home and Josh (Josh Peck) shows them his snowman air balloon decoration. Megan cuts the string, making the snowman glide away leading to Josh running after it. The scene shifts to Drake and Josh going to the Premiere. Drake tells Josh that he will be throwing a Christmas party on the roof of the Premiere, which Josh doesn't approve of at first because he isn't sure that Helen (Yvette Nicole Brown) would allow it. Drake tells him that he has already talked to Helen about it and that its alright as long as she is invited (and if there's churros).

Helen hands Drake a Santa costume to wear in the mall. Josh is upset because Helen told him that he couldn't be Santa (since he lost weight over the years, yet is still somewhat bulkier than Drake). Meanwhile Audrey and Walter make it to their island, which turns out to be a disaster. Back at the mall, Drake makes out with a teenage girl. Josh is annoyed and tries to get their attention eventually yelling "Santa!!" at which point they break and Drake pulls his beard back up and says "And that's for being such a good girl". One of the other people, which happens be to an overweight woman who likes Drake, waiting in line for Santa says "I want some of what that girl was having", climbs on Drake, starting to chase him eventually leading him to steal an old ladies electronic wheelchair to flee from her shouting "Santa's not looking for a relationship right now!" as he goes. He hides and he meets a little girl named Mary Alice Johansson (Bailee Madison). She says she and her family want the best Christmas ever. He made a Christmas promise he will do so; but it is said in the film that "you can't break a Christmas promise", and Drake doesn't realize he will have to give her family the "best Christmas ever".

Next they're at Drake's Christmas Party up on the roof of the Premiere. At the party, Mindy (Allison Scagliotti) has to leave to go and visit her grandparents, leaving Josh upset. Crazy Steve (Jerry Trainor) shows up in front of Drake and Josh, and shows them a wood chipper called "Sally" on his cell phone. Craig (Alec Medlock) and Eric (Scott Halberstadt) come and tell Drake that the last song was great and he should perform it in the Christmas parade, but Drake says that the parade is for dorks and losers and that he is going to Las Vegas for Christmas to hear a band play inviting Josh when he gets upset that they won't be able to spend Christmas together and Josh becoming even more upset and saying "I don't want to spend Christmas Day in a casino". Later on, a few party crashers come to the party, wrecking the tables and food bowls. When Josh calls the police, they inadvertently mistake him for one of the party crashers and arrest him. Not watching Drake, Josh falls off the roof and lands in the back of a pickup truck. The truck drivers drive off with the cops on their tail (in the truck, the Miranda Cosgrove song Christmas Wrapping plays).

When the truck drivers drive around an intersection, Josh is catapulted out, making the cops arrest him and he shouts "There's been a terrible mistake!". After Josh is arrested and sent to jail, he meets his prison roommate, Bludge (Kimbo Slice). At first, Bludge tries to beat him up, until Josh entertains Bludge with magic tricks. This makes Bludge change his mind about Josh. However, he says he claims he has to beat him up, so he can protect his reputation in jail. Bludge and Josh bang on the walls with Josh pretending to shout in pain, to get others to believe Josh is getting beat up.

Mary Alice brings up a story of how she has a sick foster mom and a busy foster dad. Drake knowing he has to fulfill that promise, attempts to break Josh out to help him. But Drake is caught immediately after, landing both Drake and Josh in trouble. Drake and Josh are sent to court and Helen acts as their lawyer. Helen tells Judge Newman (Henry Winkler) that Drake has made a promise to Mary Alice that he'd give her the best Christmas ever. Then the judge says that he won't send them to jail as long as they fulfill that promise.

They meet the cruel and embittered Officer Perry Gilbert (David Pressman), who says that he will take a vote from Mary Alice's family on Christmas asking them if they had the best Christmas ever. If any of them says no, they must go to jail for a long time. The duo soon meet Mary Alice's foster family, which include Lily and Violet (Camille and Cosette Goldstein), two constantly pounding-on-each-other twins, Zigfee (David Gore) a foreign guy who speaks an unknown language, Trey (Daven Wilson), a know-it-all, and Luke (Devon Graye) Mary Alice's brooding older brother who refuses to join in with everyone else. They find many ways to give Mary Alice's family the best Christmas ever, but their attempts are foiled by much interference from Officer Gilbert. Drake and Josh confront Megan, asking her to sabotage Officer Gilbert's doings by bribing her with a rare Smith Royal oboe. However, after hearing rumors that the oboe doesn't exist, Megan sadly breaks her promise to Drake and Josh and places the chips back in their ankle bracelets.

Josh goes to visit Officer Gilbert's mother and claims he must hate him and Drake somehow for making his life miserable. His mother remarks Officer Gilbert does not hate them; he hates Christmas. Then, she tells Josh how Officer Gilbert always wanted a pet chimpanzee for Christmas when he was eight and how on Christmas morning, a monkey was sitting by the tree in a cage. But after he let the monkey out, it attacked him, smashed the presents, knocked down the tree, destroyed the ornaments, and peed on him. He has hated Christmas ever since.

At the Christmas parade, Officer Gilbert tricks Crazy Steve (who arrives in a DeLorean with the license plate CRAZY 1) into "reminding" the two in front of Mary Alice that they were only being kind to her so that they wouldn't go to prison. Mary Alice and her family leave and threaten to vote "no" when the courthouse asks them to vote, thinking jail as punishment for Drake and Josh for tricking the family (Crazy Steve then left in his DeLorean, and as he did, his licence plate fell off and spun around before falling down flat on the road, which was a reference to the movie Back to the Future). Drake and Josh realize since Christmas was ruined for Officer Gilbert, he wants to ruin it for everyone else.

So the duo sends Officer Gilbert a sweet baby chimpanzee as a Christmas present, completely changing him in personality. They try to use Crazy Steve's wood chipper to make it snow in front of Mary Alice's house. The wood chipper shoots large chunks of ice through the neighborhood where Mary Alice lives and causes more trouble as it destroys everything and nearly kills Mary Alice and her family. During the disaster, Drake manages to carry Mary Alice out of the way of the flying ice chunks and puts her safely behind a nearby car before returning to help his brother turn off the out-of-control wood chipper. The chipper knocks out Drake and Josh and the now-kind Officer Gilbert and the other officers take them home. The next morning, Officer Gilbert explained to Mary Alice and her family what really happened, and that Drake and Josh weren't really trying to use them to stay out of prison.

They have Officer Gilbert and the other officers "arrest" them and bring them to the living room, where Mary Alice's family and other people surprise them. They then have the vote on whether they all had the best Christmas ever or not, and everyone votes "yes". Josh's former cell mate Bludge comes down the chimney, breaking it in the process-dressed as Santa Claus saying "Ho Ho Ho and all that stuff" to deliver gifts to Mary Alice's family, including a Smith Royal oboe for Megan. Mindy arrives too. Crazy Steve gets "Sally" to make snow by using 7 thousand pounds of "hard cheese" and Mary Alice and her family and all the other people enjoy it. Drake and Josh's parents then arrive home from their troubled vacation at their "bungalow", which is blown away earlier in a tropical storm. As everybody plays in the blanket of "cheese snow", the film ends with the camera backing up. Josh's snowman floats into view behind the house and entire scenery becomes a snowglobe.

Main/Recurring Cast of Merry Christmas Drake and Josh

From the original series

The show's vast majority of recurring characters returned for the special, all played by their original actors.

Character Actor/Actress
Drake Parker Drake Bell
Josh Nichols Josh Peck
Megan Parker Miranda Cosgrove
Audrey Parker Nichols Nancy Sullivan
Walter Nichols Jonathan Goldstein
Mindy Crenshaw Allison Scagliotti
Eric Blonnowitz Scott Halberstadt
Craig Ramirez Alec Medlock
Helen Dubois Yvette Nicole Brown
Crazy Steve Jerry Trainor

Movie only

Character Actor/Actress
Mary Alice Johansson Bailee Madison
Luke Devon Graye
Lily Cosette Goldstein
Violet Camille Goldstein
Trey Daven Wilson
Zigfee David Gore
Officer Perry J. Gilbert David Pressman
Judge Newman Henry Winkler
Bludge Kimbo Slice

Special Appearances By

Character Actor/Actress
Gavin Jake Farrow
Mrs. Hayfer Julia Duffy
Bludge Claus Kimbo Slice
Crazy Steve Jerry Trainor
Audrey Parker Nancy Sullivan
Walter Nichols Jonathan Goldstein
Mindy Crenshaw Allison Scagliotti


The opening theme for the movie entitled "Christmas Promise" was composed and performed by Drake & Josh series composer Backhouse Mike. Miranda Cosgrove did a cover of "Christmas Wrapping", and the song became the single of the movie, but no soundtrack was released. Drake Bell made a music video for his cover of "Jingle Bells" which promoted the movie and can be seen on the DVD.

Nielsen ratings

The premiere of Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh broke the record of most viewers for the premiere of a Nickelodeon Movie with 9.10 million viewers,[4] a title previously held by iGo to Japan.

Nickelodeon Date & Time (Eastern) Viewers (million)
1st Showing December 5, 2008 at 8pm 9.10
2nd Showing December 6, 2008 at 11am 4.76
3rd Showing December 6, 2008 at 7pm 4.15
4th Showing December 7, 2008 at 7pm 4.31
5th Showing December 12, 2008 at 4pm 4.30
6th Showing December 12, 2008 at 7pm 5.50
7th Showing December 13, 2008 at 7pm 4.19
8th Showing December 14, 2008 at 4pm 5.42
9th Showing December 15, 2008 at 7pm 2.73
10th Showing December 20, 2008 at 7pm 3.24
11th Showing December 22, 2008 at 5pm 3.94
12th Showing December 23, 2008 at 7pm 5.67
13th Showing December 24, 2008 at 3pm 6.47
14th Showing December 25, 2008 at 2pm 8.97
15th Showing December 25, 2008 at 4pm 1.97
16th Showing December 25, 2008 at 7pm 10.97
17th Showing December 26, 2008 at 3pm 5.19
18th Showing December 27, 2008 at 7pm 2.93
19th Showing December 28, 2008 at 7pm 1.19
20th Showing November 29, 2009 at 7pm 9.07
21st Showing December 24, 2009 at 8pm 9.29
22nd Showing December 25, 2009 at 8pm 9.97
24th Showing December 11th, 2010 at 8pm


The premiere for Nov 2010's readings are unknown.

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