Characters: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
Voiced by: Alex DodukThe main protagonist of the special, a boy around the age of about 10-12 and of course a modified version of David from the sequel film of All Dogs Go to Heaven.
- Adorably Precocious Child
- Agent Mulder: He believes in Santa Claus from the start, even before Grandma got run over by a reindeer.
- Brainy Brunette: He's pretty smart for his age.
- Cassandra Truth
- Deadpan Snarker:I.M. Slime: Mel's Attorney: I.M. Slime.Jake: Well, you said it, not me.
- Determinator: Absolutely refused to stop looking for Grandma even after a year had gone by.
- Flat Character
- Grandma's Boy: He seems to be closer to Grandma than anyone else in the family, except for Grandpa.
- Nice Guy
- Only Sane Man: In a way, since, he's the only one who actually saw what happened to Grandma and had still been looking for her for over a year, long after everyone, including his own family, had given up.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: As mentioned above, he's pretty smart.
- You Have to Believe Me: In regards to what happened to Grandma. The fact that slightly senile Grandpa is the only other witness didn't help his case.
Voiced by: Susan BluJake's Grandma, who owns a small department store in the city, the only piece of property not owned by super company Austin Bucks.
- Beehive Hairdo: Largely to fit the design of the grandma from the song
- Beware the Nice Ones: Almost lets loose on Cousin Mel after she whines about Grandma not selling the shop, before saying "but Grandmas shouldn't talk that way."
- Cool Old Lady
- Easy Amnesia: After the reindeer incident.
- Everyone Calls Her Grandma
- Foot Focus: We get a shot of her feet as she's preparing to leave the house on that fateful night.
- Friend to All Children: She dresses up as an elf and reads to kids in her store during the holidays.
- Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have: She actually looks quite cute for her age.
- Granny Classic: Definitely has the look.
- Happily Married: To Grandpa.
- The Heart: Without her, the store was never the same.
- Lethal Chef: Averted. Despite the song "Grandma's Killer Fruitcake" her baked goods and pastries are insanely popular and delicious, especially her fruitcake. The one batch that turned out bad was the one Cousin Mel intentionally poisoned to make people sick.
- Made of Iron: Amnesia notwithstanding, the woman managed to survive being trampled by eight reindeer and a sleigh. Twice.
- Plot Allergy: Her supposed allergy to eggs. One of the reasons she'd been heading out was because she left her medication at the store.
- Spared by the Adaptation: She is pretty obviously killed in the song.
Grandpa SpankenheimerGrandma's husband.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Implied he's turning senile.
- The Cloudcuckoolander Was Right: He's the only one apart from Jake (and Grandma) to see the reindeer run over Grandma.
- Disney Acid Sequence / Big Lipped Alligator Moment: His song pretty much comes out of nowhere.
- Everyone Calls Him Grandpa
- Happily Married: To Grandma.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: He walks right into Cousin Mel's trap by signing her contract. He thought he was helping.
- He also knocked down the inflatable Christmas tree in the beginning.
Voiced by: Michele LeeThe main antagonist of the special and Jake's cousin.
- Abhorrent Admirer: To Austin Bucks.
- Adaptational Villainy
- And There Was Much Rejoicing: One way of looking at her Disney Acid Sequence song with I.M. Slime is that the two of them were completely ecstatic when they realized just how much money they could get for suing Santa.
- Ascended Extra: In the song, she's barely mentioned.
- Big Bad: Her selfishness and greed are what drives the conflict of the movie.
- Beauty Mark
- Buxom Is Better
- Deep South: If her accent gives anything to go by.
- Double Entendre:Cousin Mel: Now Austin, darling, why don't we go somewhere romantic and consummate this deal?
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Hates "the goody goody feelings of Christmas".
- Evil & Fiery Redhead
- Excessive Evil Eye Shadow: Subverted. Not necessarily excessive, just enough to make evil sexy.
- Exposed to the Elements: The only character not dressed appropriately for winter.
- Femme Fatale
- Gender-Blender Name
- Gold Digger
- The Grinch: Pretty much stated during her confession she doesn't like the spirit of Christmas.
- Hyper Awareness: Subverted. The fact that she noticed a few key things, such as the letter Santa left behind and Santa actually arriving with Jake and Grandma, are what allowed her to put her plans in motion.
- Idiot Ball: Why she held onto that letter stating what really happened is anyone's guess, but the fact that she did was pretty much Mel shooting herself in the foot.
- Likewise leaving the spice in her purse. Doofus manages to pick up it's scent and leads Jake to where she keeping Grandma hidden.
- Impossible Hourglass Figure
- Irony: She goes to all the trouble to try to get rich. Then after she's thwarted and sent to jail, her family does get rich when Austin offers to turn the Spankenheimer store into a franchise.
- It's All About Me: "Hey, I deserve to be rich."
- Kick the Dog: She made her grandma suffer Laser-Guided Amnesia and framed Santa for her disappearance.
- Lack of Empathy
- Male Gaze: Pretty much any scene, particularly during her villain song, where she is dancing with a Fur Bikini top, and her Cleavage Window has widened. See it here◊.
- Manipulative Bitch
- Ms. Fanservice
- Parent Service
- Redhead In Green
- The Relative Nobody Likes: It's clear she's not the most beloved member of the family so why she's living with them at all is anybody's guess. It's not even clear as to whose cousin she is.
- Troperiffic: Especially when compared to the other characters. She displays many of the typical villain and Fanservice tropes.
- Unexplained Accent: She speaks with a slight southern accent while the rest of her family doesn't.
- Victoria's Secret Compartment: Where she puts Austin Bucks' phone number.
- Villainous Breakdown: Once its pretty obvious that there's too much evidence stacked against her for her plan to work anymore.
- Villain Song: "Grandma's Gonna Sue the Pants Off Of Santa."
- Wingding Eyes: She experiences the dollar sign variant.
- Would Hurt a Child: Not directly, but she had no qualms with anyone getting sick from her poisoned fruitcake, which could've been anyone, including kids. She's also not very fond of Jake.
Santa ClausSanta Claus.
- Badass Grandpa
- Big Good
- Could Have Avoided This Plot: Seriously taking Grandma to the North Pole rather then just a local hospital did more harm then good.
- Also, he claims that he didn't do that because he didn't know she was. So basically, the plot only happened because the guy whose job it is to know who everyone is didn't know her.
- Happily Married: We see Mrs. Claus at points in the film who's naturally worried for him after he's convicted of hit and run and kidnapping. And he holds her warmingly as they're about to head back to the North Pole.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: A main rule of thumb is that humans aren't allowed to the North Pole without permission. So he let's Quincy slide when he brings Jake there to find his grandmother.
- Santa Claus
- Amplified Animal Aptitude
- The Nose Knows: Being a dog and all. Manages to help Jake track where Mel had hidden Grandma during Santa's trial.
- Unfortunate Names: Who Names Their Dog Doofus?
Austin BucksA rich business man who owns every store in the city, save for Grandma's.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Averted, despite initially being set up as such. He wants to buy Grandma's shop but he's not willing to go to any illegal lengths to acquire it, and gives Jake a fair chance to find Grandma before he signs the deal with Cousin Mel. Likewise after everything said and done, he offers to turn Grandma's shop into a franchise.
- Hidden Depths: When he was six, he wanted a Lieutenant Neutron Action Figure.Austin: Lutenant Neutron? He was the best!
- He also had a chance to go somewhere romantic and consummate a deal with Cousin Mel, which pretty much any other guy would've taken, but he chose to give Jake a little extra time to find Grandma.
- Honest Corporate Executive
- Meaningful Name
I.M. SlimeCousin Mel's attorney who helps her frame Santa Claus for Grandma's second disappearance.
- Amoral Attorney
- The Dragon: To Cousin Mel.
- Facepalm: After a now lucid Grandma shows up in court and Cousin Mel shouts "that woman is a fraud! Grandma doesn't know who she is!"
- Doubles as an Oh Crap! as well as she knows they're pretty much screwed.
- Karma Houdini: Disappears at the end of the film with no sort of comeuppance for her hand in almost destroying Christmas.
- Meaningful Name: She's a lawyer? Get it?
QuincySanta's head elf.
- Hyper Competent Sidekick: Like Jake, he likewise was trying to find out who Grandma belonged to and eventually does when he gets Jake's letter to Santa to bring his Grandma home. He also helps out Jake recover Grandma from the cabin Mel was keeping her hidden away in.
- Worth It: Give the guy credit, he knew there was a risk in bringing Jake to the North Pole without Santa's permission. But did it anyway which luckily for him allowed him to keep his job.
Spankenheimer FamilyJake's mother and father (the father of which is the son of Grandma and Grandpa) and his elder sister Daphne (not that Daphne.) note .
- Adults Are Useless: They don't really prove to be much help both before the incident (making excuses to get out of helping Grandma with charity work and decorations) and after (all but giving up the search for Grandma. Hell Daphne at one point tells Jake to give up). But hey it's a kids movie. Par for the course.
- So Proud of You: Stated to Jake after he both finds their Grandma and saves Christmas.