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Characters: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

Jake Spankenheimer

Voiced by: Alex Doduk

The 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.

Grandma Spankenheimer

Voiced by: Susan Blu

Jake's Grandma, who owns a small department store in the city, the only piece of property not owned by super company Austin Bucks.

  • 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
  • Friend to All Children: She dresses up as an elf and reads to kids in her store during the holidays.
  • 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.
  • The Messiah: Grandma is a saint. She's kept her store going for God only knows how long, reads to kids, donates food to local shelters, and is generally well-liked by everyone. Except Cousin Mel.
  • 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 Spankenheimer

Grandma's husband.

Cousin Mel

Voiced by: Michele Lee

The main antagonist of the special and Jake's cousin. She comes from the Scooby-Doo series as Daphne Blake. Unlike that franchise, this is the only film that she is the antagonist.

Santa Claus

Santa Claus.

Doofus

Jake's dog.

Austin Bucks

A 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.
  • 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. Slime

Cousin Mel's attorney who helps her frame Santa Claus for Grandma's second disappearance.


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