- Adored by the Network: Ironically enough, ABC loves this special and shows it proudly every year on their channel, sometimes even more than once in the holiday season.note Ironically, its' follow-up Scared Shrekless was not so lucky, being kicked off the network in 2013 in favor of arch-rival Pixar's Toy Story of Terror!, yet Shrek the Halls still airs annually on ABC.
- Creator Cameo: Director Gary Trousdale provides the voice of Santa.
- What Could Have Been: Apparently, the special was originally going to be about Shrek accidentally winding up on Santa's naughty list. Donkey and Puss would've ventured to the North Pole in the hopes of changing Santa's mind, only to end up accidentally destroying Santa's workshop, leading it up to Shrek and all his friends to save the day.
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