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Danny Phantom: The Fright Before Christmas

Danny hates Christmas, so while in ghost zone blowing up a Santa doll, he accidentally destroys the only copy of the Ghost Writer's book, "The Fright Before Christmas". To get even, the Ghostwriter puts Danny into his new book, forcing Danny to speak in rhyme and get blamed for destroying Christmas for the whole town.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x8
Production Number: 028
Airdate: Tuesday December 06th, 2005

Guest Stars
James Arnold TaylorJames Arnold Taylor
voiced Walker
Kevin Michael RichardsonKevin Michael Richardson
voiced Skulker
Rob PaulsenRob Paulsen
voiced The Box Ghost
Tara StrongTara Strong
voiced Ember
Will ArnettWill Arnett
voiced Ghost Writer
Episode Notes
Technus is still in his 2.0 ghost form from Idenity Crisis.

Dash and Paulina are absent in this episode.

Title screen caption: Ho Ho Horror!

The song in the background when everyone's toys are attacking Danny is "March of the Wooden Soldiers"

Spectra is still half snot. (from Doctor's Orders)

Ghost Writer is afraid of oranges because his powers are weakened when he can't rhyme.

Episode Quotes
Walker: Orange?
Ghost Writer: Ahh! Get that thing away from me!

Episode Goofs
After Danny uses his ghostly wail, and transforms back into a human, he has his coat on. But earlier that night when he left he didn't have it on.

When Sam helps carry in a Christmas tree at the end, she is wearing a red coat, but in the next shot, she is wearing a black coat.

Cultural References
Title: The Fright Before Christmas
The episode title is a spoof on the poem The Night Before Christmas (also known as A Visit from St. Nicholas), by Clement C. Moore.

The main villain in this episode is named Ghost Writer. This is the same name as the children’s show Ghost Writer. In it a ghost uses reading and writing skills to hint the children on what they need to do next.

Episode References
Bearbert, Jazz's stuffed bear returns from "The Fenton Menace".

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