“Drake & Josh” is one of Nickelodeon’s most successful sitcoms. From popular lines like “Hug me brotha,” to “I ain’t callin’ you a truther,” this duo has created countless memories for millions of people. Fans of this Dan Schneider show know they made four seasons, but did you know they made a Christmas movie a few years later?
It’s called “Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh,” and was the third most-viewed TV movie on cable. The film originally aired on Nickelodeon on December 5, 2008, to just over 8 million viewers.
It’s fun to see “Drake & Josh” so festive, and during the holidays, what better way to celebrate than getting nostalgic with our favorite TV characters?
Fun fact: though the movie is a celebration of Christmas, actor Josh Peck is actually Jewish. In an interview at Cornell University, Josh reveals a few things about himself, including the fact that he’s proudly Jewish and that he and Drake Bell didn’t like each other at first. Check out the article here if you want to learn more!
In the movie, Drake (Drake Bell), Josh (Josh Peck), Megan (Miranda Cosgrove), Audrey (Nancy Sullivan), and Walter (Jonathan Goldstein) all return to reprise their roles. Things get started when Josh tells Drake he plans to throw a Christmas party on the rooftop of the Premiere. Helen (Yvette Nicole Brown) surprisingly approves of the party (as long as there are churros), so Josh goes ahead and starts to plan.
Through a series of crazy events, Drake ends up meeting a little girl at the mall while dressed as Santa. She says she wants the best Christmas ever, and Drake tells her he’s going to make it happen (Remind anyone else of a certain “Kenan & Kel” Christmas special?).
Anyway, what Drake doesn’t realize is that he can’t break a Christmas promise‒‒it’s the rules as stated in the movie itself. Unbeknownst to Drake, the bottom is about to fall out from under both him and Josh, making it exceedingly difficult for them to fulfill their promise.
Long story short: Josh goes to jail, gets beat up by an inmate named Bludge (Kimbo Slice), and must outwit a cop who has it out for Christmas. Drake also has his own problems in the film, but you’ll have to watch it to get the full story!
For longtime fans of the show, “Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh” is a holiday tradition! So grab your brotha and a cup of hot cocoa and settle in for some laughs and Christmas cheer.
“Drake & Josh” is an American television sitcom created by Dan Schneider that aired on Nickelodeon for four seasons, from 2004 to 2007. “Drake & Josh” stars Drake Bell and Josh Peck as two teens with opposite personalities who become stepbrothers. The series was produced by Dan Schneider, an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer.