|The Blight Before Christmas|
|U.S. Air Date||April 19th, 2002|
|Directed by||Alfred Gimeno|
|Written by||David Maples|
|Next||All About Eavesdropping|
While Leonard hopes to get a Mach III Game Command for Christmas so he can play with his friends, Spot exclaims his annoyance towards always receiving dog toys for Christmas. He finds a sign for a missing dog named Moby and decides to find him, hoping to collect a $500 reward to buy stuff for himself. But once finding out that the missing dog is now with his mate Charlotte and newborn puppies, he learns that Christmas isn't about getting presents; it's about family.
|Nathan Lane||Spot Helperman/Scott Leadready II|
|Shaun Fleming||Leonard Helperman|
|Debra Jo Rupp||Mary Lou Helperman|
|Jerry Stiller||Pretty Boy|
|David Ogden Stiers||Mr. Jolly|
|Jeff Bennett||Moby Dog and his owner, TV announcer, additional voices|
|Gabrielle Carteris||Charlotte Dog and her owner, Female customer|
|Rob Paulsen||Ian Wazselewski, Buddy, Shop worker|
|Wallace Shawn||Principal Strickler|
|Mae Whitman||Leslie Dunkling|
- This episode aired in late April due to Toon Disney airing the remaining 18 burn-off episodes straight in a row since ABC was developing ABC Kids at the time. The episode "The Turkey that Came to Dinner" fell under the same trap as it aired in late March. Had this not have happened, it most likely would have aired in December.
- The title of this episode is a pun on "The Night Before Christmas".
- Moral: The holidays are about being together and loving, not just traditions and presents.
- Gabrielle Carteris of the Beverly Hills, 90210 fame guest stars as Charlotte.
An English Widescreen, Russian and Spanish Dub is available online.