Synopsis by Hal Erickson
A spinoff of the Saturday-morning cartoon series Ace Ventura: Pet Detective--which of course was itself inspired by the Jim Carrey movie of the same name--this animated TV special finds the zany Ace Ventura and his monkey pal Spike coming to the aid of Santa Claus Himself. It seems that Santa's eight reindeer have been kidnapped by a gang that hasn't quite embraced the Yuletide spirit. Since all this happens on Christmas Eve, Ace has only a few hours to rescue Dasher, Dancer, Prancer et. al.--in fact, he's only got the 30 minutes that this special takes to air. Produced by Nelvana, Ace Ventura Christmas Special made its CBS network debut on December 13, 1995.