With a new baby on the way, Doug's family is too busy to have a traditional Christmas and Doug really wants one. So Doug and Porkchop decide to have their own secret holiday celebration in his room. But when he later finds the house completely empty, Mr. Funnie phones with news, and Doug and Judy's baby sister, Cleopatra "Dirtbike" Funnie, is born on Christmas Day. Meanwhile, Fentruck tells all his friends how they spend Christmas in Yakestonia.
- The opening scene is a parody of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
- The TV movie that Skeeter and his family are watching appears to be based on the original Doug series' Christmas episode, "Doug's Christmas Story".
- Months prior to the special's premiere, the October 1996 issue of Disney Adventures magazine ran a contest asking fans to name Doug's new baby sibling, who is born in the special. The winning name, Cleopatra "Dirtbike" Funnie, was sent in by Brett Chatham, who received a drawing of himself with Doug and his friends as the prize.
- This was the only Disney's Doug episode to debut in primetime.
Home video releasesVHS
- Doug: Doug's Secret Christmas
- "Doug's Secret Christmas" at TV.com