Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (1999)

“Why, even a broken clock’s right two or three times a day, and this time, I’m right!” – Goofy

Number of Times Seen – 1 (22 Nov 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Disney brings three holiday themed tales to the screen featuring Mickey, Donald and Goofy.

My Take on it – This is a holiday anthology that I had never seen or even heard of before it was mentioned a few weeks ago by a friend on social media due to the first segment being a time loop.

The first story is all about Donald Duck’s three nephews wishing every day was Christmas and after having to experience it dozens upon dozens of time, they begin to realize the true meaning of the holiday.

Loved the way that the story plays out and they manage to not make it feel too repetitive despite the story being almost the same each time.

The second story features Goofy and his son as Goofy tries to prove that Santa really does exist.

Love the way that this story deals wit this known ‘topic of discussion’ in just about every household when children reach a certain age.

The run through the department store is superb and really did remind me of the opening of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (see Trivia section below.)

The third segment features an updated version of Gift of the Magi with Mickey and Minnie and is quite touching throughout.

The story utilizes a more modern approach to the story yet stays quite effective throughout.

All three of these stories are great and help keep the holiday spirit on a high level no mater what time of year one watches the movie.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The scene in the mall, during the “A Very Goofy Christmas” segment, parodies several “Indiana Jones” escape sequences. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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