Walt Disney Animation
“Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas”
“Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas” will make viewers appreciate their families and feel warm and fuzzy inside.
“Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas” is a holiday film that features three short stories that feature the Mickey Mouse gang and the holiday related lessons that they learn.
The first story shows Huey, Dewey, and Louie and their Christmas festivities with their uncle, Donald Duck. The triplets go to bed Christmas night wishing that Christmas could be every single day. When their wish is granted, they discover that it’s really not as good as it seems.
In the second story, Goofy tries to prove to his son Max that Santa is real. They steak out on the roof overnight to try and watch for Santa, but by morning they find nothing. Max learns that the meaning of Christmas is much more than just gifts and fancy paper.
The final story is Disney’s take on “The Gift of the Magi”. In the story, Mickey and MInnie Mouse are trying to figure out how they are going to afford to buy each other gifts for Christmas. In the end, they sacrifice their own expensive belongings in order to purchase each other gifts.
This is a movie that I don’t watch with my family, but I do watch it on my own almost every year. The stories that are being told are nothing new, but they are really sweet and they help to remind people that the holiday season isn’t just about receiving gifts. This movie reminds people that the holidays are about spending time with family and being grateful for what you have.
Since there is still a pandemic happening and many of us can’t be with our families this year, watching movies that surround the idea of family can be nice. I’m sure many of us are finding other ways to interact with our families this time of year, but setting up a zoom meeting and Teleparty (Formerly Netflix Party) to watch this movie could be a really great way to spend time with your family from afar.
“Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas” is available to watch on DIsney+