Another holiday is upon us – Christmas is only 6 weeks away! Can you believe it’s so close? I know I have a ton to do to get ready – bake cookies, wrap presents – which I need to first shop for and purchase, put up decorations, sing carols, oh – and one VERY important thing to do to prepare for Christmas and put me in that Holiday mood – watching Disney Christmas specials, of course! There are tons of great ones to choose from, but in my personal opinion – these are the BEST ones:
Mickey’s Christmas Carol: A re-telling of the classic Dickens tale, featuring Scrooge Mc Duck, Mickey and Minnie, and other Disney faves. This is a great way to introduce your kids to the story if they have never seen it – as it’s short but still covers all the main points of the original. My personal favorite? Adorable little Tiny Tim as Mickey’s son – if that doesn’t make your heart melt than nothing will!
The Muppet Christmas Carol: Another version of Charles Dickens’ story, this one stars Kermit The Frog as Bob Cratchit, and Michael Caine as a very convincing Ebenezer Scrooge. Gonzo himself plays Charles Dickens and narrates the story which is infused with song, dance, laughs, and of course that Muppet humor we have all come to know and love
Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas: This one an hour long cartoon broken up into three stories – “Donald Duck – Stuck On Christmas” which imitates the movie Groundhog Day with a repetitive Christmas loop, “A Very Goofy Christmas” in which Goofy tries to get his son to believe in Santa Claus, and my personal fave – “Mickey & Minnie’s Gift Of The Magi” – a heartwarming tale of Christmas selflessness starring the Mouse himself and his man squeeze, Minnie
Winnie The Pooh And Christmas Too: This half hour made for TV animated short follows Winnie The Pooh and his pals as they prepare for Christmas – decorating, playing in the snow, and making lists for Santa. Any Pooh fan young or old will love this cute little tale
Santa Buddies: Who doesn’t love a Christmas tale with a happy ending starring adorable puppies? I know I do, and so naturally I am a sucker for this one – where Puppy Paws meets up with the Puppy Buddies and goes on a mission to save Christmas. I love this one so much I actually cry towards the end and am no longer allowed to watch it alone – it’s sappy and silly, but it’s a nice little story to help remind everyone what the true meaning of Christmas and Christmas spirit really is
Most of these can be purchased via amazon (some only available on VHS!) or rented through Netflix, but if you don’t have access to these and other favorites on DVD, there will be plenty of Christmas specials on ABC Family in the weeks leading up to Christmas Day
Some of these are classic ones that I have been watching for years, and others are new ones I have come to love as an adult – and I would love to know – which Christmas Specials are on Your “Must Watch” list?
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