Western Animation / Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas is a 1999 direct-to-video Disney movie. Narrated by Kelsey Grammer, the film features three Christmas stories starring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy where each learn about the meaning of Christmas.

  • Donald Duck — Stuck on Christmas: Huey, Dewey and Louie have such a great Christmas, that they wish upon a star so that it would be Christmas every day, but once their wish comes true and they get tired of it, they learn the true meaning of Christmas.
  • A Very Goofy Christmas: When Max begins to question Santa's existence after Pete questions him with Santa's apparently impossible abilities, Goofy is determined to keep his faith alive.
  • Mickey and Minnie's Gift of the Magi: Mickey and Minnie plan to give each other great gifts for Christmas with a lot of money they plan to earn at their jobs, but when circumstances dash these plans, they learn the meaning of giving by sacrificing their prized possessions for their gifts.

The film received a computer-animated sequel, Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas, in 2004.

Stuck on Christmas

A Very Goofy Christmas

  • Accidental Pervert: Goofy becomes this as part of two gags in the beginning. When rushing to help his son get his letter to Santa Claus mailed, Goofy accidentally runs into a mall section called "Lumberjack Lingerie", and we hear some women scream. Shortly afterward, a woman screams when he gets close to her while crawling, and Goofy simply says "I didn't mean to get fresh."
  • Bait-and-Switch: After waiting through the night for proof of Santa, Goofy and Max spot a silhouette on a house carrying a large bag. It turns out to be a burglar.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: When Max says it was Pete who caused him to question Santa's existence, Goofy looks at the screen and says, "Well, that figures."
  • The Cameo: One of Goofy's ornaments is Angelique.
  • Indecisive Deconstruction: The short tries to deconstruct the idea of parents telling children about Santa Claus: Pete tells Max that Santa isn't real. Max examines the facts and ends up concluding that Pete probably is right. Goofy and Max eventually lose their faith in Santa Claus, but they think it's okay, as they have each other. The deconstruction doesn't go all the way when it turns out that Santa is real after all.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After being a constant jerkass, Pete demands a present from Santa and gets a house covered in snow.
  • Man Child: Pete acts this way after Santa Claus buries him in snow, asking where his squirty gun and yo-yo are in a childish whine. Goofy's also a man child, but a far more endearing and well-meaning one.
  • Real After All: Santa Claus, who flies by to give Max his snowboard (and cover Pete's house in snow).
  • Yes Virginia: Max's belief in Santa is shaken by Pete, and Goofy struggles to reaffirm it.

Mickey and Minnie's Gift of the Magi