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1[[quoteright:300:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mickeys_once_upon_a_christmas.jpg]]²²''Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas'' is a 1999 DirectToVideo Creator/{{Disney}} ChristmasSpecial. Narrated by Creator/KelseyGrammer, the film features three Christmas stories starring WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse, WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck and WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} where each learn about the meaning of Christmas.²²* '''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.²* '''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.²* '''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.²²The film received a computer-animated sequel, ''WesternAnimation/MickeysTwiceUponAChristmas'', in 2004.²²----²²!!This film provides examples of:²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:Donald Duck - Stuck on Christmas]]²* AnAesop: Having Christmas every day no longer makes the holiday special, but you can keep the spirit of Christmas all year around. ²* ArtisticLicenseBiology: PlayedForLaughs when Louie puts on weight. He is shown to have a belly button which real life ducks do not have.²* BalloonBelly: Louie gets one when he gorges on feast after feast.²* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: The boys wish for Christmas every day and [[GroundhogDayLoop get stuck experiencing the same Christmas Day over and over again]], which gets very monotonous for them.²* BigEater: Louie, who is seen eating the most at each Christmas, and puts on several pounds because of constant holiday feasting.²* BigNo: The boys do this at the end when Donald [[WeAreNotGoingThroughThatAgain asks if they'd like it to be Christmas every day]].²* ButtMonkey: Donald Duck. The boys also expectedly suffer the brunt of their GroundhogDayLoop. ²* CanonForeigner: Aunt Gertie only exists in this special. Somewhat odd given that Donald has quite a few established relatives.²* ChristmasEveryDay: Huey, Dewey and Louie wish upon a star for Christmas to be everyday. At first they are delighted, only to discover it's not just Christmas everyday, but the ''exact'' same day even down to their presents from the previous day getting wrapped up again. After getting fed-up they try to ruin Christmas to put an end to it. However they then notice a card from Donald and Daisy explaining the true meaning of Christmas in being about family rather than presents, to which the boys embrace the Christmas spirit and help everyone else enjoy Christmas, thus breaking the time loop.²* CueTheFallingObject: In the Stuck on Christmas story, Donald's decorated living room is trashed after his nephews' prank involving a live turkey gets out of hand. While examining the wreckage, Donald sees that the Christmas tree is still standing and remarks "Well, we still have the tree", after which the tree falls down on him.²* DecoyProtagonist: The short has Donald billed as the main character, but it actually focuses on Huey, Dewey, and Louie. ²* FreezeFrameBonus: The nephews' calendar seems to run the wrong way. When one of them flips through it, the number on the next page seems to be 24 instead of 26.²* GroundhogDayLoop: The boys get stuck experiencing the same Christmas Day over and over again.²* HiddenDepths: The boys constantly ignore the card Donald attached to their present. After ruining one Christmas loop however, they finally read it, [[HeelRealization to find it to be a surprisingly poignantly written poem about family and love during the holidays.]]²* MakeAWish: The boys wish upon a star when they wish for Christmas every day.²* MeaningfulEcho: In the disastrous loop, Aunt Gertie laments sadly "Some Christmas this turned out to be". In the next loop where the boys redeem themselves and make a truly heartwarming Christmas she repeats the quote, albeit in TearsOfJoy.²* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The boys after their attempts to shake up their holiday end up ruining everyone's Christmas, prompting them to make the next Christmas better for everyone.²* MythologyGag: Uncle Scrooge being especially jolly about [[WesternAnimation/MickeysChristmasCarol Christmas carols]].²* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Instead of screaming his head off and flying into a rage (which he already did against the turkey, but lost), Donald is very withdrawn and sad after everyone's Christmas is ruined. This is what makes the boys [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realise how low they sunk.]]²* SanitySlippage: Huey almost loses his mind after one too many Christmases and goes into a insane rant.²* TalkingInYourSleep: Donald mutters things like "Anchors aweigh" and "Full speed ahead" in his sleep.²* TemptingFate: After the disaster with the turkey that leaves everything wrecked, Donald remarks that at least the tree is still intact, after which it falls down on top of him.²* TraumaButtonEnding: At the end, when Huey, Dewey and Louie are relieved that [[ChristmasEveryDay their wish]] has ended and that it's finally December 26th.²-->'''Donald:''' Aw, I understand, boys. You wish it could be Christmas ''every'' day.²-->'''Boys:''' [[BigNo NOOOOOO!!!]]²* UnderTheMistletoe: The boys set up Donald and Daisy under the mistletoe.²* WholePlotReference: To ''Film/GroundhogDay'', right down to the protagonists needing to make the last run through perfect for everyone in order to get out of the loops. The whole "Christmas Every Day" thing dates back to 1892 though, from a short story of the same name by William Dean Howells. Still, the solution to the problem seen here is very much like ''Film/GroundhogDay''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:A Very Goofy Christmas]]²* AccidentalPervert: 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."²* AnAesop: The holidays are found in what we can give to others, not what we can receive. ²* BaitAndSwitch: 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.²* BreakingTheFourthWall: When Max says it was [[ToxicFriendInfluence Pete]] who caused him to question Santa's existence, Goofy looks at the screen and says, "Well, that figures."²* TheCameo: One of Goofy's ornaments is [[WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas Angelique]].²* GoodParents: For all his BumblingDad antics, we also see Goofy teaching his son about charity and responsibility by bringing him along to share Christmas dinner with their poorer neighbors. ²* LaserGuidedKarma: After being a constant {{jerkass}}, Pete demands a present from Santa and gets a house covered in snow.²* ManChild: After Pete gets buried in the snow, he shouts to Santa 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.²* RealAfterAll: Santa Claus, who flies by to give Max his snowboard (and cover Pete's house in snow).²* ShoutOut: As Goofy goes through the mall, the shop he crashes in is [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Lumberjack Lingerie]]. Doubles as GettingCrapPastTheRadar.²* YesVirginia: Max's belief in Santa is shaken by Pete, and Goofy struggles to reaffirm it.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Mickey and Minnie's Gift of the Magi]]²* AccidentalMisnaming: Minnie's boss, Mortimer Mouse, keeps mispronouncing Minnie's name.²* AnAesop: True generosity is when you are willing to make sacrifices for the ones you love. ²* BadBoss: Pete to Mickey. ²* TheCameo: Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar are seen in the crowd during Mickey's harmonica performance.²* FriendToAllChildren: Mickey just can't resist playing at the performance if it means helping children.²* GenderFlip: In the original story of ''Literature/TheGiftOfTheMagi'', Jim owned a watch, for which Della bought a chain. In this version, Minnie owns a watch, for which Mickey buys a chain.²* GiftOfTheMagiPlot: Mickey trades in his harmonica for a chain for Minnie's watch, and Minnie sells her watch to get Mickey a harmonica case.²* LaserGuidedKarma: Pete gets this. After he takes Mickey's money for messing up a sale deal, he [[IdiotBall puts his lit cigar in his back pocket]], causing a chain reaction that leads to his 10-foot trees burning to the ground.²* MeanBoss: Mortimer, who plays the role of the boss of the company Minnie and Daisy work at, doesn't have a HairTriggerTemper, but he apparently gives his own employees lousy payments. For Christmas, he gives Minnie a hefty fruitcake rather than a bonus, leaving her without money to buy a gift for Mickey. ²* MythologyGag: Mickey at one point dances toward the camera shaking his head and tongue in the same manner he does in the 1942 short "Mickey's Birthday Party."²* RumpRoast: Pete after he puts his cigar in his back pocket.²* SameCharacterButDifferent: ²** Downplayed case. Daisy cameos in this short as well, but unlike her appearances in the rest of the movie, she has blue irises and a different voice actor.²** Mortimer also appears in this short, but compared to his usual obnoxious CasanovaWannabe personality in other Disney cartoons, here he is Minnie's tight-fisted boss with a posh accent.²* YankTheDogsChain: Pete steals back all of Mickey's money when a family chooses a tree other than one of his expensive 10-footers, leaving him broke with nothing to get for Minnie. ²[[/folder]]²----

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