Donald Duck's nephews learn why holidays come once a year, Goofy and son discover the spirit of Santa, and Mickey and Minnie reenact a classic tale of giving in this all-new holiday offering. Kelsey Grammer (TV's Frasie... more »r) narrates as Donald hosts Christmas at his house, complete with an egg and pancake breakfast, a sled for each duckling in the closet, and Daisy under the mistletoe. But the celebration gets old fast when the boys' wish for Christmas every day comes true. Next up, Goofy's son wonders whether there is a Santa after the villainous Pete tells him there's not and he catches Dad impersonating the portly gift-giver. Goofy demonstrates the spirit of giving by taking a meal and presents to less-fortunate neighbors, and many Goofy-style mishaps later, father and son have a surprise visitor. In the third story, the mouse lovebirds give an updated spin to O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi," with Minnie having the heirloom watch with no chain and Mickey a harmonica with no case. This trio of Christmas stories adds up to an hour of heartfelt fun, capped off by the gang singing "Jingle Bells." Perfect holiday cheer for those 4 and up. --Kimberly Heinrichs« less
Genres:Kids & Family Sub-Genres:Animation, 3-6 Years, 7-9 Years Studio:WALT DISNEY VIDEO Format:DVD - Color - Animated,Closed-captioned DVD Release Date: 12/07/1999 Original Release Date: 01/01/1999 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1999 Release Year: 1999 Run Time: 1hr 10min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 12 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English Subtitles:English See Also:
"My children love this movie - they occasionally ask for it even after the holidays are passed. I can't blame them - it's filled with three great stories. Donald Duck's selfish nephews wish it could be Christmas every day so they can get more presents. When their wish is granted, they discover it isn't always good to get what you ask for. In story two, Goofy and Max, his hip, teenage son, learn a lesson in love and believing when they discover the REAL Santa lives in each of us. And in the third story, Mickey and Minnie bring to life a cartoon version of the wonderfull story "The Gift of the Magi." Superb narration, entertaining animation, and a timeless message of love that reaches beyond Christmas."
A Great Way To Spend Time With The Family
Keith S. | Richmond, VA | 12/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We received our copy of the DVD in the mail today from Amazon.com and all I can say is WOW! This is a great transfer from Disney, and my 2 year old daughter loved it, as the closing credits started to roll she said "let's watch it again daddy".It's a great DVD with 3 stories wrapped in a nice bundle presentation with all the Disney Favorites, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck and Pluto. This offering gives you a nice break and a great way to spend time with the family and gives you that nice warm Holiday feeling when it's over.It will definitely being getting many viewings in our home over this Christmas season and those yet to come."
Donald, Goofy, and Mickey
M DeHaven | Fremont, Ca. | 12/09/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My seven yeard old daughter and I watched this last night. I was impressed with the quality of the dvd transfer and the audio was very good. I couldn't help feeling how dated Donald and Goofy are. The classic nice guy/doofus: Goofy, was hard to watch. And the very noisy Donald is a pain. Mickey and Minnie were delightful as down and out lovers trying to make each others Christmas wonderful. The three stories have positive messages for humanity vs the commercialism of today. Highly recommended with a squeeze of lemon."
Good stories with a moral
cm | Newcastle, CA United States | 11/26/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoyed this Disney video and my 3 year old also loves it. It contains 3 stories, first Donald Duck and Family, then Goofy and last Mickey and Minnie. The stories discuss how Christmas is more than just receiving presents and how important it is that it is a time of togetherness and helping each other. I was very puzzled with the disjoint "music video" at the end of the movie featuring "She Daisy". It was a rather ghoulish rendition of an otherwise happy-sounding Christmas carol. It didn't make sense to me and the target audience for the music video would be one different than the targeted viewer (more for younger adults than children.) Buy the video and erase the last 5 minutes so you don't have to endure the end."
Disney Makes Christmas Special
Lorenzo M. in the Hollywood CA Area | North Hollywood, CA USA | 12/02/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is filled with the Spirit Of CHristmas. It is narrated and strung togtehr by the naration of Kelsey Grammer.
Thre separate stories wrapped inside Disney's beloved characters.Story One is the story of Donald, Daisey, Uncle Scrooge and the nephews learning what Christmas is really all about. It's Heuy, Duey and Luey who learn that Christmas is spacial ONE day of the year. Becasue sometime when you wish for things you can get them and having is not as always a pleasing a thing as wanting it. Imaging X-Mas 265 days a year!Story Two is about Father and son. Goofy and his son learn the value of each other while Goofy spends most of the time trying to convince his son Santa Clause does exists. At first its hard but later Goofy's son learns that his day is giving loving and cheerishes him more than anything. Santa Does exists.Story Three involves Mickey and Minnie in the basic of basic of the Christmas Spirit. Each one wants to buy the other something they need. But the problem is they can't afford it so give up something for the other. The end result is Love survives all.A wonderful video with great animation, action and humor. It will tug at your heartstrings - just a little. Fun for the whole Family (12-2-03)"