I’m a total sucker for a holiday movie. On any given night, I’ll get invested in some ABC Family holiday flick and forget that I actually have to do other things around my house. But there is one holiday movie that I can watch over and over and over again. It’s a favorite, and of course, was made by Disney (I guess I wouldn’t be talking about it if it wasn’t, now would I?).
“Mickey’s Christmas Carol” debuted in the U.S. on December 16, 1983. I still watch it every Christmas season, 28 years later! This cartoon short was the first appearance for Mickey Mouse in a theatrical cartoon since 1953, and was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Film in 1984.
Back in December 1983, Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Scrooge McDuck made appearances at Magic Kingdom Park dressed as Bob Cratchit, Mrs. Cratchit, Nephew Fred and Ebenezer Scrooge.
And while Charles Dickens’ classic story has been retold many times, I don’t think anyone quite captures the spirit of Jacob Marley’s ghost quite like Goofy.