Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

Movie review by
Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Collection of unmemorable holiday shorts, but fun extras.
  • NR
  • 2004
  • 68 minutes

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 3+
Based on 5 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Educational Value

Kids will learn the value of sharing, overcoming any "embarrassment" they feel toward their parents, being "nice" rather than "naughty," and helping others.

Positive Messages

The Christmas tales all demonstrate the importance of friendship and family during the holiday season.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Max discovers that his father isn't someone to be embarrassed by; Mickey learns to appreciate Pluto; Daisy and Minnie decide to put their friendship before a medal; and Huey, Dewey, and Louie help their Uncle Scrooge instead of just thinking of themselves.

Violence & Scariness

Cartoonish pratfalls and a push-and-shove competition while ice-skating.

Sexy Stuff

Max brings home a girlfriend for the holidays. They make eyes at each other and eventually kiss.


Disney merchandise is everywhere, and this movie reinforces kids' interest in buying it.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this DVD includes five short stories about Christmastime, all of which are fine for preschoolers and up. There's no violence or language (just some pushing and shoving during an ice-skating competition and a few pratfalls that don't injure anyone), but one of the vignettes does feature some mild flirting, hand-holding, and a near-kiss between Goofy's son Max and his girlfriend. All of the segments teach little lessons about showing generosity and kindness toward both loved ones and strangers during the holidays.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byAshley R. November 9, 2020
i enjoy this christmas mickey movie i think its my favorite out of the Christmas mickey movies it was cute when minnie and daisy made up after they fought
Parent of a 5-year-old Written bykristina675 December 15, 2019

my girls didn't like it

I put it on for my twin girls, thinking they would like something different. Nope! They didn't make it 5 minutes into it. I didn't particularly enjoy... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byDogcat December 22, 2020

I loved this movie as a kid why 2 stars?

I never really liked the first one but, this one I really liked. I haven’t watched it in a while though.
Teen, 13 years old Written byjimthepickle October 7, 2020

Best Christmas Movie

I have watched this movie every year around the holidays for as long as I can remember. I love all the different story lines! I'm am 13 and still love this... Continue reading

What's the story?

In this sequel to Disney's 1999 straight-to-video Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas, Mickey and his closest pals face different challenges around the holidays. The first story, Belles on Ice, features Daisy Duck and Minnie Mouse, who become jealous and angry with each other during a hometown ice-skating competition. In Christmas: Impossible, brothers Huey, Dewey, and Louie travel to the North Pole to try to get off the "naughty" list. Christmas Maximus follows Goofy's son, Max, who brings home his girflriend, Mona, to meet his dad, only to be embarrassed by everything Goofy does. Donald's Gift stars an annoyed and overwhelmed Donald Duck, who wants to skip Christmas festivities and just have some peace and quiet. The final story revolves around Mickey and Pluto, who ends up hopping a train to the North Pole after Mickey sends him to the dog house.

Is it any good?

These videos are just a passing holiday diversion, nothing memorable. Christmas-themed DVDs are so plentiful -- and profitable -- that it seems like every kid-friendly movie franchise, cartoon, and TV series creates one to release before each holiday season. This benign Disney entry in the Christmas genre seems like just another churned-out special. The computer-generated animation isn't up to Disney's usual standards, and the stories lack the kind of charm that you'd expect from the Mouse Factory. It's sweet (albeit a bit odd) to see Goofy's son realize that his silly father isn't purposely trying to embarrass him -- he just loves him to death. And those rascally brothers Huey, Dewey, and Louie are always funny.

If you watch this DVD, be sure to play the behind-the-scenes features, which include a fascinating look at how Daisy and Minnie's ice-skating routines were based on Olympic skater Michelle Kwan's movements. The thorough interview with Kwan and footage of her skating the choreographed scenes in the movie is a treat. And in interviews with the animators, they admit that in the Pluto sequence, the reindeer were originally drawn as a host of other animals "training" to become reindeer, which explains why they don't look like reindeer at all.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • What do Minnie and Daisy learn about being overly competitive with friends? How do they settle their differences?

  • Max is embarrassed of his father for being Goofy, but he later realizes that his father does everything out of love. What gave Max a change of perspective? Do you treat your parents like Max?

  • How do Huey, Dewey, and Louie redeem themselves after wreaking havoc at the North Pole? How can we make an effort to be "good," and not just so we can get toys?

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