Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas was released direct-to-video on VHS and DVD on November 9, 1999. Much like the nine Limited Issue DVDs, this original 1999 print was also discontinued after the Christmas holiday was over, but along with three of the Limited Issue titles (Mulan, Pinocchio and Hercules), Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas was confirmed to be a Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection title, but not until May 2000. The re-release occurred on November 7, 2000.

A Blu-ray Disc of this movie was released on November 4, 2014, alongside Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas.


Disney's biggest stars shine in a magical all-new movie -- sure to become a holiday classic! Mickey, Minnie, and their famous friends Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto gather together to reminisce about love, magic and surprises in three wonder-filled stories of Christmas past.

In the fine tradition of Disney's superb storytelling, Minnie and Mickey recall the year they both gave up what was most important to them for the sake of the other, making for one unforgettable Christmas. Goofy and Max retell when they experienced a series of hilarious but season-shaking events...until a visit from the real Santa made it a most magical holiday. Thinking back to when they wished Christmas was every day, Donald's nephew, Huey, Dewey and Louie, remember their dream turning into a comical catastrophe, eventually learning what true holiday sprirt is all about.

Featuring the entire cast in a finale of merry, magical Christmas songs, all the excitement of Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas is ready to unwrap for holiday family fun!


1999 VHS

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens September 1997
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo November 1991
3 Video preview for Tarzan September 1999
4 Trailer for An Extremely Goofy Movie October 1999
5 Trailer for Pinocchio: 60th Anniversary Edition September 1999
6 Trailer for I'll Be Home for Christmas October 1999
7 Trailer for Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving October 1999
8 Promo for One Saturday Morning on ABC September 1999
9 promo September 1999
10 Feature Presentation (custom screen) September 1999
12 Full Screen Format Disclaimer January 1994
13 Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas October 1999

2000 VHS

Video Creation date
1 Blue warning screens April 2000
2 Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection logo March 2000
3 Video preview for Fantasia 2000 October 2000
4 Promo for Disney Videos October 2000
5 Promo for Disney's Home for the Holidays Collection October 2000
6 Feature Presentation November 1999
8 Full Screen Format Disclaimer January 1994
9 Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas October 1999


Bonus material:

  • "Deck The Halls" Music Video Performed by SHeDAISY
  • "The Gift Of The Magi" DVD Storybook
  • "Deck The Halls" Sing-Along
  • "Jingle Bells" Sing-Along

Advertised on:

  1. Madeline: Lost in Paris (VHS)
  2. Belle's Tales of Friendship (VHS)
  3. Hercules Zero to Hero (VHS)
  4. The Great Mouse Detective (1999 VHS)
  5. My Favorite Martian (VHS)
  6. Doug's 1st Movie (VHS)
  7. Pinocchio (1999 VHS)
  8. Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (VHS)
  9. I'll Be Home for Christmas (VHS)

In Other Countries

Country of origin Format Release date
Japan VHS/DVD November 17, 2000
South Korea VHS December 18, 2000
South Korea DVD December 14, 2001

Television broadcasts

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas premiered on Disney Channel on December 11, 2000. However, it never aired from 2001 to 2003, but did return to Disney Channel for three more repeats on November 29, December 12 and December 25, 2004, to promote the release of Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas. It made its ABC Family debut on December 5, 2009 as part of the 25 Days of Christmas block, where it was presented in HDTV (720p) format. Most recently, in 2013, the movie aired three times on Disney Junior, and exactly on Christmas Day of 2013 on Disney XD.



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