Christmas is the time for traditions, and movies can be a big part of that. I recently received Disney’s Mickey’s Christmas Carol for review, and plan to make it a part of our holiday traditions. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.
When I was growing up, it was a very strict rule that we could not watch Christmas movies until after Thanksgiving. Then once Thanksgiving hit, it would be non-stop Christmas movies all season long! To this day, I still love Christmas movies and now that I am a parent want to create some special holiday traditions for my kids, based on them.
One tradition I have started for my kids is our “Christmas Campout.” We started this a few years ago and my kids loved it so much that we have made it a tradition. Every year, we pick a night to camp out under our Christmas Tree. We bring out pillows and sleeping bags, all get in our pjs and all sleep out in the living room with only the lights glowing on the Christmas Tree and a roaring fire in the fireplace. Then we get all snuggled up together and watch a Christmas movie and pop some popcorn.
This year, I already have a special movie that I am saving especially for this occasion, Disney’s “Mickey’s Christmas Carol” just released, fully digitally restored, as a 30th anniversary edition blu-ray/ DVD combo pack with free digital copy.
I am so excited to share this version of Charles Dickinson’s “A Christmas Carol” with my kids, because the entire story in done by the Mickey Mouse characters that my kids already know and love. I think this will really help them relate to the story of Ebenezer Scrooge (played by none other then Scrooge McDuck), and his visits from the Christmas ghosts (Goofy and Jiminy Cricket) in an effort to help Scrooge find the true spirit of Christmas. I remember watching this movie when I was young and can’t wait to pass it down to my own kids.
There are also tons of “extras” on this DVD that we can explore with the kids, for an entire evening of fun! There are 5 classic Mickey Mouse animated shorts, including my all-time favorite, “The Art of Skiing,” in which goofy provides viewers with a hilarious ski lesson.
I know that this is going to make for a wonderful holiday tradition that my kids can bring out and enjoy year after year!
Disney’s “Mickey’s Christmas Carol” is available now in stores nationwide, and on Amazon for Instant Video, DVD, or Blu-ray!
Leanne Cox is a guest writer for CleverHousewife.com. She is a stay-at-home mom to two kids, and a credentialed preschool teacher. Leanne teaches “mommy-and-me” and “preschool style” music & movement classes through her business “Little Stars Music & Movement Classes” . She is passionate about encouraging early childhood education through hands on learning and exploration