Advent Calendar House - TV Holiday & Christmas Specials

Mickey’s Christmas Carol

Episode Summary

Scrooge McDuck’s big-screen debut doesn’t throw Pluto a bone. Guests: Lizzie Twachtman, Adam Pope. Find show notes at

Episode Notes

🎄 Season 3 of the Advent Calendar House kicks off with a new regular feature: Scrooge Sunday, celebrating the many adaptations of A Christmas Carol. We begin with Disney’s 1983 featurette, marking the big-screen debut of Scrooge McDuck playing his namesake.  


🎙 Guests:  

Lizzie Twachtman (@thelizzietea, Moorage Thrift House, Random Chatter).  

Adam Pope (@hojukoolander, SequelQuest, 2 Goofs, Retro-Daze, Retro Detention).  


💬 Topics & Tangents:  

1. Mickey’s Christmas Carol on Disney+.  

2. Almost all of this film is hiding at the end of Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse.  

3. Adam’s well-preserved VHS copy.  

4. A 1974 Disneyland Records LP called Dickens’ Christmas Carol, Alan Young’s first recording as the voice of Scrooge.  

5. Mickey Mouse’s very detailed, fanmade family tree.  

6. Siskel and Ebert’s 2 Thumbs Down review.  

7. Goofy as Marley’s ghost at Disneyland.  

8. Mickey’s Christmas Carol animatronic window displays in the Magic Kingdom.  

9. We identify every Disney background character at Fezziwig’s party and lament the absence of Pluto from this entire thing.  

10. Quick shout-outs to Totally Minnie and Disney’s DTV Romancin’ Valentine special.

11. Willie the Giant as the Ghost of Christmas Present carefully wandering through the tiny streets of London calls back to the ending scene of Fun and Fancy Free, Disney’s 1947 package film featuring Mickey and the Beanstalk, which is also on Disney+.  

12. Your now-annual reminder that Pete has been a cat this entire time.  


Mickey’s Christmas Carol ©1983 Disney.  
Opening Music: Christmas Was Better in the ’80s, by The Futureheads, ©2010 Nul Records.  

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