Ep 197 – A Disney Christmas Gift (w/ Robert and Matt)

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What’s up, dudes? I’ve got Robert Nicholas from Behind the Bells and Santa Ambassador Matt Spaulding from  North Pole Radio with me to talk all about the hodgepodge—smorgasbord, if you like—1982 Christmas special “A Disney Christmas Gift!” The special was made to distract from the fact that Disney had to delay the release of “Mickey’s Christmas Carol.”


The special is a compilation of Disney animated shorts, feature films, and live footage from Disneyland which is used to tie it all together. The intro and outro sequences are scored to the song “On Christmas Morning“, and display Christmas at Disneyland. The rest of the special showcases the following set pieces:

The special was nominated for a 1984 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour).

Mickey in a Santa suit? Check. Classic animated shorts? Yup. Scenes from Disney movies that have little or nothing to do with Christmas? Definitely! So grab your shadow, pull the sword out of the stone, and fly into this episode about “A Disney Christmas Gift!”

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