6 Best Vintage Disney Christmas Shorts

For many of us the combination of Disney and Christmas is the culmination of all things magical and good in this world.  In Southern California the holidays aren’t even official until you see Sleeping Beauty’s Castle glisten in seasonal lights!  But old Walt was producing Christmas memories long before Disneyland opened.  Here are some of the best animated Christms moments, pre-1950’s.  We start with a classic black-and-white Mickey cartoon followed by two color-filled Silly Symphonies featuring everyone’s favorite jolly old elf.  Next is a classic WWII-era Donald Duck short starring Donald and his nephews engaged in the most epic snowball fight ever.  We conclude with Mary Blair’s beautiful “Las Posadas” sequence from The Three Caballeros and the underrated Eyvind Earle influenced “Once Upon a Wintertime” segment from Melody Time.  Enjoy!

[box_dark]Mickey’s Good Deed – 1932[/box_dark]

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[box_dark]Santa’s Workshop – 1932[/box_dark]

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[box_dark]Twas the Night Before Christmas – 1933[/box_dark]

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[box_dark]Donald’s Snow Fight – 1942[/box_dark]

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[box_dark]Las Posadas – 1944[/box_dark]

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[box_dark]Once Upon a Wintertime – 1948[/box_dark]

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I hope you enjoyed this journey through Disney Christmases past.  May all your dreams come true in 2013!

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Brian Rudloff

Brian Rudloff

Brian loves two things: movies and vacations. He has a B.S. in Cinema/Television Production and an M.S. in Recreation and Tourism Management. While he certainly anticipates the latest releases, he is more often found dancing on flying sarapes through the ether of yesteryear and wistfully prancing on clouds of nostalgia. He does not understand kids these days or the entertainment they consume.