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Disney's Very Merry Christmas Songs is a Christmas sing-along video produced by Walt Disney Home Video, originally released in 1988. It was the fifth release in Disney's Sing Along Songs series, and was reissued in 1990 and 1994. A new version with some new songs added in was released in 2002.

Featured songs

The original 1988 release contained the following songs:

SongSet to clips from
"From All of Us to All of You"Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: "From All of Us to All of You"
"Deck the Halls"Pluto's Christmas Tree
"Jingle Bells"Donald's Snow Fight
Once Upon a Wintertime (from Melody Time)
"Joy to the World"The Nutcracker Suite (from Fantasia)
"Up on the Housetop"The Night Before Christmas
"Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow"The Night Before Christmas
Peter and the Wolf (from Make Mine Music)
Corn Chips
The Wind in the Willows (from The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad)
Bongo (from Fun and Fancy Free)
Mickey's Orphans (colorized version)
Once Upon a Wintertime (from Melody Time)
The Cold-Blooded Penguin (from The Three Caballeros)
Peculiar Penguins
Squatter's Rights
Dumbell of the Yukon
Pluto's Christmas Tree
Chip an' Dale
Lady and the Tramp
"Sleigh Ride"Mickey's Christmas Carol
"Parade of the Wooden Soldiers"The Night Before Christmas
"Winter Wonderland"On Ice
The Autograph Hound
The Hockey Champ
Donald's Snow Fight
Bambi
The Cold-Blooded Penguin (from The Three Caballeros)
Peter and the Wolf (from Make Mine Music)
Peculiar Penguins
"Here Comes Santa Claus"Disneyland parade footage
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
"Silent Night"Ave Maria (from Fantasia)
"We Wish You a Merry Christmas"Plays over the closing credits and the fireworks ending from "A Present for Donald"

The song "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" used footage from the 1946 Max Fleischer cartoon of the same name as Disney had never made a Rudolph cartoon themselves. This is due to the Fleischer cartoon being in the public domain, allowing Disney to use it without any legal trouble, and also marking a rare instance of non-Disney footage being used in the Sing Along Songs series. Also, the lyrics to the song "Jingle Bells" used overlayed footage from the 1949 Famous Studios Screen Song cartoon "Snow Foolin".

The 2002 reissue removed "From All of Us to All of You" from the main feature (it is placed as a bonus song at the end of the Advanced level of the Words of the Season vocabulary game on the DVD) and added in the following songs:

SongSet to clips from
"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas"Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas
"Winnie the Pooh's Jingle Bells"A Very Merry Pooh Year
"Toyland"Mickey Mouse Works: "The Nutcracker"
"All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth"Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas
"Seasons of Giving"Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
"As Long as There's Christmas"Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
"Jingle Bell Rock"Mickey Mouse Works: "Mickey's Christmas Chaos"
Mickey Mouse Works: "The Nutcracker"
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas
House of Mouse: "Snow Day"
"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving
"White Christmas"Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
Mickey's Christmas Carol
Lady and the Tramp
Mickey Mouse Works: "Mickey's Mixed Nuts"
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
Mickey Mouse Works: "Mickey's Christmas Chaos"
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas
"The Best Christmas of All"Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse

Differences from both versions

  • In the original issues, a still image of the Christmas tree from Lady and the Tramp was used for the closing credits. The firework shot from the TV special "A Present for Donald" was used at the end, as well.
  • In the 2002 release, "Winter Wonderland" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" have the same design for the bouncing ball as the 1988 version but looks different. In addition, the timing to the words are also different.
  • In the 2002 release, the bouncing ball for "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" has the Mickey with the Rudolph design for all of the duration of the song but in the 1988 version, the regular Mickey bouncing ball appears but when it goes to the line, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", the Mickey bouncing ball with the Rudolph design appears and stays there for the rest of the song.
  • The 2002 release was dedicated to Elenor Richard-Adams.

Releases

See also

The Walt Disney Company
Animated shorts
Empty SocksMickey's OrphansSanta's WorkshopMickey's Good DeedThe Night Before ChristmasToy TinkersPluto's Christmas TreeThe Small OneMickey's Christmas Carol • "Jingle Bells, Something Smells" • "The Nutcracker" • "Mickey's Mixed Nuts" • "Mickey's Christmas Chaos" • Operation: Secret Santa • "Oh, Christmas Tree!"
Movies
Animated Walt Disney's Christmas JollitiesThe Nightmare Before ChristmasBeauty and the Beast: The Enchanted ChristmasMickey's Once Upon a ChristmasWinnie the Pooh: Seasons of GivingMickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of MouseRecess Christmas: Miracle on Third StreetA Very Merry Pooh YearMickey's Twice Upon a ChristmasMy Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Sleuth Christmas MovieA Christmas CarolMarvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight!
Live-action Babes in ToylandOne Magic ChristmasThe Christmas StarErnest Saves ChristmasA Mom For ChristmasIn the Nick of TimeThe Muppet Christmas CarolThe Santa ClauseThe Preacher's WifeThe Christmas TreeI'll Be Home For ChristmasSanta Who?The Ultimate Christmas Present 'Twas the NightThe Santa Clause 2Eloise at ChristmastimeThe Santa Clause 3: The Escape ClauseSanta BuddiesThe Search for Santa PawsGood Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!Santa Paws 2: The Santa PupsThe Nutcracker and the Four RealmsNoelle
Television specials and episodes
Animated
Television specials From All of Us to All of YouA Disney Christmas GiftA Disney Channel ChristmasWinnie the Pooh and Christmas TooA Goof Troop ChristmasPhineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!Prep & LandingMickey's Christmas SpecialPrep & Landing: Naughty vs. NiceToy Story That Time ForgotDuck the HallsOlaf's Frozen Adventure
Television episodes Disney Television Animation "Jolly Molly Christmas" • "It's a Wonderful Leaf" • "Miracle at the 34th Precinct" • "Doug's Secret Christmas" • "A Christmas Cruella" • "Yes, Mikey, Santa Does Shave" • "Don't Be Elfish" • "A Kosher Christmas" • "A Dog For All Seasons" • "The Worst Holiday Ever" • "Holiday Time" • "Seven Days of Kwanzaa" • "The Blight Before Christmas" • "Cheery Theerlap, Lloyd" • "Pete's Christmas Caper" • "Clarabelle's Christmas List" • "Happy Holidays, Mr. Gruff!" • "A Very Possible Christmas" • "Topper" • "On Whiskers, On Lola, On Cheryl and Meryl" • "Hairy Christmas" • "A Giftmas Story" • "Season's Beatings" • "Dick Daring's All-Star Holiday Stunt Spectacular V" • "Stitch and Santa" • "A Phineas and Ferb Family Christmas" • "A Cousin Kyle Christmas" • "Merry Fishmas, Milo" • "The Gift" • "Gingersnaps and Grumpy Snaps" / "Jollybells" • "Future-Worm and the 54 Days of Snordfest" • "Stump Day" / "Holiday Spellcial" • "A Christmas Peril" • "Tree Lighting" • "A Merry Mocap Musical" • "Last Christmas!" • Big City Greens Christmas episode
Playhouse Disney / Disney Junior "The Wishing Tree" • "Little Dog Lost" • "A Circus Town Christmas" • "Twinkle's Wish" • "The Christmas Wish " • "A Very Handy Holiday" • "The Wind-Up Toy Prince" • "Mickey Saves Santa" • "The Night Before Zipsmas / A Gift For Zooter" • "Flicker Saves Christmas" • "The Ayalas' Christmas Extravaganza" • "The Living Holiday Lights" • "It's a Winter Never Land!" • "A Very McStuffins Christmas" • "Holiday in Enchancia" • "Captain Scrooge" • "Winter's Gift" • "Toby's Christmas Critter / A Very Tricky Christmas" • "The Mystic Isles: A Very Mystic Wassailia" • "Timon and Pumbaa's Christmas" • "Happy Hot Diggity Dog Holiday!" • "Happy Holiday Helpers" • "A Very Pug Christmas" • "A Very Muppet Babies Christmas" • "Summer's Super Fabulous Holiday Surprise" • "A Santa for Bob" • The Doc McStuffins Christmas Special • "Nanpire and Grandpop the Greats"
Touchstone/ABC Studios "How the Super Stole Christmas" • "A Very Special Clone High Snowflake Day Special"
Marvel Animation (post-2009) "Nightmare on Christmas" • "It's a Wonderful Smash" • "Jingle Bell Rock" • "The Moon Knight Before Christmas"
Live-action
Television specials The Walt Disney Christmas ShowChristmas at Pooh CornerA Magic Kingdom Yuletide SpecialThe Disney Christmas SpecialMickey's NutcrackerDisney's Christmas Fantasy on IceA Muppets Christmas: Letters to SantaGood Luck Jessie: NYC ChristmasJessie's Aloha Holidays with Parker & JoeyDisney Channel Fa-La-La-Lidays Celebrates a Radio Disney Family Holiday
Television episodes Walt Disney Television "Christmas at the Circus" • "Christmas in Wonderland" • "Refrigerator Day" • "A Roman Holiday" • "Fountain" • "Happy Holidays" • "Heck of a Hanukkah" • "Xtreme Xmas" • "Escape Claus" • "Christmas at the Tipton" • "Christmas Break" • "Killing Me Softly With His Height" • "Present Problem" • "Happy Ha-Ha Holidays" • "A So Random! Holiday Special" • "A London Carol" • "Bro Ho Ho" • "So Random! Episode 18" • "Pair of Santas" • "sANTa's Little Helpers" • "Christmas Story" • "Jingle It Up" • "A Little Elf Esteem" • "A Duncan Christmas" • "Bark! The Herald Angels Sing" • "Merry Merry It Up" • "Oh, Christmas Nuts!" • "Big Dreams & Big Apples" • "Nanny in Miami" • "Fa La La La-A-Rooney" • "Mix-Ups & Mistletoes" • "Twas the Mission Before Christmas" • "silANT night" • "Twas the Fight Before Christmas" • "Girl Meets Home for the Holidays" • "Stan Steals Christmas" • "Merry Miss Sis" • "Secret Santa" • "Twas the Fight Before Christmas" • "The Girls of Christmas Past" • "Santas & Surprises" • "Joy-to-a-Rooney" • "Single All the Way" • "Cali Christmas-A-Rooney" • "Girl Meets a Christmas Maya" • "How the Griff Stole Christmas" • "Holly Holly Not So Jolly" • "The Christmas Curse" • "Agh, Humbug" • "Stuck at Christmas" • "A Killer Robot Christmas" • "Would You Wrather Get a Moose Angry?" • "Holiday Video Sketchtacular"
Touchstone / ABC Studios "It's a Marginal Life" • "Yule Better Watch Out" • "I'm Scheming of a White Christmas" • "Santa's Little Helper" • "'Twas the Blight Before Christmas" • "Some Like It Hot Rod" • "'Twas the Night Before Chaos" • "'Twas the Flight Before Christmas" • "Easy Street" • "Bright Christmas" • "A Very Topanga Christmas" • "Home for the Holidays" • "An According to Jiminy Christmas" • "Spirit" • "One Office Party Too Many" • "The Christmas Party" • "Secret Santa" • "Silent Night, Opening Night" • "Stalking Santa" • "Aru-Bah Humbug" • "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" • "The Gift of Maggie" • "Christmas Time" • "Light the Lights" • "The Miracle Song" • "Fake Plastic Snow" • "The Nutcracker" • "Two for the Money" • "Holidaze" • "Boom Crunch" • "Cold Turkey"
Albums
A Family ChristmasDisney's Merry Christmas CarolsA Pooh ChristmasThe Twelve Days of ChristmasDisney's Christmas CollectionDisney's Christmas Collection IIDisney's Family Christmas CollectionDisney's Snowy ChristmasDisney's Princess Christmas AlbumDisney's Merry Little ChristmasA Green and Red ChristmasDisney's Holiday Celebration 2007Disney Channel HolidayDisney Holiday Magic 2009Disney Winter Wonderland 2010Phineas and Ferb Holiday FavoritesMickey's Magical Holiday 2011Disney Channel Holiday PlaylistHolidays UnwrappedSongs and Story: Mickey's Christmas Around the WorldSongs and Story: Ariel's Christmas Under the Sea
Other
Disney Parks Christmas Day ParadeThe Magic of Christmas at DisneylandThe Magic of Christmas at Walt Disney WorldDis the Season25 Days of Christmas
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