Christmas Specials Wiki
Christmas Specials Wiki

We interrupt this broadcast for a special weather bulletin: The snow continues to fall. All schools, all stores, all roads will be closed until further notice. In other words... WE'RE SNOWED IN!

— Radio reporter in the teaser (but not in the actual movie)

Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse is a direct-to-video compilation movie based on the Disney animated television series House of Mouse, consisting of a few Christmas shorts. It was originally released on November 6, 2001, and was also aired annually in Toon Disney's Christmas marathons from 2002 to 2008.


Mickeys Magical Christmas Cast

The Disney characters celebrate Christmas together.

Mickey Mouse has just finished up another successful night at the House of Mouse on Christmas Eve and is wishing the guests a safe journey home. However, Goofy points out that a huge snowstorm has trapped them in the House. Mickey decides to have a free-of-charge Christmas party for the guests. Donald Duck, on the other hand, is being awfully Ebenezer Scrooge-like for a reason that is never given and would prefer not to take part in the festivities. However, Daisy, Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy get him to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa on stage in a comfy armchair next to a fireplace set. Minnie then finds some Christmas cartoons they haven't shown today and they decide to play them.

After the first cartoon, "Donald on Ice", is shown, Ludwig Von Drake presents "the science of Santa" to explain some of the impossibilities of his traveling over the world in one night (using the speed to have a future version of himself steal a cookie jar from his mother, who is surprisingly at the club as well). Donald is still not in the Christmas mood, so Mickey shows clips of him asking the audience members what they wished to have for Christmas. Seeing that Donald is still feeling festive, Mickey shows two more cartoons, Pluto's Christmas Tree and "The Nutcracker", plus excerpts of Mickey decorating his house from "Mickey's Christmas Chaos". Unfortunately, even after seeing all that, Donald still refuses to change his mood, earning frowns from everyone in the audience (except for Grumpy, who actually smiles at this).

Feeling defeated, Mickey heads to the roof, where he talks to Jiminy Cricket about how he tried so hard to make Donald feel the Christmas spirit. Jiminy then advises him to make a wish upon a star. Doing so, Mickey receives a star from the sky and returns to the stage, offering Donald the opportunity to put it on the tree as it lacks one. This simple act fills Donald with joy as he plays the star on the tree. The star then starts working its magic on the House, turning all the wreaths they have around the club gold and adding more golden wreaths throughout (even giving the Magic Mirror Spirit in the lobby a hat). They show their last cartoon for the night, Mickey's Christmas Carol, and afterward, everyone, even the villains, sing the closing song, "The Best Christmas of All". Mickey then tells the viewers "Merry Christmas" and Tinker Bell ends the film.

Featured cartoons[]



  • When Pluto's Christmas Tree and Mickey's Christmas Carol are shown, the House's TV screen is in 4:3 format rather than its usual widescreen appearance. (The movie, like the show itself, was actually animated in widescreen, with the classic shorts being presented with the House's TV border filling out the sides of the image; however, the movie has never been commercially released on video in its full aspect ratio.)
  • Some cartoons featured in the film had been recycled from episodes of Mickey Mouse Works, the predecessor series to House of Mouse:
    • "The Nutcracker" was originally featured in the Mickey Mouse Works episode that premiered on October 30, 1999.
    • "Donald on Ice" was originally featured in the Mickey Mouse Works episode that premiered on September 11, 1999.
    • The full version of "Mickey's Christmas Chaos" was originally featured in the Mickey Mouse Works episode that premiered on September 16, 2000.
  • Certain cartoons and scenes in the House segments are recycled from regular House of Mouse episodes (although these weren't aired up until late 2002 on Toon Disney, about a year after the movie's release):
    • "The Nutcracker", Ludwig Von Drake's "The Science of Santa" speech and the "Mouse on the Street" segments (the latter unedited) were also seen in "Pete's Christmas Caper".
    • "Donald on Ice" and "Mickey's Christmas Chaos" (the latter unedited) were also seen in "Clarabelle's Christmas List".
    • Cinderella, Eeyore and Mushu saying what they're thankful for is taken from the series' Thanksgiving episode, "House of Turkey".
    • The Mad Hatter's "Ode to a Hat" was recycled from the beginning of "Mickey vs. Shelby", which wasn't a seasonal episode.
  • Only the opening segment of "Mickey's Christmas Chaos" was used for this movie, omitting Mickey's battle with Mortimer Mouse over their Christmas light displays. Similarly, Mortimer's "Mouse on the Street" segments from "Pete's Christmas Caper" weren't included, possibly owing to his absence from the film's new plotline.
  • When the gang sings "The Best Christmas of All", when they sing the second "and family" line, Lady's paws are medium-brown, her primary fur color. However, they're back to cream-colored when they go up close to the royal enchanted objects when they sing, "And the memories we recall".


Disney originally released the film on VHS and DVD on November 6, 2001. For bonus features, the DVD release included the show's premiere episode, "The Stolen Cartoons", a two-minute featurette titled "The Sounds of Christmas" hosted by Wayne Allwine, and the "Deck the Halls" and "Sleigh Ride" segments from Disney's Very Merry Christmas Songs. The DVD was reissued with new cover art on November 3, 2009.


Voice actor/actress Character(s)
Wayne Allwine Mickey Mouse
Tony Anselmo Donald Duck
Bill Farmer Goofy
Practical Pig
Russi Taylor Minnie Mouse
Corey Burton Ludwig Von Drake
Mad Hatter
Captain Hook
Tress MacNeille Daisy Duck
Chip 'n' Dale
Eddie Carroll Jiminy Cricket
Jodi Benson Ariel
Paige O'Hara Belle
Robby Benson Beast
Jennifer Hale Cinderella
Kevin Schon Timon Berkowitz
Ernie Sabella Pumbaa Smith
Jonathan Freeman Jafar
Pat Carroll Ursula
April Winchell Mother Von Drake
Michael Welch Pinocchio
Peter Cullen Eeyore
Mark Moseley Mushu
J.P. Manoux Kuzco
Rob Paulsen Jaq
Carlos Alazraqui Panchito Pistoles
Maurice LaMarche Lumiere
Carolyn Gardner Snow White
Nikita Hopkins Roo
Kath Soucie Kanga
David Ogden Stiers Cogsworth
Blayne Weaver Peter Pan

Note: Alice, the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts (and the King), Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the Cheshire Cat, Abigail the Cow, Mortimer Mouse, Hercules, Megara, Hades, Pain and Panic, Prince Eric, Dumbo, Timothy Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit, Christopher Robin, Owl, Bambi, Thumper, Flower, Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, Genie, Carpet, the Sultan, Abu, Iago, Pocahontas, Governor Ratcliffe, Meeko, Pongo, Perdita, Colonel the Sheepdog, Bongo, Fiddler and Fifer Pig, The Big Bad Wolf, Mrs. Potts, Chip, Babette, Elliott the Dragon, Professor Owl, the penguin waiters, Simba, Nala, Zazu, Rafiki, Fa Mulan, Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie, Br'er Fox, Br'er Bear, Prince Charming, Lady Tremaine, Hugo, Merlin, Madam Mim, Doc, Happy, Bashful, Sneezy, Sleepy, Dopey, Queen Grimhilde, the Magic Mirror, Hobo Cookie, Mayor Cookie, José Carioca, Geppetto, Stromboli, Yen Sid, Princess Aurora, Prince Phillip, Little John, the Sheriff of Nottingham, Lady and the Tramp, Captain Hook, Wendy, Michael, John, and Tinker Bell all make appearances (mostly in crowd shots), including singing part of the closing song, but do not have speaking roles. Huey, Dewey and Louie also appear in the "House" segments, but do not speak.


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The Walt Disney Company
Animated shorts
Empty SocksMickey's OrphansSanta's WorkshopMickey's Good DeedThe Night Before ChristmasBroken ToysToy 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!" • Olaf's Frozen Adventure • "The Lights Before Christmas" • "Tinsle Tussle" • Mickey's Christmas Tales
Animated 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 Christmas . Disney Princess: A Christmas of EnchantmentMy 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 RefThe Santa ClauseThe Preacher's WifeThe Christmas TreeI'll Be Home For ChristmasThe Ultimate Christmas Present 'Twas the NightThe Santa Clause 2The 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 RealmsNoelleGodmotheredMarley
Television specials and episodes
Television specials "A Present for Donald" • "From All of Us to All of You" • A 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 HallsLEGO Star Wars: Holiday SpecialMickey and Minnie Wish Upon a ChristmasMickey Saves ChristmasShortsmas with Big City GreensPrep & Landing: The Snowball Protocol
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" • "Cheery Theerlap, Lloyd" • "The Blight Before Christmas" • "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 5" • "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!" • "The Present" • "Green Christmas" • "How Santa Stole Christmas!" • "Froggy Little Christmas" • "Saving Christmas" • "Virtually Christmas" • "White Christmess" • "We Wish You a Merry Chaos-Mas"
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" • " Navidad" • "The Mystic Isles: A Very Mystic Wassailia" • "Timon and Pumbaa's Christmas" • "Happy Hot Diggity Dog Holiday!" • "Happy Holiday Helpers" • "A Very Pug Christmas" • "The Latke Kerfuffle" • "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" • "Snow Place Like Home" • "Nancy and the Nice List" • "A Gargoyle Carol" • "The Lights Before Christmas" • "Elves for a Day/The Dreidel Dilemma" • "Festival of Lights" • "Tinsle Tussle" • "Santa Baby" • "The Fright Before Christmas" • "Merry Chickmas" • "It's a Wonderful Elf-bot" / "A Merry Litter Christmas" • "The Gingerbread Palace" • "A Christmas Mission in Toyland / Nine Lights Tonight" • "The Christmas Car-Sled Race" • "The Gingerbread Palace" • "Jingle Bog Rock" • "Wrap Party Pups" / "Fixing Santa's Sleigh" • "Jingle Birds" • "Blizzard Buds" • "Pupstruction Saves Christmas" • "Merry Mousemas" • "Santa’s Crash Landing"
Touchstone / ABC Signature "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" • "A Very Spidey Christmas" • "Halted Holiday" / "Merry Spidey Christmas"
Lucasfilm, Ltd. LEGO Star Wars: Holiday Special • "Life Day"
Hyperion Films "Who Stole Santa? • "Christmas in Oz" • "Seven Days of Kwanzaa"
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 HolidayDisney Holiday Magic QuestDisney Channel's Epic Holiday ShowdownDisney Channel Holiday House Party" • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
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 " • "Bah Humbugged " • "Merry Christmas Mr. Gooch " • "It's Christmas, Gabby Duran " • "Would You Wrather Lose Your Presents? " • "Summer Winter Wonderland " • "How the Syd Stole Christmas" • "Mad About Yuletide" • "Jolly Holidance" • "The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year" • "Holiday" • "How the Villains Stole Christmas" • "A Very Villain Christmas" • "Friends in Snow Places"
Touchstone / ABC Signature "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"
30 Favorite Songs of Christmas with Chimes and ChorusA Family ChristmasDisney's Merry Christmas CarolsMickey's Christmas Around the WorldAriel's Christmas Under the SeaA Pooh ChristmasThe Twelve Days of ChristmasDisney's Christmas CollectionDisney's Christmas Collection IIDisney Christmas Favorites Volume 1Disney Christmas Favorites Volume 2Disney's Christmas FavoritesDisney's Family Christmas CollectionDisney's Snowy Christmas . Disney Santa Sing-AlongDisney'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 UnwrappedA Very Merry Disney ChristmasDisney Junior Holiday HitsICON: Disney HolidayDisney Junior Holiday Hits 2Disney Christmas Magic
Disney Parks Christmas Day ParadeThe Magic of Christmas at DisneylandThe Magic of Christmas at Walt Disney WorldFa-La-La-Lidays25 Days of ChristmasThe Santa Clauses