Pluto's Christmas Tree

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : November 21, 1952


Only Pluto knows that Mickey's fir tree contains Chip 'n' Dale. When Mickey finds out, he chuckles naively and thinks they're cute.


Mickey Mouse
Minnie Mouse
Donald Duck
Chip 'n' Dale


Jack Hannah
George Kreisl
Fred Moore
Volus Jones
Bill Justice
Thelma Witmer
Effects Animation
George Rowley
Yale Gracey
Bill Berg
Milt Schaffer
Joseph S. Dubin


United States
A Disney Christmas Gift
A Walt Disney Christmas
Die Schönsten Weihnachtsgeschichten von Walt Disney
Weihnachtpass mit Micky und Donald
Die Schönsten Weihnachtsgeschichten von Walt Disney
Frohe Weihnachten mit Micky Maus und ihren Freunden
Micky und Pluto Feiern Weihnachten
Canto di Natale di Topolino (II)
Canto di Natale di Topolino (I)
Da Tutti Noi a Tutti Voi
Cartoon Festival 3
Cartoons Disney 3


United States
A Disney Christmas Gift


A Disney Christmas Gift
A Walt Disney Christmas
A Walt Disney Christmas
Merry Christmas


United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 2)
Walt Disney Animation Collection : Volume 7 : Mickey's Christmas Carol
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 8 : Classic Holiday Stories
Mickey's Magical Christmas : Snowed in at the House of Mouse
Weihnachtspass mit Micky and Donald
Micky's Grosstes Weihnachtsfest Mickys Grosstes Weihnachtsfest
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 2)
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 2)
Bianco Natale Di Topolino
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 9 : Classic Holiday Stories
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 2)
United Kingdom
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 2)


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Technical Specification

Color Type: Technicolor
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English


From Ed Martin : I have this short on video and my family and I watch it every Christmas.
From Ryan : This is another "Pluto vs. Chip 'n' Dale" shorts. While I normally find Chip and Dale to be annoying, this short was pretty good. I really enjoy the way the tree had been painted with all the Christmas lights. There is a rumor that Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar appear in this short as one of the carolers outside Mickey's front yard. All versions that I have seen only have Donald, Goofy, and Minnie as the carolers. Perhaps the storyboard had Clarabelle and Horace in it, but the animators decided to drop them from the cartoon.
From John Richards : This is a marvelous re-telling of the Little Golden Book entitled, "Walt Disney's Donald Duck's Christmas Tree", that changed the character of Pluto's owner from Donald Duck to Mickey Mouse.

The animation is wonderful, and the colors of the tree lights and ornaments are incredible.

I was pleased to finally find this holiday classic out on DVD - as Chapter 4 of "Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse".

From Elizabeth : I don't know why but this the Chip 'n' Dale short I remember the most. It is fantastic and it's a shame it is not on television anymore.
From Megan : I've always loved this cartoon; there's just something so magical about seeing the inside of the Christmas tree all lit up. I always use to stare up in the branches of our Christmas tree from underneath to see how pretty it was like in the cartoon.

But it made me really sad how Mickey yelled at Pluto, because Pluto has always been my favorite. And it wasn't (and never does seem to be) poor Pluto's fault. Mickey should have apologized! Oh well. I love it anyway and it give it an 8, only not a 9 or 10 for cruelness to Pluto.

From Dino Cencia : One of the best Christmas Time cartoons. This cartoon is great to watch on Christmas Eve (like around 11:30 pm) with snow coming down in your neighborhood, with your decorations up, trees, and a snack to watch the cartoon. My dad recorded this cartoon on TV before Mickey's Christmas Carol. This cartoon is great, and it's one of my favorites, and my favorite part is when Mickey, Pluto, Chip and Dale, Goofy, Donald, and Minnie, were singing Deck the Halls. Then Pluto was howling to the music and Chip put a "Do not open before Christmas" sticker on his mouth! That part was so funny! So, again this cartoon is great at Christmas Time and you can watch it if you have this on video or DVD. I give this a 750. Merry Christmas!
From Lex : This is the one Disney short that I remember, and it's because of how wonderfully made the cartoon is. The color pallet is absolutely beautiful and it has stuck in my mind all of these years. Chip and Dale are my favorites!
From Billy Joe : I enjoyed this classic cartoon. I enjoy the ending where Pluto was howling the carol, and Chip and Dale stuck a "Do Not Open Til Xmas" sticker on his mouth. It gets a 9 out of 10. Recommended for the holidays.
From Bryan Hensley : This is one of my whole family's favorite Christmas shorts! Not only is it Mickey's Magical Christmas, but it's shown in its entirety in volume 9 of Disney's Classic Cartoon favorites, and the eerily-similar volume 7 of Disney's Animation Collection! Mickey and Pluto didn't realize there were chipmunks in their Christmas tree, until Pluto discovered something messing with the lights when the tree was decorated! Mickey brought out more Christmassy decor and didn't know Dale was filling in a missing Santa candle. Chip 'n' Dale brought the presents and the tree to pieces, thanks to Pluto getting in the tree, and Mickey too! That's when he discovered them, making Pluto hit his face with his paw in anger. This is the only short I know of to have Minnie have a similar makeover to Mickey in the 50's. She, Donald and Goofy were carolers outside the house. Once the caroling was done and Pluto joined in, he had a sticker on his mouth that says "Do not open till Xmas". I hope you enjoy this Disney Christmas classic, because my family and my own self always have!
From Mike : This is a funny short. Chip'n'Dale's battle with pluto is funny all the way around. The end scene with Dale putting the do not open til christmas sticker over Pluto's mouth is pretty funny.
From Dr. Richard Sutor : This cartoon is a family favorite and one of the best of final few Mickey cartoons. There is a possible blooper in it, though. At about 3:54 seconds into it Pluto has discovered Chip and Dale in the tree. Chip has started to through christmas balls at Pluto forcing him to catch each one. We first see Chip choose and throw a pink ball. Cut to Pluto who catches it. Back to Chip who chooses and throws a green ball. Cut to Pluto catching a red ball and THEN a green ball. Where'd that extra ball come from? For years we have had a candle holder designed as a group of little Santas standing in a circle holding hands. Each year we put this on display I am reminded of the set of Santa candle holder where Dale tried to hide. This is Disney at their best.

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