Friends, we are on the verge of a true DuckTales renaissance, and as someone who counts Scrooge McDuck among the greatest characters in modern fiction, I am all for it. But while the teasers that have been released have certainly promised adventure, and while I'm all for solving mysteries and rewriting history, there's been something missing. Scrooge is, after all, a character who has his roots in Christmas, to the point where his name is literally "Scrooge," and I've been worried that we wouldn't see that connection in action.

But my worries were unfounded. Before the DuckTales relaunch, this year's Mickey Mouse Holiday Special will feature a guest appearance from Scrooge, Huey, Dewey, Louie, and even Daisy Duck, all of whom are sharing a very uncomfortable moment in a hot tub. And nothing says Christmas like that. Check out an exclusive clip below!

 

 

As Donald Duck's flock of family and friends migrate south for a warmer climate holiday, he stays put to finally experience his first Christmas winter wonderland with the most enthusiastic Christmas reveler ever, Mickey Mouse, and Minnie, Pluto and Goofy.  Although Donald is out of his element in the freezing cold, he wants to do it all – so his pal Mickey creates the ultimate list of everything that will make Donald's first Christmas great, in a delightfully funny Mickey Mouse cartoon, "Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special," premiering FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST), on Disney Channel, the Disney Channel app and Disney Channel VOD. It will also be televised Monday, December 12 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on Disney XD.

 

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