Disney+ is home to a huge collection of Christmas movies that are perfect for getting you and your family into the holiday spirit this season. As a travel writer focused on Disney parks, I want to highlight some of the best Christmas movies on Disney+ that capture that Disney magic we all love. Before jumping into the list, it’s important to note that a Disney+ subscription costs $7.99 per month or $79.99 for an annual plan. There are also bundle packages available if you want Disney+ along with Hulu and ESPN+. Now let’s look at some of the must-watch Christmas movies on Disney+ this holiday season:
Animated Disney Christmas Movies
Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983) – This animated Disney film offers a retelling of the classic Charles Dickens tale with Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck and other Disney characters playing iconic roles. It captures the Christmas spirit beautifully.
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997) – A midquel to the original, this movie shows Belle trying to bring Christmas to the castle and Beast while also showing how the enchantress placed a spell on the prince to become a beast.
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (1999) – This collection of three short stories follows Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald and other characters as they discover the true meaning of Christmas.
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas (2004) – Similar to the previous film, this one features five short stories with the Disney characters learning Christmas lessons about the importance of family.
Live-Action Disney Christmas Movies
The Santa Clause (1994) – When Scott Calvin accidentally causes Santa to fall off a roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically transformed into the new Santa in this hilarious family comedy starring Tim Allen.
The Santa Clause 2 (2002) – Scott is back as Santa in this sequel, where he has to find a Mrs. Claus and deal with an efficiency expert who wants to replace him.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) – In this third Santa Clause movie, Scott’s ex-wife and an evil scheme by Jack Frost threaten to jeopardize Christmas.
Noelle (2019) – Anna Kendrick stars as Noelle Kringle, Santa’s daughter who must find her brother Nick when he disappears right before taking over as the new Santa Claus.
Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) – These iconic Christmas films follow Kevin McCallister as he gets left behind by his family on Christmas trips and has to defend himself from burglars using creative booby traps.
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) – The Muppets provide a fresh take on the Dickens classic, with Michael Caine starring as Ebenezer Scrooge.
I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1998) – Jonathan Taylor Thomas plays a college student desperately trying to make it home on Christmas Eve after making a deal with his dad to get a Porsche.
Other Notable Disney+ Christmas Movies
Here are some other Christmas movies on Disney+ that families may enjoy:
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) – Tim Burton’s stop-motion musical fantasy film follows Jack Skellington from Halloweentown as he stumbles upon Christmastown.
Jingle All The Way (1996) – After promising his young son that Santa will get him the number one item on his wish list, a well-meaning workaholic father’s Christmas Eve turns into a hilariously nightmarish scramble across the city to find the sold out toy.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) – While not strictly a Christmas movie, this adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ novel includes symbolic references to Christianity and takes place in a snowy, winter setting.
A Muppets Christmas: Letters To Santa (2008) – When Gonzo forgets to mail three letters to Santa, he convinces Kermit and the gang to help him deliver the notes to the North Pole.
Frozen (2013) and Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (2017) – The wintry world of Arendelle created for the Frozen films makes them perfectly fitting to watch around Christmastime.
Godmothered (2020) – This original Disney+ film follows an inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training trying to help a widowed woman re-find her holiday spirit.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (2022) – Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy spread holiday cheer in this recent Disney+ original special.
With classics like Mickey’s Christmas Carol and The Santa Clause trilogy, more recent hits like Noelle, and acquired favorites like Home Alone, Disney+ subscribers have no shortage of Christmas cheer to choose from this holiday season. Gather the family in matching Christmas pajamas, make some hot cocoa, and let these Disney Christmas movies transport you right into the heart of the holiday spirit!