All streaming services offer Christmas fayre, because when the holiday season kicks in, it’s all (some) people want to watch. Disney+ is no exception, and these are the best Christmas movies on Disney+ we think are worth watching.
Disney+ doesn’t offer a Christmas category to search through, and seasonal keywords can bring up some confusing recommendations. However, by using our list of the best Christmas movies on Disney+ you should be able to find your holiday favorites.
When Santa decides to retire, his son Nick Kringle is due to take over for him this Christmas. Nick, however, isn’t doing a very good job as the Santa-to-be. His sister Noelle suggests he take a break to reset, but Nick ends up disappearing.
The film’s story sounds quite dire, but Noelle plays out like a Disney version of Elf. With offbeat humor mixed with an enthusiastic performance by Anna Kendrick, the film creates a new-yet-familiar seasonal experience.
This anthology animation offers three different Christmas tales centered around Disney’s mainstay families.
Mickey and Minnie play out their version of The Gift of the Magi. Donald and his nephews experience their variation of Christmas Every Day. Meanwhile, Goofy and Max don’t parallel a Christmas story but instead examine a child’s view of Santa Claus.
For anyone who’s a fan of classical Christmas tales adapted by Disney, give this one a try.
Set during Belle’s original stay in Beast’s castle, where the enchanted servants are still trying to bring the two together. However, the two find themselves at odds again because Belle loves Christmas. The Beast only views Christmas as a reminder of the curse cast upon him and his castle.
Still, Belle works again to challenge the Beast’s notions and bring about the warmth of the holiday with him.
As an impressive aside, this release managed to get the original voice cast together after a six-year break. With an expanded character cast and colorful new songs, make sure you remember the magic.
With his transformation from miser to the embodiment of Christmas goodwill, Scrooge’s tale makes for a riveting Christmas story. After an evening visitation by three spirits, the Victorian-era tale shows that it’s never too late to change.
Just like How the Grinch Stole Christmas, this is another Christmas movie starring Jim Carrey. However, he only lent his voice to this modern animated classic.
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Kate finds herself endlessly repeating Christmas Eve on a blind date with a man named Miles. To move on, she must find a way to return time to normal. She just doesn’t realize it’ll take some self-discovery along the way.
This ABC Family original movie is basically Groundhog Day set at Christmas. For anyone seeking a romantic comedy option, the chemistry between Amy Smart and Mark-Paul Gosselaar makes for an enticing watch.
The classic tale of Kris Kringle and his claim to be the real Santa Claus. After Kris ends up unfairly institutionalized, a lawyer decides to prove that Kris is really Santa Claus.
The American classic remains one of the most consecutively watched Christmas films, being a favorite for families to watch together every year. Disney+ offers up the black and white version versus the colorized update, which we actually appreciate.
After Elsa bemoans their lack of Christmas traditions, Olaf the snowman decides to intervene. He goes on a quest to gather the best traditions and bring them back to the Arendelle sisters.
This 21-minute-long short is a Christmas tale set in the Frozen universe. With lots of charm, humor, and musical focus, fans of the universe definitely should consider making this a seasonal staple.
As a sequel to the original Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, the second entry offers five tales in comparison to the original’s three. Once again, the five tales focus on Mickey, Minnie, Max, Donald, Huey, Dewey, and Louie overcoming obstacles and finding their Christmas spirit and goodwill.
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas stands out as Disneytoon Studios’ first fully computer-animated film.
Tim Burton’s film tells the tale of the distraught Jack Skellington smitten by his discovery of Christmas. When things go awry after Jack takes over Christmas, it’s up to the Pumpkin King to set things right.
To this day, the movie draws continual debate as to whether it’s a Christmas film or a Halloween movie. Even if you view it as being too unsettling for the holiday season, the stop-motion work alone makes it worth a mention.
A Very Merry Pooh Year contains both a Christmas and a New Year story.
The Christmas portion (Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too) tells the story of the Hundred Acre wood residents writing a letter to Santa to ask for their desired presents. Once Pooh realizes that he hasn’t asked for a gift for himself, he knows he needs to get the letter back.
It originally aired as an animated special in The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh universe. Still, it stands out well by itself as a seasonal Winnie the Pooh story. If you’re craving the silly old bear, its short runtime makes for a pleasant visit in the Hundred Acre Wood.
Which Christmas Movies on Disney+ Are You Watching?
Disney+ offers an impressive number of Christmas movies, so you should find something worth watching. However, if none of these titles appeal, let us know which Christmas movies you want to see on Disney+.
And even if you haven’t yet subscribed to Disney+, you probably already have a Netflix subscription. If so, here are the best Christmas movies to watch on Netflix this year.
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