13 Best Disney Christmas Movies To Enjoy Over The Holidays

Nothing beats a movie night over Christmas and Disney does it better than anyone! If you need some ideas for what to pick, here is…

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Nothing beats a movie night over Christmas and Disney does it better than anyone! If you need some ideas for what to pick, here is a list of all the Disney Christmas movies you need to watch this year!

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Christmas is all about getting cozy with tasty festive snacks and a big blanket; what better way to set the mood than watching a Disney Christmas movie with all your friends and family?

Whether it’s a romantic classic set around Christmas or a telling of a festive classic, Disney has made a fantastic collection of movies over the years. There’s always something for everyone to enjoy, old or young.

How To Watch Disney Movies About Christmas

The best way to enjoy Disney movies is on Disney Plus! Just about every Disney movie ever on there.

If you don’t have a subscription yet, get one – we know you’ll love it! We’ve also included some Disney Christmas movies on other streaming platforms for those who don’t yet have access to the dedicated Disney platform.

13 Best Disney Christmas Movies

These are the best Disney Christmas movies that you can watch with friends and family. In this list, we will also share what age they are best for and how to stream it.

Let’s dive in!

1. Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas

Available On: Disney Plus

Ages: 4 and up

We’ll start off with the face of Disney himself, Mickey Mouse, and his Christmas anthology movie from 1999. It features three stories as Mickey and his friend reminisce about their favorite past Christmases.

Summary: In this anthology, we watch ‘Donald Duck: Stuck on Christmas‘, ‘A Very Goofy Christmas’, and ‘Mickey and Minnie’s Gift of the Magi’. At the end of the movie, all of the characters come together to sing Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, and We Wish You A Merry Christmas.

If you love this movie so much and NEED to own it, buy it on Amazon!

2. The Christmas Star

Available On: Disney Plus

Ages: 10 and up

A heartwarming classic from 1986, this live-action Disney Christmas movie combines laughter and festive cheer for the whole family to enjoy.

This film is rated PG because of infrequent scary moments and references to prison and criminality.

Summary: An unlikely Santa Claus escapes from prison and brings two unsuspecting children in on his plan to regain counterfeit money. Along the way, he learns some valuable lessons from his young accomplices about what the true meaning of Christmas is.

If you love this movie so much and NEED to own it, buy it on Amazon!

3. Mickey’s Christmas Carol

Available On: Disney Plus

Ages: 4 and up

Another festive flick from everyone’s favorite mouse, Mickey and the gang retell Dickens’ Christmas tale in their own special way.

Summary: Scrooge McDuck is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future to teach him what Christmas is all about. Will he change his ways in time to celebrate Christmas properly with the rest of the gang?

If you love this movie so much and NEED to own it, buy it on Amazon!

4. Noelle

Available On: Disney Plus

Ages: 8 and up

See behind the scenes of Santa’s factory and find out what his home life might be like. The only reason we suggest it’s suitable for slightly older viewers is that there is a few instances of slang standing in for swear words.

Summary: Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader play siblings in the Santa Claus family. With their father retiring and the brother disinterested in the family business, Noelle steps up to learn how to do the most important job of the festive season.

5. The Santa Clause

Available On: Disney Plus

Ages: 8 and up

Another hilarious movie showing what might happen if Santa is unable to do his job. This movie might be more suitable for slightly older viewers, only because you do see Santa falling to his death from a roof. Although there’s no blood and it’s played for laughs, younger viewers who are big fans of the man in the red suit might find it distressing.

Plus, there are two sequels also ready to stream on Disney Plus.

Summary: Scott Calvin suddenly inherits Santa’s job and needs to learn the ropes fast if anyone will get their presents this Christmas.

If you love this movie so much and NEED to own it, buy it on Amazon! You should also check out The Santa Clause 2 and 3 😉

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6. The Muppet’s Christmas Carol

Available On: Disney Plus

Ages: 4 and up

Another kid-friendly retelling of A Christmas Carol, this time we join the Muppets.

Summary: The three Christmas Ghosts are back once more to help Scrooge find his festive cheer, this time joined by Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the rest!

If you love this movie so much and NEED to own it, buy it on Amazon!

7. The Nightmare Before Christmas

Available On: Disney Plus

Ages: 10 and up

Tim Burton combines Halloween and Christmas in his own unique style. The only reason we recommend it for older kids is that Tim Burton’s character style can be spooky for younger children.

Summary: Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king from Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town and takes on the task of spreading the word of Christmas. Watch as Halloween characters do their best to make Christmas happen in Halloween Town.

If you love this movie so much and NEED to own it, buy it on Amazon!

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8. Frozen

Available On: Disney Plus

Ages: 6 and up

Although not specifically set at Christmas, this wintry treat is perfect for Christmastime, with snowy scenes and icy songs galore. For big Anna and Elsa fans, Frozen 2, is also ready to watch straight after, along with two mini-films, Frozen Fever and Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.

Summary: Meet Anna and Elsa for the first time, where Queen Elsa is pushing everyone away to hide her icy powers, including her little sister. When disaster befalls Arendelle, only sisterly love can save it.

If you love this movie so much and NEED to own it, buy it on Amazon!

10. Home Alone

Available On: Disney Plus

Ages: 10 and up

Another franchise that’s perfect for a Disney Christmas movie marathon, Home Alone 1, 2 and 3 are all ready to watch on Disney Plus. Pencil out a whole day for festive fun with these three!

We recommend this for older kids because there is some violence in Kevin’s pranks, although it’s all played for laughs.

Summary: When Kevin is left home alone, he has to use childish pranks and traps to defend his home from burglars before his family comes for Christmas.

If you love this movie so much and NEED to own it, buy it on Amazon!

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11. Miracle On 34th Street

Available On: Disney Plus

Ages: 10 and up

There are a few instances of minor violence in this Christmas Disney channel movie, so you might want to reserve it for older children.

Summary: A genuine classic from 1947, join Susan Walker as she finds her belief in Santa Claus once again when she meets a department store Santa.

If you love this movie so much and NEED to own it, buy it on Amazon!

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12. Winnie The Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year

Available On: Disney Plus

Ages: 4 and up

Join Pooh, Piglet, and the rest for their Christmas and New Year celebrations! Being only an hour long, this is one of the best Disney Christmas movies for tiny viewers.

Summary: The gang come together to celebrate Christmas and the New Year, making resolutions for the year to come.

If you love this movie so much and NEED to own it, buy it on Amazon!

13. The Search For Santa Paws

Available On: Disney Plus

Ages: 8 and up

If you’re an animal lover looking for a Disney movie about Christmas, why not try this story about an adorable puppy? We suggest it for older viewers only because there are some instances of mean-spiritedness that younger viewers may find distressing.

Summary: Forget magic reindeers, magic dogs come Santa’s rescue when he loses his memory.

If you love this movie so much and NEED to own it, buy it on Amazon!

Disney Movies About Christmas – Perfect for Finding Your Festive Spirit!

If you’re ever stuck for something to do this Christmas, get snug with your favorite snacks and watch one of these Christmas movies on Disney Plus. With plenty of Disney Christmas movies for all ages, you can have festive fun with the whole family!

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