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37 Christmas Movies on Disney Plus To Get You Into The Holiday Spirit

There are many Christmas movies on Disney Plus. However, they can get lost in the hundreds of films and series you can watch on one of the world’s most popular streaming platforms.

Disney Plus gives audiences a lot of content to choose from. Owning Pixar, Star Wars, and the National Geographic Channel makes sure of this. With this fact in mind, it may be difficult to choose which movies will get you into the perfect holiday spirit. The preferences vary per person, but this list of Christmas movies on Disney Plus covers all the ground you need.

To make your movie picking even easier this December, below is a list of the best Christmas movies on Disney Plus. This includes holiday classics like Home Alone and new adventures such as Noelle. But first, let’s learn more about the new streaming platform.

What is Disney Plus?

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Disney Plus is the Walt Disney Company’s addition to the world’s growing roster of streaming platforms. Like Netflix, it has movies and TV shows that any subscriber can watch whenever they want. Their library comprises both Disney classics and new releases, from Fantasia to Frozen II.

Moreover, Disney Plus also functions as a production company. Many Disney exclusives are only accessible through Disney Plus. Many shows, including The Mandalorian, are Disney Plus exclusives, giving them the edge compared to Hulu and Netflix.

Having a Disney Plus account more than makes up for your standard cable television. It makes watching easier and more convenient, all while having something for everyone.

However, if you do miss channel surfing, you can explore Disney Plus’ channel features. This puts Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic content into separate categories.

 

25 Classic Christmas Movies on Disney Plus

The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Starting off the list is a Tim Burton classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas. This film is an iconic gothic take on the usually bright and cheesy holiday. A lot of people, however, still recognize its aesthetic and characters as part of both the Halloween and Yuletide seasons.

In the film, you meet Jack Skellington, the King of Halloweentown. While doing his duties, he one day enters a portal that brings him to Christmas Town. In the said town, he discovers a holiday that gives Halloween a run for its money.

Christmas Town’s enchantment makes Jack obsessed with the holiday. His adoration for it escalates to envy as he abducts Christmas’s favorite man, Santa Claus.

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The Santa Clause

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Recently divorced Scott Alvin, played by Tim Allen, finds himself assuming the role of Santa Claus in this classic holiday film. To avoid a Christmas crisis that can affect the happiness of his daughter, he tries his best to be Santa by delivering gifts and spreading the holiday spirit.

In The Santa Clause, Alvin soon discovers that being a Christmas icon is not the easiest job in the world. And it is even more difficult for him to keep it a secret from his family.

How could he keep everything hush-hush? Scott has also managed to grow a white beard, white hair, and gain a staggering amount of weight. To make things worse, his family does not believe in Santa Claus at all.

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The Santa Clause 2

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There is nothing quite like a series of Christmas films that truly signify the start of the holiday season. Included in this list of Christmas movies on Disney Plus is the sequel The Santa Clause 2.

In this follow-up, Scott Calvin continues his work as the world’s new Santa Claus. His elves no longer even regard him as a new hire because he has had that job for the past eight years. He has been doing a consistently good job and is now one of the best performing Santa Clauses ever.

The same cannot be said for his son, though, who entered the Naughty list this season. Because of this, he comes back home and resumes his role of being a father.

Back in the North Pole, however, problems ensue. Scott’s substitute Santa Claus makes a mess of the Naughty and Nice system, prompting Scott to save Christmas once again.

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Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

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If you are in the mood to finish the Santa Clause trilogy, you definitely can with a subscription to Disney Plus. You can watch these films on the go, too, as long as you know how to download Disney Plus movies.

Join Scott Calvin for the last time as he confronts both his in-laws and his biggest rival, Jack Frost, in Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause. This is no small job, either. The Counsel of Legendary Figures warns Scott of Jack Frost’s evil plans, which include sabotaging a toy factory and ruining Christmas for every child in the world.

Trouble cannot be avoided during the holiday season, but this final movie puts Scott to the extreme test. With all that is going on, will Jack Frost’s antics bring Scott to decide on quitting his role as Santa Clause forever?

Disney Plus has a  growing library of Christmas films. Still, the Santa Clause movies are three Christmas movies on Disney Plus that no one should miss.

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The Ultimate Christmas Present

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A lesser-known Christmas movie on this list is an old Disney Channel original movie titled The Ultimate Christmas Present. You may not know this film, but you are sure to know one of its leading ladies, Brenda Song from Suite Life on Deck and Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior.

This quick and easy watch finds two young girls determined to give everyone a break from classes by creating a snowstorm. The thirteen-year-olds stumble upon Santa Claus’s weather machine and then steal it from him. As the girls carry out their plan, the weather machine breaks, creating a dangerous and uncontrollable snowstorm in all of Los Angeles.

The girls put their year’s holidays in danger. Thankfully, Santa Claus and his elves, Crumpet and Sparky, arrive to help. But is the damage already irreversible?

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A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol is an instant Christmas animated classic. Featuring the astounding voice work of actor Jim Carrey, this film should be added to everyone’s movie list.

Adapted from the Charles Dickens classic, this 2009 movie tells the story of Miser Ebenezer Scrooge. Played by Carrey, he is a cold-hearted old man that values money over people. He is visited by ghosts while living a life of luxury and misery to give him perspective on the life he is currently living.

Carrey carries all the main roles in this film. Audiences are in awe of his work as Scrooge, but they can also revel at his work as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come.

Watch Ebenezer Scrooge look back on his past and present mistakes, all in the hopes of becoming a better person in the future.

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Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas

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Another Disney Channel Original Movie on this list is Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas. This is a TV movie of the Disney channel’s former popular TV show, Good Luck Charlie.

The plot for the movie is straight to the point: it is a simple feature-length account of Amy’s family’s holiday road trip. She, along with the rest of her family, go to visit her grandparents’ house in Palm Springs, California.

Things go awry when she and her mom, Amy, are separated from the rest of their family. Together, they have to make it back in time to celebrate the holiday festivities with their loved ones.

Starring Bridgit Mendler and Leigh-Allyn Baker, this film is Disney’s first foray into making Christmas movies after a decade. This light and heartwarming story is surely one of the best Christmas movies you can watch on Disney Plus.

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Home Alone

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The credibility of any Christmas movie must-watch list is tested on whether it includes the classic, Home Alone. This John Hughes film plays on households worldwide during the holidays despite its ’90s release. Because of this, Home Alone is one of Christmas’s biggest classic films that you can watch with the entire family.

Starring Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McAllister, this film follows Kevin as he spends the holidays home alone. Why? Because of the Christmas rush, his family accidentally leaves him for a trip to Florida. Kevin first sees the glass as half-full, doing everything he wants at home.

However, he is put to the test when two burglars plan to take his family’s luxuries and belongings. It is now up to this young boy, Kevin, to defend his territory from these criminals.

Directed by Chris Columbus, this film is one of the most fun Christmas movies on Disney Plus right now. Home Alone never gets old, with a perfect mix of heart and slapstick comedy.

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Home Alone 2: Lost In New York

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Chris Columbus and John Hughes collaborate once again in this sequel to Home Alone. Still starring Macaulay Culkin, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a sweet encore to everyone’s favorite Christmas movie.

This time around, Kevin McAllister explores the Big Apple alone. He discovers the nooks and crannies of New York city, marveling at its beauty and doing whatever he wants. This film is a wish-fulfillment on behalf of every kid in the world: have a day to themselves and their antics in a big city.

Of course, criminals still run amuck. Kevin and other fan-favorite characters still deliver tried-and-tested slapstick comedy in Lost in New York. Some may say they even raised the bar higher this time around.

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Miracle On 34th Street

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An old and timeless classic included in this list of Christmas movies on Disney Plus is Miracle on 34th Street. Released in 1947, this Oscar-winning film still finds hearts to touch decades later.

A department store director’s faith in the Yuletide season is put to the test when the department store Santa Claus tells her that he is the real one. She is immediately skeptical, especially since she teaches her daughter to never believe in fairy tales.

However, problem after problem starts to bombard her life. She then finds herself considering the existence of Santa Claus. Will she turn around as a believer in the man after all?

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Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year

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A Very Merry Pooh Year is another perfect addition to Christmas movies on Disney Plus that will get you into the holiday spirit. Many feel sentimental watching Pooh and his friends during their Hundred Acre Wood adventures due to the cartoon’s intergenerational lifespan. You can expect more of the same emotions to fill you up when you watch this Christmas movie.

This direct-to-video Christmas special is nothing short of your favorite Pooh stories. To make things bittersweet, this is also the series finale to The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. For those of you who do not know, that is a series that you can also watch on Disney Plus right now.

Watch Pooh and his friends go on several holiday adventures together. Experience the magic of Santa Claus with Roo, and watch Pooh handle the slight troubles of putting up Christmas decorations. Pooh fans will also enjoy Christopher Robin’s gift-giving session. Above all, however, the movie drives home the fact that Christmas is less about gifts and more about the people you spend it with.

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12 Dates of Christmas

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For people who want their fill of a romantic comedy set on the holidays, Disney Plus is not a bad place to go to.12 Dates of Christmas, starring Amy Smart and Mark-Paul Gosselaar, is one of these hearty watches.

Smart plays Kate, a young woman filled with regret and wants to get back together with an old flame. As fate might have it, she is granted the ability to relive a Christmas Eve date 12 times. Kate takes it as a chance to keep ruining a blind date with Miles (played by Gosselaar) and runs after her ex-boyfriend.

Slowly but surely, Kate learns to roll with life’s punches and enjoy her time with Mark. However, time is fickle and she might have realized this too late.

Will she do right by her last Christmas Eve date?

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Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

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Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas is part one of a trilogy of Disney Christmas stories. Each film serves as a Christmas anthology of stories, and Once Upon A Christmas features three of such tales.

The first story is “Donald Duck: Stuck on Christmas”. In this short, you will find Huey, Dewey, and Louie breaking Christmas rules and opening presents before their family arrives. They play with their new toys much to Donald’s dismay.

The second story is “A Very Goofy Christmas”. Join Goofy and his son Max as they write a letter to Santa Claus, living the spirit of Christmas together. Unfortunately, a mean-spirited Pete ruins their fun, specifically Max’s. He breaks the young boy’s heart by Pete telling Max that Santa does not exist. Goofy then steps up to prove to both Pete and Max that Santa does indeed exist.

The last story on Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas is “Mickey and Minnie’s Gift of the Magi”. This is the most popular story of the three, living on holiday memes around the internet. It features Mickey and Minnie trying to find the perfect gift for each other. In the process, they work hard and make selfless decisions for each other.

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Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas

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Mickey Mouse and his friends once again come together to tell a heartwarming Christmas story. One of many Mickey-starred Christmas movies on Disney Plus, Twice Upon a Christmas is another holiday anthology. This movie has five stories instead of three, though.

In this movie, Donald Duck turns out to be a Scrooge for the holidays. He is unexcited about Christmas, and he seems to be taking people down with him. His friends make an effort to show him what the holiday is all about.

The first story is entitled “Belles on Ice”, where Daisy Duck is jealous of Minnie Mouse’s success in an ice skating competition. Also competing, Daisy makes sure she gets a cut of the audience’s attention and amazement. Unfortunately, this may come at Minnie Mouse’s expense.

The next story is “Christmas: Impossible”. Like the first film, it stars Donald Duck’s mischievous nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Its setting is at Scrooge McDuck’s mansion, where the Duck family celebrates Christmas Eve.

Following this flick is “Christmas Maximus”. Here, Max introduces his new girlfriend, Mona, to his father, Goofy. They celebrate the holidays together, but minor problems ensue.

The second to the last story features Donald Duck yet again. “Donald’s Gift” has Donald Duck missing his bus while daydreaming of a quiet Christmas.

The last story is titled “Mickey’s Dog-Gone Christmas”, where Mickey Mouse tries to decorate his house for the holidays. Much to his dismay, his pet dog Pluto keeps interrupting.

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Babes in Toyland

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A classic Christmas tale from the 1960s, Babes in Toyland is one of the must-watch Christmas movies on Disney Plus right now. This Christmas musical cemented itself in the hearts of many several decades ago, and it will do the same for this generation and the next.

In this film, you meet Mary Contrary, played by Annette Funicello, who is about to marry the love of her life, Tom Piper. However, things go awry because of Mary’s privileged background. Goons kidnap Piper in an evil attempt for a man named Barnaby to marry Mary instead.

When that initial plan falls apart, evil Barnaby resorts to using a Toymaker to get rid of Tom and finally marry Mary.

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The Muppet Christmas Carol

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Because A Christmas Carol is such a classic Christmas story, there are many movie adaptations of the book today. The Muppet Christmas Carol is one of the best ones out there. Lucky for Disney+ subscribers, it is also one of the many Christmas movies on Disney Plus now.

The story is the standard tale from Charles Dickens. The selling point of this film is that you are joined by your favorite Muppets, from Kermit to Gonzo.

The Muppet Christmas Carol stars seasoned actor Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge. His co-stars are the fuzzy Muppets. Kermit the Frog plays Bob Cratchit; Miss Piggy plays his wife, Emily; The Great Gonzo functions as the movie’s narrator.

Selfish and cold Scrooge is visited by spirits that give him perspective on the life he is currently living. By doing so, the old man realizes that there is not much for him to look forward to if he does not change his ways.

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I’ll Be Home for Christmas

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Millennials may enjoy the sentiment of re-watching I’ll Be Home for Christmas, also one of the many Christmas movies on Disney Plus.

Directed by Arlene Sanford, this movie stars ’90s heartthrobs Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Jessica Biel. Those who like romantic comedies with themes of a family holiday will find much satisfaction from the film.

Here, Thomas is an arrogant college student who does not plan to come home to his family for the holidays. When his father offers him a luxury car he cannot refuse, he decides otherwise.

However, his efforts to come home are challenged when he has to drive from Los Angeles to New York with his girlfriend. Played by Biel, his girlfriend is not exactly in the holiday spirit either. With a long road trip ahead, the young arrogant man confronts his attitude problems and embraces Christmas after all.

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Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

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This list of Christmas movies on Disney Plus would be amiss without a feature on princess holiday movies. As expected, the Beast is not fond of the holidays, much to Belle’s dismay.

In Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas, Belle prepares their castle for the Christmas season. However, Belle leaves, as advised by a scheming pipe organ named Forte. Unbeknownst to Belle, Forte does not want the Beast’s curse to end. He believes Belle’s efforts at making Christmas enjoyable may end the curse once and for all.

Will Belle be swayed by these scheming castle items? Or will she bring the Beast peace and happiness during the Christmas season?

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Mickey’s Christmas Carol

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Of course, Mickey Mouse and his friends will not pass up on the chance of retelling A Christmas Carol. This Charles Dickens’ classic has had Muppet and 3D animated versions, so why not let the world’s most famous mouse take it for a spin?

This adaptation’s Scrooge is none other than Donald Duck’s Uncle, Scrooge McDuck. Both Scrooges are old, rich, and indulgent, so the casting is as expected. As with Dickens’ story, an old business partner visits Scrooge in the dead of the night. He warns the old man that three spirits are to visit him soon and that they are tasked to give him an important lesson on Christmas.

Disney fans will have a ball seeing easter eggs scattered throughout Mickey’s Christmas Carol. This goes especially for the movie’s casting. Goofy plays business partner Jacob Marley. The Christmas ghosts are played by Jiminy Cricket, Willie the Giant, and Pete.

This is a classic story of how our past and present selves need not affect our futures, as long as we are willing to change.

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Iron Man 3

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People may not expect a Marvel film in this list of Christmas movies on Disney Plus. However, Iron Man 3’s setting can definitely get you into the Christmas spirit. This is best for people fatigued from the amount of heartwarming and easy Christmas movies there are to see.

In this film, billionaire superhero Tony Stark suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder following the events of The Avengers. Because of his near-death experiences in the Battle of New York, Tony struggles to remain as Iron Man. It does not help that a budding new villain, named the Mandarin, is out to terrorize Tony’s family and country.

Iron Man 3 focuses on the man behind the suit more than ever. A huge chunk of the movie has Tony exploring a quiet American town in the middle of the holiday season on his own. Joined by a young boy, he fights goons and terrorists while plotting against the Mandarin.

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Frozen

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What is Christmas without the world’s most popular animated film about snow? If you have children around you often, it may not come as a surprise to you that Frozen is one of the many Christmas movies on Disney Plus that you can watch right now.

If you did not know yet, this movie features two princesses: Anna and Elsa. Struck by a tragedy, the older sister, Elsa, has to assume the role of Queen of Arendelle. This is not the easiest task in the world as she and her sister have kept their castle gates closed for years.

Because of the pressure and stress of coronation day, Elsa struggles to keep her powerful and secret ice powers contained. She curses her kingdom with an infinite winter and runs away.

Anna, joined by a mountain man, his reindeer, and a sentient snowman, now has to get Elsa and save Arendelle before it completely freezes over.

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Frozen II

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After the worldwide success of Frozen, Frozen II was always bound to happen. The snowy first musical brought magic and music to the lives of many kids around the world, after all.

This time around, Elsa tries to unlock the full capacity of her ice powers. However, this may come at a cost: for herself, her people, and most of all, her sister, Anna.

Join the Frozen group as they journey to a magical and mysterious forest full of powerful elementals, rivaling tribes, and family secrets both Anna and Elsa did not know were coming. Of course, viewers will also enjoy the company of Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf, who are all offer great support to the sisters.

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While You Were Sleeping

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Another Christmas romantic comedy Disney Plus viewers may enjoy is While You Were Sleeping, a film starring Sandra Bullock.

In the film, Bullock plays a quiet and hopeless romantic ticket seller named Lucy. One day, things go slightly her way as she saves a long-time commuter crush from falling off the train platform. She is unable to finish her Christmas shift because she then rushes this man to the hospital, where she stages herself as this man’s fiancée.

As the man remains asleep, Lucy continues to act like his other half.

Things will never go completely Lucy’s way, though. The man’s brother, Jack, believes she is on to something. In his quest to find out what it is, Lucy finds herself falling for him instead.

This is a very fun watch for hopeless romantics and is one of the 32 Christmas movies on Disney Plus you can stream right now.

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The Christmas Star

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Included in this list of classic Christmas movies on Disney Plus is The Christmas Star, a fun family Christmas film where all members will enjoy.

In the film, you meet a criminal who escapes jail by dressing up as the man of the holidays, Santa Claus. With his stolen loot, he runs away with success. Unfortunately, fate has other things in store for him as two kids see him and believe he is the real deal.

The kids befriend him, and he first uses them for the benefit of his criminal ways. However, the Christmas season does its magic, and he slowly eases up to the well-meaning kids. By doing so, he also opens his heart to the spirit of the holidays.

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Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish

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Capping off the list of classic Christmas movies on Disney Plus is Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish. While an old film, its themes remain evergreen. It features a privileged young boy named Richie Rich, who wishes his cousin Reggie did not exist.

Because of the technology Richie has access to, this wish is granted. Afterward, Richie gets to experience a world without his mischievous cousin. He then learns life is not all it is cracked up to be without family.

Richie, with all his fortune and glory, finds out that Christmas is not as fun without good company.

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12 New Christmas Movies on Disney Plus

While many enjoy watching old-timey Christmas movies on Disney Plus to get into the holiday spirit, there are also newer movies for those who prefer them. Here are some:

 

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

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First on this list of new Christmas movies on Disney Plus is the Mackenzie Foy-led film, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

In this film, Clara discovers an old key that unlocks a box her late mother left her. By opening the said box, she finds herself in a magical realm full of curious creatures. Clara, however, loses the coveted key in the process.

To retrieve it, she must brave through the three different realms of the box: the Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers, and Land of Sweets. This goes especially for the fourth realm.

Led by Mother Ginger (Dame Helen Mirren), the fourth realm is the most dangerous of all four realms. Clara does not have to do it alone, though. By her side is a soldier named Philip, played by Jayden Fowora-Knight.

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The Mistle-Tones

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Starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict, The Mistle-Tones is where the acapella movie Pitch Perfect meets the Christmas genre.

Mowry-Hardrict plays Holly, a skillful singer that wants to join a Christmas group her mother founded many years ago. This group is renowned and respected in the music industry, which is another reason why Holly wants to join them.

Events do not go Holly’s way as the vacant spot goes to a less-deserving girl who happens to be the group leader’s best friend. Because of this, Holly decides that it is time for her to do what her mother did instead: start her own music group called The Mistle-Tones.

The film is full of acapella group tropes and sing-offs, so this is a fun watch for people of any age. It also helps that the movie is sprinkled with Christmas lessons on love, friendship, and family.

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The Search for Santa Paws

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The Search for Santa Paws is one of the most adorable Christmas movies available on Disney Plus.

This film is about Santa Claus, who loses his memories while touring around New York City. His team of magical dogs, elves, as well as two nice kids, do their best to save the man and Christmas as they know it.

Many kids will enjoy seeing fellow kids and magical creatures save Christmas, the season of giving. It helps that the dogs in the film are cute furry creatures that are more than fun to watch.

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Olaf’s Frozen Adventure

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Frozen fanatics will be happy knowing that Olaf content does not begin or end with Frozen and Frozen II. Arendelle has tales that you might not have heard of, including Olaf’s.

Because of Anna and Elsa’s quiet life, the sisters realize that celebrating Christmas is not something they have experience of. Thus, they are unaware of family traditions and practices that are typical during the holiday season.

This is a 22-minute tale about Olaf and Sven exploring Christmas traditions around their kingdom. Going through each house, they try to find the perfect holiday tradition for Anna and Elsa.

For people who need a break from the icy action of the Frozen films, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure is a good choice. Beyond this, it is also just one of the great Christmas movies on Disney Plus that you can stream now.

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Noelle

 

Everyone loves an Anna Kendrick film, and she graces holiday screens with Noelle. For those of you unaware, it is the first Disney+ original holiday film. Naturally, it is one of the newest Christmas movies on Disney Plus that you can watch whenever.

Kendrick plays Noelle, who all of the sudden has to go on an adventure to search for her brother and save Christmas. Bill Hader plays Nick, her brother, who is set to become the next Santa Claus.

Now that he is missing, Noelle has to step it up a notch and do her best to keep Christmas from failing this year. Idolizing Nick, Noelle is motivated to do right like her sibling.

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LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special

 

The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is one of few Christmas movies on Disney Plus that can fill every fanatic’s heart. In the film, you join Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewie, and Rose as they celebrate “Life Day.”

As luck may have it, the Force calls unto Rey to study deeper into the life of a Jedi. So, she leaves her friends and brings BB-8 on a trip to learn more about the Force.

Fans are in for a treat with this film. Rey’s trip proves to be a sentimental one, as viewers join her on a trip down memory lane for the Star Wars franchise. See Rey come across Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Obi-Wan, and even Darth Vader. By learning more about them and the Force, she hopes to do right by the galaxy.

But first, is she doing right by her friends? Rey struggles to balance her trip and her prior commitment to celebrating “Life Day” with her new family.

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Arendelle Castle Yule Log

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Less of a movie and more of an experience, the Arendelle Yule Log is a fun way to get your kids into the holiday spirit. By tuning into this stream, you will see a Yule log burning in Anna and Elsa’s castle fireplace.

While you will not be joined by fan-favorite Frozen characters, the Yule Log brings peace and relaxation in an otherwise tumultuous season. If getting into the spirit of Christmas is what you need, then Christmas movies on Disney Plus such as this one hits the right spots.

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Home Sweet Home Alone

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Home Sweet Home Alone is a comedy film that everyone in the family can appreciate. The film is the sixth installment to the highly popular 90’s movie franchise, Home Alone. The film was specifically produced for Disney+ by 20th Century Studios.

The story centers around a little boy named Max Mercer, who gets left alone in his house when his mother forgets to take him with her on vacation. Left to his own devices, the little boy must fend off intruders who accuse him of stealing a precious heirloom. Will the little boy succeed in fending off the intruders? More importantly, who is responsible for the disappearance of the heirloom?

If you are looking for a light-hearted movie to play for the whole family on Christmas Eve, then this movie certainly fits the bill. The young ones can pick up a few lessons from the story while the adults reminisce watching the original. You will also want to pay attention to a guest appearance by the star of the original movie, Macaulay Culkin.

The Disney Holiday Sing-Along

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Less of a movie and more of a collated musical, the Disney Holiday Sing-Along is one to make you feel the true spirit of the holidays. The presentation is the holiday version of the Disney Family Singalong, which originally aired on NBC in early 2020.

The presentation featured a list of famous artists performing renditions of songs from classic Disney films. Take, for example, Josh Groban’s rendition of “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story or Beyonce’s “When You Wish Upon A Star” from Pinocchio.

Younger crowds will surely be delighted by performances from pop stars like Ariana Grande, Darren Criss, and Demi Lovato, to name a few. The film also features musical performances by actors from live-action versions of musicals like Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and High School Musical. Even the highly popular Korean boyband BTS makes an appearance.

Most of the performances were filmed right in the homes of the stars since production took place in the middle of the pandemic. But not to worry, because only the production value is affected and not the talent of the singers. The film also shows the lyrics to each song, so viewers at home can sing along.

 

High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special

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What are the holidays without singing and dancing? This holiday special from the cast of High School Musical: The Musical promises to deliver both and so much more.

Pardon us for stating the obvious, but this musical is a reboot of the hit musical of the same name that aired back in 2006. Both versions of the musical are original productions by Disney. This holiday special was released following the first season and right before the second season’s release.

The holiday special features rising stars Olivia Rodrigo, Joshua Bassett, Matt Cornett, Sofia Wylie, and other cast members. The cast members appear as themselves, and you can see them perform their favorite Christmas, Hannukkah, and New Year’s songs and get to know more about them as they share their favorite holiday experiences. The movie also features a sneak-peek into the second season of the rebooted series.

Whether you are a fan of the musical or simply a person who enjoys listening to holiday songs in a timely manner, this movie is sure to deliver an infectious dose of holiday cheer. Also, if you are an adult who used to like musicals but have since moved on, this movie just might make you reconsider.

 

Disney’s Holiday Magical Quest

Disney's Holiday Magic Quest
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Disney’s Holiday Magic Quest is a gameshow-type series and an original production by Disney+. The show was created in honor of the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World.

This is the second season of the show. It sticks to the original format with groups of celebrities competing in a high-stakes holiday-themed challenge for charity. This season’s challengers include the stars of the drama Zombies: Milo Manheim, Kylee Russell, Meg Donnelly, and Trevor Tordjman. All of the challenges take place within Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney Resort.

This year’s storyline involves the search for the missing pieces of the holiday star, which had been stolen from the Holiday Tree by Maleficent. The contestants will be divided into two teams. Using magical maps and with a little help from heroes they meet along the way, the teams must navigate through storylines and challenges to acquire the missing pieces. The first team to complete their quest and reassemble the star wins.

This show is at the same highly entertaining and practical, with real people competing in fun challenges in real-time. Whether you are an actual child or a child at heart, this is the perfect watch for a night in on our holiday break.

 

Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon Christmas

Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon Christmas
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Christmas is an extra-special event for children, and of course, you would want to keep them entertained during the holiday season with good movies. But of course, you have to make sure that the movie is both age-appropriate as well as mentally digestible for your child.  When it comes to keeping your tiny tots entertained, you can never go wrong with a classic involving Disney’s most famous couple.

In this storyline, Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Daisy, and Donald are separated across different parts of the world. Each member of the gang must be able to return to Hot Dog Hills by Christmas Eve. Luckily, a mysterious and jolly stranger appears to tell them about the Wishing Star, which may be the key to bringing them home together in time.

This movie is the perfect way to spend time with younger children, but of course, even fully-grown adults who are young-at-heart can enjoy this heartwarming piece as well.

 

Genres on Disney Plus

Genres on Disney Plus
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Disney has been an active company since the early 1900s, so it is no surprise that Disney Plus has every genre you can think of. On the platform, you can access movie/TV genres of drama, comedy, animation, action, adventure, fantasy, and reality.

Many also watch unscripted documentaries on Disney Plus, especially with the company’s recent acquisition of the National Geographic Channel.

There are a lot of Disney Plus shows and movies to sift through. With the holiday season upon us, expect the algorithm to suggest a few Christmas movies here and there. However, there are more Christmas movies on Disney Plus than you might expect.

 

What Should You Watch?

As learned from Olaf’s quest to find the best holiday tradition, there is a Christmas movie for everyone. Hopeless romantics can watch love stories that set themselves around Christmas time for extra romantic flair. Fanboys can enjoy a trip down memory lane with the LEGO Star Wars Christmas film. Moreover, families can never go wrong with tuning into a Disney Channel Original Movie.

Whether you are looking for sentiment or a modern take on Christmas, these Christmas movies on Disney Plus will get you into the holiday spirit. It is up to you which ones you want to watch on Christmas Day. Some even opt to watch these on the days leading up to Christmas, so it is really your viewing preference.

Before you get started on anything, though, it’s best to get a Disney Plus account first.

37 Christmas Movies on Disney Plus To Get You Into The Holiday Spirit

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