The holiday season is in full swing, and spending time with family is enjoyable. The best month of the year is December. It’s a joyful time of year; we get extended vacation time from work, have lots of family time, decorate our homes, buy gifts at discount prices, and our homes are filled with joy and laughter. When it snows, we cherish the occasion wholeheartedly. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 Christmas movies on Disney Plus to help you kick off the holiday season.
Christmas is celebrated in a variety of ways by people. Some people love to hang out with friends, while others enjoy relaxing in a cabin close to nature, going on vacation, or getting together with their entire family.
To help welcome the holiday season, curling up on the couch with a warm blanket and a festive film can be a great idea. Countless new and vintage Christmas movies are available to stream on numerous platforms, including Disney Plus. Recommendations from our collection are available for audiences of all ages and tastes.
It can be challenging to know where to start with your Christmas-time viewing options because every streaming service is planning to release a variety of holiday films, from classics of Old Hollywood to animated series.
Then there’s the question of whether you’re in the mood for heartwarming family entertainment, raucous holiday humor, a Christmas Day classic, or a holiday movie classic that isn’t actually a holiday movie. And to go along with your food coma, would you prefer a movie with a short runtime? To maximize your holiday enjoyment, Disney+ has a tonne of options for any curious viewer as well as a few timeless classics you may already be looking for.
1. Miracle on 34th Street
“Miracle on 34th Street” is a holiday movie staple and a true Christmas classic. The main character of the 1947 movie is Santa Clause who works in a department store and claims to be the real Santa. This results in a court case that is memorable and has a happy ending. Disney Plus also offers a stream of a 1994 remake.
2. Home Alone
Join Kevin McCallister, a two-headed Macaulay Culkin, on his most precocious behavior, as he learns his home is being invaded after being unintentionally left at home in his parents’ dream home from the 1990s. Marv (Daniel Stern) and Harry (Joe Pesci), the idiotic thugs who attempt to rob Kevin’s home and ruin his family’s Christmas, are still one cunning step (and trip, fall, and Looney Tunes injury) ahead of him.
Naturally, Pesci is ideal as the irritable bad guy who suffers so many setbacks that you almost feel bad for him. Home Alone has become such a Christmas staple that many families now view it every December. You’ll quickly remember why after a revisit and marathon of its many sequels on Disney+.
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas
With all of its stop-motion creepiness and cockeyed angles straight out of a 1940s crime film, Tim Burton’s introduction to the hideously, comically moribund world of Jack Skellington is hard to deny for those of us who prefer our holiday viewing to lean more toward the goth side. Button hits a rich strain of cynicism about the excessive consumerism and fake cheer of the holiday season.
Burton has always been interested in the grim underside and darker corners of life. . However, we can have our cake and eat it too because Sandy Claws ultimately teaches Jack and the people of Halloween Town the real meaning of Christmas, leading to a satisfying conclusion. The Nightmare Before Christmas is a unique classic because of its originality and rebellious spirit.
4. The Muppet Christmas Carol
The timeless classic “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens has been adapted countless times, but there is something unique about this Muppet version. The story actually follows the basic plot quite well, and iconic characters like Kermit and Miss Piggy add some extra whimsy. Even the Oscar-winning actor Michael Caine stars as Scrooge, and it’s hilarious to watch him interact with the Muppets.
5. Mickey’s Christmas Carol
Being a Scrooge while watching anything with Mickey in it is difficult. Similar to “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” this animated adaptation follows the standard plot but adds a Disney spin. It’s entertaining and family-friendly thanks to iconic figures like Mickey Mouse and Scrooge McDuck.
6. Iron Man 3
Hear us out before you dismiss this choice for a list of Christmas movies. It is true that the third “Iron Man” movie from Marvel is set during the holiday season, complete with snow falling and cheery decorations lining the streets. While Tony’s emotional rebirth journey does not directly relate to Christmas, it does incorporate several elements of traditional holiday storytelling.
7. High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special
The enduringly popular “High School Musical” series has been revived on Disney Plus with a Gen-Z twist: The Disney Plus series features fictional students of the notorious high school that served as the setting for the original film. The holiday special features a number of the show’s main characters as they talk about their own traditions and sing their favorite holiday songs.
8. Lego Star Wars Holiday Special
Both new and old “Star Wars” fans will enjoy this holiday-themed trip down memory lane for the series. Rey and BB-8 embark on a journey that highlights monumental moments in “Star Wars” history in an effort to better understand the Force; this journey is beautifully realized in a Lego animation style.
9. The Santa Clause
Ever ponder what life would be like if your father transformed into Santa Claus? The solution is in “The Santa Clause.” The Santa Clause and its two full-length sequels, “The Santa Clause 2” and “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause,” both star Tim Allen. Additionally, subscribers have access to a brand-new miniseries called “The Santa Clauses” that continues the movie’s plot.
Parents won’t mind that their kids can’t help but watch Frozen because of its siren call: It’s like putting Xanax in the punch bowl when you’re a kid. Due to its upbeat humor and heartwarming portrayal of sisterhood, the beloved animated film starring the talking snowman Olaf and the fairy ice princess Elsa has established itself as a modern classic.
There are a lot of spinoffs, all of which are available on Disney+, but nothing compares to the original. Just be aware that it might encourage a lot of repeat viewings.
So, these are some of the top Disney Plus Christmas movies I can think of recommending to you for this Christmas.