5 Can’t-Miss Christmas Movies on Disney+

‘Tis the season to snuggle up in your cheesy, matching holiday pajamas and binge-watch all the feel-good Christmas movies. This season we’re especially lucky to have multiple streaming platforms vying for our attention, giving us practically a never-ending stream of holiday happiness to choose from.

If you’re ready to get into that holly, jolly Christmas spirit, Disney+ is here for it. Luckily, Screenrant has guided us to the best can’t miss Christmas movies on Disney+. So, grab your cookies and your cocoa to settle in for the best five offerings (both classics and new favorites) this season on Disney+.

‘Home Alone’ is a holiday classic for everyone

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Macaulay Culkin’s Home Alone is a Christmas tradition from start to finish. If you haven’t spent some time wishing you were jumping on the bed with Kevin McCallister this season, you’re missing out. 

This Christmas classic follows 8-year-old Kevin as he is forced to protect his family home, and himself, from a duo of hapless burglars when his family actually leaves him behind and travels to Paris.

Tricks, pranks, and holiday spirit are sprinkled throughout this film which is great for the whole family. Disney+ is also streaming its sequel which takes place in New York City. 

‘The Santa Clause’ is a classic Tim Allen Christmas movie

Tim Allen and Jane Hajduk during 'The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause' Los Angeles premiere
Tim Allen and Jane Hajduk during The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause | J. Strauss/WireImage

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If you’re looking for a little North Pole magic, Tim Allen hits a holiday home run with his rendition of Santa. When Scott Calvin (Allen) accidentally startles the current Santa off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he’s forced to take over Santa’s responsibilities on his busiest day of the year.

Not only does Calvin learn a lot about his own Christmas spirit, but he also forges stronger bonds with his son, and inspires some unbelieving adults to embrace the magic of Christmas too. 

There are two sequels, which are also streaming on Disney+ but The Santa Clause 3 shouldn’t be watched unless you’ve totally run out of other options.

‘A Christmas Carol’ is a more traditional option

If traditional films are more your style, Disney’s 2009 A Christmas Carol cannot be missed. This is just one of many interpretations of the classic Charles Dickens novel available for streaming but Jim Carrey as Ebenezer Scrooge is one of the best.

Scrooge is the grumpy old miser who is visited by a series of ghosts. The ghosts help him to travel in time to his past, present, and future to show him the mistakes he’s made in his personal life.

The film holds pretty true to the novel’s original storyline and the voice actors include Gary Oldman and Colin Firth so the entertainment factor is top-notch. 

‘A Muppet Christmas Carol’ is a twist on a classic

If you’ve not been bah-humbuged out by the Jim Carrey version, the muppet version is a great addition to any family’s traditional movie viewing line-up. It’s a little more family-friendly than others and the songs and cuteness of the Muppets add an endearing quality to an otherwise dark story.

The movie combines human actors with the Muppets for a winning combination. Michael Caine plays Scrooge alongside the infamous Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit.

‘Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas’ will be a hit for all ages

This classic isn’t just for the younger crowd in your house! The short clips feature all of Mickey and his pals and bring children of the ’90s right back to their favorite holiday memories and is perfect for the whole family to watch together.

The movie is split into three different shorts. Mickey and Minnie unwittingly give each other gifts that the other cannot use in a cute version of The Gift of the Magi. Goofy and his son Max follow it up with their own Christmas tale and then Huey, Dewey, and Louie struggling through their Groundhog Day-esque Christmas lesson. 

Don’t worry, if our top five don’t strike your fancy, there’s an entire holiday category available for browsing on the Disney+ app. There’s plenty of holiday cheer to go around.