15 Christmas Movies on Disney+ To Watch With the Family

Nicole Pomarico | Dec 6, 2019 Movies
15 Christmas Movies on Disney+ To Watch With the Family

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy in The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Walt Disney Pictures/Buena Vista Pictures

Now that the holiday season is officially in full swing, it's definitely the time to start binge-watching Christmas movies. We love Hallmark movies, and Netflix and Lifetime have pretty sweet offerings this time of year too. But now that Disney+ has entered our lives, the game has totally changed. Not only are there so many movies and TV shows that are helping us relive our childhood, but thanks to the fact that Disney has never been shy about making a holiday-themed movie, there are also tons of Christmas movies on the new streaming service.

When it comes to the Disney+ Christmas lineup, there's a huge variety. There are movies like Noelle, which are brand new (and exclusive to the service), and then there are the classics, like Home Alone, Miracle on 34th Street, and The Santa Clause series. There's certainly a lot to choose from, and it's definitely going to keep us watching all the way up to December 25.

Clear a weekend, make some hot chocolate and popcorn, and get ready to watch. Whether the movies on this list are repeating viewings or brand new, there are hours of holiday entertainment on Disney+ just waiting to be discovered. 

Read on for the best holiday movies on Disney+. Some are animated, and some are total childhood favorites, but all are capable of getting anyone in the holiday spirit ... and honestly, can there ever be too many Christmas movies? We didn't think so, which is why we're so glad these are all streaming.

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  • 'Noelle'

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    Rated: G

    Brand new -- and exclusive to Disney+ this year -- Noelle stars Anna Kendrick as the daughter of Santa Claus. But when Kris Kringle dies, Noelle's brother, Nick (Bill Hader), has to take over the family business. Shirley MacLaine and Billy Eichner also star.

  • 'The Santa Clause'

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    Tim Allen in 'The Santa Clause'
    Walt Disney Pictures/Getty Images

    Rated: PG

    In The Santa Clause, Tim Allen plays Scott Calvin, a man who finds Santa's sleigh empty on his roof and is forced into replacing him. It's a funny movie with a sweet story about Scott's relationship with his son -- and it helps that there's tons of North Pole magic, too.

  • 'Miracle on 34th Street'

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    Natalie Wood & Edmund Gwenn in 'Miracle on 34th Street'
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    Not Rated

    This one's a classic! It's hard to imagine a holiday season going by without a viewing of Miracle on 34th Street, and now, this new streaming service is making it super easy. Miracle on 34th Street is all about a department store Santa who insists he's the real deal -- and that's just scratching the surface. 

  • 'The Ultimate Christmas Present'

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    Rated: TV-G

    This Disney Channel original movie is an oldie but a goodie. Two girls, who live in California, find a device that can make it snow for Christmas. Unfortunately, that snow ends up creating a lot of issues that neither of them ever saw coming.

  • 'Beauty & The Beast: The Enchanted Christmas '

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    Rated: G

    Fans of the classic Beauty & The Beast are going to love this one. In The Enchanted Christmas, Belle runs into a little trouble celebrating the holidays when a pipe organ doesn't want Belle to live in the castle anymore. But is she really going to let that stop her from going full Christmas? 

  • 'I'll Be Home For Christmas'

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    Rated: PG

    A totally classic late '90s Christmas movie -- starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Jessica Biel. In the movie, JTT's character runs into a lot of hiccups trying to get home for Christmas. But at the same time, his girlfriend isn't exactly pleased he's MIA. 

  • 'Home Alone'

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    Rated: PG

    Is it even Christmas without a viewing of Home Alone? This Macaulay Culkin classic is all about a kid who ends up getting left behind while his family goes on vacation. It's definitely worth a rewatch -- and for anyone who hasn't already seen it, it's the perfect time! 

  • 'Annie'

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    Not Rated

    In the 1999 remake of the classic musical, Victor Garber, Alicia Morton, and Kathy Bates star. It's a new twist on the Annie we all know and love. And as far as remakes go, this isn't a bad one, especially with the Christmas-y feeling it gives.

  • 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

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    Rated: PG

    Some of us have been watching this Tim Burton film since Halloween, but yep, it totally qualifies as a Christmas movie, too. The Nightmare Before Christmas shows Jack Skellington's awakening to the holiday, and he ends up becoming a part of it. 

  • 'The Mistle-Tones'

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    Rated: TV-PG

    Starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tori Spelling, The Mistle-Tones is about a Christmas pop group called the Snow-Belles. Tia's character's late mother founded the group, and she wants to audition. But leave it to Tori's character to get in her way. 

    Oh, and there's a pretty cute love story.

  • 'The Muppet Christmas Carol'

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    Rated: G

    This is basically a retelling of A Christmas Carol but starring the Muppets. It's a great way to introduce kids to this classic holiday story, but it's fun for adults. Don't be surprised if The Muppet Christmas Carol ends up in the must-see holiday rotation after watching! 

  • 'Richie Rich's Christmas Wish'

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    Rated: G

    Looking for a movie to watch with the kids without getting bored? This is a good one, especially for those of us who have fond memories watching the Richie Rich movies when we were kids ourselves. David Gallagher and Eugene Levy star.

  • 'Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas'

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    Not Rated

    In Once Upon A Christmas, Mickey and his friends tell three different holiday stories. Not only does the movie feature Mickey and his usual gang, but the crew also extends to Scrooge McDuck, Chip and Dale, and even Goofy's son, Max.

  • '12 Dates of Christmas'

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    Rated: PG

    Hallmark Christmas movie fans are going to be all over this one, assuming it isn't already a favorite. Amy Smart and Mark-Paul Gosselaar star in 12 Dates of Christmas, a film about a woman named Kate who ends up reliving a date she went on Christmas Eve 12 times. And yup, that date was with Zack Morris himself.

  • 'Mickey's Christmas Carol'

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    Rated: G

    Ready for yet another twist on A Christmas Carol? This Mickey-fied version debuted in 1983 and tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge through -- who else? -- Scrooge McDuck. It's definitely a wonderful way to introduce this story to little ones. 

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