Oh, the weather outside is frightful…..which is why we love to stay in this time of year, watch movies, bake cookies and enjoy all things festive and cozy. If you’re looking for permission to stay in and do the same, well here ya go! We love themed movie nights, so why not add a little Disney magic to your Christmas lineup?! From cartoons to family classics and everything in between, here are our favorite Disney Holiday Films when you’re in the mood for some back-to-back Disney Christmas fun.
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Our Favorite Disney Christmas Movies
While there are so many amazing Disney Christmas Movies on Disney Plus to choose from, we definitely have a few favorites that we keep watching over and over again every year. In fact, on this blog, you can also find all of our favorite Very Merry Disney Christmas Movies for the family and the Disney Channel Christmas Episode List too. There are simply too many to choose to watch in just one Christmas movie night, so we’ll break this down to a few favorites you can watch for an easy night at home. If you don’t have Disney Plus or are debating, be sure to read our Is Disney Plus Worth It? post.
Mickey’s Christmas Carol
Mickey’s Christmas Carol has a special place in our hearts. It’s a throwback to our childhood and it makes our must-watch list every year. This film, featuring Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit, was the first time audiences had seen Mickey in 30 years when it aired in 1983. Bringing to light favorite characters as our ghosts of past, present, and future, Mickey’s Christmas Carol succeeds in sharing the Life Lessons of A Christmas Carol, in a way kids ( and grown-ups) can understand. And of course, with Scrooge McDuck leading the cast as Ebenezer Scrooge, it’s absolutely one of the best re-tellings of this story. Add in the titular soundtrack and memorable songs, and you’ll be singing all season. An absolutely must watch at only 30 minutes, we love this film for an easy before or after-dinner start to our Disney Christmas Movie Night.
Mickey’s Christmas Carol Movie Night Food
While there are tons of treats and snacks you can theme to Mickey’s Christmas Carol, we like some of the most obvious that match this film. Here’s a Menu for the season.
- Hot Wassail ( or cider) with Mulled Spices
- Roast Turkey
- Chestnut Dressing
- Plum Pudding in Lemon Sauce
- Candied Fruits with Spiced Sugar Cakes
- Scrooge’s Gruel (Brown Sugar Oatmeal)
Mickey’s Christmas Carol Movie Night Activities
- Donald’s Front Door Christmas Wreath
- Make a Feather Pen
- Decorate a box to hold your Savings
Mickey’s Christmas Special Duck the Halls
We are also big fans of the new Mickey shorts and find Duck the Halls from the Mickey Mouse- Merry & Scary DVD to be just the dose of Disney comedy that we need. Especially during the holidays when things start to get a bit crazy and hectic. It’s short and funny and its touch of madness makes us feel like we’re actually not doing too bad during the holiday season. From the plight of Donald Duck’s need to migrate south for the winter and his desire to stay with Mickey for his first Christmas, the mayhem unfolds with festive delight. This holiday cartoon comes with a list of things to do for the holidays that everyone can aspire to!
Mickey’s Christmas Special Duck the Halls Treats
- Bake Christmas Cookies
- Make Hot Cocoa
Mickey’s Christmas Special Duck the Halls Activities
- Sing Carols
- Hang Stockings
- Go Ice Skating
- See a Tree Lighting
The Santa Clause
We are huge fans of The Santa Clause series, all 3 of them. luckily they are also all available on Disney Plus for easy viewing. Of course, if you don’t have Disney Plus, you can also grab the movies to own on Amazon! If you don’t yet have Amazon Prime, use this holiday season as an excuse to grab the 30-day Free Trial of Amazon Prime. It is absolutely worth it for the holiday films suddenly available for free on Prime Video. Check out our whole post on The Santa Clause Movie Night Marathon post and everything you can whip up to make a party of it!
The Santa Clause Movie Night Treats
- Make Noodles and Pie for Dinner
- Shake up some Judy’s Hot Cocoa
- Bake up some Coccochino Cookies
The Santa Clause Movie Night Crafts
- Make a Snowglobe
- Make an Elf Hat
A Muppet’s Christmas Carol
Another beloved version of the Christmas Carol, we are huge fans of The Muppet Christmas Carol. And we love any excuse to incorporate the Muppets into our day and what better way than to mix in the beauty and lesson of the Christmas Carol? There are so many more Disney movies to add to your holiday movie list, but these are just a few we love for a Disney Christmas movie night! Check out our whole list of favorite Disney Christmas Movies! If you’re looking to go all out, check out our Muppet’s Christmas Carol Movie Night post for all the recipes.
A Muppet Christmas Carol Treats
- Sticky Toffee Pudding
- Earl Grey Creme Tea
A Muppet Christmas Carol Crafts
- Make Paper Snowflakes
- Make Homemade Ornaments for the Tree
Disney Christmas Movie Night Treats
You can never go wrong with popcorn when it comes to movie night, so we love reusing our Popcorn Buckets from the Parks to add a bit of magic to popcorn at home! We’ve been lucky enough to get a few over the years so we always try to use them at home too. Don’t have a Parks popcorn bucket? No worries, we made a super simple one for Mickey’s 90th birthday party using just a mickey hole punch and glitter cardstock.
Disney Christmas Movie Night Cookies
Since it is in fact the holiday season, we can’t pass us the opportunity to add in some holiday cookies. We love baking and these Mickey gingerbread cookies are the perfect little Disney touch to add to movie night. Just grab your favorite gingerbread or sugar cookie recipe and a Mickey cookie cutter and voila! Instant Christmas cookie magic. We also love the simplicity of these Mickey Oreo treats and you can make them as easy or as elaborate as you choose!
Disney Christmas Movie Night Holiday Drinks
No movie night would be complete without a fun, cozy drink to sip while taking in the magic of the holiday. Grab a cute mug and have a cup of cheer! What is cozier than hot cocoa on a cold night?! We love this recipe straight from Disney Family and recently made our own version. Not only was it completely adorable, but it was so delicious, we can’t wait to make it again!
For more hot cocoa ideas, be sure to check out our hot cocoa bar post for fun ways to make your cocoa a little more magical. Not much of a cocoa fan? We’ve also shared a recipe for our Cinderella-inspired Pumpkin Chai that we believe is pure magic! One of our go-to’s for fall and all winter long, this chai is sure to warm you up and smells just like the holidays.
Disney Christmas Movie Night
So there you have it, a fun, easy, and cheap way to do a Disney Christmas Movie night! No matter what you’re in the mood for, hopefully, this list of Christmas favorites has inspired you!
Melanie Renee is a photographer, writer, designer and mom. Visiting Disney destinations since 2010, she is also an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. When she's not creating her next coffee recipe, or designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's seeking beautiful sunsets and planning her next trip .