The Best Disney Christmas Movies on Disney Plus+

The Best Disney Christmas Movies on Disney Plus+

Make the season bright with Disney Christmas Movies on Disney Plus! With extra magic, secret Santas, and interesting clauses that no one would expect, we’re here for all the Disney Christmas Movie Magic. With hundreds of holiday films to watch, how do you begin to choose? We thought we’d make a list of our favorite Disney Christmas Movies. And of course, there is always the Best Disney Channel Christmas Episodes List for mini-breaks throughout the season, when we don’t have the time for a movie night. So many holiday favorites, and so little time. Thankfully you can find many of these Christmas Movies on Disney Plus, Netflix, and Amazon. Of course, add in all those addicting Holiday Hallmark movies and just plan on not sleeping (or working) for the holiday season. Here’s our movie Must Watch Christmas Movie List lineup and everywhere you can find all your favorite Christmas movies this holiday season.

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So really, we love that this post is combining our absolute two favorite things ever! Disney and Christmas!!! While there are a few movies we watch religiously and sometimes multiple times during the holiday season we have a few absolute favorites. If you’re looking for a less ambitious list then check out our previously shared in our Disney Christmas Movie Night post. And if you’re ready to get settled in for the holiday season, check out the Family Christmas Movie Bingo Cards to keep on hand while you watch your favorites!

Best Christmas Movies on Disney Plus for Families

If you’re looking to build your Christmas Movies from Disney Collection at home you can grab a DVD of your favorites to watch over and over again, without the need to buy streaming every December! That said a Christmas Disney+ purchase for one month may be totally in your best interest, so that you have everything at your fingertips through the season. Our best advice? Buy Disney Plus right after Thanksgiving, that way you have access to all the Disney Christmas shows you could want for about 30 days. That includes hard-to-find movies like Mickey’s Magical Christmas, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, and Mickey’s Christmas Carol! You can check out the entire list on Amazon in our shop too! Just head to our Disney Christmas Movie List on Amazon for where to grab them all. In the meantime if you’re looking for Disney movies about Christmas, this is our tried and true list! 

Babes in Toyland ( 1961)

One of the Classic Christmas Disney Movies, this one only features Christmas at the end of the film. While there have been many variations of Babes in Toyland we like the one from 1961 best. Featuring Mouseketeer Annette Funicello, Tommy Sands, and Ed Wynn, this live-action Disney classic is a mix of all the stories we know from Mother Goose. Fantastic songs and a dreamy Christmas wedding make this a very fun holiday watch.  On Disney Plus. 

Beauty and the Beast Enchanted Christmas ( 1997)

Let’s face it, if you watched Beauty and Beast as a kid, this little Christmas movie can really take you back! Beauty and the Beast The Enchanted Christmas is a little romance-y, featuring the Beast learning a lesson and Belle in her Christmas outfit! What more could you ask for in a Christmas cartoon for the holidays? On Disney Plus. 

Disney’s A Christmas Carol

A few years ago during Jim Carrey’s heyday, Disney made A Disney Christmas Carol featuring our favorite funny Hollywood actor as the voice of Scrooge himself. Fun facial expressions and great music make this spin on A Christmas Carol a great way to introduce kids to Charles Dicken’s most important holiday story. And if you’re looking for Christmas Disney Movies this one gets you all the magic of a Disney Animated Christmas movie. On Disney Plus. 

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Duck the Halls | Mickey Mouse Merry and Scary Holiday Collection

We LOVE the new Mickey shorts that have been part of the Disney Channel and now Disney Plus over the last few years. So when we saw that both a Disney Halloween Episode and a Christmas Episode were available to add to our Disney Holiday Movie lineup, oh boy! The Halloween episode, The Scariest Story,  in this set is fun and a little spooky, but the Christmas Episode, Duck the Halls, is why you should own this DVD. Or add Mickey Mouse: Merry and Scary to your digital collection. Duck the Halls follows Donald Duck reluctant to migrate with his fellow birds so that he can stay back and experience Christmas. What ensues is a hilarious, very hilarious, story with fun songs, anecdotes, and of course another great Christmas lesson. An absolute must-see show. Both are on Disney Plus. 

Ernest Saves Christmas ( 1988)

If you’re up for classic cranberry sauce shaped like a can, and a load of holiday antics, then Ernest Saves Christmas may be just what you need. Full of slapstick comedy fun, this kid-friendly film, follows Ernest as he tries to help a wayward teen during the Christmas holiday. Along the way, they find the Christmas spirit, Santa Claus and some flying reindeer. 

Godmothered ( 2020)

This Christmas story in the big city is a Cinderella tale, featuring a Godmother in training, as she tries to prove that love, and happily ever after really do exist! But she’ll have some convincing for single mom, Mackenzie. This fun family film is perfect for a bit of Christmas fluff when you really need it. 

Good Luck Charlie it’s Christmas ( 2011)

One of the best Disney Channel Christmas Movies, Good Luck Charlie it’s Christmas is a wonderful full-length Disney Christmas film that aired on the Disney Channel for Christmas. Following the Duncan family across the country as they get split up and back together again through harried Christmas travel plans. Fun for the whole family, and it’s one of the Christmas Movies on Disney Plus that your tweens will want to watch over and over again. 

Home Alone 1, 2 and 3 ( 1990, 1992, 1997)

Eight-year-old Kevin McAllister brings in the big (toy) guns when he’s left home alone on accident over the Christmas holiday as his family flies off to Paris. He takes on grown-up responsibilities as his mother tries to get back to him through the nightmare that is holiday travel. But Kevin knows what he is doing and can fend off the bad guys trying to rob his house, like nobody’s business. Check out our Home Alone Movie Night.  

I’ll be Home for Christmas ( 1998)

Nothing says Christmas like Jonathan Taylor Thomas. In this holiday road trip film from Los Angeles to New York, I’ll Be Home For Christmas combines all sorts of family obligations and a Porsche bribe if our hero can make it home for Christmas Dinner. While this film won’t be an annual must-see in your Christmas arsenal you can still find lessons of the season in this Disney Christmas flick. On Disney Plus. 

Jingle All the Way ( 1996)

A classic Christmas film, about the lengths a father will go through to get this year’s hot toy for his son. We LOVE this film for the Sinbad and Arnold Schwarzenegger chemistry, and all those Christmas feels. Funny, family-friendly, and completely relatable. Except for the part with the black-market Santas of course. Grab Jingle all the Way on Amazon Prime Video or DVD. On Disney Plus

Mickey’s Magical Christmas Snowed in at the House of Mouse

Mickey’s Magical Christmas is NOT on Disney Plus, but you can buy it from Amazon through the link if you’re hoping to see it in its entirety. That said parts of Mickey’s Magical Christmas are on Disney Plus. This is what you need to know. Mickey’s Magical Christmas was a direct-to-video film back in the day and includes Pluto’s Christmas Tree ( 1952), and Mickey’s Christmas Carol( 1983), Both of these Disney Christmas shows are on Disney Plus, just separately. The other two shorts included in this movie are Donald on Ice ( 1999), and The Nutcracker ( 1999), but neither of these are available on Disney Plus. 

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas ( 1999)

Are you wondering where to watch Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas? This compilation of three Mickey Mouse Christmas tales, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas includes Donald Duck: Stuck on Christmas featuring Huey, Dewey, and Louie reliving the Christmas over and over ( until they get it right). In A Very Goofy Christmas Goofy tackles the Santa Claus problem with his son Max. And in Mickey & Minnie’s Gift Of The Magi, we see this classic Christmas story of selflessness during the holiday with our favorite character. You can grab Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas on Amazon Prime as well. On Disney Plus. 

Mickey’s Christmas Carol ( 1983)

Absolutely our favorite version of A Christmas Carol, this one is one of the best Disney Christmas Carol Movies. Mickey’s first appearance on television after 30 years in 1983 arrived with Mickey’s Christmas Carol. This classic Christmas cartoon is done in the classic Disney animation style, with sepia credits and a beautiful musical score. This is a must-see Disney Christmas film, featuring all your favorite Disney characters. With Mickey as Bob Cratchit and Scrooge McDuck himself as Ebenezer Scrooge. Add in Jiminy Cricket as the Ghost of Christmas Past and Goofy as Marley and you’ll be struck by the stories, the characters, and songs. Filled with Christmas Lessons this holiday show is perfect for kids young and old and grown-ups too. On Disney Plus. 

Mickey Saves Christmas ( 2022)

This short feature follows Mickey and Friends as they have to help Santa save Christmas. When Mickey gets too distracted decorating he forgets about Pluto and inadvertently causes Santa to crash his sleigh and lose all the presents! With time running out, our favorite groups of friends learn the true meaning of Christmas. Perfect for toddlers and younger children. On Disney Plus. 

Miracle on 34th Street ( 1947, 1994)

The original Miracle on 34th Street, featuring Edmund Gwenn, Natalie Wood, Maureen O’Hara, and John Payne is as classic Christmas as it gets! Absolutely a must-watch for the holidays this black and white Christmas film is one of the best Christmas Movies from Classic Hollywood and is on Disney Plus and is exactly what you need for holiday nostalgia. The remake in the 90s is also well worth the watch with an amazing and heart-wrenching performance by Richard Attenborough. On Disney Plus. 

A Muppets Christmas Letters To Santa ( 2008)

As a homage to the United States Postal Service back in 2008, the Muppets embark on trying to get an important Christmas letter to Santa before Christmas arrives! With Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg, and Uma Thurman alongside our favorite troupe, A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa combines all the fun and challenges of the holiday rush with the lessons of Christmas. We love love love this movie as an afternoon flick to watch while baking. Grab the Muppets Christmas Letters to Santa DVD or the digital copy on Amazon Prime, if you don’t have Disney Plus to watch this classic. On Disney Plus. 

The Muppets Christmas Carol ( 1992)

Probably the most popular Muppets Christmas Movie is The Muppet Christmas Carol.  Michael Caine stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in this musical re-telling of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. With ghosts following Scrooge through the past, present, and future to teach important life lessons, we love the extra humor we get from Miss Piggy as Mrs. Cratchit and Gonzo as Charles Dickens himself. This is a classic holiday film we watch every year and have even made a Muppets Christmas shirt to match for your next Muppets Christmas Movie Night or watch party. On Disney Plus. 


Noelle ( 2019)

Oh my garland! Noelle is on Disney Plus and is definitely worth the watch! If you have not yet gotten Disney+, now is the time so you can make sure you get access to all the BEST Christmas Movies. Following Noelle as the daughter of Santa Claus, Noelle is great at supporting her brother, Nick, soon to take over as Santa himself. He, on the other hand, has other plans and jets off to Arizona to open a yoga studio. We love the sibling relationship and positivity, and the way to discovering yourself and your true path is always a surprise. A super fun Christmas film filled with magic, gorgeous costumes, and a sunny location to help you feel like you’re on vacation. Grab our Noelle T-shirt to help you get in the spirit! On Disney Plus. 

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms ( 2018)

Inspired by the original story of ETA Hoffman, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms stars Morgan Freeman, Mackenzie Foy, and Kiera Knightly in a fantasy-filled wonderland of magic. From the dance of the sugar plum fairies to the land of dolls, Misty Copeland, prima ballerina, puts on a beautiful ballet performance as part of this film, well worth the watch. Following Clara, this classic holiday story is all about learning the truth and retrieving the key to help restore stability to the unstable 4th land of the realm. Such a beautiful film.  On Disney Plus. 

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure ( 2017)

Definitely one of the kid-focused fun Disney Christmas shows on this list, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure is all about creating traditions of your own that you can look forward to every year! When Anna and Elsa realize they get to create their own future of traditions, Olaf and Sven help to make the season bright. On Disney Plus. 

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One Magic Christmas ( 1985)

A Disney Classic, One Magic Christmas is about the power of believing. Believing in something larger than yourself. This one gets at the heart of Christmas. When mom Ginny is discouraged with her life, an Angel comes and “takes away” everything that she holds dear. It’s soooo difficult to watch, but sooo amazing to see how it all resolves, teaching us that we always already have everything we need. That we’re consistently guided and watched over if only we believe. One Magic Christmas is a super powerful Disney must-see Christmas movie. On Disney Plus. 

Prep and Landing ( 2009)

Prep and Landing is very fun! And adds a few grown-up problems to keep the adults interested while the kids wonder if Santa is going to get out of this one. A cute story all about being disgruntled about your job. Can you relate or what? And realizing that it means more than you think and makes you who are.  There are three Prep and Landing films. Prep and Landing, Naughty Vs. Nice and Operation Secret Santa. All worth the watch.On Disney Plus. 

Phineas and Ferb A Very Perry Christmas ( 2010)

So if you love Phineas and Ferb, check out Phineas and Ferb: A Very Perry Christmas. Yes, this is a compilation of episodes you may have seen in the series, but are definitely worth the re-watch! This DVD includes Phineas and Ferb’s Christmas Vacation, Interview with a Platypus, Oh there you are Perry, Chez Platypus, Perry lays an Egg, and The Doof Side of the Moon. On Disney Plus. 

Pluto’s Christmas Tree ( 1952)

Part of the classic Disney Christmas cartoons on Disney Plus, Pluto’s Christmas Tree is a must-see. All about that first day of getting the tree in the house, and decorated! Only to find that Chip and Dale already live in the tree. Pluto is determined to set things right to make a happy Christmas for everyone. On Disney Plus. 

Santa’s Workshop ( 1932)

This classic Disney Christmas cartoon features the man himself, working with his elves to get ready for the holiday as toys are made and come to life. Made in 1932, with classic animation, and music, this is part of the Silly Symphonies Collection. On Disney Plus. 

Santa Buddies The Legend of Santa Paws ( 2009)

If you love puppies, be sure to add Santa Buddies to your Christmas Movie Checklist. This one is a classic tale with the fate of Christmas Spirit at stake, and a young pup with a big responsibility to save Christmas, but he just wants to be a normal dog. Sigh…On Disney Plus. 

The Santa Clause 1, 2 and 3 ( 1994, 2002, 2006) 

One of the BEST Disney Christmas Movies, the Santa Clause trilogy follows a reluctant toymaker who steps into the role of Santa Clause by accident. The Santa Clause Collection follows his origin story and adventures with his son Charlie. He attempts romance and even goes up against Jack Frost in a fight over Christmas. We watch this several times throughout the season. It’s such fun! Be sure to check out our Santa Clause Movie Marathon for activities, recipes, and a watch party! On Disney Plus along with The Santa Clauses series ( 2022- present) 

The Small One (1978)

This cozy family movie tells the nativity story of a little boy who is forced to sell his beloved donkey. Little does he know that the donkey will play an important role for Mary and Joseph. A beautiful Christmas cartoon to bring the meaning of the season a little closer. On Disney Plus. 

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas ( 1993)

This Tim Burton classic is done in stop-motion animation, which makes it simply marvelous to watch. Add in the Pumpkin King of Halloween, wondering if there is something more to life than just spooks and scares and a desire to see what the big deal is about Christmas, and Santa better hold tight to his job! Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas takes a great holiday story twisted with those larger life questions of belonging, and purpose. We love that this tale is beautiful with amazing songs and important revelations that everyone needs to contemplate! Want to make a night of it? Check out our Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Night complete with special drinks and treats. On Disney Plus. 

Winnie the Pooh a Very Merry Pooh Year ( 2002)

If you’re looking for a cozy holiday cartoon, watch this one with an early morning breakfast. Winnie the Pooh A Very Merry Pooh Year is a childhood throwback like you wouldn’t believe and totally warrants warm cocoa and pancakes and cozying up on the couch. On Disney Plus. 

Best Christmas Specials on Disney Plus 

High School Musical the Musical the Series The Holiday Special

Following the ambitious kids at East High, this High School Musical, the Musical, the Series features breakout stars Olivia Rodrigo, Sophia Wylie, and Joshua Bassett. singing Christmas songs and making holiday magic. A cherry and uplifting show for the season. 

Lego Star Wars Holiday Special ( 2020)

When Rey and BB8 go on a journey to find out more about the Force at a Jedi Temple, they run the risk of missing Christmas! And being back in time to join their friends. In this Lego Star Wars special you can count on the fun lines, cute scenery and all the holiday drama you can hope for. 

Mickey’s Christmas Tales ( 2023)

In this series of 5 shorts for the Christmas season, Mickey and their friends go on mini adventures in these 2-minute episodes. You can watch them on Mickey’s Winter Tales on DisneyNow. We love the colors and cute animation in this series for kids. 

CMA Country Christmas Special Dec 15

Join County Music Stars in this annual tradition. ’Tis the holiday season! Hosted by Country Music stars Amy Grant and Trisha Yearwood, “CMA Country Christmas” features performances by Jordan Davis, Grant, Lady A, Ashley McBryde, Jon Pardi, Lindsey Stirling, The War And Treaty, Zach Williams, Lainey Wilson and Yearwood.

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Disney Channel Christmas Movies and Episodes on Disney Plus+

We love the Disney Channel and are so grateful that now you can see so many Disney Channel Christmas Episodes from all the best shows on Disney Plus+. From Hannah Montana’s Christmas Episodes to the Christmas Episodes of Jessie and the Suite Life of Zak of Cody, we rack up the tv time during the holiday season. Plus, you can even catch up on new Disney Channel Series, like the Villains of Valley View, celebrating the holidays. Check out ALL the Disney Channel Christmas Episodes here for details on all the shows with holiday episodes to watch this season. Here are the Disney Channel Original Christmas Movies also available on Disney Plus to add to your Disney Christmas Watchlist. 

Christmas…Again! ( 2021)

After a disastrous celebration, 12-year-old Rowena makes a wish and unexpectedly finds herself reliving Christmas Day over and over again. Can she figure out how to make it stop? You can watch Christmas Again! on Disney Plus!

Disney Channel Christmas Episodes

We can never get enough of the Disney Channel Christmas Shows, so when we saw this little lineup of our favorite Disney Channel Holiday shows on DVD, we were sold! We’re also sharing all the Disney Channel Episodes for Christmas on Disney Plus if you’ve migrated from the DVD player. Because, let’s face it, while some of the best Christmas movies to watch are on this list, sometimes you just need some Christmas nostalgia to lean back on. And since you’re probably not going to hunt down the 100+ Disney Christmas shows on DVD, they are some of the best Christmas movies to stream. On Disney Plus. 

New Christmas Movies on Disney Plus 2023

Whether you’re looking for the best Christmas movies for families or just more holiday films to add to your new Christmas movies list, you can find fun, and family-friendly films on Disney Plus for the holidays. If you don’t have Disney Plus or are debating, be sure to read our Is Disney Plus Worth It? post. Check out all the Disney Christmas Movies on Disney Plus! 

The Shepherd | December 1, 2023

Set in 1957, The Shepherd follows a young RAF ( Royal Air Force) pilot’s journey home on Christmas Eve and takes a dramatic turn when a mysterious airman appears. Starring Ben Radcliff, and John Travolta.

Wrapped Up in Christmas ( 2017)

Starring Tatyana Ali and Brendan Fehr, this romantic Christmas story is all about finding a different way. When Heather ( Tatyana) takes on the task of closing down the stores in the mall, just in time for the holiday season, she wouldn’t guess that falling in love with a store owner’s nephew is in the cards. This Lifetime movie is currently on Disney Plus, and perfect if you’re looking for some romance this season. 

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Dashing Through the Snow | November 17, 2023

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Lil Rel Howery, and Teyonah Parris star in this film, which tells the story of a divorced social worker for the Atlanta police department who despises Christmas due to a painful childhood memory. When sent on a call while spending Christmas Eve with his daughter, he inadvertently evokes the wrath of a local politician but meets a man who helps him understand the joy and magic of Christmas.

The Naughty Nine ( 2023)

This Disney Channel Original Christmas Movie features Winslow Fegley, Camila Rodriguez, Anthony John Joo, Clara Stack, Imogen Cohen, Madilyn Kellam, and Deric McCabe. As a crew of kids who’ve ended up on  Santa’s “naughty list,” can this group of kids get the presents they deserve? The Naughty Nine on IMDB

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever | December 8, 2023

The winter holidays are turning out to be especially stressful for Greg Heffley this year. After accidentally damaging a snowplow while making a snowman with best friend Rowley Jefferson, Greg worries he won’t get the new video game console he so desperately wants for Christmas. To make matters worse, he gets snowed in with his family, including his grumpy older brother Rodrick and annoying younger brother Manny. Diary of a Wimpy Kid on IMDB.

Chueco Christmas Special Dec 15

A widower and father of three is on the verge of ruin, but he inherits an unexpected fortune from his uncle. But the money comes with one condition. His family must take care of Chueco, an adult chimpanzee who hides the huge secret that he can talk.

New Christmas Shows on Disney Plus 2023

If you’re heading into the holiday season and want to watch more than just your old favorites, Disney Plus has a slew of Disney Channel Christmas Episodes and Christmas Specials that are perfect. 

The Santa Clauses ( 2022- present) 

This continuation of the Santa Clause trilogy follows Scot Calvin and his family as they navigate family life in the North Pole, and again down south, when Scott decides to retire. But when Scott realizes he left the new Santa job to the wrong guy, he questions his purpose after all. The first season premiered in 2022, with the second season wrapping up in 2023. 

Christmas with Walt Disney ( 2023) November 24, 2023

This Walt Disney Christmas compilation from 2009 includes a sneak peek of how Walt and his family spent the holidays. Directed by Don Hahn, and with Diane Disney Miller, sharing stories of the season. Get an inside look at Walt Disney’s Christmas. with clips and original footage of Disney’s family through the holidays, in this Walt Disney Museum featurette.

Isabel Preysler, My Christmas 

Two-Part Special – Spanish celebrity Isabel Preysler welcomes us in the privacy of her home to show us how she celebrates one of the most memorable dates of the year: Christmas. With her staff’s help, Isabel oversees even the most minute details and shares the joy of the present and the nostalgia of the past with her children.

Superkitties: Merry Mousemas Christmas Special Dec 6 

Originally airing on Disney Junior November 28, 2023, Superkitties Christmas Special arrives on Disney Plus on December 6. When Cat Burglar steals Christmas gifts from all over Kittydale, the SuperKitties (Ginny, Sparks, Buddy and Bitsy) must recover the stolen presents… and Bitsy’s kitty castle! This is a 22 min Christmas Special.

 The Ghost and Molly McGee: White Christmess/Perfect Day Dec 6

The McGee’s host a Christmas party for the Brighton Hills Retirement Home residents while Scratch struggles to pick a gift for Molly; Molly and Scratch use a curse to restart the first day of the year over until it’s perfect.

Villains of Valley View: A Very Villain Christmas  Dec 6

Furious about insulting her family, Amy attacks Onyx, the leader of the supervillains. In an attempt to save themselves, Amy and her family live concealed in a Texas town. A staple on the Disney Channel, check out all the Disney Channel Christmas Movies and Episodes on Disney Plus. 

Mickey Mouse Funhouse: Minnie’s Snow Ball/ The Snow Princess/ Santa’s Crash Landing Dec 13

A winter storm changes Minnie’s plans for a picnic in Fairy Square. Then, Minnie and her friends hope the Snow Princess will visit the snow castle at Winter Mountain. When Santa crash lands in Funhouse Forest, Mickey, Minnie and the gang help him deliver presents to Majestica, Halloweenville and Winter Mountain. Brock Powell (“Mickey Saves Christmas”) guest stars as Santa.

Hailey’s On It!: We Wish You a Merry Chaos-mas  Dec 20

When Hailey loses a mini reindeer, causing Christmas to not exist in the future, she must throw the best Oceanside Christmas Festival to save the future of Christmas. This episode aired on Disney XD on December 1, 2023.

Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life (Season 2 Special Christmas Episode) ( 2023)

Coming December 20, 2023. (Season 2 Special Christmas Episode) Chip and Dale are as eager as ever to increase their acorn stash. But their tumultuous dynamic makes it hard for things to ever go right. Along with Pluto, Donald, and even more Disney characters, the world’s favorite chipmunk duo take on a brand-new chunk of trouble!

Pupstruction Christmas/ Pupstruction on Ice | December 20

Santa Paws’ sleigh crashes on Christmas Eve and needs help delivering toys. Then, when it snows in Petsburg, the ice makes everything slippery.

DOCTOR WHO Christmas Special 2023 The Church on Ruby Road(Premiere) Dec 25

(Premiere) Synopsis under wraps. Doctor Who regenerates, welcoming Ncuti Gatwa as the Doctor and Millie Gibson, playing his companion, Ruby.

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Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade on Hulu and Disney+ | December 26

Disney’s annual Christmas celebration returns Christmas morning with heartwarming stories, dazzling celebrity performances and of course, the Christmas Day Parade! Airing on ABC on Monday, Dec. 25 (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST/9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. PST) and streaming December 26 on Hulu and Disney+. Featuring musical performances by these guest stars. 

  • Derek Hough and Julianne Hough – “Good Morning” and “Deck the Halls” Medley
  • Chrissy Metz – “Silver Bells”
  • The Smashing Pumpkins – “Evergreen” (A new, original holiday song!)
  • Iam Tongi – “Mele Kalikimaka”
  • The Broadway and North American Tour Cast of Disney’s “Aladdin” – “Friend Like Me”
  • Meg Donnelly – “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)”

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Disney Christmas Specials and Holiday Shorts

In addition to all the main Disney Christmas Movies, and Disney Channel Christmas Episodes there are also Disney Holiday Shorts! On Disney Plus 

  • Groot’s Snow Day Season 2 Episode 3 ( 2023)
  • Pluto’s Christmas Tree ( 1952)
  • Prep and Landing ( 2009)
  • The Simpsons Meet the Bocellis in Feliz Navidad ( 2022)
  • Le pupille  (2022)
  • From our Family to Yours: The Gift ( 2022)
  • From our Family to Yours: Lola  (2020)
  • Puppy for Hanukkah ( 2020)
  • Ice Age a Mammoth Christmas ( 2011)
  • Once Upon a Snowman ( 2020)
  • The Great Christmas Light Fight- Series ( 2013)
  • Arendelle Castle Yule Log
  • Lego Star Wars Holiday Special ( 2020)
  • The Wonderful Winter of Mickey Mouse ( 2022)

Disney Christmas Documentaries on Disney Plus

  • Wonderful World of Disney Magical Holiday Celebration
  • Secrets of Christ’s Tomb- National Explorer
  • Donna Hay Christmas

Decorating Disney Holiday Magic ( 2017) 

This Christmas behind-the-scenes look at the Disney Parks takes fans from start to finish in the transformation of the parks for the holidays. Featuring anecdotes, stories, and decorations, you can see all that goes into making the parks extra merry for the holiday season. 

Disney’s Fairytale Weddings Holiday Magic ( 2017)

Get ready for sparkles, and glamour! Wedding dresses, beautiful table settings, and rides in Cinderella’s carriage await in this Disney Fairytale Weddings special, with a Holiday overlay. See how couples get ready for their big day during the Christmas season at Disney. 

Animated Disney Christmas Movies

Disney Christmas films come in all shapes and sizes, but some of the best are animated Disney Christmas movies. With a true sense of nostalgia, the classic Christmas Disney cartoons are just as fun as the new Disney movies about Christmas that also just happen to be animated. Here are Disney’s Christmas movies that are animated, and stop motion, and deserve a place in your Disney Christmas Movie watchlist this season. 

  • Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
  • Disney’s A Christmas Carol
  • Duck The Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special
  • Frozen
  • Frozen 2
  • Ice Age
  • Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
  • Mickey and Minnie On Ice 
  • Mickey & Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas
  • Mickey’s Christmas Carol
  • Mickey’s Magical Christmas
  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
  • Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
  • Pluto’s Christmas Tree
  • Prep & Landing
  • Prep & Landing: Naughty vs Nice
  • Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa (Short)
  • Santa’s Workshop
  • The Small One
  • Winnie The Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year

Disney Christmas Movies List on Disney Plus 2023

Looking for ONLY Movies you can find on Disney Plus (Disney+)? Here is what you can still find on Disney Plus in 2023. 

  • ‘Twas the Night
  • A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa
  • Babes in Toyland
  • Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
  • The Christmas Consultant
  • The Christmas Star
  • Christmas…Again?!
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Disney’s A Christmas Carol
  • Duck The Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special
  • Ernest Saves Christmas
  • Feliz Navidad
  • Frozen
  • Frozen 2
  • Full-Court Miracle
  • Godmothered
  • Good Luck Charlie! It’s Christmas
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special
  • Hawkeye the Series
  • High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special
  • Home Alone 
  • Home Alone 2
  • Home Alone 3
  • Home Alone 4
  • Home Alone: The Holiday Heist
  • Home Sweet Home Alone (Disney Plus Original Series 2021)
  • I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  • Ice Age
  • Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
  • Iron Man 3
  • Jingle All the Way
  • Jingle All The Way 2
  • Mickey & Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas
  • Mickey’s Christmas Carol
  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
  • Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • The Naughty Nine ( Disney Channel Original Christmas Movie 2023)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
  • Noelle
  • Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
  • Once Upon a Main Street
  • One Magic Christmas
  • Pluto’s Christmas Tree
  • Prep & Landing
  • Prep & Landing: Naughty vs Nice
  • Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa (Short)
  • Puppy for Hanukkah
  • Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
  • Santa Buddies
  • Santa Paws
  • Santa Paws 2
  • Santa’s Workshop
  • Snow Buddies
  • The Santa Clause
  • The Santa Clause 2
  • The Santa Clause 3
  • The Santa Clauses ( Disney Plus Original Series 2022)
  • The Santa Con
  • The Small One
  • The Ultimate Christmas Present
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • Winnie The Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year
  • Wrapped Up in Christmas

Christmas Movies Removed from Disney Plus+ in 2023

Jingle All the Way and Eloise at Christmastime are no longer available on Disney Plus. However, we’re keeping them in this post as holiday favorites to make sure you watch this year. Consider this your Must Watch Christmas Movie List! Whether you grab these classics from Amazon, or your local Library, be sure to make time for these great Disney Christmas movies this holiday season.  

12 Dates of Christmas

Love Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day? Then 12 Dates of Christmas is just what you’re looking for. This cute Christmas movie for Disney Grown Ups is all about learning the true meaning of Christmas. REMOVED from Disney Plus. Included on Amazon Prime Video. 

Eloise at Christmastime

Absolutely one of our favorite films for the holidays, this holiday classic featuring Julie Andrews as Nanny, puts Eloise at Christmastime at the top of our list of things to watch and re-watch. If you haven’t seen this one yet- make the time! There’s a Christmas romance, funny moments, a few holiday lessons, and even a Christmas surprise that makes it all worthwhile. On Freeform. REMOVED from Disney Plus 

Have Yourself a Goofy Little Christmas

This classic throwback is for fans of Goof Troop when Goofy was at his Disney Dad best. This Christmas cartoon is a favorite. Another fun show to just add to your Christmas afternoon watchlist Have Yourself a Goofy Little Christmas gives your Christmas vacation a little extra cheer. REMOVED from Disney Plus 

Holidays in Handcuffs

An ABC Family Christmas movie we watch every year, this one includes Mario Lopez and Melissa Joan Hart in a fun holiday movie with a twist. Bent on finally living up to her parent’s expectations, and having just been dumped by her boyfriend who she’s supposed to bring home for Christmas, Trudi kidnaps an unsuspecting guy from the diner where she works to bring home. Unconventional? You bet. The Christmas slapstick fun ensues when he tries to tell her family he’s been kidnapped, only to turn to the tables and propose to her instead. Crazy Holiday fun, you HAVE to see how this one turns out. REMOVED from Disney Plus. Included on Amazon Prime Video and Hulu.

Recess Christmas: Miracle on 3rd Street

If you loved Recess as a kid, or as an adult with kids, this film is a compilation of four episodes and extra fun pulled from the original cartoons. Definitely a fun watch for an afternoon of holiday episodes to make time for! Check out the list of Recess Holiday Episodes. As this was recently pulled from Disney Plus you can grab the Recess Christmas Miracle on 3rd Street DVD on Amazon. REMOVED from Disney Plus 


We love the ABC Family Christmas movies and have oh so many fun ones we watch every single year. Snowglobe is a Christmas flick with Christina Milan. This film follows a girl with a big family who dreams of the perfect life she’s seen in her inside a Christmas snow globe. And since wishes do come true, this is a funny, and quirky movie for the holidays! REMOVED from Disney Plus. 

Snow 1 and 2

As part of the cute ABC Family Disney Movies, this Christmas Classic is one of our favorites! Snow and Snow 2, follows the journey of the real Santa Claus trying to rescue his reindeer! But a little romance gets in the way. You can grab Snow on Amazon. Or as part of the Snow 1, 2, and Holiday in Handcuffs DVD Triple Pack. REMOVED from Disney Plus 

Disney Christmas Movies on Streaming for Christmas!

New Holiday Movies and shows on our favorite channels can be found here! Check out the links to the BEST Countdown to Christmas Holiday Shows.

What is the Best Streaming Service for Christmas Movies?

If you’re looking for family-friendly Christmas Movies, then Disney Plus has plenty to offer, with Home Alone, Jingle All the Way, Miracle on 34th Street, and The Santa Clause, alongside classic Disney Christmas films.  While MAX features most of the classic Christmas films like A Christmas Story, Elf, and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. The Christmas movies on Netflix feature an array of original holiday films like The Christmas Prince series, The Princess Switch trilogy, and The Christmas Calendar. And of course, if you’re looking for Christmas Romance Movies you can find those on Hulu, hoopla, Hallmark, Hallmark Now, and Amazon. Check out our New Christmas Movies to Watch in 2023 for the list. 

Christmas Movie Bingo Cards

And if you’re up for Christmas Movie Bingo then you can grab our Christmas Movie Bingo Cards! Perfect for Christmas games to play all day with all your favorite movies! Be sure to stock your Christmas Hot Cocoa Bar ahead of time so you have everything ready for your next Christmas Movie Night. 

Hallmark Christmas Movie Bingo Cards

Christmas Movie Night Ideas

Want to make the holiday season extra special with Disney Christmas Movie Nights of your very own at home? We’ve added crafts, recipes, reviews, and more to some of our favorite Christmas movies to make the season extra special. Check out our Disney Christmas Movie Nights for ideas. 

Christmas Movie Checklist

There you have it! Be sure to grab our Printable Disney Christmas Movie Checklist so you can mark off your favorites as you watch these Disney Favorites throughout the holiday season. And if you’re ready for Disney Channel episodes too, check out the printable in our Best Disney Channel Christmas Shows on Disney Plus post. 

Hallmark Christmas Movie Bingo Cards

Our Family Christmas Holiday Movie List

And if you’re looking for even more Christmas movies, we just have to mention our other favorites! We have quite a few that make their way into our holiday-watching every year. We hope you love sinking into the holiday season with your favorite Christmas Movies as much as we do. 

Disney Christmas Movies for all your family holiday events! Plus all the new Disney+ Holiday flicks, and where to find all your favorite 25 days till Christmas movies! #25daystillchristmas #disneychristmasmovies #holidaymovies #polkadotpixies 

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Rochelle Mariah is a writer, designer and photographer with an MLIS in Information Science and a B.S. in Arch and Design. Determined to make Planning a DIY Disney Vacation easier she makes lots of lists and drinks lots of coffee. When not designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's watching old movies and planning the holidays. She has been traveling to Disney destinations since 2010.

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