Festival of Lights on Disney+ Hanukkah Shows and Movies

Festival of Lights on Disney+ Hanukkah Shows and Movies

Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is a celebration of miracles that bring people together this time of year. So, if you and your family are embracing the warmth of the holiday season, Disney Plus+ has a selection of shows and movies that capture the spirit of Hanukkah. In all it’s forms.  If you’re looking for Disney Hanukkah Shows and Movies to stream on Disney+ this holiday season, we’ve created this list for you! 

During the holidays we like to take time together to share movies and shows that we like best. It gives us a chance to sit down, unwind and reflect on the meaning of the season. While we don’t personally celebrate Hanukkah, we have friends that do. And in the spirit of sharing the specialness of the season we wanted to round up all the Hanukkah Movies and Episodes that are on Disney+.  If you celebrate the Hanukkah Festival of Lights, we hope you find some miracles and Disney magic in the shows and movies here. And if you don’t, these memorable shows can help you appreciate this Jewish holiday. Enjoy! 

Hanukkah Shows and Movies on Disney Plus

Hanukkah 2023 begins the evening of Thu, Dec 7, 2023 – Fri, Dec 15, 2023, with celebrations honoring the 8 day Festival of Lights. And while there are many many Disney Christmas Movies, you can also find a whole collection of Hanukkah movies and episodes to stream on Disney+ too. These Hanukkah Specials are perfect for the whole family. So whether you’re looking for something to watch for Hanukkah on Disney+ or simply want to learn more about this holiday, here is our list of everything to check out this season. 

The Ghost and Molly McGee: Festival of Lights Season 1, Episode 10

When a town-wide blackout occurs on the final night of Hanukkah, the people of Brighton seek refuge in Libby’s mom’s bookstore, the only place in town with light. Read more about this Disney Channel Hanukkah episode; The Ghost and Molly McGee: Festival of Lights Season 1 Episode 10.

Elena of Avalor Festival of Lights Season 3 Episode 17

This Elena of Avalor Festival of Lights episode on Disney Plus follows Princess Elena and her friends as they meet a new family. The Royal Family of Galonia, traveling home to celebrate Hanukkah. But their menorah is still on the ship from which they were rescued. As the families figure out what to do, they share the stories of the season, and learn the Hanukkah traditions that are celebrated. Elena of Avalor Festival of Lights Season 3 Episode 17. 

Even Stevens Heck of a Hanukkah Season 1, Episode 15

In this Hanukkah-themed episode “Heck of a Hanukkah,” the family attempts to create a memorable celebration, chaos ensues, providing plenty of laughs and a touch of holiday magic. Even Stevens Heck of a Hanukkah Season 1 Episode 15. 

Puppy for Hanukkah ( 2020)

This movie tells the story of a  little boy wishing for a puppy each night of Hanukkah, before finally receiving one, on the eighth night. This movie also includes a memorable song which  explains some of Hanukkah traditions, including a Hanukkah blessing in Hebrew mid-rap.

Firebuds Hanukkah Hullabaloo Season 1, Episode 13

On this Disney junior Hanukkah special, Bo learns about how people celebrate holidays different ways. And that Hannukah is special for reasons that don’t include lots of decorations and flashing lights. A wonderful show to help understand and appreciate this holiday better. 

Full Court Miracle ( 2003)

Set during the season of Hanukkah, this Disney Channel Original movie follows a Jewish basketball team in Philadelphia. Based on a true story, this basketball team is playing the championship when the power goes out. With an agreement that whoever has the most points when the generator runs out, wins, there are miracles to be had in this fun family film and a fun twist at the end. 

Pepper Ann A Kosher Christmas Season 3 Episode 11

Celebrating both Hanukkah and Christmas Pepper Ann takes on the task of finding all the things she loves about both holidays. A classic holiday show filled with a few misunderstandings this episode is fun to watch no matter which holiday you celebrate. 

Glee, Actually Season 4 Episode 10

In an homage to Love, Actually, the cast of Glee creates a series of holiday stories for all the characters, celebrating everything that’s special about the season. 

Puppy Dog Pals Latke Kerfuffle Season 1 Episode 20

Another Disney Junior Hanukkah episode, the  Puppy Dog Pals, find Bingo and Rolly on a mission to help their owner, Bob, make latkes for their neighbor Chloe’s Hanukkah party. 

Puppy Dog Pals The Dreidel Dilemma Season 3 Episode 4

In another puppy dog pals episode, The Dreidel Dilemma find Keia who enlists Bingo and Rolly’s help to bring Chloe’s special dreidel to her grandparents’ home. The Dreidel Dilemma

Puppy Dog Pals Nine Lights Tonight! Season 4 Episode 3

Mrs. Clause sends an elf and a reindeer to get Bingo & Roll because her friend Miriam is having a Hanukkah emergency. All of the light bulbs for their Chanukiah are broken. Leave it to our pups to find a way to make things right. 

Lizzie McGuire Xtreme Xmas Season 2 Episode 33

While this episode is about Christmas, it features several wonderful Hanukkah references between Lizzie and Gordo, who’s Jewish, that every teen can relate to. If you’re looking for a little xtra in your Hanukkah watchlist, add this one to the lineup. Lizzie McGuire Xtreme Xmas

Muppet Babies  Mitzvah for Miss Nanny Season 3 Episode 28

When Miss Nanny tells the Muppet Babies that she’s going to be doing mitzvahs for Hanukkah, they decide to do mitzvahs of their own. Gonzo and Skeeter have a Winter-Sport-a-Thon.

Hanukkah Shows and Movies to Watch for the Season

While Disney Plus has “some” movies and shows to watch for Hanukkah we just had to add in a few more absolute favorite Hanukkah movies that you can find elsewhere. 

Hitched for the Holidays ( 2012)

Absolutely one of our favorite Christmas Hanukkah Movie mashups, Hitched for the Holidays stars Joey Lawrence and Emily Hampshire in this classic Christmas Romantic Comedy. Hs family’s Catholic, her family’s Jewish, and both are avidly practicing! So when these two agree to be the others plus one for the holiday season, the deal is sealed. Filled with fun holiday antics, loads of misunderstandings and a conniving grandmother, bent on making this fake relationship, real this is one you’ll want every year. Hitched for the Holidays is avaiable on Hulu with Live Tv, Amazon Prime and Peacock. You can also see this Christmas Movie on Hallmark. 

An American Tail  (1986)

One of the best holiday movies, An American Tail, by animation great, Don Bluth, follows the Mouskewitz family on this journey to America. In this film we learn all about a little mouse named Fievel and what happens when he gets separated from his family during the journey. A true gem of a film, this one features memorable songs and an amazing voice cast. Bluth had left Disney studios in 1979 along with a slew of other animators, after 20 years working there. The amazing storytelling and animation will have you wanting to watch all his films. 

The Holiday Home

The Holiday ( 2006)

This Christmas Movie on Hulu stars Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Jack Black. This Nancy Meyers movie star Kate Winslet in the lead role as a character hosting a Hanukkah party for her elderly neighbor during the season. We love that this film is a bit more smart about the holidays, and gives a little something to think about as well. 

 Mistletoe and Menorahs ( 2019)

This new Christmas Movie on Hulu is just what you need if you’re looking for some laughs. Or to educate a friend confused about the holiday. When a determined toy company executive, Christy, must learn about Hanukkah in a hurry to land a big account, she enlists the help of her co-worker’s friend Jonathan, who happens to also be in desperate need of turning his bachelor pad into a Christmas Wonderland to impress his girlfriend’s father. Stream Mistletoe and Menorahs on Hulu. 

Hanukkah Movies and Shows on Disney Plus

Hopefully this post has given you a good idea of what Hanukkah shows you can watch on Disney Plus this year! Whether you’re putting these on for the kids or making a movie night of it. We wish you all the miracles and joys of the season. 

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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.