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The 10 Best Christmas Movies on Disney Plus

Grab some hot chocolate and enjoy these holiday classics.

If you’re looking for a nice Christmas flick to watch on a cold winter’s night, check out Disney+. Disney owns a lot of classic Christmas movies and puts out new content every year.

You can also find Christmas episodes of your favorite Disney shows on Disney+ through the platform’s Happy Holidays collection.

Keep scrolling to find our picks for the best Christmas movies on Disney+.

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Mickey’s Christmas Carol

It may be on our list of the most traumatizing scenes in kids’ media, but Mickey’s Christmas Carol is still a classic. Who better to play the role of Ebenezer Scrooge than Scrooge McDuck himself?

Some people might say The Muppet Christmas Carol is better, and while this writer respectfully disagrees, both movies are available on Disney+, so everyone wins.

Scrooge McDuck sits happily surrounded by Mickey's family.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a stop-motion animated classic about the king of Halloweentown, Jack Skellington, who tires of being spooky and scary 24/7. He eventually discovers that other holidays exist (namely, Christmas), and tries to claim the town of snow and presents for his own. It’s a movie that you can watch both at Halloween and Christmastime.

Jack Skellington is excited to see Christmas lights and snow.

The Santa Clause

The Santa Clause is one of the most recognizable Disney Christmas movies, and fans still watch the original Santa Clause trilogy every year. To this day, I still have to think about which way “Santa Claus” is spelled.

When you’re done with your annual rewatch on Disney+, stick around—the new spinoff show The Santa Clauses premieres on November 16. Members of the original cast return, including Eric Lloyd as Charlie, Elizabeth Mitchell as Mrs. Clause, and Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, AKA Santa Claus.

Santa sits in his sleigh next to his young son.

Missing your favorite Christmas classics?

The Disney–owned network Freeform airs the 25 Days of Christmas marathon every December, featuring popular movies like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town.

Miracle on 34th Street

Like the case of A Christmas Carol, fans also debate which version of Miracle on 34th Street is best. But worry not—Disney+ carries both the 1947 and 1994 versions on its platform.

If you’re unfamiliar with this lesser-known classic, it’s about a Santa impersonator (the one from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade) who may actually be the real deal. Of course, this results in a massive court case. Don’t all good Christmas films turn into a legal drama eventually?

Santa looks down at a little girl and her mother; the picture is in black and white.

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

You didn’t think Mickey’s Christmas Carol was the only holiday film from the House of Mouse, did you? (And no, we’re not talking about the 2001 show House of Mouse, which for some reason isn’t on Disney+ anymore.)

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas is a collection of three animated shorts featuring Mickey and friends. It also has a sequel, Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas, which is the same concept in slightly dated CGI.

Dewey, Louie, and Huey excitedly open presents on Christmas morning.

More Christmas movies on Disney Plus

  • Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
  • Prep & Landing
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • Noelle
  • Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year

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