All the Christmas Films Streaming Now on Disney Plus

Streaming services have quickly become a Christmas tradition for many families, as they give them the chance to rewatch holiday favourites from the past. And seeing as many members of these families grew up on Disney Christmas specials, Disney+ offers many the chance to wallow in a bit of festive nostalgia.

Alongside big Christmas classics like Mickey's Christmas Carol, The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Muppet Christmas Carol, the streaming service also offers a number of more obscure holiday movies, some new releases, plus some genuine oddities.

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"Mickey's Christmas Carol" (left), "The Muppet Christmas Carol" (middle) and "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (right) are among the Christmas movies on Disney+ Disney

All the Christmas films streaming now on Disney+

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)

One of Disney's biggest selling direct-to-video releases, The Enchanted Christmas sold over 7 million copies in the '90s and charmed a generation of young people, who watched as Belle tried to teach Beast to ice skate as Lumiere, Cogsworth and the rest of the gang got the castle ready for Christmas.

The Christmas Star (1986)

A nearly-forgotten TV movie, The Christmas Star features The Mary Tyler Moore actor Ed Asner as an escaped convict who disguises himself as Santa and learns the true meaning of Christmas via two children.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

Though some may not consider the first and best of The Chronicles of Narnia movies a Christmas film, it does feature a cameo from Father Christmas himself, plus enough snow to make It's A Wonderful Life look like The Towering Inferno.

Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic (2017)

Want to know the work that goes on at Disney World and other destinations as they get their epic festive makeovers? Freeform documentary Decorating Disney reveals all as Whoopi Goldberg takes us behind the scenes as the Disney teams tackle giant trees, miles of lights and more.

Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! (2011)

The Disney Channel Original Movie based on their series saw the Duncan family hit the road to get to Palm Springs, with many festive mishaps happening to the cast along the way.

I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)

Starring '90s heartthrob Jonathan Taylor Thomas alongside a young Jessica Biel in her second feature film, I'll Be Home for Christmas and sees the former try to get from Los Angeles to New York for Christmas dinner as part of a bet.

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"Iron Man 3" has been named a Christmas movie by Disney+. Disney

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Disney+ weighed in to the debate over whether Iron Man 3, which is set in December and sees Tony Stark buy Pepper a present among other festive moments, is a Christmas movie or not by having the Shane Black-directed movie come up on the service when users search "Christmas."

Life-Size 2 (2018)

Described by PinkNews as "the bisexual Christmas film of your dreams," Life-Size 2 sees Tyra Banks' living doll come to life for the holiday season to help a toy company CEO.

Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)

This 26-minute take on the Charles Dickens classic, starring Scrooge McDuck alongside many classic Disney characters, has been a festive favourite for over three decades and was even nominated for an Oscar.

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999) / Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004)

Both Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas and its sequel are anthology films featuring Mickey, Goofy, Donald and more in a selection of short Christmas adventures.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Though Disney+ does not yet have the 1994 remake of Miracle on 34th Street starring Mara Wilson and Richard Attenborough, it does have the Oscar-winning original version of the story that sees a department store Santa who claims to be the real thing.

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

A genuine Christmas classic, The Muppet Christmas Carol is a holiday staple for many who grew up with Michael Caine as Scrooge, Rizzo the Rat as narrator as Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Perhaps the only film to work equally well as a Christmas and Halloween film, The Nightmare Before Christmas is a creepy and kooky antidote to more syrupy seasonal specials.

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"Noelle" is the first Christmas-themed Disney+ original movie. Disney

Noelle (2019)

One of Disney+'s first original movies, Noelle stars Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader as the children of Santa, who panic after their father tells them he wants to retire and pass on the reins and reindeers to them.

One Magic Christmas (1985)

One of the few Disney Christmas movies to get a cinematic release, One Magic Christmas features a strong cast including Mary Steenbergen and Harry Dean Stanton, with the latter as an angel who teaches the former the true meaning of the season.

Richie Rich's Christmas Wish (1998)

A festive sequel to the 1994 Macaulay Culkin movie, Richie Rich's Christmas Wish sees the Home Alone star replaced by David Gallagher as the title character, who causes Christmas chaos after one of the scientists he employs creates a wishing machine.

The Santa Clause (1994) / The Santa Clause 2 (2002) / The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)

Disney+ is also streaming the entire Santa Clause trilogy, which see Tim Allen as a put-upon dad (is there any other type of Tim Allen role?) who has to take over from Father Christmas after he accidentally kills him.

Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups (2012)

Though the original Santa Paws is still streaming for now on HBO Now and HBO Go, it does have the sequel focusing on the cute capers of four puppies owned by the North Pole's most famous resident.

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"Toy Story" ends with a scene set at Christmas. Disney

Toy Story (1995)

Toy Story is not considered by many as a Christmas film, but those who believe that any film with scenes set on December 25 is a Christmas movie must add the movie to their festive canon, featuring as it does a final scene that introduces Mrs. Potato Head to the cast as well as Andy's puppy Buster.

'Twas the Night (2001)

Starring a pre-Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston, 'Twas the Night sees the Malcolm in the Middle star in a Disney Channel Original Movie as a small-time con man who takes Santa's new sleigh for a ride.

Twelve Dates of Christmas (2011)

Crossing Groundhog Day with Christmas Day, ABC Family TV movie 12 Dates of Christmas sees a woman going on the same festive blind date over and over again.

The Ultimate Christmas Present (2000)

Another Disney Channel Original, The Ultimate Christmas Present sees a young Brenda Song (who would go on to star in the channel's The Suite Life with Zach and Cody) play a girl who causes mayhem when she happens across Santa's snow machine.