The 16 best Christmas movies on Disney Plus — from ‘The Santa Clause’ to ‘Home Alone’

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  • Disney Plus has an expansive list of Christmas movies available to stream for the holidays.
  • Highlights range from animated classics, like “A Christmas Carol,” to family favorites like “Home Alone.”
  • Disney Plus costs $8 a month or $80 a year, and you can buy an annual plan as a gift.

Whether you’re gathering with friends or family, or just curling up with a cozy blanket on the couch, Disney Plus has a wholesome selection of holiday movies to entertain you this season.

The service costs $8 a month or $80 a year, and you can even buy an annual membership as a gift. If you haven’t purchased Disney Plus yet, we broke down everything you need to know about the streaming service in our full Disney Plus guide.  

To help you choose which titles to stream,  we gathered 16 of our favorite Christmas movies available to watch with a Disney Plus membership. The selection includes something for audiences of every age and taste, from live-action classics to animated feature films.

Here are the top 16 Christmas movies currently streaming on Disney Plus.

‘Home Alone’

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Kevin may be forgettable to his family, but “Home Alone” is unforgettable to its fans. Watch the shenanigans that unfold when a young boy’s parents accidentally leaves him at home during their family’s Christmas vacation.

In addition to the original movie, the entire “Home Alone” franchise is available on Disney Plus. You can also view “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,” “Home Alone 3,” and the brand-new entry “Home Sweet Home Alone.”

‘A Christmas Carol’ (2009)

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Watch “A Christmas Carol” on Disney Plus

A CG animated rendition of the classic holiday story, the 2009 “A Christmas Carol” stars Jim Carrey as Ebenezer Scrooge. The movie uses 3D animation and motion capture to bring the characters and plot to life, making it a fun choice for audiences of any age.

‘Jingle All The Way’

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Watch “Jingle All The Way” on Disney Plus

This ’90s family flick starring Arnold Schwarzenegger tells the story of a dad’s determination to get the perfect gift for his son. Though far from a critical favorite, it’s a fun comedy to stream with the kids, or even to watch alone if you’re just feeling a little nostalgic.

‘Noelle’

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This Disney Plus original from 2019 is the perfect opportunity to start a new family holiday tradition. “Noelle” follows the story of Kris Kringle’s daughter (Anna Kendrick) as she searches for her brother (Bill Hader), Nick, in an attempt to save Christmas. 

‘Annie’ (1999)

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While the original film version of “Annie” may not be a Christmas movie, the 1999 edition follows everyone’s favorite redheaded orphan as she spends Christmas in Oliver Warbucks’ luxury mansion. I grew up watching this version of “Annie,” so I’m a bit biased, but dare I say it’s better than the original. Plus, this version features plenty of musical theatre stars, including Audra McDonald, Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Victor Garber, and Kathy Bates. 

‘The Santa Clause’

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Have you ever wondered what life would be like if your dad turned into Santa? “The Santa Clause” has your answer. Just like “Home Alone,” Disney Plus also features “Santa Clause 2” and “Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause,” creating the perfect movie marathon. 

‘Frozen’

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Watch “Frozen” on Disney Plus

Contrary to Elsa’s belief, the cold definitely bothered me anyway. However, “Frozen” is a heartwarming family film to remedy even the coldest of winter days. When Elsa’s powers unintentionally freeze the city of Arendelle, she and her sister Anna strive to save the city from an endless winter.

The 2019 sequel, “Frozen II,” is also available to stream, as is the 2017 spinoff short film, “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,” which specifically takes place during the Christmas season.

‘Lego Star Wars Holiday Special’

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Watch “Lego Star Wars Holiday Special” on Disney Plus

“Star Wars” fans old and new will appreciate this walk down memory lane for the franchise. In an effort to learn more about the Force, Rey joins BB-8 on a journey that highlights epic moments of “Star Wars” history. 

‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’

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Though some may say this spooky special is technically a Halloween movie, it does have Christmas in the title. Watch as Jack Skellington’s attempt to hijack Christmas goes awry in this Tim Burton classic.

‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special’

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Watch “High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special” on Disney Plus

On Disney Plus, the ever-popular “High School Musical” franchise has been revived with a gen-z twist: The Disney Plus series profiles fictional attendees of the infamous high school that’s home to the original film. The holiday special spotlights several of the key players from “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” as they discuss their own holiday traditions and perform their favorite songs of the season.

‘The Mistle-Tones’

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Christmas movies are fun in any capacity, but especially so when Christmas music is involved! Watch along as two Christmas singing groups compete in a sing-off. 

‘Mickey’s Christmas Carol’

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It’s hard to be a Scrooge while watching anything that Mickey’s involved in. This version of “A Christmas Carol” sticks to the usual storyline, but the Disney twist makes it both fun and family-friendly. 

”Twas the Night’

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Disney Channel original movies are at the heart of Disney Plus nostalgia. Such is the case with “‘Twas the Night,” which profiles a boy and his uncle (played by Bryan Cranston) as they try to assume Santa’s role on Christmas Eve. 

‘The Ultimate Christmas Present’

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This is the perfect Christmas movie for West Coasters who dream of a snowy holiday season. Two LA-based friends team up to create a snow day for their school, but they have to think on their feet when the machine goes awry. 

‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’

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The Muppet Movie” was a favorite of mine growing up, so I was thrilled to see the Christmas iteration available on Disney Plus. Similar to Mickey’s take on the classic, this movie takes the same plot as the original version of “A Christmas Carol,” but Kermit and Miss Piggy add a bit of extra fun. 

‘Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas’

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Watch “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas” on Disney Plus

Nothing brings the holiday joy quite like Mickey, Minnie, and the whole Disney gang. Watch them reminisce on their favorite Christmas stories in “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas.” The sequel, “Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas,” is also available for the whole family to enjoy. 

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