Freeform (formerly ABC Family) has their 25 Days of Christmas every year. That is a great idea, but what if you are like me and don’t have cable? I have a solution for you! Here are 25 Disney Christmas movies to help get you in the Christmas mood. Disney has more than just 25 Christmas shorts, movies, and specials but these are the most popular and also my favorite.
Disney Christmas Movies
Babes in Toyland (1961) Live action movie. Tom the Piper’s Son is about to marry Mary Quite Contrary. On the eve of their wedding, evil miser Barnaby hires two henchmen to drown Tom and steal Mary’s sheep, cared for by Little Bo Peep, thus depriving Mary and the children she lives with of their livelihood, forcing her to marry Barnaby.
One Magic Christmas (1985) This live-action movie is a real treat! I try to watch this movie every year. In the last few years, this movie has been on Netflix. Ginny (Mary Steenburgen) has a difficult time mustering Christmas spirit due to her husband Jack’s unemployment and her humble position as a grocery store clerk. An angel and Ginny’s daughter help Ginny get her faith back through some magical events.
Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too (1991) When Christopher Robin writes a letter to Santa and forgets to add what Pooh wanted for Christmas, Pooh tries to get the letter back, and subsequently redeliver the letter to the North Pole. This movie comes and goes on Netflix. It looks like it is unavailable to buy at this time.
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets — Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle — weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases — past, present and future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption and happiness.
Beauty and the Beast- The Enchanted Christmas (1997) An animated movie showing what a Christmas was like at the Beast’s castle while still under the enchantment. Lots of beautiful songs in this movie!
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Some people think this movie is just for Halloween but I think it is for both seasons. Jack Skellington learns about Christmas when he tries to take over Christmas town.
I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1998) This is a live action comedy starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas. The movie is about an 18 year old boy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) who tries to make it home for Christmas in order to receive a vintage car from his father.
Mickey’s Magical Christmas- Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001) Very cute animated movie feauting cartoon shorts. Mickey and all his friends hold their own Christmas party at the House of Mouse, after being snowed in.
Winnie the Pooh- A Very Merry Pooh Year (2002) It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but Rabbit will only discover the true spirit of the season after his pals make misguided New Year’s resolutions to change – with hilarious and heartfelt results!
Eloise at Christmas Time (2003) I think this is one of Disney’s most underrated Christmas movies. Eloise lives in the Plaza with her Nanny (Julie Andrews) and tries to spread Christmas cheer to all at the hotel, including two former lovebirds.
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas (2004) Animated movie containing 3 Disney shorts. The shorts include “Belles of Ice,” in which Daisy Duck and Minnie Mouse’s friendship comes under strain during an ice skating competition; “Christmas Impossible,” where Huey, Dewey and Louie travel to the North Pole to try to remove themselves from Santa’s naughty list; and “Mickey’s Dog-Gone Christmas,” in which Pluto runs away from home after ruining Mickey Mouse’s Christmas decorations. This is one of my favorite animated Disney Christmas movies.
A Christmas Carol (2009) Live action movie that is rated PG. Though London awaits the joyful arrival of Christmas, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey) thinks it’s all humbug, berating his faithful clerk and cheerful nephew for their view. Later, Scrooge encounters the ghost of his late business partner, who warns that three spirits will visit him this night. The ghosts take Scrooge on a journey through his past, present and future in the hope of transforming his bitterness.
Santa Buddies (2009) This movie is rated G and is a cute movie for kids. Budderball, B-Dawg, Rosebud, Buddha, and Mudbud help Puppy Paws, the feisty son of Santa Paws, to remember the true meaning of Christmas.
Prep & Landing (2009) Animated TV Short. Wayne gets a new rookie partner, Lanny, after his previous partner got the promotion he wanted. Lanny has to remind Wayne of the Spirit of Christmas and the importance of being an elf in Santa’s Prep and Landing elite unit.
Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation! (2009) a special Christmas-themed episode of the animated television series Phineas and Ferb. I just got into the show of Phineas and Ferb ( I missed so much) and had to add this episode to my Disney Christmas movie list.
What are your favorite Disney Christmas movies?