Merry Christmas everyone! When it comes to Christmas time, there’s nothing more special than getting the snacks in, curling up with your family and sticking on your favourite Christmas films. From Elf to The Holiday, there’s something for everyone on the telly at Christmas, but you simply can’t beat the combined magic of Christmas and Disney to really turn up the festive feels. Luckily for you, we’ve done some serious research and have been watching all of the fantastic, underrated Disney Christmas movies and specials that may well have flown under your radar… time to get inspired and load up these fabulous films, all available on Disney+ and DVD!
This is a personal favourite that this particular elf watches every year without fail – my number one Disney story AND the best time of year in one movie? Yes please! This classic film has everything we’re looking for in a Disney Christmas movie: new original songs, a mixture of our favourite Beauty and the Beast characters with new additions in the castle, and a heartwarming story that follows the bookish heroine Belle as she tries to bring Christmas to the castle for the first time since the Beast’s curse fell upon them to the chagrin of Beast and his villainous confidante Forte. The Enchanted Christmas is truly breathtaking and fun for the whole family to enjoy.
For anyone lucky enough to own this classic Disney Christmas movie on VHS when it was released, this festive anthology became a staple of the Christmas season year after year. In the style of a good old-fashioned holiday variety show, the one and only Mickey Mouse presents an anthology of short Christmas stories, each featuring our favourite characters from the House of Mouse as they navigate the festive season and learn important lessons along the way.
Santa Warning for parents: The second segment, ‘A Very Goofy Christmas’, contains some debate about the existence of Santa Claus. Don’t worry, though – all is well in the end as Goofy and Max realise what we’ve always known: Santa Claus is very much real!
This entry to our list is a new 2022 release that took the Marvel fanbase by storm as the penultimate installation of the Guardians of the Galaxy film series – a PG-13 film that’s ideal for older kids and grownups looking to have a right good belly laugh this Christmas! Be ready to fall off your seats laughing as Star Lord’s galactic friends learn about the traditions of Christmas and try to cheer their best friend up by throwing the best space-Christmas ever seen, with a very special celebrity appearance from Kevin Bacon as himself, “the legendary Kevin Bacon”. This is arguably one of the greatest holiday specials in recent history, and will hopefully become a long-lasting Christmas staple for families everywhere.
We hope this has given you some inspiration as you plan the Disney Christmas movie itinerary for this year – if you love Disney and Christmas as much as we do, be sure to check out our blog post where we find the 7 Most Magical Disney Decorations this year!