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The Best Christmas Movies and TV Shows on Disney+

Finding a good Christmas movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Christmas movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Disney+.

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1. The Nightmare Before Christmas

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8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo95%
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91/100
Released: 1993Rated: PG
Animation, Family

What it's about: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. Home Alone

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7.6/10
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88/100
Released: 1990Rated: PG
Children, Comedy

What it's about: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his territory. By planting booby traps galore, adorably mischievous Kevin stands his ground as his frantic mother attempts to race home before Christmas Day.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 4 others).

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3. Miracle on 34th Street

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7.9/10
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84/100
Released: 1947Rated: G
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Kris Kringle, seemingly the embodiment of Santa Claus, is asked to portray the jolly old fellow at Macy's following his performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. His portrayal is so complete that many begin to question if he truly is Santa Claus, while others question his sanity.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Mickey's Christmas Carol

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8.0/10
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83/100
Released: 1983Rated: G
Family, Fantasy

What it's about: It is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, featuring Scrooge McDuck as his namesake and inspiration Ebenezer Scrooge and Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit. This film was based on a 1972 audio musical entitled Disney's A Christmas Carol. It is a twenty-four minute animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions as an accompaniment to a re-release of The Rescuers.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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5. The Muppet Christmas Carol

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7.7/10
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82/100
Released: 1992Rated: G
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+), stream on a TV everywhere service (Freeform) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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6. The Santa Clause

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6.4/10
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80/100
Released: 1994Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Scott Calvin is an ordinary man, who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve and is knocked unconscious. When he and his young son finish Santa's trip and deliveries, they go to the North Pole, where Scott learns he must become the new Santa and convince those he loves that he is indeed, Father Christmas.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+), stream on a TV everywhere service (Freeform) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. While You Were Sleeping

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6.7/10
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79/100
Released: 1995Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off railway tracks after he's mugged, but—while he's in a coma—his family mistakenly thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. Things get more complicated when she falls for his brother, who's not quite sure that she's who she claims to be.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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8. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

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6.7/10
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77/100
Released: 1992Rated: PG
Children, Comedy

What it's about: Instead of flying to Florida with his folks, Kevin ends up alone in New York, where he gets a hotel room with his dad's credit card—despite problems from a clerk and meddling bellboy. But when Kevin runs into his old nemeses, the Wet Bandits, he's determined to foil their plans to rob a toy store on Christmas eve.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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9. Noelle

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6.3/10
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71/100
Released: 2019Rated: G
Family, Comedy

What it's about: Kris Kringle's daughter, Noelle, sets off on a mission to find and bring back her brother, after he gets cold feet when it's his turn to take over as Santa.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+).

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10. The Santa Clause 2

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5.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo56%
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68/100
Released: 2002Rated: G
Children, Comedy

What it's about: Better watch out! The big guy in red is coming to town once again. This time, Scott Calvin -- also known as Santa Claus -- finds out there's an obscure clause in his contract requiring him to take on a wife. He has to leave the North Pole to fulfill his obligations, or else he'll be forced to give up his Yuletide gig.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+), stream on a TV everywhere service (Freeform) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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11. Olaf's Frozen Adventure

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5.4/10
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68/100
Released: 2017Rated: G
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Olaf is on a mission to harness the best holiday traditions for Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $9.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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12. Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas

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7.2/10
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68/100
Released: 1999Rated: G
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Mickey, Minnie, and their famous friends Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto gather together to reminisce about the love, magic and surprises in three wonder-filled stories of Christmas past.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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13. One Magic Christmas

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6.6/10
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62/100
Released: 1985Rated: G
Family, Fantasy

What it's about: Ginny Grainger, a young mother, rediscovers the joy and beauty of Christmas, thanks to the unshakable faith of her six-year-old daughter Abbie and Gideon, Ginny's very own guardian angel.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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14. Home Alone 3

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4.4/10
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59/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG
Comedy, Family

What it's about: 9-year-old Alex Pruitt is home alone with the chicken pox. Turns out, due to a mix-up among nefarious spies, Alex was given a toy car concealing a top-secret microchip. Now Alex must fend off the spies as they try break into his house to get it back.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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15. Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!

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6.4/10
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59/100
Released: 2011Rated: G
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Teddy Duncan's middle-class family embarks on a road trip from their home in Denver to visit Mrs. Duncans Parents, the Blankenhoopers, in Palm Springs. When they find themselves stranded between Denver and Utah, they try to hitch a ride to Las Vegas with a seemingly normal older couple in a station wagon from Roswell, New Mexico. It turns out that the couple believes they are the victims of alien abduction. The Duncan's must resort to purchasing a clunker Yugo to get to Utah, have their luggage stolen in Las Vegas, and survive a zany Christmas with Grandpa and Grandma Blankenhooper.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+), stream on a TV everywhere service (DisneyNOW) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Prime Video).

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16. Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

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6.1/10
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59/100
Released: 1997Rated: G
Animation, Family

What it's about: Belle prepares the castle for Christmas against Beast's wishes, trying to bring him happiness for the season...

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $13.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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17. Babes in Toyland

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6.3/10
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59/100
Released: 1960Rated: G
Family, Musical

What it's about: All roads lead to magical, merry Toyland as Mary Contrary and Tom Piper prepare for their wedding! But villainous Barnaby wants Mary for himself, so he kidnaps Tom, setting off a series of comic chases, searches, and double-crosses! The "March Of The Wooden Soldiers" helps put Barnaby in his place, and ensures a "happily ever after" for Tom and Mary!

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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18. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

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4.7/10
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58/100
Released: 2006Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Now that Santa and Mrs. Claus have the North Pole running smoothly, the Counsel of Legendary Figures has called an emergency meeting on Christmas Eve! The evil Jack Frost has been making trouble, looking to take over the holiday! So he launches a plan to sabotage the toy factory and compel Scott to invoke the little-known Escape Clause and wish he'd never become Santa.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+), stream on a TV everywhere service (Freeform) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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19. 12 Dates of Christmas

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6.3/10
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58/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG
Comedy, Fantasy

What it's about: 12 Dates of Christmas is a romantic comedy that follows Kate (Amy Smart), a young woman who re-lives the same first date on Christmas Eve over and over again. In an attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend on Christmas Eve, Kate ends up ruining her blind date with Miles (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), a handsome guy she's been set up with. In a strange twist of fate, Kate is given the chance to re-live Christmas Eve twelve times! Kate decides to embrace what Christmas Eve has given her -- a loving family, great friends and Miles, who turns out to be a great guy! However, just as she seems to think she has gotten it right, the clock strikes midnight and Kate must live Christmas Eve once again. Under these weird new circumstances, Kate learns to take risks and enjoy what she's been given. Thanks to the gift of Christmas Eve, Kate finds happiness by finally trusting fate.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+), stream on a TV everywhere service (Freeform) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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20. Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

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6.6/10
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58/100
Released: 2004Rated: G
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Santa Claus, Mickey Mouse and all his Disney pals star in an original movie about the importance of opening your heart to the true spirit of Christmas. Stubborn old Donald tries in vain to resist the joys of the season, and Mickey and Pluto learn a great lesson about the power of friendship.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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21. I'll Be Home for Christmas

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5.5/10
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57/100
Released: 1998Rated: G
Comedy, Family

What it's about: Estranged from his father, college student Jake is lured home to New York for Christmas with the promise of receiving a classic Porsche as a gift. When the bullying football team dumps him in the desert in a Santa suit, Jake is left without identification or money to help him make the journey. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, Allie, does not know where he is, and accepts a cross-country ride from Jake's rival, Eddie.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+), stream on a TV everywhere service (Freeform) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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22. Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year

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6.8/10
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56/100
Released: 2002Rated: G
Animation, Family

What it's about: It's Christmastime in the Hundred Acre Wood and all of the gang is getting ready with presents and decorations. The gang makes a list of what they want for Christmas and send it to Santa Claus - except that Pooh forgot to ask for something. So he heads out to retrieve the letter and get it to Santa by Christmas...which happens to be tomorrow!

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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23. Life with Mikey

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5.6/10
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49/100
Released: 1993Rated: PG
Comedy, Family

What it's about: Michael Chapman was once a child TV star. But when he grew up, he couldn't get work. So he and his brother, Ed start their own talent agency that specializes in child acts. They can't seem to find the next big thing and they have to deal with another agency who's not above bribery to get the kids to sign with them. One day Michael meets a girl named Angie and she's a real spitfire. Michael thinks she could be what they are looking for. Problem is that she has a big chip on her shoulder.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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24. The Ultimate Christmas Present

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5.9/10
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47/100
Released: 2000Rated: G
Comedy, Family

What it's about: A girl steals a weather machine from Santa Claus, to make a snow day. The machine breaks, and causes an out of control snowstorm.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+), stream on a TV everywhere service (DisneyNOW) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Prime Video).

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25. The Christmas Star

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6.5/10
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45/100
Released: 1986Rated: G
Drama, Family

What it's about: Horace McNickle (Edward Asner) is a two-time felon serving prison time for counterfeiting. On the week before Christmas, he escapes from prison dressed as Santa Claus due to his uncanny resemblence to St. Nick resulting from his long white beard and heavyset features. McNickle hides out from the police in a nearby suburban neighborhood where he is befriended and helped by two local children who think he is the real Santa Claus. McNickle takes advantage of the kids naive ness to help him get his counterfeit money hidden somewhere in a local department store while he develops kind-hearted feelings for his two con victims that make him slowly understand the true nature of Christmas.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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26. Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups

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4.9/10
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45/100
Released: 2012Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Family

What it's about: An all-new Disney holiday classic is born - Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups. Starring a brand-new litter of the cutest talking pups ever - Hope, Jingle, Charity, and Noble - it's perfect for the whole family. When Mrs. Claus travels to Pineville, the playful Santa Pups stow away on her sled. Taking mischief to a whole new level, they begin granting joyful wishes to Pineville's boys and girls, but something goes terribly wrong - the Christmas spirit begins to disappear. Now the Santa Pups and Mrs. Claus must race to save Christmas around the world. From the creators of Disney Buddies, this magical, heartwarming tale is brimming with hope, cheer, and Christmas spirit. Written by Paws

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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27. 'Twas the Night

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5.5/10
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45/100
Released: 2001Rated: G
Comedy, Family

What it's about: A mischievous 14-year-old boy and his irresponsible uncle almost ruin Christmas when they decide to take Santa's new high-tech sleigh for a joyride.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+), stream on a TV everywhere service (DisneyNOW) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Prime Video).

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28. Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic

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7.0/10
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40/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG
Documentary, Musical

What it's about: Academy Award-Winning Actress and "The View" Co-Host Whoopi Goldberg Reveals Disney Holiday Secrets in Freeform's "Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic".

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+).