It’s that time of year! A time to settle down, gather the family around the TV, and enjoy some of the best healthy tales Disney Plus has to offer.
Whether it’s Anna Kendrick charming your socks off in Noelle, Iron Man 3 proving to be a surprisingly fitting Christmas movie, or Frozen 1 and 2 that chills your heart and thaws it again. , your Christmas entertainment is set.
Here are the best Christmas movies to watch on Disney Plus, from classics to newer creations that don’t have terrible scores on Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes.
Anna Kendrick in a Christmas movie. If that’s not enough, Bill Hader plays the anxious brother of his bright and bubbly Noelle, the daughter of Santa Claus and bearer of the Christmas spirit to all. When Santa Claus dies, it’s time for Nick Kringle to take up the Santa Claus torch. Instead, he flies away on a reindeer. It’s up to Noëlle to bring her brother back to the North Pole in time for the big day. Kendrick channels all the lovely fishy high jinks out of the water as she cruises the world south of the pole.
Iron Man 3 (2013)
We’re starting with Iron Man 3. Yes, really. It’s a Christmas movie, because Marvel published a 1,800 word article telling you it’s a Christmas movie. “It’s hard to discuss the setting for the holidays, the gifts, repenting for the mistakes of the past, and Tony’s desire to be better, not just for himself, but also for the people around him.” The film is also about Iron Man facing a nationwide campaign of terrorism in the United States. Happy Holidays!
Frozen 1 (2013) and 2 (2019)
Just ignore this option if you are a parent who still experiences withdrawals from endless repetitions of:
Do you want to build a snowman?
Come on, let’s go play!
I do not see you anymore
Walk out the door
It’s like you are gone
If that didn’t destroy you, enjoy Frozen 1 and 2.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Let’s go old fashioned with the purest of Christmas movies, which means we’re a far cry from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s’ 90s Christmas “comedy” Jingle All The Way. Miracle on 34th Street is about a Santa Claus department store pretending to be the real Santa Claus. Phrases like – “Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day. It’s a state of mind” – will put you in a magical Christmas coma for 96 beautiful minutes.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
What better way to spend Christmas than by watching the source-true Disney Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Strange Heat of Mr. Tumnus by James McAvoy. (McAvoy addressed the phenomenon on SNL, in case you missed it.) The only downside to the adventure about four British children who find a wardrobe that leads to a snowy fantasy world – is that it doesn’t get more fun special effects before and after photos.
While you were sleeping (1995)
A 90s romantic comedy by Sandra Bullock awarded three out of four stars by legendary film critic Roger Ebert. What else do you really need to know? (In case you want to know more: While You Were Sleeping is about a woman who saves a man’s life on Christmas Day and then, while in a coma, falls in love with her brother. complications ensue.)
Home Alone (1990)
Snoop Dog paid homage to Home Alone in a music video with lyrics such as “Rollin ‘down the street smokin’ indo / Sippin ‘on gin and juice / Laid back (with my mind on my money and my money on my mind). ” Don’t look at it, watch Kevin McCallister (a cutest Macaulay Culkin) defend his home from burglars this Christmas.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Some of you might want to watch some dark fantasy for Christmas (hi). Jack Skellington, the king of “Halloween Town” stumbles through a portal to “Christmas Town”. There’s more creativity in that premise alone than the entirety of, say, ABC’s 1979 crossover special, Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July. (No one knows why this takes place in July.) You choose.
Father Christmas (1994)
Another Christmas movie starring a ridiculously adorable kid. Its sound premise: a man accidentally kills Santa Claus and has to take his place. It sounds like a horror movie, but Santa Claus is all about the holiday cheer and features jokes for adults and kids alike. Only the scrooges will find Tim Allen in a big, horrible costume.
Christmas Carol of the Muppets (1992)
If you have to relive Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, do it with puppets and Michael Caine.