T'is the season to glue your eyes to the TV and eat too many sweeets, fa la la la la, la la, la la.
What with me having watched 300+ movies this year I'm ready to have a break. NOT! Despite not being the hugest Christmas fan, I really do love a good Christmas movie. I watch them all year round, not just during the season they are meant for, so have seen quite a few and today I'm gonna share some of (what I deem to be) the best Disney Christmas movies!
In no particular order:
Toy Tinkers 1949 & Pluto's Christmas Tree 1952
Okay so these are technically not movies, but at 7mins and 6mins long, they are animated shorts. However, I needed to include them as they're just so cute and fun. The early animations and stories are some of my absolute faves and so are even more perfect to watch at this time of year.
The Santa Clause 1994 (TSC 2 2002 & TSC 3 2006)
Let's be straight, the first Christmas Disney movie that pops into most people's heads is The Santa Clause. Or the full trilogy even! Tim Allen is fantastic in most things, but I think he excels as Scott Calvin. If you haven't seen at least the first of these 3 movies I can only assume you never watch Christmas movies at all. A classic.
I'll Be Home For Christmas 1998
Jonathan Taylor Thomas stars in this seasonal movie where a college guy struggles to get home in time for Christmas with his family. It's a typical Disney film in the fact that there is a message/moral but it's not all serious - it is a comedy too.
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas 1999
If you call yourself a Disney fan but haven't seen this, you are really missing out! Just because it's animated doesn't mean you can only watch it if you have kids. It's comprised of 3 shorts and one of my all-time favorite shorts, Donald Duck Stuck On Christmas which is a must for me to see in December.
One Magic Christmas 1985
A one for the adults in the home, One Magic Christmas is quite the emotional 'Xmas miracle' movie. This definitely tugs at the heart strings so have a couple tissues nearby if you are anything like me!
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 2005
Sooo, this, people may not a) know is a Disney production and b) consider a seasonal flick, though as Narnia is stuck being 'always Winter (but never Christmas!)' in this story, and Father Christmas makes an appearance I would consider this to be a prominent member of this list. Another true classic and wonderful series.
As usual, I struggled to narrow it down and had to mention just a few more which are all winners in my book too! -
Snow Dogs 2002, A Christmas Carol 2009, Santa Buddies 2009, The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993, A Mom for Christmas 1990.
That should give you plenty options to keep the Disney alive this Holiday season! I'd love to hear which of the above you would be most likely to cosy down and watch with your selection boxes (don't tell me you don't still get chocs as an adult!).
If there are any Disney Christmas movies I've missed out that you love, make sure to leave them below in the comments!