Friday, 16 December 2016

The Best Disney Christmas Movies


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 always Winter (but never Christmas!) 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!




14 comments:

  1. Love this! You definitely can't go a Christmas without watching The Santa Clause movies! :)

    Renee | Life After Lux

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    1. Right??!! I watched all 3 yesterday haha. Baker loved them too ;P Bet you're having a fab time with it being Lux's first Xmas! x

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  2. Oh I loved the fact you included the two animations, I've not seen them so am off to go and hunt them down as I'm intrigued! I'm also a terrible Christmassy person as I have never seen The Santa Claus so I need to remedy that as soon as possible so it's top of my list of films to watch! Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas is one of my absolute favourites, it's adorable and I never get tired of it, and I really enjoyed I'll Be Home for Christmas too, it made me laugh and it was sweet as well. Great post Danielle! - Tasha

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    1. I had to, they are too good not to! :) I hope you enjoy them if you find them - should be on YouTube! You haven't?! :O They are wonderful, such feel good movies.
      Thanks Tasha, glad you liked this list!!

      xo

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  3. Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas is one of the first Christmas films I remember watching, it was my all time favourite and re-watched it last year and I forgot how magical it was, need to watch this now!! I also never watched I'll Be Home For Christmas...so thats next on the list too!

    Sarah xo
    seethestars.co.uk

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    1. Aw really? What a lovely memory to have, makes it extra special.
      Oh, yes, you'll have to check it out and let me know if you like it!!

      xo

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  4. I just watched "I'll be home for Christmas" for the first time last year. It really was cute.

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    1. Oh did you?! It is, isn't it?! Feels quite like a DCOM.

      xo

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  5. I love The Santa Clause! I just watched all of them again the other day haha

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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    1. Yes!! I did too! haha Such a lovely series. I kind of wish they'd make more with Charlie as Santa.

      xo

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  6. I still can't believe how many movies you have watching this year! I am impressed!

    I'm glad to say that I have at least seen The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and NBC... but all the others, nope, I've never seen them haha. I'm just the person who pretends they have seen them so people think I am civilised.

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    1. Yuup, as of this evening it's like 376 I think haha. Not as impressive as reading as many books as you have! I need to work on reading next year.

      You'll just have to work your way through the list ;) I think for my birthday trip we'll need a couple movies on the laptop and watch them in the hotel. Perhaps Fantastic Beasts! And to be honest, you're probably more civilized having not seen a load of movies. haa

      xo

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  7. Great choices! I love watching Peter Pan at this time of year, I'm not sure why but it makes me feel festive.

    http://fourcatsplusus.co.uk - Amy

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    1. Aw I never even thought of that, but I can see it being festive in a way.

      xo

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