Christmas movies on Disney Plus that will put you in the holiday spirit

'Noelle,' ''Twas the Night'—these Christmas movies on Disney Plus beg for a movie marathon...and a cup of cocoa

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As Mariah Carey has informed us, the holidays are coming, and the best Christmas movies on Disney Plus are a good way to ring in the season. 

Why not grab some cocoa (perhaps a hot chocolate bomb TikTok so lovingly recommends?) and settle in for a movie night. We have classics, remakes, rom-coms and Mickey Mouse himself to keep you entertained!

The best Christmas movies on Disney Plus 

1. 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

Jack Skellington might be the pumpkin king, but that doesn't mean he's enamored with all-things spooky—quite the opposite, in fact. When he grows tired of Halloween and discovers the magic of Christmas, all bets are off. Jack attempts to help Santa with his December 24 adventure, but some things are best left to Kris Kringle. 

8. 'Home Alone 2: Lost in New York'

It happened...again. Kevin is left behind once more as the MacAllister family embarks on a Floridian Christmas. Kevin, on the other hand, ends up in New York City at the Plaza Hotel. Coincidentally, he runs into the infamous Harry and Marv, the Sticky Bandits who attempted to rob the MacAllister house previously. Guess NYC is smaller than we thought!

9. 'Babes in Toyland'

Mary's got her work cut out for her. She's supposed to marry Tom, but he's kidnapped by two of Barnaby's fellas so the evil-doer can get his hands on Mary's inheritance. Once the couple join forces after the mayhem, they then encounter a toymaker, who just so happens to know Barnaby...

4. 'The Santa Clause'

Scott is attempting to tuck his son into bed on Christmas Eve when a loud thump from the roof rattles the whole house. It's just who you'd expect—the man in the red suit...and he's injured. It's up to Scott to assume the role, but how will everyone react to the news that he's the new Santa? Be sure to catch the followup films in the series on Disney+ as well!

5. 'The Muppet Christmas Carol'

The classic tale gets a Muppets twist: Kermit as Bob Cratchit to Michael Caine's Ebenezer Scrooge. As the cranky old fella gets a visit from Christmases past, present and future, your favorite Muppets like Miss Piggy, Gonzo and Fozzie Bear make their cameos. 

6. 'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms'

A live-action remake of a classic, this 2019 reboot finds Clara entering a magical realm. While there, she hopes to uncover a key that will unlock a mysterious Christmas gift. But there are a few road blocks along the way. 

7. 'Noelle'

Kris Kringle's daughter has fully embraced the Christmas spirit, but she wishes her old man would give her a bit more responsibility, similarly to her brother Nick. Nick, however, is about to crack from all of the holiday pressure, and even goes missing. Since he will step in his father's shoes, he's a very important part of the holiday—and it's up to Noelle to find him before it's too late. 

8. 'The Mistle-Tones: A Musical' 

Holly is getting ready to sing her heart out. Her late mother's Christmas group is looking for its newest member, but when the coveted slot goes to the group leader's BFF, Holly takes matters into her own hands. 

9. 'One Magic Christmas'

Ginny can't quite get into the holiday spirit because of her family's financial situation. It takes a little help from a guardian angel named Gideon to restore her faith in the holidays—and to show her how things can always be much worse. 

10. '12 Dates of Christmas' 

Kate is looking to win back her ex and ends up reliving a first date—one she purposely flubs to get her old boyfriend back—12 times. No 12 drummers drumming around here.

11. 'Snowglobe' 

So, you love Christmas? What if every day were Christmas? That's what happens when Angela is gifted a magical snowglobe. Imagine being in the holiday spirit 24/7/365? Better have a "Merry Berry" Yankee Candle or two at the ready. 

12. 'Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas'

We couldn't leave off our favorite mouse in a roundup of Disney movies, now could we? This delightful tale is a combo of classic Christmas stories featuring Mickey's best pals: Donald Duck, Pluto, Goofy and so on. 

13. 'A Christmas Carol'

Who would've thought Jim Carrey would take on the role of voicing Ebenezer Scrooge? That's exactly what he does in this reboot, and it works out just perfectly. 

14. 'I'll Be Home for Christmas'

'90s babies, rejoice: it's a JTT fan-favorite. When Jake is enticed to spend Christmas with his father in New York—a Porsche is on the line—the college student certainly gets in the festive spirit. But what happens the football jocks play a wicked prank and leave him in the desert—sans money, but with a Santa suit—with no way to get home?

15. ''Twas the Night'

You should know you can't tamper with Santa's equipment, but what happens when a defiant uncle-nephew duo decide to use Kris Kringle's sleigh for kicks?

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