I like to think of myself as a Christmas movie connoisseur and a bit of a collector. I’ve been collecting a long time, and my kids enjoy all the great movies in my giant, Christmas movie tub that is only opened once December rolls around each year. I wanted to share with you what we think are the top ten Disney Christmas movies, that we enjoy each year. I know there are wonderful non-Disney Christmas movies as well but we are just going to list the Disney movies this year. Maybe it’s time to add one of these to your collection!
10. Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas
A great collection of Christmas stories with Disney’s classic characters. We love the Mickey and Minnie take on the Gift of the Magi. Narrated beautifully by Kelsey Grammar. This is a wonderful Christmas movie kids love.
9. Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
It was so wonderful the first time, why not make another? While this sequel isn’t quite a good as the first, it is still a favorite with kids with new Christmas stories.
8. The Muppets Christmas Carol
This Muppet rendition of the classic Christmas Carol is one of my favorites. The humor is perfect while the music is by far one of the best soundtracks for a Muppet movie. This movie is very well done and a family hit every year. It’s hard to believe it is 20 years old!
7. One Magic Christmas
This is one of my favorite movies at Christmas. The story line is very real and the acting is excellent. Mary Steenburgen is fantastic as a worn-down mom who has lost her Christmas spirit, and her adorable children want to give her back her love for Christmas again. Not done in an over-the-top cheesy Christmas movie way, and a movie that will really hit home to the heart.
6. Mickey’s Christmas Carol
The Mickey version of Christmas Carol is one of our favorites as well! This version is well done and our kids enjoy it every year. Even after 30 years, this Mickey cartoon is a classic families love.
5. Prep & Landing
4. Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice
These short Disney movies, made for TV, are so tinsel that every child loves watching them! The first story is about an elf, Wayne, that doesn’t get promoted, in the North Pole corporate ladder, and loses his enthusiasm for his Prep & Landing job right on Christmas Eve. The sequel is a great followup, with the same elf forced to complete a mission with an elf that works on the Naughty List. The story is cute and the gadgets and jokes are hilarious.
3. The Santa Clause
One of our favorite movies each year, we love to watch Scott Calvin become Santa Claus reluctantly and remember his real love for Christmas. My kids love the North Pole scenes and the elves the most.
2. The Santa Clause 2
As a sequel, this is a great one! Our favorite Santa has to find his Mrs. and it is a hilarious journey! This movie seamlessly picks up where the first one ended, and my kids love to see all the magic. They also love to see the new characters like the Tooth Fairy and Mother Nature.
1. The Nightmare Before Christmas
Is it Halloween? Is it Christmas? It’s kind of both, and we love it! Clever script with amazing music, this movie is a family favorite every year. And you can watch it from October until December! Quite a deal!
Did your favorite make our list? Did I miss one? We hope you enjoyed our list and you are inspired to start your own Christmas movie collection or add to it!