What Christmas films are on Disney+ UK? (2022)
James R | On 19, Dec 2022
With Disney+ giving families one more place to turn to for festive feel-good entertainment this Christmas, the question facing the House of Mouse’s streaming platform is whether its selection of seasonal films is any good. With an unbeatable trio of Home Alone, The Muppet Christmas Carol and The Nightmare Before Christmas, it certainly delivers some of the most essential holiday classics. But what else is available to unwrap? We break down the full list of Christmas movies on Disney+ UK. (Need help picking? Read our guide to the best Christmas films on Disney+ UK here.)
The Muppet Christmas Carol
“A blue, furry Charles Dickens who hangs out with a rat?” “Absolutely.”
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tim Burton’s stop-motion flick takes the festive charm of Christmas and twists it with the warped horror of Halloween – a combination that director Henry Selick whips up with visually breathtaking glee. Combined with Danny Elfman’s superb soundtrack (Elfman sings the part of Pumpkin Jack), this is one musical guaranteed to freak out the whole family. Best of all, you can watch it again next October.
“I made my family disappear.” Macauley Culkin charmed his way into everyone’s hearts with a raise of his eyebrows and two hands on either side of his face. Learning what it’s like to be left behind his parents, Kevin McCallister’s battle to defend his house from Joe Pesci unites the whole family in the universal joy of schadenfreude. Because what says Christmas more than laughing at slapstick violence? (Home Alone 2, 3, 4 and 5 are also available.)
This genre-defining blockbuster delivers explosions, laughs, one heck of an underdog romp and – what makes it such a classic festive favourite – an oddly sweet tale of one man trying to get to his family for the holidays. Also, Alan Rickman.
Die Hard 2
“How can the same shit happen to the same guy twice?”
The Santa Clause
Tim Allen’s charming lead turn means this Christmas family flick is never less than watchable.
Iron Man 3
It’s not a superhero movie; it’s a Shane Black movie with superheroes in it. And that makes it not only the best Iron Man movie, but also a fun Christmas action thriller to boot.
This exciting, empowering tale of two sisters is a delightful, showstopping family musical.
This visually stunning, ear-worming sequel is a deceptively mature tale of love, acceptance and growth.
The Family Stone
Sparks fly at Christmas when an uptight career girl Sarah Jessica Parker joins boyfriend Dermot Mulroney’s family for the holidays. The result is an heartfelt comedy-drama that boasts a superb cast – including Luke Wilson and Diane Keaton – with an inclusive, impressively progressive philosophy that paved the way for such films as Happiest Season.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Liam Neeson’s Aslan and Tilda Swinton’s White Witch are excellent in this impressive, if sanitised, take on CS Lewis’ classic fantasy tale.
Mickey’s Christmas Carol
Mickey, Donald, Goofy and all their pals star in this likeable version of an all-time Christmas classic.
LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special
This enjoyably silly seasonal Star Wars outing is short and sweet.
A Christmas Carol (2009)
Robert Zemeckis’ mo-cap take on Dickens’ iconic tale breathes enough new life into A Christmas Carol to allow for a pleasing ride.
Anna Kendrick’s charming performance makes this empowering Santa comedy about Kris Kringle’s daughter rising to take his place a likeable slice of festive fun.
Set at Christmas time, Godmothered is a comedy about Eleanor, a young, inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training (Jillian Bell) who arrives 30 years too late to help a young girl (Isla Fisher).
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
This mish-mash of the classic short story and Tchaikovsky’s ballet has its moments, thanks to Keira Knightley’s knowing performance.
While You Were Sleeping
Jon Turteltaub’s 1995 gem sees Sandra Bullock step into a leading role as a Chicago everywoman who is mistaken for being engaged to a guy she fancies on the train (Peter Gallagher). After saving his life, he winds up in a coma – and his family immediately invite her into the fold. Enter the guy’s charming, suave and suspicious older brother (Bill Pullman)…
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto gather to reminisce about love, magic, and surprises in three festive outings.
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
Santa Claus joins Mickey, Minnie and all their pals in an original movie about discovering the true joys of Christmas.
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
Olaf and Sven team up for a merry mission to bring home the kingdom’s holiday traditions and save Christmas for Anna and Elsa.
Once Upon a Snowman
The previously untold origins of Olaf, the innocent and insightful summer-loving snowman.
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
Potts recounts another “tale as old as time” about a Christmas that almost wasn’t, thanks to scheming composer Forte, who is determined to keep Belle and Beast together.
The Santa Clause 2
Tim Allen returns for this festive sequel, which sees him face a dilemma when his son appears on the naughty list.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
Martin Short joins the franchise for this underwhelming third outing, which sees Jack Frost cause trouble, just as Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) is feeling the pressure of being the world’s biggest Christmas present supplier.
Babes in Toyland
All roads lead to magical, merry Toyland as Mary Contrary and Tom Piper prepare for their wedding. But villainous Barnaby wants Mary for himself…
Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws
The Buddies remind Santa Paws’ feisty son, Puppy Paws, about the true meaning of Christmas.
The Search for Santa Paws
After Santa loses his memory during a trip to New York City, it’s up to Paws, a faithful orphan named Quinn, her new friend Will and a wonderful group of magical dogs.
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups stars a new litter of the cutest talking pups ever: Hope, Jingle, Charity and Noble.
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Self-centered college student Jake is in a rush to get home for the holidays. But it isn’t because he’s excited to share Christmas with his family—it’s because he’ll be rewarded with his dad’s vintage car if he makes it on time.
One Magic Christmas
Mary Steenburgen plays Ginny Grainger, a young mother who rediscovers the joy and beauty of Christmas, thanks to the unshakable faith of her six-year-old daughter Abbie (Elizabeth Harnois) and Gideon (Harry Dean Stanton), Ginny’s very own guardian angel.
‘Twas the Night
When Santa Claus is accidentally knocked out on Christmas Eve, Danny and his con-artist uncle Nick take it upon themselves to deliver the gifts.
The Christmas Star
Desperate to recover loot from an earlier caper, McNickle enlists the help of two neighborhood kids who really believe he is Santa.
12 Dates of Christmas
A young woman re-lives the same first date on Christmas Eve over and over again until she learns to open up her world to new things and stop living in the past. She goes on a blind date to get over her ex-boyfriend.
Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
After Richie Rich is blamed for a sleigh crash caused by his mischievous cousin, Reggie Van Dough, Richie wishes that he didn’t exist. When a wishing machine invented by Professor Keenbean hears Richie’s wish, it transports him to an alternate universe where Reggie is the master of the house.
Shocked and upset when the slot goes to the barely talented best friend of the group’s leader, Marci, Holly sets out to create her own musical group.
Ten years ago, Andrew married Beth, his childhood sweetheart, but their relationship has not fared well. When Beth is tragically killed just days before Christmas, an angel gives him a chance to relive the last three days she was alive.
Prep & Landing
On Christmas Eve, a high-tech team of elves from an elite unit known as “Prep & Landing” ensures homes around the world are prepared for Santa’s visit.
Prep & Landing: Naughty But Nice
Santa’s stealthiest little elves must race to recover classified North Pole technology, which has fallen into the hands of a computer-hacking naughty kid.
Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa
Santa’s stealthiest elves are enlisted by Mrs. Claus to retrieve a mysterious item hidden in the office of Santa Claus. Can the duo acquire the target in time?
Home Sweet Home Alone
This uneven Home Alone sequel doesn’t leave you thirsty for more.
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Richard Attenborough stars in this formative favourite for many, which sees a six-year-old meet a department store Santa who believes he’s the genuine thing.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
You may have grown up with the remake starring Richard Attenborough, but this 1947 original – about the legal case to save an old man claiming to be Santa from being institutionalised – has oodles more charm. A film about the importance of fantasy as much as festive spirit, it’s enchanting stuff.
Johnny Depp stars in Tim Burton’s beautifully unusual gothic love story about a half-finished mechanical boy.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
Drax and Mantis get the chance to take centre-stage in this fun but uneven festive outing.