The Best Movies to Watch on Disney+ for Christmas

Home Alone

Release year: 1990

Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern

Eight-year-old Kevin gets into mischief the night before his family goes to Paris, and his mother puts him to sleep in the attic. After his family accidentally leaves Kevin for the airport, he wakes up to an empty house and is delighted that he has the house to himself without his family. However, his excitement grows even higher when two thieves try to rob his house and he realizes that only he can protect the house.


This movie, which is a staple Christmas movie, is one that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.


The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Release year: 2005

Starring: William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes

During World War II, the four siblings of the Pevensie family evacuate to a rural mansion. Lucy, the youngest, wanders into a vacant room in a vast mansion. When she opens the closet door, it is connected to the mysterious kingdom called Narnia. Narnia, created by the Great King, Aslan, was conquered by a ruthless white witch and is now closed to an eternal winter world. Lucy re-enters Narnia with her brothers and sister. Edmond, the second son, is dominated by a witch. Soon the Pevensie siblings learn that the saviors mentioned in the prophecy that the Narnia residents have been waiting for is themselves. The legendary king Aslan returns and aids the children in their fight against the witch.  


This fictional movie tells the story of another world. It is not just a mysterious story, it’s a movie that makes you aware of the bonds siblings share and the importance of compassion. After watching this movie, you will realize what’s the most important and irreplaceable.


The Santa Clause

Release year: 1994

Starring: Tim Allen, Wendy Crewson, David Krumhold

The divorced Scott accidentally signs a contract to take over Santa Claus’s job. His son, Charlie, is overjoyed. His mother Laura and her remarriage partner, Neil, are worried about Charlie and try to keep Scott away from Charlie. Scott, on the other hand, accepts his fate as he suddenly gains weight and thickens his beard, becoming more like Santa Claus. On Christmas Eve, Scott goes with Charlie to hand out presents to children. When Charlie disappears, Laura and Neil report to police that Scott has kidnapped Charlie.


This movie is a blockbuster movie released by Disney in 1994. It’s a movie you’ll want to watch every winter. Scott is divorced and not a typical happy family man, but he can feel the love and importance of family. The highlight is the change of feelings his son experiences. You can feel the love of father and son. This one is a great choice to watch with the whole family. 


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