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The 6 must-watch Disney+ originals for the holiday season

Disney Lego Star Wars Holiday Special Hero
Disney Lego Star Wars Holiday Special Hero (Image credit: Disney)

Catching up on the latest holiday shows and movies is becoming easier than ever. Of course, if you don't have cable, you can't just turn on the TV to watch them airing live. However, Disney+ gives you the power to watch whenever is convenient for you and the rest of the family; there's no shortage of holiday content on Disney's streaming service either.

Whether you're in the mood to stream a new Christmas movie or maybe a holiday special, Disney+ is the first place you should look. We've already gathered up lists of our favorite holiday episodes and the best holiday movies you can find on Disney+, but if you're looking for what's exclusive to the service, you've come to the right place. Disney+ has several new original movies and shows to watch this holiday season as well as a few from last year if you missed them then.

Give Disney+ as a gift subscription

Disney+ has a new way you can share the service with another friend or family member. This holiday season, you can buy a gift subscription for $69.99 and have it delivered via email on the day of your choosing! The subscription gives your recipient an entire year of access to Disney+, and once the year is over, they'll have the option of adding in their payment info to continue the subscription. There's no risk of it charging you again.

Give the gift of Disney+ this holiday season. The Disney+ gift subscription costs $69.99 and gives your giftee one year of access to the streaming service.

Best Disney+ originals to watch this holiday season

Disney+ has only been around for about a year now and it already features a solid selection of holiday content. For those who are looking for the best holiday films and shows you can't watch anywhere else, our list below should be pretty helpful.

What is Disney+ and how do I sign up?

If you aren't familiar with Disney+ or have been holding out on signing up, now's the time to learn more and get a subscription started — especially as membership costs will be rising to $8 next spring. The service brings pretty much the full collection of shows and movies from Disney, Pixar, Nat Geo, Marvel, and more together for a low montly cost that doesn't require a long-term commitment.

You can get started with a Disney Plus subscription for just $6.99 per month, or combine it with Hulu and ESPN+ for just $12.99 a month. Both give you access to the same Disney+ library, but obviously the bundle just gives you more services to watch.

From DCOMs to National Geographic, from Marvel to Lucasfilm to 20th Century Fox and beyond, Disney+ delivers a streaming service for all ages. It's also packed with content for the holidays, from movies and holiday episodes to original series like Noelle.

Any personal favorites we missed?

Disney+ is full of content to watch, so we've no doubt missed a few holiday specials that should have made this list. Is there a favorite of yours that's not here? Drop a comment below and let us know what's worth watching!

Alex is a graduate from the University of North Florida with a background in sales and merchandising. When he’s not hunting down the next great deals to post on Thrifter, he can be found making music and working on his eBay business.