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8 of the best holiday movies every Disney+ subscriber should watch

The Nightmare Before Christmas Hero
The Nightmare Before Christmas Hero (Image credit: Disney)

It's time to make the family some hot chocolate, get out a few cozy blankets, and settle in for one of your favorite holiday films. Disney+ is full of content designed to be watched during this time of the year, from holiday episodes of popular TV shows to some of the best Christmas movies ever. Whether you're in the mood to watch something animated or a live-action film, Disney+ has you covered.

The Nightmare Before Christmas Hero

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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.
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 holiday movies to watch on Disney+ today

No matter if you're looking for something old or new, animated or live-action, Disney+ has some of the best holiday movies to watch with the family that are streaming this month. Below are just eight of our favorites among the many others available to stream with your Disney+ membership.

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.
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 must-see holiday movies. Is there a favorite of yours that's not on the list? 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.
3 Comments
  • Hello!! Really? Mickey's Christmas Carol didn't make your list? Good grief.
  • The Muppets Christmas Carol is clearly the better adaptation of the story though? ;)
  • Love Home Alone. I try to watch it every year at least once. Thanks to Disney+ I've already watched it 3 times this season and I'll likely get it in another time or two. Light hearted entertainment. There just isnt enough of that in the world.