The Best Christmas Films On Disney+ UK

Home Alone, the Santa Clause trilogy, and much, much more.

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As the festive season draws ever closer, now feels like a perfect time to settle down and get lost in some great Christmas movies. But where do you begin? Well, if you’re a Disney+ UK subscriber, you’re in luck, because nestled within the platform's extensive library of magical content is a whole host of seasonal flicks. And, to give you a head start on your next yuletide streaming sesh, I’ve gathered together a list of the best Christmas films on Disney+ UK so save you from scrolling.

Navigating through the streaming service this Christmas, you're sure to discover something to suit your tastes. Disney+ has some good old fashioned classics as well as newer, more modern offerings, too. Some of the highlights to look out for on the platform include the sixth instalment of the Home Alone franchise, the Santa Clause trilogy, The Muppets’ retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, a Tim Burton-directed animated-musical spectacular, and much, much more.

So, put on those winter PJs, pour yourself a warm cup of cocoa, and get ready to ramp up the festive cheer with the delightful selection of feel-good Christmas films currently available to stream on Disney+. The very best of which can be found below. Enjoy.



Anna Kendrick stars as the daughter of Father Christmas himself, Noelle, who convinces her brother (Bill Hader) who has taken up the Santa Claus mantle to take a break from his Yuletide duties. However, when he fails to return home, Noelle sets out to discover her brother's whereabouts and bring him back in time to save Christmas.

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A Christmas Carol

Jim Carey voices the cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge in this 3D animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas tale.

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12 Dates of Christmas

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This 2011 festive rom-com follows a young woman who is forced to relive a horrible Christmas Eve blind date over and over again — until she manages to set things right.

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Babes in Toyland

Based on Victor Herbert's 1903 opera of the same name, this classic Christmas-musical is set within the magical and merry Toyland, where the residents are gearing up to celebrate the wedding of Mary Contrary and Tom Piper. However, a villainous figure arrives and throws a spanner in the works.

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Home Alone

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After being left behind whilst his family jet off on a Christmas vacation, the mischievous Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is forced to defend his home from two half-witted burglars until his relatives make their return.

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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

When Kevin McCallister is lost in the shuffle once again, he is forced to navigate the bright lights of New York City alone until his family come to the rescue. However, the arrival of two familiar faces puts an abrupt halt to Kevin's festive adventure in the big apple.

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I'll Be Home for Christmas

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This 1998 coming-of-age Christmas tale follows the story of Jake, a self-centred college student who is desperate to return home for the holidays to retrieve a very special gift. However, on his journey home, Jake is faced with a multitude of obstacles, forcing him to appreciate the true meaning of Christmas.

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One Magic Christmas

This festive '80s flick centres on a mother who begins to rediscover the magic of Christmas with the help of her young daughter and very own guardian angel.

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Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish

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Based on the original cartoon, this 1998 family film follows the wealthiest kid in the world, Richie Rich, as he is transported to an alternate universe after wishing he'd ever been born.

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The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppets reimagining of Charles Dickens' 1843 novel follows the story of Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by the ghosts of past, present and future — who each inspire Scrooge to leave his unforgiving ways behind.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Tim Burton's animated musical spectacular follows pumpkin king Jack Skellington as he attempts to introduce the magic of Christmas to the residents Halloweentown in the most unorthodox fashion.

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The Santa Clause

Tim Allen stars in this '90s yuletide classic as Scott Calvin, a man who accidentally stumbles into the role of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

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The Santa Clause 2

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After settling into the role of Father Christmas, Santa (Tim Allen) is faced with a new string of challenges — and must find a Mrs Claus by Christmas Eve.

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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

The final instalment of the Santa Clause trilogy sees the introduction of the cold-hearted Jack Frost (Martin Short), who threatens to take over Christmas and put a big freeze on the world's festive cheer.

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The Ultimate Christmas Present

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After stumbling upon Santa's discarded weather machine, best friends Allie and Sam finally live out their dream of the perfect Los Angeles snow day. However, Christmas is put in jeopardy when the snowstorm begins to get out of hand.

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Home Sweet Home Alone

The sixth film in the Home Alone franchise stars the likes of Ellie Kemper, Rob Delaney, Archie Yates, and Aisling Bea, and follows the story of a young Max Mercer who is left behind at home by his family after they jet off on a Christmas vacation without him.

Although initially thrilled to have the house to himself, it isn’t long before Max grows bored. That is, until, the Mercer family home is targeted by a married couple who attempt to steal back a valuable heriloom

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The Christmas Star

Directed by Alan Shapiro, this 1986 festive flick follows the story of a con man who dressed up as Santa Claus to escape prison and recover his hidden stash of stolen loot. Unfortunately, for him, his plans are thrown into chaos when he’s mistaken for the real Father Christmas by two young children, who go on to make his life very difficult.

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

With an all-star cast made up of Keira Knightley, Richard E. Grant, Misty Copeland, Helen Mirren, and Morgan Freeman, this 2018 fantasy adventure tells the story of a young girl who sets out on a magical journey to retireve the key to locked egg that was gifted to her by her late mother.

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Starring Jillian Bell and Isla Fisher, this 2020 fantasy comedy tells the enchanting tale of Eleanor, an inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training who stumbles upon an old letter penned by a distressed young girl named Mackenzie. When Eleanor decides to track her down, she discovers that Mackenzie is now a 40-year-old single mother who has given up on the concept of a “happily ever after.” However, Eleanor is determined to prove her wrong.

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The Family Stone

With an ensemble cast including Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Luke Wilson, and Rachel McAdams, this 2005 festive comedy follows the misadventures of the Stone family, the eldest son of which brings his uptight girlfriend home for Christmas with the intention of proposing to her. The problem, however, is that just about every member of his family takes an instant dislike to her.

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