12 Best Christmas Movies on Disney+, Ranked (According to Rotten Tomatoes)

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The Disney+ streaming service is ready for the holiday season. The Disney platform has a holiday collection full of movies, TV episodes, specials and more. Some features are Disney productions while others are major acquisitions. Each year, new films are added or removed based on audience.

While Disney Channel Original Movies and Episodes have plenty of holiday-related content, it’s the Disney+ movies that get the most viewership. After all, it doesn’t matter how many times holiday fans have seen movies like Father Christmas or Miracle on Calle 34they never get old, and their ratings on the movie rating site Rotten Tomatoes prove it.

Updated November 30, 2022 by Lynn Gibbs: Once we reach the end of November, holiday lovers can’t help but turn on their favorite Christmas songs or movies to get excited about December. Streamers with Disney+ accounts can watch Christmas favorites like Noelle, Home Alone, Disney’s A Christmas Carol, and more. And while viewers may have their own take on these movies, other fans have taken it a step further to vote on ratings site Rotten Tomatoes to see which Disney+ Christmas movie rules the roost.


12/12 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

Home Alone Poster 2

It’s hard to give up Home alone 2 after watching alone at home. Kevin McCallister’s second Christmas extravaganza is just as satisfying as the first, but takes place in New York City instead of Chicago. With his legendary explosive traps and sophisticated tricks, Kevin fends for himself after being separated from his family. again and saves the toy store in New York that Marv and Harry were trying to rob.

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The store donates its Christmas money to children in a hospital, and Kevin moves to prevent bad guys from jeopardizing it. Throw in the Plaza Hotel, a limousine and a friendly bird lady, and it’s a Christmas movie like no other. To get into the holiday spirit, fans can visit iconic New York City locations that were featured in the film this December.

11/12 Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas (1999)

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Mickey, Minnie and Pluto on sleigh in Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas it is everything to those who watched it as children. It was released in 1999 and became a staple for Disney fans in the 2000s. While not a movie per se, it is a special feature film in one.

Mickey and Minnie perform their own version of The gift of the MagiGoofy struggles to understand his pre-teen son Max, and Donald tries to teach Huey, Dewey, and Louie about the true meaning of Christmas in a groundhog day-type of road Memorable stories are perfect for re-watching this year. Although this special has one of the lowest scores, it still has a higher score than Jonathan Taylor Thomas I’ll be home for Christmas (23%).

10/12 A Magical Christmas (1985)

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

The cover of Disney's One Magic Christmas.

A magical Christmas was released in the 1980s and remains one of the highest-rated movies on Disney+. Produced by Disney, the film is about Ginnie Grainger and her hatred of everything Christmas. With no faith in the holiday (or people), an angel named Gideon visits her to restore her faith in the Christmas spirit.

The animated film is underrated when it comes to Christmas movies and directs the true meaning of Christmas.

9/12 Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

A skeptical-looking Scrooge is addressed by the Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol.

Disney’s 2009 A Christmas is one of the many versions of Charles Dickens’ classic novel. Jim Carrey voices Ebenezer Scrooge, the time-traveling miser to his past, present and future. There are countless film adaptations of A Christmas Carol, but this is one of the best animated versions.

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The animated film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and features actors Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Daryl Sabara, Steve Valentine and many others. With a score of 53% on Rotten Tomatoes, Disney’s A Christmas Carol is one of the best Christmas-themed movies on Disney+.

8/12 Noelle (2019)

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Noelle smiling outside in the snow at Noelle

noelle launched direct to Disney+ in 2019 and stars Anna Kendrick as Father Noelle’s daughter Noelle. Part Santa story, part female empowerment story, noelle chronicles Noelle’s journey to her father’s old job when her brother, Nick Kringle, panics about becoming the next Santa Claus.

When she can’t handle the pressure, Noelle steps in to save Christmas. The whimsical adventure is a fun twist on the old North Pole genre, has some fun quotes and is great for the whole family.

7/12 Santa Claus 2 (2002)

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Scott talks to his potential wife at the North Pole in The Santa Clause 2

A few years after the premiere of Father Christmas, a sequel was created to continue the story of Scott Calvin as Santa Claus and a single father. This time, in order to remain Santa Claus (a job he ended up loving), he had to marry someone in short order. The only problem was that it wasn’t coming out and the mission seemed impossible.

As his son is older, Scott does his best to be a present father while holding down one of the busiest jobs in the world. While some fans didn’t think so Father Christmas 2 it always made sense compared to the first movie, it’s still a highly rated movie on Rotten Tomatoes.

6/12 Home Alone (1990)

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Home Alone - Kevin reads the newspaper in a shop at Christmas

Kevin McCallister is at home on the morning of his family’s flight to their European vacation. The boy must defend his home when thieves Marv and Harry threaten to destroy his first solo Christmas. Although Kevin was initially sick of his family, being alone taught him that they weren’t as bad as he thought.

There are beautiful moments in this film, such as Kevin’s conversation in church with old Marley, his mother’s return home in time for Christmas, and Marley’s reunion with his granddaughter. There are some lovely quotes alone at homebecoming a holiday tradition, even, and its high rating proves it.

5/12 Godmother (2020)

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Isla Fisher holding shopping bags and smiling in Godmothered

Jillian Bell and Isla Fisher are the stars of Disney godmother. The film follows the training of a fairy godmother, Eleanor Fay Bloomingbottom, who escapes to the realm of Earth to finally fulfill her dream of being a girl’s fairy godmother. The only problem is that he got little Mackenzie several years later because Mackenzie was now a wife and single mother of two.

Going through a difficult single motherhood, Eleanor goes above and beyond to make Christmas special for her and her family. There are laughs, there are tears, and it’s one of the best Disney Christmas movies on Rotten Tomatoes.

4/12 Santa Claus (1994)

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

The Santa Clause - Tim Allen as Scott Calvin and Eric Lloyd as Charlie Calvin

Father Christmas began a great tradition in 1994. The film turns Scott Calvin into a Santa who has to juggle the demands of work with his complicated family life. As a divorced, cynical, single father, Scott can’t believe his new reality and struggles to come to terms with it in time for Christmas.

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Santa/Scott Calvin teaches some unlikely adults how to believe in the magic of Christmas, and in the process grows closer to his young son. Scott Calvin finally becomes a great father thanks to being Santa Claus. The first film spawned two sequels that are also highly rated on Disney+.

3/12 The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Robin, Kermit and Miss Missy smile for the camera in The Muppet Christmas Carol.

Adoption of the 1992 Muppets A Christmas combines human actors with Jim Henson’s stable of characters, including Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog. Michael Caine plays the infamous Scrooge and guides him through the key moments of his life.

Gonzo plays Charles Dickens, and Kermit is meek Bob Cratchit (among other characters). Between the best characters from The Muppets and the classic story of finding what’s important in life, this family film is one of the highest-rated Christmas movies on Disney+.

2/12 The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Jack Skellington holding a snowflake in The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of the highest-rated movies on Disney+, according to Rotten Tomatoes. The animated film was created by Tim Burton and shared the voices of famous actors such as Danny Elfman, Catherine O’Hara and Chris Sarandon.

The film is based on Halloween Town and follows Jack Skellington as he ventures into Christmas Town. Since Jack was used to all things dark and creepy, the charm of Christmas turned things around for him. However, things take a turn for the worse when he tries to kidnap Santa to bring him back to Halloween Town. It’s one of the most down-to-earth and fun horror movies for the whole family.

1/12 Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Kris Kringle and Susan smiling at Miracle on 34th Street

Disney+ has the 1947 version Miracle on Calle 34, a festive tradition that many families prioritize along with their annual cookout and bake. The film is an emotional take on the act of believing.

Susan Walker (Natalie Wood) believes that her mother’s Santa Claus for Macy’s department store is really Kris Kringle. The problems caused by Santa’s insistence on his identity are hard to see, but he manages to brighten the season for everyone while bringing loved ones closer together. Apart from Miracle on Calle 34 with poignant quotes, it’s also Disney+’s highest-rated Christmas movie.

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