I have probably been in a Christmas frame of mind since the beginning of October. To be honest with you, if I could celebrate something Christmasy every day? I just might do it. I love this time of the year and I’m really looking forward to introducing Squeaker to Christmas.
For us that unfolds in many ways. From books, to cultural celebrations, to crafts, to baking cookies.
And of course, with watching Christmas movies. One of my favorite Christmas movies is A Christmas Carol so I have several adaptations of that. Christmas also isn’t quite complete without at least one viewing of the Nutcracker ballet. Maybe one year, Squeaker and I can attend in person.
I also look forward to seeing what Disney will decide on for their 25 Days of Christmas. ABC has already released their holiday programming guide and to go along with that, I wanted to create my own list of 25 Disney Christmas Movies to create a Christmas countdown. Do keep in mind, I have a toddler. So many of these movies needed to be more on the toddler friendly side.
Why Disney Christmas movies?
Well, let’s face it- sometimes the 25 days of Christmas list from Freeform or elsewhere just doesn’t meet my tastes.
I encourage you, of course, to substitute out movies accordingly. My preferences are just that- mine. And they are suitable for my family. Ultimately, the point is just to have 25 movies to watch as you countdown to Christmas.
Some of these movies may have more of a lesson to them while others are just entertaining.
One of my favorite Christmas movies in general is A Christmas Carol. And one of my favorite adaptations just so happens to be, A Muppet’s Christmas Carol. However, you should know that there are two different versions.
One of the songs is missing and I think that was a big mistake. It explains more of the relationship (and eventual end of the relationship) between Scrooge and Belle.
Disney Themed Christmas Movies to Create a Christmas Countdown
I’m sure that you could make the argument that the Nightmare Before Christmas is more of a Halloween movie. But there’s Christmas in the title, thus it goes on this list.
My other favorite Christmas movie from this list?
Babes in Toyland.
If you’ve never seen it or heard of the story, Babes in Toyland is based on the 1903 operetta and is not the first adaptation. In 1934, a variation with Laurel and Hardy was produced and is also known as March of the Wooden Soldiers.
Disney’s version doesn’t resemble the original operetta much in music or plot, but it’s still one of my favorites.
While it’s hard for me to pick one specific scene, this is definitely one that I love to watch:
Do you have a favorite Disney themed Christmas movie? Did I include it on this list or is it something that I missed? Be sure to let me know in the comments, I’d love to find out what your favorite is!
Looking for a non-Disney movie list? Check out this Ultimate List of Christmas Movies
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