Alas, our family will not be traveling to Disney World this year for Christmas. Like you, this time of year is crazy busy with school activities, holiday shopping and family gatherings so we just could not work it into our schedule, or our budget.
Not to worry! Our family will still have a Disney Christmas! We have hung our Disney ornaments, the Princess stockings are hanging from the mantle, and I suspect that Santa will be leaving a few gifts from the “World” under the Christmas tree.
In the mean time, let’s celebrate a Disney Christmas movie night at home! Set aside some time and have the family don their favorite Disney outfits and wear their mouse ears. Gather snacks that remind you of your time in the parks such as Mickey shaped cookies, popcorn, ice cream, or rice crispy treats. Now it’s time to pick a movie!
Disney has released lots of holiday movies starring Mickey and his friends that seldom make it to cable and network television! Here are just a few to choose from:
• Mickey’s Christmas Carol
• Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas
• Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas
• Mickey’s Christmas Carol
• Disney Princesses Christmas of Enchantment
• Beauty and the Beast Enchanted Christmas
• Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
• Winnie the Pooh and Christmas, too
• Winnie the Pooh Seasons of Giving
• Winnie the Pooh a Very Merry Pooh Year
• Pluto’s Christmas Tree
• Disney Classic Holiday Stories
•Happy Holidays with Dark Wing Duck and Goofy
• Jiminy Cricket’s Christmas
• A Disney Christmas Gift
• 101 Dalmatians Christmas
• Alvin and the Chipmunks: Alvin’s Christmas Carol
• A Chipmunk Celebration
• Disney Celebrates Christmas with Mickey
• A Walt Disney Christmas
• A Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa
• A Muppet Christmas Carol
• Countdown to Christmas
If you have pre-school kids, consider a movie featuring Disney Playhouse/Disney Channel characters:
• Prep and Landing
• Rolie Polie Olie – A Rolie Polie Christmas
• Rolie Polie Olie – Olie’s winter wonderland
• Disney Channel Holiday
• Recess Christmas: Miracle on 3rd Street
• Spots Magical Christmas
• Phineas and Pherb: A Very Perry Christmas
• Doug’s Secret Christmas
• A Very Playhouse Disney Holiday
• Very Merry Christmas Sing Along Songs
• Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey Saves Santa
If your family prefers something that is not animated, there are plenty to choose from:
•One Magic Christmas
•Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
•I’ll be home for Christmas
• A Mom for Christmas
• The Christmas Star
• Eloise at Christmas Time
• The Small One
• Santa Who?
• Snowball Express
• Santa Paws
• Santa Buddies
• A Christmas Carol starring Jim Carry
• Nightmare Before Christmas
• The Santa Clause 1, 2, 3
•Babe’s In Toyland
Last but not least, don’t forget the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade! The parade will air on Christmas Day on the ABC Television Network from 10 a.m.-noon in the Eastern time zone, and 9-11 a.m. in the Central, Mountain, Pacific time zones. The show also will air in Canada on CBC Network, and around the globe on the American Forces Network.
A Disney movie is the perfect opportunity to take a break from the hustle and bustle and spend quality time with the family.
From my family to yours, Merry Christmas!