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The Best Christmas Movies to Watch on Disney+

The Best Christmas Movies to Watch on Disney+

Here is Movieguide®’s list for the best friendly and faith-filled holiday flicks to enjoy this holiday season, available to stream on Disney+!

 

HOME ALONE

Quality:
***
Content:
Caution

DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
The new animated DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a magnificent adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens story about Ebenezer Scrooge, an old black-hearted miser, who changes his sinful ways when three spirits take him on a nightmarish, frightening, life-changing journey through scenes of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet-To-Come. A CHRISTMAS CAROL brilliantly captures this masterful tale, with redemptive references to Jesus Christ and the Bible. Even so, A CHRISTMAS CAROL is too frightening for young children and susceptible adults.

HOME SWEET HOME ALONE

Quality:
***
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
HOME SWEET HOME ALONE is an unofficial remake of HOME ALONE, but it updates the story by having a boy with an English accent defending his home from a married American couple who think the boy stole a valuable antique doll that could get their family out of debt. HOME SWEET HOME ALONE has its share of laughs and warmth and extols family, Christmas, Jesus, and overcoming conflict, but there’s a lot of slapstick violence and three or four problematic lines of dialogue.

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, a beautifully crafted and well-acted remake of the 1947 classic, relates the arrival of a department store Santa who believes he is the genuine article and who turns a child's perspective from skepticism and fatalism toward hope and imagination. The film stresses the importance of family and that intangibles like love, hope and trust are more important than money. The only flaw in this warm-hearted movie is the tendentious courtroom argument about Santa Claus which examines reality versus fantasy and harmless game playing versus harmful deception.

THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
Based loosely on the famous ballet, Disney’s THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS is about a teenage girl named Clara who must go into another world to return a stolen key to help the people of that world. THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS has a strong Christian, redemptive, biblical, moral worldview with very little questionable content, though younger children may get scared.