Christmas is a time for family. It’s also a time for copious amounts of laughs and entertainment. Here are some of the classic Christmas movies you can find on Disney+ this season and with one or two you might not know about.
- Home Alone (1990)
The instant Christmas classic. An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.
If you’ve watched this at some point every Christmas maybe you’d settle for the Netflix series ‘The Movies that Made Us’. This is docu-series that talks about Home Alone along with over family favourites have these wild stories about how they got made with some trivia along the way. My favourite piece of trivia from Home Alone comes from a kid spots Joe Pesci in an airport and Pesci asks him ‘Hey kid, who’s the greatest actor?’ ‘You are!’, the kid says. ‘That’s the right answer’, Pesci smiles and gives the kid a crisp $100 bill.
- The Santa Clause (1994)
When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.
This one is worth a watch because it says ‘bafooey!’ to your doubts that Santa is real. Of course, Santa can get around the world in one night! How does he get into houses and apartments without chimneys? Excuse me, Santa can squeeze himself through the eye of a needle.
Arguably one of the funniest Christmas movies that beg the question, ‘what does Santa do the rest of the year?’ Watch his son’s soccer game and try not to blow his cover of course.
- Santa’s Workshop (1932)
This one you might not have seen before but is a Disney classic. It’s classic on the basis that it’s a wholesome watch but it’s a prime example of how Disney made became a household name, they were pioneers at animation.
It’s just a simple story about Santa’s elves preparing his sack of toys and sleigh on Christmas eve. A lovely Christmas short of it’s time, except for the you know… black face toys that make a brief appearance. *TUGS COLLAR*
- The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
It’s 2010, you wear black checkered Vans shoes and your favourite band is (insert 00s emo or pop-punk band here). Someone asks ‘What’s your favourite Christmas movie?’ You say…
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.
The Nightmare Before Christmas is a bit of an enigma. Its story isn’t quite clear, its set designs are wild and it bombed at the box office. Why is it such as cult classic? It’s a movie for the outsiders! You can how by the on-set stories it’s Netflix latest docu-series ‘The Holiday Movies that Made Us.’