5 *Christmas Movies* to Binge-Watch on Disney+ This Holiday Season

by Yssa Cardona   |  Dec 9, 2022
Image: (LEFT TO RIGHT) High School Musical: The Musical: The Series/Disney, Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special/Disney
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The holiday season is the *perfect* time to relax and take it easy, and what better way to spend it than snuggling in your bed while watching a Christmas movie, right? With the arrival of Disney+ in the Philippines, we now have a broad selection of holiday-themed films to binge-watch. Get your popcorn ready and check out our picks below!

5 Christmas Movies You Can Watch on Disney+

1. Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (2022)

We’ve witnessed intergalactic superheroes Star-Lord, Mantis, Drax, Groot, Rocket, and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy gang save the Earth from evil forces, but this 44-minute holiday special is nothing like their previous pursuits. This time around, the Guardians are helping Star-Lord *celebrate* Christmas by bringing him the best present imaginable, which includes an appearance from Footloose star Kevin Bacon. Wow!

2. Home Sweet Home Alone (2021)

Over 30 years since the first Home Alone film was premiered, 20th Century Studios produced a Christmas comedy that loosely follows the OG movie! It centers on a 10-year-old boy who gets ~left behind~ at their house when his family flew to Tokyo, not knowing that there’s a married couple who is trying to break into their home.

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3. Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)

Ever heard of the famous 1892 ballet The Nutcracker? Well, this 2018 fantasy film is a retelling of that story, which centers on a young woman who’s gifted with a locked egg by her deceased mother and sets out on an adventure to retrieve the key. The film features Hollywood stars Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman, and Mackenzie Foy!

4. High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special (2020)

If you loved the Gen Z series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series starring Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett, you will *definitely* enjoy this holiday special where the cast share cute anecdotes from their childhood, including the best presents they received, favorite traditions, and even their New Year’s resolutions. Aww!

5. Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The holidays wouldn’t be complete without the classics! Case in point: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is definitely a must-watch for its stellar animation and musical score. It tells the story of Jack Skellington, a.k.a. the king of ~Halloween Town~ and his plan to take over Christmas.

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