News Emirates: 16 Must-Watch Christmas Movies Available for Streaming on Disney+ in the UAE
If you've already exhausted your Christmas movie options on Netflix, including Jason Momoa's Slumberland and Lindsay Lohan's Falling For Christmas, it's time to delve into the treasure trove of feel-good films that Disney+ has to offer. Pair your viewing experience with some peppermint cookies, and you're all set for a cozy holiday season. Disney+ boasts an eclectic mix of classic and lesser-known Christmas movies featuring your beloved childhood characters, all wrapped up in festive cheer.
Whether you're craving a dose of nostalgia, romantic comedies, reality shows, or action-packed sequences, our curated list has something to cater to every taste.
So, grab that steaming cup of hot cocoa, a bag of caramel popcorn, and immerse yourself in Disney's heartwarming world of holiday magic.
The Santa Clause Collection
Santa Clause Collection on Disney+
If you're a fan of clever puns and the charismatic Tim Allen as Santa Claus, you're in for a treat with this timeless collection of Christmas movies. Follow Scott Calvin's journey as he unexpectedly transforms into Santa Claus and finds himself saving Christmas repeatedly.
- The Santa Clause (1994): Join Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) as he embarks on a holiday adventure, unwittingly stepping into Santa's shoes and discovering that delivering presents is just the beginning of his Yuletide challenges.
- Santa Clause 2 (2002): A decade later, the holiday hijinks continue as Tim Allen's Santa realizes his son is on the naughty list, and he must find a Mrs. Claus before time runs out.
- Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006): Christmas takes a chaotic turn when Mrs. Claus is about to give birth amidst the holiday rush. Tim Allen, in his red suit, must thwart the mischievous Jack Frost (Martin Short) from seizing the North Pole.
- The Santa Clauses: Season 1 (2022): This new limited series reprises the beloved Scott Calvin on an adventure to find a worthy successor. With weekly episode releases leading up to the December 16 finale, it's a must-watch to see if we're ready to bid farewell to Tim Allen as Santa.
High School Musical: The Musical: Holiday Special
High School Musical: The Musical: Holiday Special on Disney+
For those in search of a groovy holiday playlist, this 45-minute episode is a joyous celebration featuring the cast of High School Musical: The Musical. Enjoy their renditions of beloved Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year's songs, coupled with nostalgic anecdotes and endearing memories.
The Home Alone Collection
Home Alone Collection on Disney+
The misadventures of Kevin McCallister and other kids accidentally left behind during Christmas have made the Home Alone franchise a timeless holiday viewing tradition for all ages. These films feature original Christmas tracks and iconic orchestral pieces composed by John Williams.
- Home Alone (1990): Join the bratty eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) as he's mistakenly left behind during a family Christmas vacation. His days of reveling in freedom quickly turn into a battle against two bumbling burglars.
- Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992): Kevin finds himself stranded in the Big Apple and enjoys luxury at the Plaza Hotel. However, his merriment is cut short when he encounters the Sticky Bandits in New York, seeking revenge.
- Home Alone 3 (1997): Meet eight-year-old Alex Pruitt (Alexander David Linz), who replaces Kevin McCallister as the young boy left behind, only to face four international criminals pursuing a hidden microchip in a toy car.
- Home Alone 4 (2002): This fourth installment, premiered as a television film, brings back Kevin, now played by Mike Weinberg. Kevin spends Christmas with his father and revisits his old foe, Marv, and a new sidekick.
- Home Alone: The Holiday Heist (2012): A tech-savvy sequel sees 10-year-old Finn Baxter (Christian Martyn) and his sister confronting a trio of criminals and a supposed ghost. In a battle of wits, Finn deploys tech gadgets and booby traps to protect their home.
Best in Snow
Best in Snow on Disney+
If you're a fan of shows like Blown Away or Drink Masters on Netflix, you'll love this Christmas-inspired snow sculpting competition set in the fictional Snowdome village. Shot at the picturesque Keystone Ski Resort in Colorado, this 90-minute Christmas special showcases incredible snow sculptures, a chorus of A Capella carolers, and appearances by Kermit the Frog and Tituss Burgess, who plays the mayor of Snowdome.
The Die Hard Collection
Die Hard Collection on Disney+
For those who prefer action-packed thrillers against the backdrop of snowy Christmas eves, the Die Hard franchise featuring Bruce Willis as John McClane is a must-watch.
- Die Hard (1988): Set in Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles, this classic introduces John McClane as he attempts to reunite with his estranged wife on Christmas Eve. His plans are disrupted by a terrorist invasion, leaving him as the last line of defense.
- Die Hard 2 (1990): Another Christmas Eve, another crisis. McClane confronts a group of mercenaries who have taken control of the airport's communication systems, and he must devise a plan to thwart their nefarious plot.
- Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995): This time, McClane, a borderline alcoholic suspended from the police force, teams up with Zeus Carver (Samuel L. Jackson) to take on the malevolent terrorist Simon (Jeremy Irons). Watch for a gripping plot, a twisted version of Simon Says, and an exceptional ensemble cast.
- Live Free or Die Hard (2007): A decade after the original trilogy, McClane returns to combat cyber-terrorism and face off against mastermind Thomas Gabriel (Timothy Olyphant). With an 82% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, this action-packed film showcases Bruce Willis's commanding performance as he protects America's computer infrastructure.
- A Good Day to Die Hard (2013): Set in Eastern Europe, the final installment of the Die Hard franchise sees veteran cop McClane teaming up with his estranged son, Jack McClane (Jai Courtney). While considered the weakest entry by some, it offers gripping undercover operations, captivating cinematography, and Willis's trademark smirk.
If you're a Die Hard fan, you're in for a treat with this adrenaline-pumping collection.
These 16 Christmas movies on Disney+ offer a delightful mix of holiday cheer, nostalgia, and action, ensuring there's something for everyone to enjoy during this festive season in the UAE. So, grab your cozy blanket, cue up your preferred film, and let the holiday magic begin!