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Looking for a list of Disney Plus movies to watch? This is the complete Disney Plus Watchlist for December (in my humble opinion)!
Let’s be honest, we’re all a little Disney Plus obsessed. Right? I signed up for a three year membership as soon as humanly possible (on the first day of the D23 Expo) and stayed in my pajamas on all day on launch day to watch as much Disney Plus as I could. I love that the streaming service gives us the chance to enjoy new content and to revisit some of our nostalgic favorites. Since I’ve been looking for ways to justify my Disney Plus obsession…..I present, the monthly Disney Plus Watchlist. Each month I’ll be sharing my top 20 things to watch on Disney Plus. We’re talking movies, tv series, original content, new releases and new to Disney Plus watch options. I’m gonna narrow it down for you (someone has to do it right?).
The December Disney Plus Watchlist is filled with holiday options, plus a couple new releases that are do not misses. From the release of Togo (be sure to read my thoughts, it’s a don’t miss) to the epic Arendelle Castle Yule Log…..Disney Plus is a one stop seasonal shop this year. And bonus? You can gift a Disney Plus Membership for the holidays this year if a family member doesn’t have one yet!!!
If you want to play along, you can print out my December Disney Plus Watchlist so that you can use it at home.
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Disney Plus Watchlist: December
It was pretty hard to narrow down my December Disney Plus Watchlist, but my goal is to give you guys 2o things to watch each month. That seems like enough to keep you busy, without being impossible. So these? My absolute top choices for December.
Noelle: This adorable Disney Plus original stars Anna Kendrick as Kris Kringle’s daughter. It was released on Disney Plus launch day and it’s a MUST watch over the holidays.
Wind: Wind is the latest Pixar short to be featured on Disney Plus, and it’s absolutely amazing. This story addresses immigration and is a beautiful representation of Korean culture. Like every Pixar movie, it’ll tug at your heart strings.
Mandalorian: What better way to celebrate the end of the Star Wars era than by catching up on the Mandalorian?
Home Alone: It’s a holiday classic. And a whole lot funnier to watch as an adult.
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure: This adorable short released a few years ago, and is perfect for any Olaf lover.
The Muppet Christmas Carol: An absolute classic. Who doesn’t love the Muppets?
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas: This animated film features three shorter Christmas stories and all your favorite Disney characters.
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas: The sequel to Once Upon a Christmas, this animated film shares five more Christmas stories.
Arendelle Castle Yule Log: Yes, seriously. There’s an actual Arendelle Yule Log and it’s amazing.
Frozen: How could you not watch the original? It’s snow and ice season!
The Chronicles of Narnia: You can watch all of the Narnia films (perfect for a Christmas day movie marathon).
A Christmas Carol: The classic version of the Christmas Carol is a must watch over the holidays.
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas: Christmas for Belle and the Beast? A must watch!
The Wonderful World of Disney Magical Holiday Celebration: Can’t make it to Disneyland or Disneyworld this holiday season? This special shows decorations and performances at both parks!
Encore: ‘Tis the season for reunions. Any theatre junkie will love seeing old high school musical casts reunite and perform together one more time!
Marvel Hero Project: During a time of year when we are all thinking about giving back, the Marvel Hero Project is the perfect way to think of community service activities you can do with your family. These stories of children who are everyday heroes will inspire you all!
Disney Family Sundays: Winter break is here, right? If you’re looking for craft inspiration, then Disney Family Sundays are for you!
Mickey’s Christmas Carol: This animated version of the classic story is told by all your favorite Disney characters, and is a great version for kids!
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Christmas or Halloween movie? We vote both in our household
Togo: Now bear with me. I have a LOT to say about Togo. Not only was I lucky enough to screen this story early (it releases on Disney Plus on December 20th), but I got to sit down with Director Ericson Core and Producer Kim Zubick to talk more about this beautiful film. I have to say, I VASTLY underestimated this movie and it may be one of my top Disney films of the year. Togo is the true story of the heroic sled dog team lead by Leonhard Seppala, and his lead dog, Togo. In 1925, a potentially fatal epidemic reached the town of Nome, Alaska. When the only cure was located more than 600 miles away, a group of dogsled teams transported the antitoxin through almost impossible conditions and saved the town. Why Togo? Why tell his story? He wasn’t the final leg of the race (that was Balto, the well known dog who has a statue in his honor in New York). Togo was the underdog. An older dog who most felt was unfit to take the journey. He and his team also completed the VAST majority of the total miles. Trust me, when you see the film, you’ll be brought to tears. By the relationship between man and dog. By the power of wanting to make a difference. By the selflessness demonstrated by all involved to save people they barely knew. It absolutely inspired me. And is a must see film.
“As much as it’s an adventure film, as much as there’s an epic journey…..we shot it on location very intimately in order to tell the emotional journey of this man.” – Ericson Core
Guaranteed: Togo will make you cry. But in the best possible way. And leave you wanting a dog if you don’t already have one.