Those who celebrate Christmas know the holidays keep going long after the presents have been opened and the cookies have been eaten, making the 12 days between C-Day (Dec. 25) and Three King’s Day (Jan. 6) perfect for binge-watching Disney classics.
Behold the 12 that best promote reveling in Disneyfied movie magic as a family, which is really the best kind of reveling.
Especially if hot chocolate with entirely too many mini-marshmallows is involved:
Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays… 1 of 13
So cue up that DVD player and pour some hot chocolate for a Disneyfied binge-watchathon!
Beauty and the Beast 2 of 13
Tale as old as time, greatest story ever told. Potato, potahto.
Lady and the Tramp 3 of 13
For everyone who has ever wanted to find a puppy under their Christmas tree. I haven't lost hope yet, have you?
Mickey’s Once AND Twice Upon A Christmas 4 of 13
These two are practically required. Mainly because that opening sequence narrated by Kelsey Grammar sets such a cozy holiday tone. And who doesn't want to see Pluto take a spin as one of Santa's reindeer?
The Santa Clause Trilogy 5 of 13
Tim Allen in a fat suit with a hobo beard. To infinity and beyond indeed.
The Muppet Christmas Carol 6 of 13
Two words: Michael Caine. Yes, yes, and all the Muppets. But not Rizzo. He freaks me out.
Lilo & Stitch 7 of 13
Nothing says Christmas like "ohana." Mele Kalikimaka!
Star Wars Saga 8 of 13
Somehow, Star Wars has managed to cement its status as a holiday staple in marathon form. Not complaining. And, Episode VII comes out on December 18, 2015. We totally see what you did there, galactic forces.
Fantasia 9 of 13
So much animated amazing wrapped in beautifully orchestrated mellifluousness. And not just the Swan Lake parts.
Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings 10 of 13
Where family roots are planted, flowers grow. No one said it, but it sounds appropriately pixie-ish and wise. Use it as you wish.
A Christmas Carol 11 of 13
Dickensian anything pretty much wins at all the holidays. Besides, there's all those good lessons about giving and sharing and receiving.
Babes in Toyland 12 of 13
This was one of my all-time faves as a kid. Because Ed Wynn. And Annette Funicello. And Barnaby. It's just epic in absolutely every way possible.
Frozen 13 of 13
Let it go. Let it snow. That it's not even out on DVD doesn't even matter.
Photo credits: Disney Pictures
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