10 Made For TV Family Holiday Movies & Specials, Ranked
Hallmark holiday movies: You know ’em, you love ’em. But the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries don’t have a monopoly on the best made for TV holiday movies. In fact, many of our all-time favorites are found on Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, and ABC, with its The Wonderful World of Disney series.
What Millennial didn’t grow up loving at least one of the many Disney Channel Original Movies or gather around the TV to catch the premiere of a Wonderful World of Disney film on a cozy Friday night at home? While the YA channel and ABC series have decreased their holiday movie making over the years, there are some bona fide classics that could have made our list of the 50 Best Holiday Movies and Specials of All Time list had we only had more space.
In the spirit of the holidays, we’re compiling a list (and checking it twice) of some of the most well-known holiday TV movies made for the whole family to enjoy. You’ll find mostly live-action titles on the list, but there are two animated special episodes that this list would be remiss to exclude.
Here, we rank 10 holiday movies and specials from Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, and The Wonderful World of Disney from worst to best, plus let you know where to stream them.