‘Tis the season for jolly, jingling animated gifts that warm the heart on cold winter nights. Of course, a stocking’s worth of new holiday-themed episodes of favorite series are heading to Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD next month. Fans and families can tune into new adventures of Mira, Royal Detective (featuring guest stars Madhur Jaffrey and Sakina Jaffrey), Puppy Dog Pals (with Henry Winkler as Santa), Fancy Nancy (with Kal Penn, Aparna Nancherla and George Wendt), Vampirina, Miraculous and Oddbods.
There are also plenty of new live-action and unscripted holiday TV specials on offer, including the celebrity Magic Kingdom challenge Disney Holiday Magic Quest and Disney Fam Jam “Jolly Holidance” (both Dec. 4 on Disney Channel), Challenge Accepted! Disney Channel’s Epic Holiday Showdown (Dec. 6), Disney Channel Holiday House Party and seasonal episodes of Just Roll with It and Raven’s Home.
Disney+ is also getting into the #SeasonsStreamings spirit! The service is spreading cheer with a heartwarming collection of some of the most festive family viewing of all time. The “Happy Holidays Collection” has something for everyone from adored classics to highly anticipated Disney+ Originals like LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, which premiered today; Godmothered, premiering December 4; High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special, premiering December 11; and On Pointe, premiering on December 18. The collection also includes The Simpsons Christmas episodes from all 31 seasons streaming on Disney+ as well as more seasonal episodes and nostalgic classics.
While the weather outside is frightful, the movies premiering on Disney+ this season are delightful, bringing families together with heartwarming new films including Black Beauty on November 27, Safety on December 11, and Soul on December 25.
Disney TV animation premieres:
Friday, Dec. 4
8:30-9:00 a.m. EST (Disney Channel) Mira, Royal Detective “The Case of the Mysterious Girl/Mystery on the Waterfront” – When a mysterious girl proves to be an excellent taste taster, Kamla enlists Mira to help find her. / Mira must crack the case when Auntie Pushpa’s gold purse and other valuables go missing. Madhur Jaffrey (I Feel Bad) and Sakina Jaffrey (House of Cards) guest star as Mrs. Chopra and Mrs. Kapadia, respectively.
9:00-9:30 a.m. EST (Disney Channel) Puppy Dog Pals “A Christmas Mission in Toyland/Nine Lights Tonight” – Auggie and Mo help recite their naptime Christmas story when the pages of their book go missing. / Bingo and Rolly go on a mission to help Santa and Mrs. Claus replace the lights on their friend’s Hanukkiah. Henry Winkler (Happy Days) returns as Santa.
Saturday, Dec. 5
8:00-8:30 p.m. EST (Disney Channel) – Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir “Chris Master” – Nino’s little brother transforms into Chris Master and sends giant toys out to wreak havoc throughout Paris, looking for Santa Claus.
Monday, Dec. 7
7:00-7:30 p.m. EST (Disney XD) Oddbods “The Festive Menace” – ‘Twas the night before Christmas and trouble is brewing, Santa’s gone bad and it’s the Oddbods doing.
Monday, Dec. 14
11:00-11:30 a.m. EST (Disney Junior) Vampirina “New Century’s Eve/Bridget the Brave” – Vampirina and her family celebrate New Century’s Eve and learn that following their resolutions is harder than they thought. / Bridget finds a spellbook in the attic and accidentally casts a spell that makes her fearsome instead of fearless.
Sunday, Dec. 27
12:00-12:30 p.m. EST (Disney Junior) Fancy Nancy “New Year’s Nancy/Nancy’s Gift to Grandpa” – Nancy wants to stay up until midnight on New Year’s Eve but finds that staying awake is harder than she thought. / To cheer up Grandpa on a wintry day, Nancy draws a masterpiece in chalk on the driveway. Kal Penn and Aparna Nancherla (both from Disney’s Mira, Royal Detective) return as Mr. and Mrs. Singh. George Wendt (Cheers) returns as Nancy’s Grandpa.
Disney+ animation highlights:
LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special – Now streaming
Once Upon a Snowman – Now streaming
Arendelle Castle Yule Log – December 18
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
Mickey’s A Christmas Carol
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
Pluto’s Christmas Tree
The Simpsons Christmas episodes
“Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire” (S1E1)
“Marge Be Not Proud” (S7E11)
“Miracle on Evergreen Terrace” (S9E10)
“Grift of the Magi” (S11E9)
“Skinner’s Sense of Snow” (S12E8)
“She of Little Faith” (S13E6)
“Tis The Fifteenth Season” (S15E7)
“Simpsons Christmas Stories” (S17E9)
“Kill Gil, Volumes I & II” (S18E9)
“The Burns and the Bees” (S20E9)
“The Fight Before Christmas” (S22E8)
“Holidays of Future Passed” (S23E9)
“White Christmas Blues” (S25E8)
“I Won’t Be Home for Christmas” (S26E9)
“The Nightmare After Krustmas” (S28E10)
“Tis the 30th Season” (S30E10)
“Bobby, It’s Cold Outside”(S31E10)
Kim Possible – “A Very Possible Christmas” (S2 E13)
The Proud Family – “Seven Days of Kwanzaa” (S1 E11)