Can You Identify the Disney Christmas Movie From a Screenshot?

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Ian Fortey

7 Min Quiz

Image: Walt Disney Pictures/Jim Henson Productions

About This Quiz

For many of us, it's not really a Christmas celebration without Disney. The holiday season gets a boost whenever you're able to spend time with your family and Disney classics that capture the spirit of the season. How can you not enjoy the fun of "The Muppet Christmas Carol" or the atmospheric and delightful "The Nightmare Before Christmas"?These are the type of movies you want to watch every Christmas with friends and family, or even by yourself. They add that extra oomph of festivity! 

Disney has been making Christmas movies since the 1930s when Walt Disney voiced the iconic mouse that was to become the brand's signature character. But you now have so many more Disney movies from which to choose. Do you want to check out Tim Allen in the "Santa Clause"? Or maybe you just need "Santa Buddies" And let's not forget Jim Carrey as Ebeneezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens' timeless classic, "A Christmas Carol."

Whatever Disney favorite brings home tidings of comfort and joy to you and your family when the holiday season rolls around, let's see how well you remember them by naming as many as you can in this quiz. But don't worry if you can't remember them all. Santa won't be putting coal in your stocking.

Tim Allen has to save Christmas in which of these movies?

Tim Allen takes center stage as a man who becomes Santa in the "Santa Clause" film series of which there were three parts. The entire three-part franchise made about $470 million worldwide at the box office.

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This movie sold 7.6 million copies on VHS. What is it?

A direct-to-video sequel to "Beauty and the Beast," "The Enchanted Christmas" featured the voice work of actors like Jerry Orbach, Angela Lansbury and Tim Curry among several other high-profile names.

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This one's based on a Charles Dickens classic. What is it?

This was the first Muppet movie made after the death of their creator, Jim Henson. The movie was dedicated to the memory of Jim Henson and was the first Muppet film to be produced by Disney, even though the company hadn't gotten exclusive rights to the property at that time.

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Which of these is the first original holiday movie to stream on Disney+?

Featuring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader, "Noelle" was one of the movies scheduled to kick off the Disney+ streaming service. It was originally meant to be released theatrically, but Disney decided to hold it back and make it exclusive to its Disney+ service.

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Two of Santa's elves work to prepare the homes Santa visits in this holiday special. What's it called?

"Prep and Landing" is about veteran elf Wayne and rookie elf Lanny. When a huge snowstorm throws Santa's route out of whack, Wayne and Lanny work to avoid a Christmas disaster. The short won numerous awards, including four Emmys.

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Which of these movies was Disney's 53rd animated feature film?

"Frozen" is one of those movies that some people consider a holiday film and others don't. It doesn't take place at Christmas, but it has become a fairly strong staple for the season since it came out, and there's even a short film featuring Olaf trying to find gifts for Elsa and Anna.

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Do you know which of these movies isn't just a Christmas classic but a Halloween one as well?

"A Nightmare Before Christmas" is an animated movie that ingeniously managed to merge two holidays, making it a relevant film across two seasons. It was the first animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

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Which of these ballet-inspired movies opened in theaters opposite "Bohemian Rhapsody"?

Based on the classic "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" by E.T.A. Hoffman, "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" featured an impressive cast that included Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren. The film grossed about $175 million against a $120 million budget.

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Do you remember which of these featured Jessica Biel and Johnathan Taylor Thomas?

Featuring teen actor Johnathan Taylor Thomas in the lead role, "I'll be Home for Christmas" was made in 1998, and it did not do well for Disney. Of the $30 million budget, the movie only made back $12 million.

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Which of these was Disney's first original Christmas-themed movie in the decade in which it premiered?

"Good Luck Charlie: It's Christmas!" premiered in 2011, 10 years after Disney's previous original Christmas-themed movie, "'Twas the Night," which starred Bryan Cranston. 6 million people tuned in, making it the No. 1 live-action cable movie in 2011.

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Santa is on a strict deadline to find a wife in which of these movies?

"The Santa Clause 2" takes place eight years after the original movie and followed the same premise. It proved immensely popular and made $172 million at the box office on a $65 million budget.

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Which of these is technically part of the "Air Bud" franchise?

The fourth film in the "Air Buddies" franchise, "Santa Buddies" was a 2009 movie that featured more adorable dogs than you can shake a stick at. On a sad note, this was the final movie Tom Bosley made before his death.

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Jim Carrey stars in which of these movies?

Based on the Charles Dickens classic, "A Chrismas Carol," is a "performance capture" movie — meaning it's computer generated — but it used real actors to capture their movements, such as Jim Carrey in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge.

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Which of these debuted before the Pixar movie, "Coco"?

A short sequel to "Frozen," "Olaf's Frozen Adventure" was supposed to be a short film that went before the movie, "Coco," but became a problem for audiences because it was a full 22-minutes long, which most people didn't want to sit through.

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Betty White voices Mrs. Claus in which of these movies?

A sequel to the award-winning 2009 short, "Prep & Landing," "Prep & Landing: Operation: Secret Santa" came out in 2011. Dave Foley, Sarah Chalke and Betty White provide voices for the short film.

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Tom Hanks and Tim Allen both lent their voices to which 2014 short?

Much of the original "Toy Story" cast came back for this short movie that takes place after Christmas. It was meant as a short but was extended to a holiday special. It's also the final role of Don Rickles, who did the voice of Mr. Potato Head.

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Which of these is a special based on a popular animated show?

Disney's hit show, "Recess," had a direct-to-video Christmas special in 2001. Likely the most memorable part of the movie is at the end when the main characters sing a rendition of "Jingle Bells" about their friends and classmates.

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There are four versions of this movie, including one starring Keanu Reeves. What is it?

"Babes in Toyland" began as an operatta in 1903 and has since been adapted numerous times as a film. Laurel and Hardy did one in 1934, Disney made a musical version in 1961, and in 1986, it was a TV movie with Drew Barrymore and Keanu Reeves.

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This movie takes place in the fictional Hundred Acre Wood. What is it?

A 1991 TV special, "Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too" is about Pooh and friends trying to get a letter to Santa that left the them out of it. You can find some DVD versions where Christopher Robin's dialogue was been re-dubbed with a different actor.

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Which of these movies features more than one grim death of a main character?

Arguably inspired by "It's a Wonderful Life," "One Magic Christmas" is a curiously dark movie from Disney that features a shooting and a car going off a bridge all in an effort to prove a point about Christmas. It misses the mark a little, though.

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Which movie was narrated by Kelsey Grammer?

"Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas" is an anthology of tales narrated by Kelsey Grammar. Some of the voice work is done by legendary voice actor Frank Welker, who is probably best known as Scooby Doo.

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This movie is based on a book from 1958. Do you know it?

"Eloise at Christmastime" was a book written by Kay Thompson. In 2003, Disney made it into a film. In the years since its release, it has been featured on both ABC Family and the Hallmark Channel during the holiday season.

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Brenda Song starred in this movie. Do you know it?

"The Ultimate Christmas Present" was a 2000 movie with a bit of a bizarre plot that involves teen girls using a weather machine that belongs to Santa Claus to make it snow in Los Angeles for Christmas.

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This movie features "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston. What is it?

Several years before he starred as Walter White — but after he had made a name for himself in comedy on the show, "Malcolm in the Middle" — Bryan Cranston starred in the Disney original "'Twas the Night."

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Do you know which movie featured dozens of popular Disney characters celebrating Christmas together?

"Mickey's Magical Christmas" went all out to include every character you could imagine — from Mickey, Donald and Goofy, to Snow White, Jafar, Timon and Pumbaa, Peter Pan, Winnie the Pooh, Cinderella, Ariel, Pinocchio, and many more.

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Jack Frost is the villainous figure in which of these movies?

"The Santa Clause 3" features Martin Short as Jack Frost who is displeased that he has no holiday to call his own. It's fairly similar in theme to "Rise of the Guardians," from Dreamworks, that came out several years later.

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Which of these movies was a prequel to "Santa Buddies"?

"The Search for Santa Paws" is the 10th movie in the "Air Bud" series which was originally a movie about a dog that played basketball. It's quite a long way to get to this one about Santa and a dog trying to save Christmas.

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Hope, Jingle, Charity and Noble are the names of the main characters in this film. What is it?

"Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups" is another in the "Air Buddies" series and was released in 2012. The movie was generally savaged by critics on pretty much every front with the humor being described by one critic as "forced and unnatural."

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This short came out in 1931. What is it?

"Mickey's Orphans" was released in 1931 and features Mickey, Minnie and Pluto who take in a group of orphaned kittens at Christmastime. Walt Disney provided the voice for Mickey in the movie.

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Which of these holiday specials featured both RuPaul and Elton John?

The oddly appropriate pairing of Lady Gaga and the Muppets in "Lady Gaga and the Muppets Holiday Spectacular" aired in 2013. During the course of the movie, Gaga sings classics like "Jingle Bells" with her Muppet co-stars.

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If you want to watch Olivia Newton-John as a mannequin come to life for Christmas, what should you watch?

"A Mom for Christmas" was a Disney TV movie from the '90s that starred Olivia Newton-John as a mannequin that was wished to life by a little girl at Christmas. The magic in the movie comes courtesy of Doris Roberts, who is most famous for playing Ray's mom on "Everybody Loves Raymond."

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Hans Christian Andersen wrote this incredibly poignant story. Do you know it?

A short film released by Disney in 2006, "The Little Matchgirl" is a the sad and poignant story about a little girl who dies of hypothermia on the streets of Saint Petersburg, Russia, in the middle of the winter during the Russian Revolution. The spirit of her grandmother then takes her to heaven. It's not much for Christmas cheer.

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This was nominated for the 1983 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. What is it?

Based on Charles Dickens' story, "Mickey's Christmas Carol" features Scrooge McDuck as Ebenezer Scrooge along with characters from "Robin Hood," "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad" and "Pinnochio."

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In which computer-animated movie do Mickey Mouse and friends share five short stories?

A sequel to Mickey's "Once Upon a Christmas," "Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas" features the same anthology theme wth several short stories based around the season. This was the final direct-to-video film of Mickey voice actor Wayne Allwine.

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This film features music by Carly Simon. What is it?

"Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year" is a 2002 film that features Carly Simon singing songs like "Auld Lang Syne" and, of course, the classic "Winnie the Pooh" theme song as well.

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Which of these movies from 1933 is based on the poem from "A Visit from St. Nicholas"?

"The Night Before Christmas," sometimes called "Santa's Toys," is a very early Disney short that was part of what was called "Silly Symphonies." There were 75 Silly Symphonies produced between 1929 and 1939.

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Jiminy Cricket hosted this special. What is it?

"From All of Us to All fo You" aired in 1958 and is an anthology series of shorts. Each one is presented as a Christmas card from the characters portrayed in the story to the viewers.

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Which of these films was the second animated film featuring Mickey Mouse?

"Mickey's Good Deed" is a 1932 film. It takes place during the Great Depression and involves Mickey trying to bring Christmas to a poor family by selling Pluto to a rich family so he can buy things for the poor family.

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Chloe Grace Moretz voices one of the characters in this film. Do you know it?

"Super Sleuth Christmas" is a Winnie the Pooh movie featuring Chloe Grace Moretz voicing the character Darby, who may or may not be the sister of Christopher Robin; it's never really explained.

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In which movie can you find Bruce Willis fighting terrorists?

Not everyone will acknowledge that "Die Hard" is a Christmas movie, but it takes place at Christmastime. When Disney acquired a large portion of FOX properties in 2019, they also snagged the "Die Hard" franchise, so John McClane is technically part of Disney now.

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