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Why Disney + should release an annual Christmas movie


It’s that time of year again, Christmas is just around the corner, and streaming services like Disney + and Netflix are adding more festive movies to get subscribers in the Christmas mood. So how about giving Disney executives a few reasons to make a new original Christmas movie (or more) for Disney + every year.

Reason # 1: More people watch TV and movies on Christmas

Let’s start by looking at the most obvious reason, during the Christmas holidays, more people are at home watching TV and movies than at any other time of the year. The fact that Disney + has a “Merry Christmas” collection, which has a large number of films, including the films “Home Alone” and “Santa Claus,” among many others, should be enough for Disney to do something about it. original for the holidays. . Disney could take advantage of the fact that more people are home for the holidays by feeding Disney + with original Christmas movies.

Reason # 2: It’s Easy To Write New Christmas Movies

Let’s look at something that would work in favor of Disney, Christmas movies are pretty easy to write compared to most other genres of movies. Christmas movies are very easy movies to write. All you need is a mix of snow, family, Santa, Christmas magic, and sometimes cute animals. Most Christmas movies follow a character who either tries to spread the joy of Christmas or discover the magic of Christmas on his own.

Reason # 3: it can fill in the gaps in content

A big problem with Disney + is its lack of legacy movies due to licensing, music rights, and quality issues. like Disney + Originals. I’m not saying to completely remake the films. What I’m saying is take some of what’s loved about Christmas classics and try to emulate them in some exciting new movies.

Reason # 4: Bring families together

One of the main themes of Disney + is content for the whole family, and well, there’s no vacation that’s more family-friendly than Christmas. Several Christmas movies for the whole family on Disney + include “Santa Claus” and “Home Alone,” which are certified Christmas classics and are also family-friendly movies that you can enjoy with the whole family. Disney made Disney + ‘family-oriented’ in the United States, so I could see that was a main factor in Disney’s go-ahead for more Christmas movies, especially Santa Claus movies or looking for the north pole to be taken off the villain list, among other family-oriented Christmas movie ideas.

Reason # 5: they’ve already done it

For my final point, I guess it’s time I pointed out that Disney has been doing this for two years in a row. In 2019 (launch day) Disney added a new Christmas movie titled “Noelle”, in December 2020 Disney added the Christmas movie “Godmother”, and this year on Disney + Day, Disney added the new Christmas movie “Home Sweet Home Alone”.

General thoughts:

Christmas is a magical time of year and Disney must try to make the holidays their own when it comes to new original holiday based content. Disney has a big Christmas movie heritage thanks to their ABC, 20th Century, and Disney Live-Action brands, but that should carry over to Disney + as Christmas is primarily a family-oriented holiday.

For the past couple of years, Disney has added one original Christmas movie per year, and I have a feeling that could be something that Disney could use as an annual event. Think about it, Disney releases a new festive movie every year to bring families together as they get lost in the magic of Christmas and watch a new adventure with music, snow and Santa Claus. Will Disney do this? Good question. Personally, if I was running Disney +, I would try to make sure that we have at least one Christmas movie a year in order to try and increase the number of subscribers during the holiday season.

Will Disney continue its hit Christmas movie series for Disney +? We don’t know, only time will tell, but if Disney ignores its chance to take over the market for all-new original Christmas movies, then that’s another market that Netflix could continue to capture with more movies coming out each year. year, including the “Christmas Chronicles” franchise. If Disney decides to ignore this idea and doesn’t release one new festive Christmas movie a year, the least they can do is download some of the classic ABC family and Freeform Christmas movies like “Snow,” “Holidaze. “,” Same Time Next Christmas “and” Ghosting: The Spirit Of Christmas “at Disney + to bring more festive films to their subscribers.

What do you think? Should Disney release an annual Christmas movie on Disney +?

Ethan Holloway

Ethan “Neil” Holloway is a huge Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar fan who grew up with Disney movies like Iron Man and The Lion King. Ethan has always been fascinated by films especially those which give fair representation to people with disabilities and one day hopes to publish a novel with Disney Publishing Worldwide. You can call Ethan the “Disney Anime Guy” if you like.