Whether you love winter or hate winter, it is here in full force. Unfortunately, we can’t all enjoy that Florida sunshine year-round, so we have to come up with some creative ideas to stay positive during the bleak winter months of the year. This is especially important once Christmas is over. A lot of us tend to feel like there’s nothing good about winter after December 25th, but that’s just not true! One thing that we actually do love about winter is that it is the perfect season to get all cozy and hunker in for a Disney movie marathon! We may be biased, but we think that Disney movies are the best for winter marathons. With that in mind, we created this list of the best Disney winter movies. Take a look!
Frozen 1 and 2
This one kind of goes without saying, right? Come on – it’s in the title Frozen 1 and 2 are the perfect Disney winter movies because the whole thing is winter. Elsa makes sure of that. We’re going the literal route with this one. Frozen 1 and 2 take place entirely in winter/ a chilly season. In the first movie, Elsa turns the whole town of Arendelle into winter and in the second, the people of Ahtohallan are stuck in a cold, desolate forest. In both films, Elsa needs to harness her power and believe in herself enough to make a change in the world. While we love to watch these movies all throughout the year, they are extra appropriate for winter. We would do anything to curl up by a fire in the Palace as the storm rages on.
Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Always winter, never Christmas. While this movie goes well beyond just Christmastime, a large portion of the film takes place in winter. When the Pevensie’s first arrive in Narnia, the whole place is frozen over because Aslan has left and the White Queen has taken over. When the kids arrive, hope comes back to the world and Father Christmas comes back. Narnia in winter is absolutely gorgeous and we’d love to sip on tea with Mr. Tumnus!
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Hoth. Need we say more? We needn’t, but we will. Episode 5 of the original Star Wars saga opens with the Rebels hiding on planet Hoth, which is a planet completely covered in ice. When Luke gets stuck out in the freezing tundra, Han goes out searching for him and has to rescue him. He has to cut open his Tauntaun and stuff Luke inside to keep him warm. It’s absolutely disgusting but fits the winter bill.
Beauty and the Beast
We just love the winter scenes in Beauty and the Beast! They don’t last super long, but they’re so sweet. Beast’s castle lends itself perfectly to a cozy winter day. During the song “Something There,” Belle and Beast have an adorable snow fight out on the castle lawn. Beast thinks he’ll have the ultimate advantage, but obviously, Belle outsmarts him and gets him in the end! Plus, we love seeing them by the fire and drinking their soup together. So cute!
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
On snowy days, we like to curl up with something comforting. And to us, there’s nothing more comforting and nostalgic than classic Pooh bear. In one segment of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, we see the first snowfall in the Hundred Acre Wood. This is super exciting to Pooh and the gang, especially Tigger. We get to watch them all enjoy snow and ice skating and all of the things that make winter so lovely.
The Sound of Music
We’re not really sure when or how it happened, but The Sound of Music has become a winter favorite. There’s nothing even winter about the film. But somehow it feels like a warm hug that you would need in wintertime. Julie Andrews’ “My Favorite Things” has become a sort of winter anthem and we are here for it. If you ever need a pick-me-up in the wintertime to ease that seasonal depression, this may be the perfect movie to lift your spirits!
Bonus Anti-Selections: If you are craving some sunshine and want to watch something that takes you away from the winter blues, we would highly recommend watching these great warm flicks.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Welcome to the Caribbean, love! Nothing feels quite like a tropical vacation as much as watching the fantastic classic Disney action-adventure Pirates of the Caribbean. Sometimes the last thing you want to do during the winter is watch something that makes you feel even colder than you already are. We get it. Pirates is the way to go!
She is Moana! Moana takes place in the French Polynesian and it is just absolutely gorgeous. The animation in this movie is unbelievable. It’s almost like watching something from National Geographic. This movie makes us feel completely at ease like we’re on vacation. We could watch it over and over again. Especially during a snowstorm!