Disney Plus 2020: your December what's on guide

Here's what's coming to Disney Plus this December 2020 for Christmas – in the UK and US...

Disney Plus US and UK
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Buying Disney Plus? It's nearly Christmas, and this best streaming service is here to see you through a few Christmas movie marathons. Disney Plus plays home to everything from Marvel movies to Disney shorts, Pixar films and National Geographic TV shows, as well as all Star Wars content. Not just that, but tones more as new content gets added weekly. The best part? It costs just $6.99/£5.99 per month and it's contract-free. Oh, and new Disney Plus Gift Subscriptions mean you can gift this streaming service to friends or family, instantly, for one year. See more on that below.

Coming to Disney Plus – both UK and US – in December 2020, is everything from Soul to The Mandalorian Season 2 Finale, High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday special and Godmothered. In the UK? On Christmas Day, you will be able to stream Noelle. What else? You'll have to scroll to see...

For more info on Disney Plus keep scrolling. Use the links to your left to navigate this (beauty and the) beast of a guide.

Disney Plus Info

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Disney Plus price: $6.99/£5.99 monthly, $59.99/£59.99 annually.
Disney Plus US release date: 12th November 2019.
Disney Plus UK release date: 24th March 2020.
Disney Plus free trial: No longer available.
Disney Plus content: Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic.
Disney Plus sign up: Click here.

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What is Disney Plus?

Disney Plus is a streaming subscription service that lets you watch movies, TV shows and shorts from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. All in one place. It's ad-free, you get access to exclusive originals as well as thousands of movies and shows you already love. The best part? It comes with unlimited downloads on up to 10 devices. Only four devices can watch at one time, however.  You can stream this new service through your TV, a web browser or via the Disney+ app.

Disney Plus price

A yearly Disney+ subscription costs $59.99. If you're looking to opt-in monthly, it's $6.99. If you're in the UK, it's £59.99 yearly or £5.99 per month.

Disney Plus free trial

Disney Plus used to offer a free, seven-day trial but since this streaming service is no longer new, they discontinued this perk. However, Disney Plus is contract-free so can be cancelled at any time.

Disney Plus sign up

Wondering how to sign up to Disney Plus? Click this link to go straight through to the signup page.

Disney Plus release schedule

New content lands on this streaming service every Friday. Content will differ depending on which region you are in.

Disney Plus US new content for December

Disney Plus release lots of new content each month. Here's what's new in the US and Canada for December. There's quite a lot...

December 4th

  • Anastasia
  • Big
  • Big Sharks Rule
  • Man vs. Shark
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
  • Sky High
  • Godmothered
  • The Mandalorian “Chapter 14”
  • Extras - Beyond the Clouds: Where It All Began
  • The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse

December 11th

  • Disney Channel’s Epic Holiday Showdown
  • Disney Holiday Magic Quest
  • Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special
  • Safety
  • The Mandalorian “Chapter 15”
  • Extras - Beyond the Clouds: Meet the Sobiechs
  • The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse

December 18th

  • Buried Truth of the Maya
  • Cosmos: Possible Worlds (s1)
  • Disney Channel Holiday House Party
  • Disney Parks Sunrise Series (s1)
  • Disney Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure (s3)
  • Eddie the Eagle
  • Into the Woods
  • Miraculous World: New York, United Heroez
  • On Pointe
  • Arendelle Castle Yule Log
  • Dory’s Reef Cam
  • Extras - Beyond the Clouds: Creating Zach's World
  • The Mandalorian Season Finale “Chapter 16”
  • The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse Winter Finale

December 25th

  • Max Keeble’s Big Move 
  • Soul 
  • Burrow
  • Extras - Beyond the Clouds: A Musical Miracle

Disney Plus UK new content for December

Here's what's coming to Disney Plus UK for December 2020.

December 4th

  • Mulan
  • Godmothered
  • Prep & Landing: Naughty Vs Nice
  • Prep & Landing: Secret Santa
  • Puppy Dog Pals

December 11th

  • High School Musical: The Holiday Special
  • Safety
  • Disney Fam Jam
  • Miraculous World: New York, United Heroez

December 18th

  • The Mandalorian: Season 2 Finale
  • On Pointe

December 25th

  • Soul

December 27th

  • Noelle

Disney Plus content list

There is a huge range of over 1,000 movies, series, originals, and more to watch on Disney Plus, all of which can be downloaded to watch later. We've rounded up our top Disney movies below.

As it stands, these are our pick of the best movies and series we know are definitely available to stream on Disney Plus:

Movies:

  • 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU
  • ALADDIN (2019)
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1951)
  • ANT-MAN
  • AVATAR
  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
  • AVENGERS: ENDGAME
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017)
  • BIG HERO 6
  • BLACK PANTHER
  • BRAVE
  • A BUG'S LIFE
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
  • CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN
  • COCO
  • DIANA: IN HER OWN WORDS
  • DISNEY CAMP ROCK (DISNEY CHANNEL)
  • DOCTOR DOLITTLE
  • FINDING DORY
  • FLUBBER
  • FREAKY FRIDAY (2003)
  • FROZEN
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
  • HANNAH MONTANA THE MOVIE
  • HOCUS POCUS
  • HOME ALONE 
  • HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS
  • THE INCREDIBLES
  • INCREDIBLES 2
  • INSIDE OUT
  • JANE
  • LADY AND THE TRAMP (2019)
  • THE LIZZIE MCGUIRE MOVIE
  • MALEFICENT
  • MARY POPPINS RETURNS
  • MOANA (AKA: VAIANA)
  • MONSTERS INC
  • MRS. DOUBTFIRE
  • PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END
  • TANGLED (2010)
  • THE PARENT TRAP (1998)
  • THE PRINCESS DIARIES
  • THOR: RAGNAROK
  • TANGLED (2010)
  • TOY STORY
  • UP
  • WALL-E
  • WRECK-IT RALPH

Series:

  • CONTINENT 7: ANTARCTICA
  • DISNEY HANNAH MONTANA
  • DISNEY PHINEAS AND FERB
  • DISNEY THE SUITE LIFE OF ZACK & CODY
  • DISNEY WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE
  • DISNEY'S KIM POSSIBLE
  • DISNEY'S RECESS
  • FOR THE BIRDS
  • JACK-JACK ATTACK
  • MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS
  • THAT'S SO RAVEN
  • THE SIMPSONS 

Originals:

  • STAR WARS THE MANDALORIAN
  • LADY AND THE TRAMP
  • MARVEL HERO PROJECT
  • HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THE SERIES
  • THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JEFF GOLDBLUM
  • ENCORE!
  • FLOAT
  • ONE DAY AT DISNEY
  • DISNEY NATURE DOLPHIN REEF
  • DISNEY NATURE ELEPHANT

How to watch Disney Plus

It couldn't be easier to watch Disney Plus, wherever you are, whatever you're doing. You can either watch Disney Plus straight from your web browser or via a mobile device or tablet – it's compatible with Android, Apple and Amazon devices. There's also the option to watch Disney Plus through your smart TV, should you own one. Compatible TVs include Android, LG Web OS, Roku and Samsung Tizen models. Last but definitely not least – actually, probably the most popular way of streaming Disney Plus – via game consoles and streaming devices. From the Amazon Fire TV Stick to Apple AirPlay, Apple TV, Chromebook, Chromecast, Playstation 4, Xbox One and Roku. 

We've popped a list below of all of the ways you can watch Disney Plus other than through your web browser – AKA disneyplus.com – with links to make streaming Disney+ on your device that little bit easier.

Don't own one of these devices? You can find the best prices on several streaming sticks that are compatible with Disney Plus below.

Disney Plus Marvel

Disney Plus is home to a huge range of Marvel content. See a full list of Marvel movies – in chronological order – that you can watch on Disney Plus, below.

Marvel films order

  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Captain Marvel
  • Iron Man
  • Iron Man 2
  • Thor
  • The Avengers
  • Iron Man 3
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Ant-man
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Doctor Strange
  • Black Panther
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Ant-man and The Wasp
  • Avengers: Endgame

Also on Disney Plus but not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are...

  • X-Men
  • X-Men 2
  • X-Men: The Last Stand
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  • The Wolverine
  • X-Men Days of Future Past
  • Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Disney Plus Star Wars

Yes, it's true: Disney Plus is home to so much Star Wars content from The Mandalorian to the last movie, Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. See a full list of Star Wars movies – in chronological order – that you can watch on Disney Plus, below.

Star Wars order

  • Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace (1999)
  • Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones (2002)
  • Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith (2005)
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
  • Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope (1977)
  • Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi (1983)
  • Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII —The Last Jedi (2017)
  • Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Disney Plus app

Much like other streaming services, Disney Plus have an app. This app can be downloaded on Google Play or the App Store. It makes watching on the go a breeze.

The Disney+ app is easy to navigate – at the bottom of your screen will be four buttons. The first going from left to right takes you home, the second is to search, the third to see downloads and the last on the very right is your profile. On the Disney+ app, right at the top of the screen, you'll see a reel of top/new content to make it easier for you to find. Below there are five buttons, each linking to a world – Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic. Much like other streaming services, Disney+ gives recommended content and then starts to list originals, stuff that's trending and more. You can see a screenshot of the Disney+ app and how easy it is to use, below.

Disney+ app homepage screenshot from iPhone

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Disney Plus GroupWatch

Disney Plus GroupWatch

A new feature to Disney Plus – US and UK – is GroupWatch. This is a new co-viewing feature that allows you to watch along with friends and family, even if you are hundreds of miles away. Up to seven people can now watch Disney+ together in a synced playback experience using everything from a web browser to a mobile and  even a smart TV. This way you can share reactions in real time.

Disney Plus Gift Subscription

New for this month, Disney Plus now offer gifts that are perfect for Christmas or birthdays. Disney Plus Gift Subscription allows you to buy someone a Disney Plus membership for one year. They'll receive the info via email, and you can even write a message to go along with it. A very 2020 gift! See below to buy...

Gift subscriptions can only be redeemed by new Disney+ subscribers.

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Can I use Disney Plus when I'm out of the country?

Series and movies can be downloaded on Disney Plus so that you can watch them abroad without the need for a connection. Otherwise, if you're heading to a country that has Disney Plus and are intrigued, you can indeed stream the content that is available in the country you're visiting.