The best Christmas movies on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is ringing in the holiday season with an exciting schedule filled with Christmas specials and family-friendly entertainment

Spirited.
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It's the most wonderful time of the year: TV networks are announcing their holiday movie schedules and the smell of Christmas is already filling the air.

Just like the best Christmas movies on Netflix 2022 to stream right now, the best Christmas movies on Disney Plus to watch in 2022 and Hallmark's 2022 Christmas movie schedule, Apple TV+'s lineup is looking super-exciting.

A bunch of holiday specials share schedule space with family-friendly productions that you'll want to watch all year long and an entirely new film that we cannot wait to stream.

So grab yourself a candy cane, a cup of hot cocoa, or maybe even a large glass of wine because tis the season to be merry and you deserve it!

Spirited

Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer star in this hilarious musical that's a modern retelling of Charles Dickens' 1843 beloved novella A Christmas Carol. Expect the stars to tap their way into your holiday spirit when the film is released in select theaters on November 11 and then on Apple TV+ on November 18.

Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock Night of the Lights Holiday Special

Premiering on November 18, this special centers on Jamdolin, voiced by the wonderful Daveed Diggs, as he convinces Wembley to make a special wish. They then embark on an exciting adventure that delves into the true meaning of the holiday season. 

Sago Mini Friends Thanksgiving Special

"While preparing for a special Sagoville festival, Harvey and Robin accidentally end up in Loomington - a town without gratitude," reads the official synopsis of the program. "The Sago Mini Friends series is an adorable nod to gratitude, featuring Harvey the floppy-eared dog and his best friends, Jinja the cat, Jack the rabbit, and Robin the bird." You'll be delighted to catch all the characters play, explore and sing all throughout the town of Sagoville together when the show premieres on November 18.

Interrupting Chicken Holiday Special

Interrupting Chicken

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What were to happen if Christmas was cancelled? That’s exactly what Ebenezer Wolf does in this holiday special based on the 2011 award-winning book Interrupting Chicken. Worry not: a bunch of fan-favorites team up to bring the holidays back to life. The production premieres on December 2.

Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special

Love it or hate it, everybody knows that the first time you hear Mariah's All I Want For Christmas - the Yuletide season has officially started. The legendary songstress recorded this incredible Christmas special alongside legends like Jermaine Dupri, Jennifer Hudson, Snoop Dogg, and Ariana Grande to fill you with all the old timey sing along Christmas fun you could ever dream of. 

It's streaming now on Apple TV+ so grab your sleigh bells and get to it.

The Snoopy Show Holiday Collection

On December 2, the one and only Snoopy turns a Christmas poem into the perfect lullaby for Sally while Charlie Brown prepares exciting holiday gifts for his friends. Check out Charlie Brown and al the gang getting up to festive japes and enjoying all the Holiday cheer you'd expect.

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

This animated film, set to debut on December 25, is an adaptation of Charlie Mackesy's book of the same name, which follows the friendship between the three characters, who travel around the world to find the boy's home.

Twas The Fight Before Christmas

Documentaries may not be the type of entertainment you'd usually consider a festive treat, but this documentary is an absolute must-see for anybody interested in outrageous true-life stories.

You may love OTT Christmas lights and decorations - but would you like them in your neighborhood? This documentary tells the story of Christmas-mad Jeremy Morris whose neighbors end up taking him to court over his disruptive Yuletide antics and will have you hooked from the get-go. Stream it now on Apple TV+

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