'Tis the Season For These Nostalgic Disney Channel Christmas Episodes
There's no better time of year to feel like a kid again than during Christmas. The holiday season gives you a chance to embrace childhood nostalgia, from old Christmas movies and music to family traditions and beyond. If you grew up watching Disney Channel, then you probably remember how big a deal Christmas was on the network each year.
More often than not, our favorite shows embraced the holiday season with wacky, heartfelt, and cheer-filled storylines that are certainly worth a rewatch this year. Not only that, but so many of these shows have some type of original music or cover in the episode that you'll immediately end up adding to your Christmas playlist. Take a trip down memory lane this year by streaming these festive episodes on Disney+.
"Christmas at the Tipton" From The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (Season 1, Episode 21)
Our favorite twins from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody are always causing mischief, and Christmastime is no exception. When the Tipton hotel gets snowed in, hotel guests and the main characters are forced to deal with a ton of issues. There's not only a power outage but also a stranded pregnant woman who is forced to give birth in the elevator! Like with most Disney Channel shows, there's also a life lesson to be learned. Cody comes to terms with his parents' separation, and Maddie learns that not all presents need a high price tag to be thoughtful.
"It's the End of the Jake as We Know It" From Hannah Montana (Season 4, Episode 5)
It's a busy time for Miley on this Christmas episode of Hannah Montana. Not only is she filming a Christmas TV special, but she's also dealing with some major relationship drama. Lily and Oliver break the news to Miley that Jake is cheating on her — definitely not something you want to hear during the holidays. Of course, it wouldn't be an episode of Hannah Montana without some iconic music. There's an awesome holiday duet with Miley and Sheryl Crow that you'll most definitely end up adding to your holiday playlist.
"Aaron Carter's Coming to Town" From Lizzie McGuire (Season 1, Episode 7)
Aaron Carter wishing Lizzie McGuire a "Merry Christmas" will forever go down in Disney Channel history. Aaron rolls into Lizzie's town to shoot a music video, and of course she and her friends try to find him on set. Luckily, things end up working out better than ever for Lizzie. She lives the ultimate fan dream by not only dancing in the music video but also getting up close and personal with the 2000s teen heartthrob.
"Xtreme Xmas" From Lizzie McGuire (Season 2, Episode 3)
There are not one but two iconic Lizzie McGuire episodes to watch this Christmas. In this episode, Lizzie enlists Gordo to help her win the Best Float Award at the upcoming Christmas parade. A classic showdown between Lizzie and Kate unfolds as they both prepare for the competition. In the midst of all this, Lizzie's family is back home dealing with a plumbing crisis like no other. At the end of the episode, we're treated to a rock 'n' roll rendition of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" from singer Steven Tyler.
"A Very Possible Christmas" From Kim Possible
Crime doesn't take a vacation on Christmas, especially for Kim Possible! The episode starts off with Kim and her family celebrating holiday traditions. Although Ron is Jewish and celebrates Hanukkah, he always comes by to celebrate Christmas with the Possible family each year. The festivities are cut short for Ron when he decides to let Kim have the night off and go fight Dr. Drakken and Shego himself. Of course, Kim ends up joining the action to help him out.
"A Duncan Christmas" From Good Luck Charlie (Season 3, Episode 21)
Take part in the Duncan family's holiday traditions by watching this episode of Good Luck Charlie. A lot happens in this holiday episode, starting with Teddy taking Charlie to see Santa for the first time. During this time, the family's grandmother makes an unexpected visit to their house, causing Charlie's mom, Amy, to be on edge. Although there's a nice helping of tension in this holiday special, this all turns around during the Duncan family talent show. When Teddy and Spencer sing a swoon-worthy Christmas duet called "Song For You," you'll melt and also add this to your playlist immediately.
"Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation" From Phineas and Ferb (Season 2, Episode 22)
Although Phineas and Ferb typically makes the most of summer vacation, there's a fun holiday episode that takes place during winter. In this Christmas special, the boys casually turn their entire hometown into a giant Christmas card for Santa Claus to thank him for all he does. But to their dismay, Dr. Doofenshmirtz has other plans. The villain ends up inventing the "Naughty-inator," which puts the entire town on Santa's naughty list — yikes!
"Escape Claus" From That's So Raven (Season 1, Episode 19)
In classic Raven Baxter fashion, her visions of the future end up doing more harm than good — especially in this Christmas classic! In the episode, Raven has a vision of her opening her Christmas present too early. This immediately backfires when she ends up taking it out of the house and breaking it before she is able to put it back. Once the chaos resolves itself, the episode ends with a relaxing piano rendition of "Silent Night," sung by Raven herself.
"A London Carol" From The Suite Life on Deck (Season 3, Episode 15)
Who doesn't love a new take on a Christmas classic? In this episode of The Suite Life on Deck, London ends up walking in the footsteps of Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol. After refusing to share her wealth with the less fortunate, London gets a hard look at her Christmases past, present, and not-so-great-looking future, courtesy of her talking mirror. Once all is said and done, it's safe to say London is a new person by the end of the episode, thanks to this trippy life lesson.
"Merry Merry It Up" From Shake It Up (Season 3, Episode 5)
In this episode of Shake It Up, CeCe has a dream that takes her on a wild journey through Christmases past, present, and future, all led by her best friend Rocky — as a ghost! During the episode, we're also treated to a performance by Rocky when she sings "Shake Santa Shake," which is sure to get stuck in your head. After reflecting on these events, CeCe ultimately patches things up between her mom and boyfriend.
"Good Luck Jessie: NYC Christmas" From Jessie (Season 3, Episode 7)
Enjoy double the nostalgia with this hour-long Jessie and Good Luck Charlie crossover Christmas special! These two shows collide when Teddy and PJ from Good Luck Charlie visit the characters of Jessie in New York City. A blizzard traps the Duncan kids in the city, so they end up helping the Ross family find out who took their Christmas presents. The episode also flips back to Denver to see what shenanigans the rest of the Duncans are up to.