We’ve put together our favourite musical movies for the whole family to enjoy this Christmas, to get you in the festive mood!

Spirited

Imagine Charles Dickens’ heartwarming tale of a scrooge visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve—but funnier. And with Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds, and Octavia Spencer. Also, huge musical numbers. Okay, we’re asking a lot. Maybe just watch the trailer?

Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film, and an adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s 1900 children’s fantasy novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Starring Judy Garland.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a 1968 musical-fantasy film. With its clever tunes, incredible cast and enchanting storyline, this delightful romp is lots of fun and simply “toot sweet” to pass up! Dick Van Dyke stars as eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts, who creates an extraordinary car called Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It not only drives – but also flies and floats – as it leads him, his two children and his beautiful lady friend, Truly Scrumptious, into a magical world of pirates, castles and endless adventure.

The Lion King

A Disney animated feature following a naive and curious lion cub as he struggles to find his place in nature’s great ‘circle of life’. Simba (voice of Jonathan Taylor Thomas/Matthew Broderick) is excited about being king of the pride but is forced into exile by his evil and greedy uncle, Scar, who wants to claim the throne for himself. Away from his family, Simba meets a meerkat named Timon and a warthog named Pumbaa (Ernie Sabella). With the help of his new friends, he overcomes great fear and adversity to defeat Scar and take his rightful place as ruler of the Pride Lands.

Mary Poppins

Stuffy parents in Victorian London are looking for a nanny, but the children write their own ad which is torn up and thrown into the fire. Miraculously, the paper reassembles and floats up the chimney flue and along comes Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) on her umbrella/parachute. Mary Poppins brings fun and magic to the children’s lives and a guiding hand. A great film for all the family!

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

Based on the best-selling book series by Bernard Waber, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is a live-action/CGI musical comedy that brings this beloved character to a new, global audience.

Encanto

Encanto is a 2021 American computer-animated musical fantasy comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. A Colombian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers.

Coco

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

An imaginary world comes to life in a holiday tale of an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention that has the power to change their lives forever.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro reinvents the classic story of a wooden puppet brought to life in this stunning stop-motion musical tale.

Sing 2

Sing 2 continues with the story of Buster Moon(Matthew McConaughey) and his buddies, as they try to persuade the notoriously private rock music icon, Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show.

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Starring Hugh Jackman.

Oliver

Experience the high-spirited adventures of Oliver Twist in this Oscar-winning musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale! Young Oliver is an orphan who escapes the cheerless life of the workhouse and takes to the streets of 19th-Century London. He’s immediately taken in by a band of street urchins, headed by the lovable villain, Fagin, his fiendish henchman, Bill Sikes, and his loyal apprentice, The Artful Dodge. Through his education in the fine points of pick-pocketing, Oliver makes away with an unexpected treasure, a home and a family of his own.

Set to a heartfelt score that includes such favourites as “Consider Yourself”, “Where Is Love?” and “As Long As He Needs Me”, OLIVER! leads us on a journey in search of love, belonging and honour among thieves.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Animated musical fantasy set in a parallel world where different lands represent different holiday periods. Our hero is Jack Skellington, a man from Halloween who becomes converted to Christmas and sets out to spread joy in the world. However, when Jack’s new mission leads him to kidnap Santa, it becomes clear that he is not really in tune with the Yuletide spirit.

Beauty and the Beast

When a prince is turned into a hideous beast by a magical spell, he finds that the only way out of his predicament is to win the love of the beautiful Belle. Belle agrees to come and stay at his home in exchange for the freedom of her father, whom the Beast had previously captured. At first, she is repulsed by his hideous features, but as time passes she learns to recognise his true inner beauty.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

In 1940 three English children are evacuated from London, only to discover the lady they’re staying with (Angela Lansbury) is a witch – but a good one. With the aid of her spells and a magic bed, the children visit an undersea kingdom, witness a football match played by teams of wild cartoon animals, and successfully thwart a Nazi invasion of Britain.

This Oscar-winning Disney film combines live action and animation, which also features the songs ‘Portobello Road’ (as performed by the spiv Bruce Forsyth) and ‘The Beautiful Briny Sea’.

Frozen

Frozen is the coolest comedy adventure ever to hit the big screen. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise.

Maria is a free-spirited young Austrian woman studying to become a nun at Nonnberg Abbey in Salzburg in 1938. Her youthful enthusiasm and lack of discipline cause some concern. Mother Abbess sends Maria to the villa of retired naval officer Captain Georg von Trapp to be governess to his seven children—Liesl, Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta, and Gretl. The Captain has been raising his children alone using strict military discipline following the death of his wife. Although the children misbehave at first, Maria responds with kindness and patience, and soon the children come to trust and respect her.

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