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'''''Disney In The House: Christmas''''' is a 2017 American [[live-action/animated]] Christmas comedy film produced by [[Walt Disney Wonder Studios]] and released by [[Walt Disney Pictures]]. The sequel to [[Disney In The House: 4th Of July|''Disney In The House: 4th Of July'']] and the third installment in the classic ''Disney In The House'' franchise, the film was directed and co-written by [[Phil Lord and Christopher Miller]]. [[Sarah Silverman]], [[Ginnifer Goodwin]], [[Ed O'Neill]], [[Tom Hanks]], [[Michael J. Fox]], [[Owen Laramore]], and [[Frank Welker]] reprise their roles from the first two films alongside new additions to the cast including [[Mckenna Grace]], [[Jason Marsden]], [[Bill Murray]], [[Jerry Stiller]], [[Martin Short]], and [[Natalie Portman]]. In the film, Vanellope von Schweetz (joined by six-year-old Cindy Miller, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Frosty the Snowman) sets out to save Christmas after Santa Claus accidentally crashes in Disneyville. Along the way, she learns what Christmas is really all about and begins coming to terms with it.
 
   
 
'''''Disney In The House: Christmas''''' is a 2017 American [[Live-action animated film|live-action/computer-animated]] [[Christmas by medium|Christmas]] [[comedy film]] produced by [[Walt Disney Wonder Studios]] and distributed by [[Walt Disney Pictures]]. Directed by [[Phil Lord and Christopher Miller]], who wrote the screenplay with [[Joe Ansolabehere]], Jill E. Blotevogel, and Kevin Hopps, the film serves as the sequel to ''[[Disney In The House: 4th Of July]]'' and the third installment in the [[Disney In The House (classic film franchise)|live-action/animated ''Disney In The House'' film franchise]]. Returning actors [[Sarah Silverman]], [[Ginnifer Goodwin]], [[Ed O'Neill]], [[Tom Hanks]], [[Owen Laramore]], [[Michael J. Fox]], and [[Travis Oates]] are joined by [[Mckenna Grace]], [[Jason Marsden]], [[Bill Murray]], [[Jerry Stiller]] (in his final acting role before his death in 2020), [[Martin Short]], and [[Natalie Portman]]. In the film, Vanellope von Schweetz is accompanied by six-year-old Cindy Miller, [[Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer]], and [[Frosty the Snowman]] as she sets out to save Christmas from extinction after [[Santa Claus]] inadvertently crashes in Disneyville. Along the way, she learns the true meaning of Christmas and comes to terms with it.
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Released theatrically in the United States on December 26, 2017, the film [[box office bomb|underperformed at the box office]] (having grossed $160 million worldwide against a budget of $133 million), and received mixed reviews, with criticism for its lack of originality and facial emotion on the reindeer while the production design, [[Harry Gregson-Williams]]' musical score, and the performances (particularly Silverman and Grace) were favorably praised.
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''Disney In The House: Christmas'' was released theatrically in the United States on December 26, 2017. The film grossed over $175 million worldwide against its $150 million budget, becoming Walt Disney Wonder Studios' first [[box office bomb]] and losing Disney $50 million. The film received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the humor, production design, use of Christmas carols, [[Harry Gregson-Williams]]' musical score, and the performances of Silverman and Grace, but criticized the photorealistic reindeer, and perceived lack of originality.
   
It was followed by five sequels: [[Disney In The House: Wild Wild West|''Disney In The House: Wild Wild West'']], [[Disney In The House: Off To Adventure Camp|''Disney In The House: Off To Adventure Camp'']], [[Disney In The House: Time Travel|''Disney In The House: Time Travel'']], [[Disney In The House: Return To Adventure Camp|''Disney In The House: Return To Adventure Camp'']], and [[Disney In The House: World Animals|''Disney In The House: World Animals'']] on December 25, 2018, March 3, 2019, June 13, 2019, September 13, 2019, and December 23, 2019.
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Despite the film's failure and mixed reception, was followed by seven sequels: [[Disney In The House: Wild Wild West|''Disney In The House: Wild Wild West'']], ''[[Disney In The House: Musical Melody]]'', [[Disney In The House: Off To Adventure Camp|''Disney In The House: Off To Adventure Camp'']], [[Disney In The House: Time Travel|''Disney In The House: Time Travel'']], [[Disney In The House: Return To Adventure Camp|''Disney In The House: Return To Adventure Camp'']], [[Disney In The House: World Animals|''Disney In The House: World Animals'']], and ''[[Disney In The House: Oceans]]'' on May 11, 2018, December 25, 2018, March 3, 2019, June 13, 2019, September 13, 2019, December 23, 2019, February 25, 2020.
   
== Plot ==
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==Plot==
Vanellope von Schweetz is hosting the Disneyville Christmas Party to honor the recent death of her next-door neighbor, Marka. On December 1, Woody tumbles down a hill (dragging Vanellope, Judy Hopps, Hank, Mr. Ziploc, Lawrence Pierce, and Iggy with him) and crashes into a snowbank. With his deliveries scattered across Disneyville, Woody reluctantly tells Vanellope that she is not qualified to celebrate Christmas. Feeling abandoned, Vanellope heads home, isolating herself from her friends. That night, Santa Claus flies by, but crash-lands in Disneyville, erasing his memory. As a result, the others worry that Christmas could be permanently canceled, but Vanellope volunteers to deliver the presents and leaves Woody in charge of her party.
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[[Wreck-It Ralph (franchise)|Vanellope von Schweetz]] is hosting the Disneyville [[Christmas]] Party to honor the recent death of her next-door neighbor, Marka. On December 1, [[Sheriff Woody]] tumbles down a hill (dragging Vanellope, [[Zootopia|Judy Hopps]], [[Finding Dory|Hank]], Mr. Ziploc, Lawrence Pierce, [[Piglet (Winnie-the-Pooh)|Piglet]], and Iggy with him) and crashes into a snowbank. With his deliveries scattered across Disneyville, Woody reluctantly tells Vanellope that she is not qualified to celebrate Christmas. Feeling abandoned, Vanellope heads home, isolating herself from her friends. That night, [[Santa Claus]] flies by, but crash-lands in Disneyville, [[Amnesia|erasing his memory]] and causing the others to worry that Christmas could be permanently canceled. Vanellope volunteers to save Christmas, calming down her family and the rest of the hysterical Disneyville. Before setting off, Vanellope leaves Woody in charge of her party.
   
Vanellope builds a snowman and names him "Frosty". Frosty starts to get warmer. To avoid the fate of melting, Frosty joins Vanellope on her quest. Vanellope and Frosty witness the other reindeer bullying Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for his lack of patience. Their leader, Donner, shoves Rudolph into a puddle as a punishment, but Vanellope convinces the reindeer that it is the season of giving. Since they only take orders from Santa, they leave. Overcome by Donner's hostile behavior against him, Rudolph joins Vanellope and Rudolph. As they prepare to get going, a six-year-old girl named Cindy Miller befriends Vanellope. Vanellope, Frosty, and Rudolph agree to take Cindy with them.
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Vanellope builds a [[snowman]] and names him "[[Frosty the Snowman|Frosty]]". Frosty starts to get warmer. To avoid the fate of melting, Frosty joins Vanellope on her quest. Vanellope and Frosty witness Santa's [[Santa Claus's reindeer|reindeer]] bullying [[Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer|Rudolph]] for his lack of patience. Their leader, Donner, shoves Rudolph into a puddle as a punishment, but Vanellope convinces the reindeer that it is the season of giving. The reindeer reveal they only take orders from Santa and leave. To get revenge, Rudolph joins Vanellope and Frosty. As they prepare to get going, a six-year-old girl named Cindy Miller (who is also searching for the true spirit of Christmas) befriends Vanellope. Vanellope, Frosty, and Rudolph agree to take Cindy with them.
   
Back in Disneyville, Lawrence leaves Woody, Judy, Hank, Iggy, and Mr. Ziploc to keep an eye on the party. Just then, an army of 100 tiny snowmen trash the party and subdue Judy, triggering a chaotic play that causes her to end up in Cindy's house and meet her parents, Dan Miller and Cass Miller. After delivering all the presents, Vanellope, Cindy, Frosty, and Rudolph decide to tell the elves the news, but they are inevitably chased by a giant ice monster who breaks Cindy's Christmas tree necklace and flings they away before falling into the gorge. Distraught at the loss of her necklace, Cindy, Rudolph, and Frosty abandon Vanellope.
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Back in Disneyville, Lawrence leaves Woody, Judy, Hank, Iggy, and Mr. Ziploc to keep an eye on the party. Just then, an army of 100 tiny snowmen trash the party and subdue Judy, triggering a chaotic play that causes her to end up in Cindy's house and meet her parents, Dan Miller and Cass Miller. After delivering all the presents, Vanellope, Cindy, Frosty, and Rudolph decide to tell [[Christmas elf|Santa's elves]] the news, but are inevitably chased by a giant ice monster who breaks Cindy's Christmas tree [[necklace]] and flings them away before falling into the gorge. A despondent Cindy runs off into the snowy woods, abandoning Vanellope.
   
Alone, Vanellope heads to the North Pole and tells the elves about what happened to Santa. The elves listen, but Vanellope sees the sleigh falling off the edge of a cliff. Cindy, Rudolph, and Frosty help push the sleigh back to safety and reconcile with Vanellope. They fly back to Disneyville, but the sparkle tank runs out. Rudolph thinks happy thoughts and uses every ounce of his strength to get to Disneyville Suburb, where they bump into Santa, restoring his memory. Vanellope explains the true meaning of Christmas, prompting the reindeer to finally accept Rudolph as their friend. Santa, Frosty, and the reindeer depart, and Vanellope, Cindy, Judy, Hank, Woody, Mr. Ziploc, Lawrence, Iggy, Dan, and Cass celebrate Vanellope's Christmas party.
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Alone, Vanellope heads to the [[North Pole]] and tells the elves about what happened to Santa. The elves listen, but Vanellope sees the sleigh falling off the edge of a cliff. Cindy, Rudolph, and Frosty help push the sleigh back to safety and reconcile with Vanellope. They fly back to Disneyville, but the sparkle tank runs out. Rudolph thinks happy thoughts and uses every ounce of his strength to get to Disneyville Suburb, where they bump into Santa, restoring his memory. Vanellope explains the true meaning of Christmas, prompting the reindeer to finally accept Rudolph as their friend. Santa, Frosty, and the reindeer depart, and Vanellope, Cindy, Judy, Hank, Woody, Mr. Ziploc, Lawrence, Iggy, Dan, and Cass celebrate Vanellope's Christmas party.
   
== Cast ==
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==Cast==
* [[Sarah Silverman]] as Vanellope von Schweetz, a resident of Disneyville. She is the film's protagonist.
 
* [[Mckenna Grace]] as Cindy Miller, a six-year-old resident of Disneyville who befriends Vanellope. She is the film's deuteragonist.
 
* [[Jason Marsden]] as Rudolph, a red-nosed reindeer who is ridiculed by the other reindeer. He is the film's tritagonist.
 
* [[Bill Murray]] as Frosty, an anthropomorphic snowman whose silk hat brings him to life. He is the film's tetartagonist.
 
* [[Jerry Stiller]] as Santa Claus, a Christmas legend.
 
* [[Martin Short]] as Dan Miller, a resident of Disneyville who is Cindy's father and Cass' husband.
 
* [[Natalie Portman]] as Cass Miller, a resident of Disneyville who is Cindy's mother and Dan's wife.
 
* [[Ginnifer Goodwin]] as Judy Hopps, a resident of Disneyville and one of Vanellope's best friends.
 
* [[Ed O'Neill]] as Hank, Disneyville's greatest septopus and another one of Vanellope's best friends.
 
* [[Tom Hanks]] as Woody, a resident of Disneyville who often visits Vanellope's house.
 
* [[Michael J, Fox]] as Mr. Ziploc, an anthropomorphic plastic bowl and the news messenger of Disneyville.
 
* [[Owen Laramore]] as Lawrence Pierce, the mayor of Disneyville.
 
* [[Frank Welker]] as Iggy, an iguana and Vanellope's pet.
 
* [[Mel B]], [[Bobby Moynihan]], [[Luke Wilson]], [[Laura Silverman]], [[Alan Tudyk]], [[Annabelle Wallis]], [[Andy Dick]], and [[Tom Hardy]] as Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen, Santa's reindeer who ridicule Rudolph.
 
* [[David Ogden Stiers]] as Ice Monster
 
* Gary Marsh, Gary Krisel, [[Bob Iger]], and [[Derek Stephen Prince]] as Elves
 
   
 
*[[Sarah Silverman]] as Vanellope von Schweetz, a resident of Disneyville.
== Box office ==
 
 
*[[Mckenna Grace]] as Cindy Miller, a six-year-old resident of Disneyville who befriends Vanellope.
''Disney In The House: Christmas'' opened theatrically on December 26, 2017, and grossed $60 million in the United States and Canada, and $100 million in other territories. It ended its theatrical run on February 5, 2018, having to have grossed $159 million overseas. Produced on a $139 million production budget, it became a [[box office disappoinment]] and Walt Disney Wonder Studios' lowest-grossing film to date, because the scene where the reindeer bully Rudolph drew some mixed reaction to the trailers, leading audiences to assume the third installment unnecessary and insulting to its predecessors.
 
 
*[[Jason Marsden]] as Rudolph, a red-nosed reindeer who is ridiculed by the other reindeer.
 
*[[Bill Murray]] as Frosty, an anthropomorphic snowman whose silk hat brings him to life.
 
*[[Jerry Stiller]] as Santa Claus, a Christmas legend. This was Stiller's final film in his acting career before his death in 2020.
 
*[[Martin Short]] as Dan Miller, a resident of Disneyville who is Cindy's father and Cass' husband.
 
*[[Natalie Portman]] as Cass Miller, a resident of Disneyville who is Cindy's mother and Dan's wife.
 
*[[Ginnifer Goodwin]] as Judy Hopps, a resident of Disneyville and one of Vanellope's best friends.
 
*[[Ed O'Neill]] as Hank, Disneyville's greatest septopus and another one of Vanellope's best friends.
 
*[[Tom Hanks]] as Woody, a resident of Disneyville who often visits Vanellope's house.
 
*[[Michael J, Fox]] as Mr. Ziploc, an anthropomorphic plastic bowl and the news messenger of Disneyville.
 
*[[Owen Laramore]] as Lawrence Pierce, the mayor of Disneyville.
 
*[[Frank Welker]] as Iggy, an iguana and Vanellope's pet.
 
*[[Mel B]], [[Bobby Moynihan]], [[Luke Wilson]], [[Laura Silverman]], [[Alan Tudyk]], [[Annabelle Wallis]], [[Andy Dick]], and [[Tom Hardy]] as Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen, Santa's reindeer who ridicule Rudolph.
   
 
==Box office==
== Critical response ==
 
 
''Disney In The House: Christmas'' opened theatrically on December 26, 2017, and grossed $85 million in the United States and Canada, and $90 million in other territories. It ended its theatrical run on March 26, 2018, having to have grossed $175 million worldwide. Produced on a $150 million production budget, the film became Walt Disney Wonder Studios' first [[box office disappoinment]] and their lowest-grossing film (before being surpassed by ''[[Disney In The House: Oceans]]''), losing Disney $50 million. This was because of the scene where the reindeer bully Rudolph, and that Disney noted its similar marketing tactics, leading audiences to assume the third installment to be derivative and insulting to its predecessors.
''Disney In The House: Christmas'' received mixed reviews from critics, with 44% approval rating on [[Rotten Tomatoes]] based on 130 reviews. The consensus reads, "Despite the hilarious antics of Vanellope and its fun family entertainment, ''Disney In The House: Christmas'' is a disappointing holiday rip-off". It is also the worst-reviewed Walt Disney Wonder Studios film on the site, and the only Walt Disney Wonder Studios film to earn a "rotten" certification. [[Metacritic]], which uses a weighted average, signed the film to a score of 49 out of 100 based on 30 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by [[CinemaScore]] gave the film an average grade of "B+" on an A+ to F scale.
 
   
 
==Critical response==
Peter Debruge of ''Variety'' gave the film two stars, saying, "As directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, ''Disney In The House: Christmas'' has reindeer who bully someone, which is a betrayal of everything Gary Marsh and Gary Krisel have ever stood for. ''Introduction'' was greeted with universal acclaim. ''4th Of July'' proved okay. ''Christmas ''generated Walt Disney Wonder Studios' first negative response". Critics considered it to be derivative of [[Happy Feet|''Happy Feet'']], [[How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000 film)|''How The Grinch Stole Christmas'']], and [[Ice Age (2002 film)|''Ice Age'']]. Not only did Peter Rainer of ''The Christian Science Monitor'' dislike the [[photorealistic]] look on Santa's reindeer, but he was also uncomfortable with the use of [[Brian Setzer]]'s ''Jingle Bells'' because he deemed it inferior. Richard Roeper of the ''Chicago Sun Times'' gave the film "One Thumb Up and One Thumb Down".
 
 
''Disney In The House: Christmas'' received mixed reviews from critics, with a 40% approval rating on [[Rotten Tomatoes]] based on 142 reviews as of December 10, 2020. The consensus reads, "''Disney In The House: Christmas'' is as appealing with the hilarious antics of its animated protagonist, but with Santa's reindeer being portrayed as bullies, it's a disappointing holiday rip-off". It is the worst-reviewed Walt Disney Wonder Studios film on the site, and the first Walt Disney Wonder Studios film to earn a "rotten" certification. As of December 10, 2020, [[Metacritic]], which uses a weighted average, calculated a score of 45 out of 100 based on 34 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by [[CinemaScore]] gave the film an average grade of "B+" on an A+ to F scale.
   
 
Peter Travers of ''Rolling Stone'' gave the film two stars, saying, "As directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, ''Disney In The House: Christmas'' has reindeer who bully someone, which is a betrayal of everything Gary Marsh and Gary Krisel have ever stood for". Jessica Letkemann of ''Premiere'' wrote, "''Introduction'' was greeted with universal acclaim. ''4th Of July'' proved okay. ''Christmas ''generated Walt Disney Wonder Studios' first negative response". Richard Lawson of ''Vanity Fair'' called it "derivative of the [[How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000 film)|''How The Grinch Stole Christmas'']], but less innuendos and more funny humor". Peter Rainer of ''The Christian Science Monitor'' was also negative about the film, saying he disliked the [[photorealistic]] look on Santa's reindeer.
Relatively, some critics on the negative side also raised concerns over the [[Motion Picture Association of America|PG rating]], with Bilge Ebiri of ''Vulture'' saying it should have instead been rated [[Motion Picture Association of America|PG-13]] in relation to its medium amount of adult content.
 
   
On the positive side, Lisa Schwarzbaum of ''Entertainment Weekly'' praised the performance of Mckenna Grace as Cindy Miller. She wrote, "Mckenna Grace must be gaining further notice for playing her first live-action child character in Disney history". Joe Williams of ''St. Louis Post Dispatch'' said, "This could be quite the perfect Disney holiday film for kids who celebrate Christmas. Happy New Year, 2018".
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On the positive side, Richard Roeper of the ''Chicago Sun Times'' gave the film "Two Thumbs Up". Lisa Schwarzbaum of ''Entertainment Weekly'' praised the performance of Mckenna Grace as Cindy Miller. She wrote, "Mckenna Grace must be gaining further notice for playing her first live-action child character from a Disney film". Joe Williams of ''St. Louis Post Dispatch'' said, "This could be quite the perfect Disney holiday film for kids who celebrate Christmas".
 
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Disney In The House: Christmas
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Phil Lord
Christopher Miller
Produced by Gary Marsh
Gary Krisel
Written by Joe Ansolabehere
Jill E. Blotevogel
Kevin Hopps
Starring Sarah Silverman
Mckenna Grace
Jason Marsden
Bill Murray
Jerry Stiller
Martin Short
Natalie Portman
Ginnifer Goodwin
Ed O'Neill
Tom Hanks
Music by Harry Gregson-Williams
Cinematography Matthias Koenigswieser
Edited by Robert Fisher Jr.
Production company Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Wonder
Studios
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release date December 25, 2017
(American Holiday Festival)
December 26, 2017 (United States)
Running time 95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $150 million
Box office $175 million


Disney In The House: Christmas is a 2017 American live-action/computer-animated Christmas comedy film produced by Walt Disney Wonder Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who wrote the screenplay with Joe Ansolabehere, Jill E. Blotevogel, and Kevin Hopps, the film serves as the sequel to Disney In The House: 4th Of July and the third installment in the live-action/animated Disney In The House film franchise. Returning actors Sarah Silverman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Ed O'Neill, Tom Hanks, Owen Laramore, Michael J. Fox, and Travis Oates are joined by Mckenna Grace, Jason Marsden, Bill Murray, Jerry Stiller (in his final acting role before his death in 2020), Martin Short, and Natalie Portman. In the film, Vanellope von Schweetz is accompanied by six-year-old Cindy Miller, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Frosty the Snowman as she sets out to save Christmas from extinction after Santa Claus inadvertently crashes in Disneyville. Along the way, she learns the true meaning of Christmas and comes to terms with it.

Disney In The House: Christmas was released theatrically in the United States on December 26, 2017. The film grossed over $175 million worldwide against its $150 million budget, becoming Walt Disney Wonder Studios' first box office bomb and losing Disney $50 million. The film received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the humor, production design, use of Christmas carols, Harry Gregson-Williams' musical score, and the performances of Silverman and Grace, but criticized the photorealistic reindeer, and perceived lack of originality.

Despite the film's failure and mixed reception, was followed by seven sequels: Disney In The House: Wild Wild West, Disney In The House: Musical Melody, Disney In The House: Off To Adventure Camp, Disney In The House: Time Travel, Disney In The House: Return To Adventure Camp, Disney In The House: World Animals, and Disney In The House: Oceans on May 11, 2018, December 25, 2018, March 3, 2019, June 13, 2019, September 13, 2019, December 23, 2019, February 25, 2020.

Plot

Vanellope von Schweetz is hosting the Disneyville Christmas Party to honor the recent death of her next-door neighbor, Marka. On December 1, Sheriff Woody tumbles down a hill (dragging Vanellope, Judy Hopps, Hank, Mr. Ziploc, Lawrence Pierce, Piglet, and Iggy with him) and crashes into a snowbank. With his deliveries scattered across Disneyville, Woody reluctantly tells Vanellope that she is not qualified to celebrate Christmas. Feeling abandoned, Vanellope heads home, isolating herself from her friends. That night, Santa Claus flies by, but crash-lands in Disneyville, erasing his memory and causing the others to worry that Christmas could be permanently canceled. Vanellope volunteers to save Christmas, calming down her family and the rest of the hysterical Disneyville. Before setting off, Vanellope leaves Woody in charge of her party.

Vanellope builds a snowman and names him "Frosty". Frosty starts to get warmer. To avoid the fate of melting, Frosty joins Vanellope on her quest. Vanellope and Frosty witness Santa's reindeer bullying Rudolph for his lack of patience. Their leader, Donner, shoves Rudolph into a puddle as a punishment, but Vanellope convinces the reindeer that it is the season of giving. The reindeer reveal they only take orders from Santa and leave. To get revenge, Rudolph joins Vanellope and Frosty. As they prepare to get going, a six-year-old girl named Cindy Miller (who is also searching for the true spirit of Christmas) befriends Vanellope. Vanellope, Frosty, and Rudolph agree to take Cindy with them.

Back in Disneyville, Lawrence leaves Woody, Judy, Hank, Iggy, and Mr. Ziploc to keep an eye on the party. Just then, an army of 100 tiny snowmen trash the party and subdue Judy, triggering a chaotic play that causes her to end up in Cindy's house and meet her parents, Dan Miller and Cass Miller. After delivering all the presents, Vanellope, Cindy, Frosty, and Rudolph decide to tell Santa's elves the news, but are inevitably chased by a giant ice monster who breaks Cindy's Christmas tree necklace and flings them away before falling into the gorge. A despondent Cindy runs off into the snowy woods, abandoning Vanellope.

Alone, Vanellope heads to the North Pole and tells the elves about what happened to Santa. The elves listen, but Vanellope sees the sleigh falling off the edge of a cliff. Cindy, Rudolph, and Frosty help push the sleigh back to safety and reconcile with Vanellope. They fly back to Disneyville, but the sparkle tank runs out. Rudolph thinks happy thoughts and uses every ounce of his strength to get to Disneyville Suburb, where they bump into Santa, restoring his memory. Vanellope explains the true meaning of Christmas, prompting the reindeer to finally accept Rudolph as their friend. Santa, Frosty, and the reindeer depart, and Vanellope, Cindy, Judy, Hank, Woody, Mr. Ziploc, Lawrence, Iggy, Dan, and Cass celebrate Vanellope's Christmas party.

Cast

  • Sarah Silverman as Vanellope von Schweetz, a resident of Disneyville.
  • Mckenna Grace as Cindy Miller, a six-year-old resident of Disneyville who befriends Vanellope.
  • Jason Marsden as Rudolph, a red-nosed reindeer who is ridiculed by the other reindeer.
  • Bill Murray as Frosty, an anthropomorphic snowman whose silk hat brings him to life.
  • Jerry Stiller as Santa Claus, a Christmas legend. This was Stiller's final film in his acting career before his death in 2020.
  • Martin Short as Dan Miller, a resident of Disneyville who is Cindy's father and Cass' husband.
  • Natalie Portman as Cass Miller, a resident of Disneyville who is Cindy's mother and Dan's wife.
  • Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy Hopps, a resident of Disneyville and one of Vanellope's best friends.
  • Ed O'Neill as Hank, Disneyville's greatest septopus and another one of Vanellope's best friends.
  • Tom Hanks as Woody, a resident of Disneyville who often visits Vanellope's house.
  • Michael J, Fox as Mr. Ziploc, an anthropomorphic plastic bowl and the news messenger of Disneyville.
  • Owen Laramore as Lawrence Pierce, the mayor of Disneyville.
  • Frank Welker as Iggy, an iguana and Vanellope's pet.
  • Mel B, Bobby Moynihan, Luke Wilson, Laura Silverman, Alan Tudyk, Annabelle Wallis, Andy Dick, and Tom Hardy as Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen, Santa's reindeer who ridicule Rudolph.

Box office

Disney In The House: Christmas opened theatrically on December 26, 2017, and grossed $85 million in the United States and Canada, and $90 million in other territories. It ended its theatrical run on March 26, 2018, having to have grossed $175 million worldwide. Produced on a $150 million production budget, the film became Walt Disney Wonder Studios' first box office disappoinment and their lowest-grossing film (before being surpassed by Disney In The House: Oceans), losing Disney $50 million. This was because of the scene where the reindeer bully Rudolph, and that Disney noted its similar marketing tactics, leading audiences to assume the third installment to be derivative and insulting to its predecessors.

Critical response

Disney In The House: Christmas received mixed reviews from critics, with a 40% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 142 reviews as of December 10, 2020. The consensus reads, "Disney In The House: Christmas is as appealing with the hilarious antics of its animated protagonist, but with Santa's reindeer being portrayed as bullies, it's a disappointing holiday rip-off". It is the worst-reviewed Walt Disney Wonder Studios film on the site, and the first Walt Disney Wonder Studios film to earn a "rotten" certification. As of December 10, 2020, Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, calculated a score of 45 out of 100 based on 34 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on an A+ to F scale.

Peter Travers of Rolling Stone gave the film two stars, saying, "As directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, Disney In The House: Christmas has reindeer who bully someone, which is a betrayal of everything Gary Marsh and Gary Krisel have ever stood for". Jessica Letkemann of Premiere wrote, "Introduction was greeted with universal acclaim. 4th Of July proved okay. Christmas generated Walt Disney Wonder Studios' first negative response". Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair called it "derivative of the How The Grinch Stole Christmas, but less innuendos and more funny humor". Peter Rainer of The Christian Science Monitor was also negative about the film, saying he disliked the photorealistic look on Santa's reindeer.

On the positive side, Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun Times gave the film "Two Thumbs Up". Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly praised the performance of Mckenna Grace as Cindy Miller. She wrote, "Mckenna Grace must be gaining further notice for playing her first live-action child character from a Disney film". Joe Williams of St. Louis Post Dispatch said, "This could be quite the perfect Disney holiday film for kids who celebrate Christmas".

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