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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 a six-year-old named Cindy Miller who is searching for the spirit of Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Frosty the Snowman) sets out to save Christmas after Santa Claus accidentally crashes in Disneyville and along the way learns what Christmas is really all about.
 
   
 
'''''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 [[Tim Hill (director)|Tim Hill]], the film serves as the sequel to ''[[Disney In The House: 4th Of July]]'' and the third film in the [[Disney In The House (classic film franchise)|''Disney In The House'' Cinematic Universe]]. 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), [[Natalie Portman]], and [[Martin Short]]. In the film, Vanellope von Schweetz sets out to save Christmas from extinction after [[Santa Claus]] crashes in Disneyville..
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Released theatrically in the United States on December 26, 2017, the film was considered Walt Disney Wonder Studios' first [[box office bomb|box office dissapointment]] (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, performances, humor, and [[Harry Gregson-Williams]]' musical score were favorably praised.
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''Disney In The House: Christmas'' was released theatrically in the United States on December 27, 2017. The film grossed over $151 million worldwide against its $125 million budget, becoming Walt Disney Wonder Studios' first [[box office bomb|box office disappointment]]. The film received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the humor, use of Christmas carols, [[Harry Gregson-Williams]]' musical score, nostalgic feel, cast, and respect for Christmas culture, but massively criticized its tone and narrative. Despite this, it was followed by a sequel, [[Disney In The House: Wild Wild West|''Disney In The House: Wild Wild West'']], on May 11, 2018.
   
 
==Plot==
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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Vanellope von Schweetz is hosting the Disneyville [[Christmas]] Party. She, Judy Hopps, Hank, Mr. Ziploc, Lawrence Pierce, [[Piglet (Winnie-the-Pooh)|Piglet]], and Iggy expose [[Sheriff Woody]] to Vanellope's party. [[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 the Snowman|Frosty]]". Frosty starts to get warmer. To avoid the fate of melting, Frosty joins Vanellope on her quest, in order to reach the [[North Pole]] to avoid melting. Vanellope and Frosty witness Santa's [[Santa Claus's reindeer|reindeer]] (except Cupid) blaming [[Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer|Rudolph]] for causing Santa's crashing. Their leader, Donner, puts Rudolph on the naughty list and says they only take orders from Santa. After the reindeer leave, Rudolph joins Vanellope and Frosty. As they prepare to get going, a six-year-old girl named Cindy Miller befriends Vanellope, whos agree to let her join them.
== 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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Meanwhile, Piglet sings "[[Santa Claus is Comin' to Town]]". As the children put presents under the party's [[Christmas tree]], Santa rediscovers his ability to make toys, letting the children give presents to each other, but inadvertently angering Woody. A wooden [[airplane]] wreaks havoc in the kitchen, covering Woody in [[caramel]]. Woody declares that all everyone's presents are his from now on, much to the kids' disappointment, and the party is ruined as a result.
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 (who is searching for the true spirit of Christmas) befriends Vanellope. Vanellope, Frosty, and Rudolph agree to take Cindy with them.
 
   
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After several deliveries, Vanellope and Cindy get into a falling-out over a secret last sack of gifts and whether to deliver it or not. Thinking Cindy is deliberately bailing on her, Vanellope breaks up with Cindy, who walk off into the snowy woods with Rudolph and Frosty. Hours later, Santa convinces Woody to give someone a present, lifting his mood and prompting him to share his realization with Disneyville. Cindy's parents are worried over their daughter's disappearance, but Lawrence, inspired by Woody's discovery, convinces them and all the Disneyville citizens to work together in order to rebuild Vanellope's party and save Christmas.
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.
 
   
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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In the snowy mountains, Vanellope, depressed and alone, discovers that the gifts are for her, Cindy, Rudolph, and Frosty. Having a change of heart, concludes she must find her friends, give them their gifts, and make amends. Vanellope, the sleigh, and the gifts almost fall off the edge of a cliff, but Cindy, Rudolph, and Frosty help pull the sleigh back to safety and reconcile with Vanellope. With only enough sparkles for one last trip, they fly back to Disneyville. Suddenly, 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.
   
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Initially shocked, Donner blames Rudolph for ruining Christmas, but Cupid, fed up with Donner's bossy ways, comes to his defense, confessing her love for him. Vanellope explains the true meaning of Christmas, prompting the reindeer to finally accept Rudolph as their friend and let him go back on the nice list. Santa, Frosty, and the reindeer depart. Vanellope and company sing "[[We Wish You a Merry Christmas]]", and Vanellope's Christmas party goes on as planned.
== 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
 
   
== Box office ==
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==Cast==
''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.
 
   
 
*[[Sarah Silverman]] as Vanellope von Schweetz, a resident of Disneyville.
== Critical response ==
 
 
*[[Mckenna Grace]] as Cindy Miller, a six-year-old resident of Disneyville who befriends Vanellope.
''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.
 
 
*[[Jason Marsden]] as Rudolph, a red-nosed 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.
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*[[Travis Oates]] as Piglet, a citizen of Disneyville.
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*[[Andy Dick]] as Donner, the noble put pompous leader of Santa's reindeer who ridicules Rudolph.
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*[[Annabelle Wallis]] as Cupid, one of Santa's reindeer who has a crush on Rudolph.
   
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Additionally, Dasher, Dancer, Pancer, Vixen, Comet and Blitzen appear, but do not have any dialogue.
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 [[How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000 film)|''How The Grinch Stole Christmas'']], but less innuendos and more funny humor". 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".
 
   
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==Box office==
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.
 
 
''Disney In The House: Christmas'' opened theatrically on December 26, 2017, and grossed $63 million in the United States and Canada, and $88 million in other territories. It ended its theatrical run on March 26, 2018, having to have grossed $151 million worldwide. Produced on a $125 million production budget, the film became Walt Disney Wonder Studios' first [[box office disappoinment]], losing Disney $50 million.
   
 
==Critical response==
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".
 
 
''Disney In The House: Christmas'' received mixed reviews from critics, with a 50% approval rating on [[Rotten Tomatoes]] based on 214 reviews. The consensus reads, "With spunky charm, nostalgia, and outstanding acting, ''Disney In The House: Christmas'' respects Christmas culture and may entertain much young viewers in general, but its narrative and tone are too uneven to recapture the showstopping feel of the first two films". It is the first Walt Disney Wonder Studios film to earn a "rotten" certification. [[Metacritic]], which uses a weighted average, calculated a score of 55 out of 100 based on 34 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by [[CinemaScore]] gave the film an average grade of "A-" on an A+ to F scale.
 
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Disney In The House: Christmas
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Tim Hill
Produced by David W. King
Screenplay by Joe Ansolabehere
Story by Tim Hill
Joe Ansolabehere
Jill E. Blotevogel
Kevin Hopps
Starring Sarah Silverman
Mckenna Grace
Jason Marsden
Bill Murray
Jerry Stiller
Tom Hanks
Ginnifer Goodwin
Natalie Portman
Martin Short
Ed O'Neill
Music by Harry Gregson-Williams
Cinematography Matthias Koenigswieser
Edited by Robert Fisher Jr.
Production
companies
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Wonder
Studios
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release date December 25, 2017
(American Holiday
Festival)
December 27, 2017
(United States)
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $125 million
Box office $151 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 Tim Hill, the film serves as the sequel to Disney In The House: 4th Of July and the third film in the Disney In The House Cinematic Universe. 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), Natalie Portman, and Martin Short. In the film, Vanellope von Schweetz sets out to save Christmas from extinction after Santa Claus crashes in Disneyville..

Disney In The House: Christmas was released theatrically in the United States on December 27, 2017. The film grossed over $151 million worldwide against its $125 million budget, becoming Walt Disney Wonder Studios' first box office disappointment. The film received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the humor, use of Christmas carols, Harry Gregson-Williams' musical score, nostalgic feel, cast, and respect for Christmas culture, but massively criticized its tone and narrative. Despite this, it was followed by a sequel, Disney In The House: Wild Wild West, on May 11, 2018.

Plot

Vanellope von Schweetz is hosting the Disneyville Christmas Party. She, Judy Hopps, Hank, Mr. Ziploc, Lawrence Pierce, Piglet, and Iggy expose Sheriff Woody to Vanellope's party. 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, in order to reach the North Pole to avoid melting. Vanellope and Frosty witness Santa's reindeer (except Cupid) blaming Rudolph for causing Santa's crashing. Their leader, Donner, puts Rudolph on the naughty list and says they only take orders from Santa. After the reindeer leave, Rudolph joins Vanellope and Frosty. As they prepare to get going, a six-year-old girl named Cindy Miller befriends Vanellope, whos agree to let her join them.

Meanwhile, Piglet sings "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town". As the children put presents under the party's Christmas tree, Santa rediscovers his ability to make toys, letting the children give presents to each other, but inadvertently angering Woody. A wooden airplane wreaks havoc in the kitchen, covering Woody in caramel. Woody declares that all everyone's presents are his from now on, much to the kids' disappointment, and the party is ruined as a result.

After several deliveries, Vanellope and Cindy get into a falling-out over a secret last sack of gifts and whether to deliver it or not. Thinking Cindy is deliberately bailing on her, Vanellope breaks up with Cindy, who walk off into the snowy woods with Rudolph and Frosty. Hours later, Santa convinces Woody to give someone a present, lifting his mood and prompting him to share his realization with Disneyville. Cindy's parents are worried over their daughter's disappearance, but Lawrence, inspired by Woody's discovery, convinces them and all the Disneyville citizens to work together in order to rebuild Vanellope's party and save Christmas.

In the snowy mountains, Vanellope, depressed and alone, discovers that the gifts are for her, Cindy, Rudolph, and Frosty. Having a change of heart, concludes she must find her friends, give them their gifts, and make amends. Vanellope, the sleigh, and the gifts almost fall off the edge of a cliff, but Cindy, Rudolph, and Frosty help pull the sleigh back to safety and reconcile with Vanellope. With only enough sparkles for one last trip, they fly back to Disneyville. Suddenly, 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.

Initially shocked, Donner blames Rudolph for ruining Christmas, but Cupid, fed up with Donner's bossy ways, comes to his defense, confessing her love for him. Vanellope explains the true meaning of Christmas, prompting the reindeer to finally accept Rudolph as their friend and let him go back on the nice list. Santa, Frosty, and the reindeer depart. Vanellope and company sing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", and Vanellope's Christmas party goes on as planned.

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.
  • 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.
  • Travis Oates as Piglet, a citizen of Disneyville.
  • Andy Dick as Donner, the noble put pompous leader of Santa's reindeer who ridicules Rudolph.
  • Annabelle Wallis as Cupid, one of Santa's reindeer who has a crush on Rudolph.

Additionally, Dasher, Dancer, Pancer, Vixen, Comet and Blitzen appear, but do not have any dialogue.

Box office

Disney In The House: Christmas opened theatrically on December 26, 2017, and grossed $63 million in the United States and Canada, and $88 million in other territories. It ended its theatrical run on March 26, 2018, having to have grossed $151 million worldwide. Produced on a $125 million production budget, the film became Walt Disney Wonder Studios' first box office disappoinment, losing Disney $50 million.

Critical response

Disney In The House: Christmas received mixed reviews from critics, with a 50% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 214 reviews. The consensus reads, "With spunky charm, nostalgia, and outstanding acting, Disney In The House: Christmas respects Christmas culture and may entertain much young viewers in general, but its narrative and tone are too uneven to recapture the showstopping feel of the first two films". It is the first Walt Disney Wonder Studios film to earn a "rotten" certification. Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, calculated a score of 55 out of 100 based on 34 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on an A+ to F scale.