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The best OG Disney Channel Christmas episodes ranked

Christmas is right around the corner, and Disney+ has all of your fave Christmas episodes lined up this holiday szn. Of course, every episode gives off waves of nostalgia, but some of the specials are better than others. Here's our non-definitive ranking of the best OG Disney Channel Christmas episodes.

Lizzie McGuire (Season 2, Episode 20)

Although Lizzie McGuire is iconic, this Christmas episode falls a little flat compared to the rest of the series. The episode follows Lizzie and her friends as they try and make a float for their Christmas parade. Their plans go awry and they end up trying to fix the plumbing at a senior citizen home. Although the episode does have its fair share of Christmas cheer (and special guest star Steven Tyler), it's simply not as good as some of the other specials. ⭐ 7.5/10

Suite Life on Deck (Season 3, Episode 15)

We love any episode that focuses on London Tipton, and this Chistmas Carol-inspired episode does just that. After being her usual spoiled self, London is visited by three ghosts that challenge her to change her ways. The episode, though very entertaining, is not as good as some of the other specials. ⭐ 8.5/10

Kim Possible (Season 2, Episode 13)

She's your average girl who's here to save the world. But in this Christmas special, Ron tries to save the world! After finding out that his favorite Christmas special is canceled, Ron tries to defeat Dr. Draken by himself as a selfless Christmas present for Kim. Along the way, chaos and many heartwarming moments ensue. ⭐ 8.5/10

The Proud Family (Season 1, Episode 11)

In this Proud Family episode, we get two holiday celebrations in one special! As the Prouds invite a homeless family into their house for Christmas, they discover that this new fam actually celebrates Kwanzaa. Coming together and embracing a new holiday makes this holiday special so loving and funny. ⭐ 9/10

Suite Life of Zack and Cody (Season 1, Episode 21)

We're back again with our favorite twins—only this time, they are much younger. As the Tipton Hotel is settling in for Christmas, so is a giant snowstorm that hits Boston. Forced to stay together during the holidays, Zack and Cody's parents agree to be nice to one another. This episode is filled with so much love, laughter and hope. ⭐ 9.5/10

That's So Raven (Season 1, Episode 19)

Tied with the Zack and Cody episode is everybody's fave psychic, Raven Baxter. In this episode, Raven gets a vision of one of her Christmas presents and decides to open it up early. After destroying the gift, Raven and her friends plan to replace it, but it's not as easy as you'd think. Filled with humor and wonder, this is one of the best holiday episodes to watch. ⭐ 9.5/10

Phineas and Ferb (Season 2, Episode 22)

Phineas and Ferb specials are always the way to go and somehow manage to go above and beyond. Each character has their own plotline as Phineas and Ferb try to save Christmas, Dr. Doofenshmirtz tries to make everybody naughty and Candace tries to find the perfect gift for Jeremy. Filled with heartwarming and wholesome moments, this episode is easily the best Disney Christmas episode. ⭐ 10/10

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by Grace Transom | 12/24/2022