Disney+ has decided to end the debate on whether or not Iron Man 3 is a Christmas movie.
Like the aforementioned films, Iron Man 3 lightly incorporates holiday elements like Christmas trees, presents, and “Jingle Bell Rock” within its story about a billionaire playboy philanthropist. It would seem this is enough to classify the movie as a Christmas one under Disney+ standards. If you search for Christmas-themed films on Disney+, Iron Man 3 does indeed show up as a recommendation. It may be on the bottom of the list, but it’s there. Above it are a bunch of other more traditional movies: Disney’s new original Noelle, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Miracle On 34th Street, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and The Santa Clause. Disney allows The Sound Of Music to show up in this search, which, like Iron Man 3, is not directly related to Christmas.
Because of its Marvel affiliation, Iron Man 3 joins an expansive list of fan-favorite superhero blockbusters on Disney+. Other movies include the Avengers saga, Captain Marvel, the Captain America franchise, both Guardians of the Galaxy films and much more.
Directed by Shane Black, Iron Man 3 stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley. It is now available on Blu-ray, Digital, and 4K Ultra HD.