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12 Christian Christmas Movies

Christmas is on its way! You're probably wondering about what holiday movies you and your family will enjoy this year as you get set to start your Holiday shopping. 

If you're a committed Christian, consider including some Christian Christmas movies while you do your Christmas Countdown that celebrates Jesus' birth and the actual spirit of the season. That's where our top Christian Christmas movies list comes in.

Themes in Christian Christmas Movies

Christian Christmas movies often revolve around themes of faith, hope, love, and the true meaning of Christmas. Some common themes include:

1. The Birth of Jesus: These movies often focus on the biblical story of Jesus' birth in Bethlehem, emphasizing its significance and the fulfillment of prophecies.

2. Faith and Belief: Characters may struggle with doubts but ultimately find or strengthen their faith in God and the message of Christmas.

3. Redemption and Forgiveness: Many Christian Christmas films explore themes of forgiveness, second chances, and the transformative power of love and faith.

4. Family and Community: Family gatherings, unity, and the importance of coming together during the holiday season are frequently depicted.

5. Acts of Kindness: These movies often highlight acts of kindness, charity, and selflessness as central to the Christmas spirit.

6. Miracles and Divine Intervention: Some films incorporate elements of miracles or divine intervention to underscore the spiritual aspects of the holiday.

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7. Tradition and Ritual: Traditions, rituals, and the importance of passing on the faith and values to the next generation are often integral to the storyline.

8. Christmas Joy: The joy, hope, and happiness associated with the Christmas season are key themes in these movies.

9. Overcoming Challenges: Characters might face personal or external challenges but ultimately find strength and resolution through faith.

10. The True Meaning of Christmas: These films aim to remind viewers that Christmas is more than just gifts and decorations; it's a celebration of the birth of Jesus and a time for reflection and spiritual growth.

These themes vary from movie to movie, but they collectively contribute to the warm, heartfelt messages found in Christian Christmas films.

Christian Christmas Movies

The Star
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Steven Yeun, Keegan-Michael Key, Aidy Bryant (Actors)

The Star

A big-dreaming donkey escapes his menial existence and befriends some free-spirited animal pals in this imaginative retelling of the Nativity Story.

The Christmas Star
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Edward Asner, Rene Auberjonois, Jim Metzler (Actors)

The Christmas Star

A counterfeiter finds the true meaning of the holidays.

Journey to the Christmas Star
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jakob Oftebro, Agnes Kittelsen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen (Actors)

Journey to The Christmas Star

A courageous girl sets out on a hazardous journey to find the Christmas Star in order to free the kingdom from a curse and bring back a long-lost princess, but some mighty foes try to stop her.

The Star of Bethlehem
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Frederick A. Larson (Actor)

The Star of Bethlehem

An unusual star is claimed to have appeared in the sky at the time of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. This movie is an investigation into the story. come learn about this ancient mystery and draw your own conclusions.

VeggieTales: The Star of Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki, Lisa Vischer (Actors)

VeggieTales: The Star of Christmas

This Christmas season, a timeless VeggieTales classic, The Star of Christmas! 

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Angela's Christmas

A trip to church with her family on Christmas Eve gives young Angela an extraordinary idea. A heartwarming tale based on a story by Frank McCourt. | Watch on Netflix

Christmas Miracle
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • George Canyon, Aaron Pearl, Allison Hossack (Actors)

Christmas Miracle

Due to unforeseen road closures, eight strangers are forced to take refuge in an abandoned church during a snowstorm. During their time together, they learn from one another how to manage various personal dilemmas, and that despite their differences, by working together, they can make even the most unlikely miracles happen.

The Nativity Story
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Said Amadis, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Ciarán Hinds (Actors)

The Nativity Story

In a story of profound faith, one young woman struggles with her destiny as she is chosen to give birth to the Son of God and to become the object of salvation for billions of souls.

Chasing The Star
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Yancy Butler, Rance Howard, Terence Knox (Actors)

Chasing the Star

Three Magi Priests from different regions of the world journey through the unforgiving desert in hopes of finding proof of an age-old prophecy. But Kings of men and fallen angels will stop at nothing to destroy the Magi and the baby boy they hold dear.

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These evils force the Magi to confront and make peace with old demons to prepare for the arrival of the newborn King.

A Christian Carol
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Brenda Roesel, Joe Herrera, Charlie Hoffman (Actors)

A Christian Carol

“A Christian Carol” is a modern retelling of a Dickens classic, with a distinctly Christian message. Carol, a cold and calculating businesswoman, experiences a life-changing adventure, as three very special visitors take her on a journey to discover the true message of Christmas.

Christmas Manger
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Andrea Logan White, Steve J. Young, Randy Wayne (Actors)

Christmas Manger

An elderly man struggles with the death of his wife until his estranged foster child and her young daughter re-enter his life and give him a new purpose to live.

Black Nativity
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson (Actors)

Black Nativity

Langston (Jacob Latimore), a Baltimore teen raised by a single mother (Jennifer Hudson), travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with estranged relatives, the Rev. Cornell Cobbs (Forest Whitaker) and his wife, Aretha (Angela Bassett).

However, Langston soon finds that Cobbs has strict rules, and the youth is unwilling to follow them. Instead, he sets out on a return journey to his mother and finds the value of faith, healing, and family along the way.

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