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50 Christmas Movies for Kids

These Christmas Movies for Kids are part of a great list of Christmas movies to watch during Winter break, Christmas Eve, or Christmas day. 

These Christmas Movies for Kids are part of a great list of Christmas movies to watch during Winter break, Christmas Eve, or Christmas day. Watching Christmas movies is one of my family’s favorite pastimes during the holiday season. We start listening to Christmas music often before Thanksgiving. I enjoy the season so much that I want to get a full 30 days’ worth of enjoyment.

As a child, I remember falling asleep watching a favorite holiday film – A Christmas Story or Home Alone. It was part of our annual Christmas eve traditions.

Now that I have my own family, I am making it part of our family Christmas traditions, too.

Top 50 Christmas Movies for Kids

  1. A Charlie Brown Christmas – Whether you are seeing this holiday masterpiece for the first time or the first time in years, you have doubtless heard of that ol’ blockhead Charlie Brown and the little tree that could. Filled with mythology as the gang tries to put on a holiday play, kids big and small will end up with a pretty decent dance party, a lesson for the ages and some good old-fashioned fun. As for the tree — it’s amazing what a little love can do.
  2. A Christmas Carol – When three ghosts take penny-pinching Scrooge on an eye-opening journey, he discovers the true meaning of Christmas — but he must act on it before it’s too late.
  3. A Christmas Story – In this holiday classic, Ralphie, a young boy growing up in the ’40’s, dreams of owning a Red Rider BB gun. He sets out to convince the world this is the perfect gift.
  4.  A Christmas Tale – Screen legend Catherine Deneuve gathers her warring family for a Christmas reunion marked by bitter feuds and the revelation of long-standing secrets.
  5. Arthur Christmas – Santa’s clumsy son Arthur sets out on a mission with St. Nick’s father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than 2 hours.
  6. Arthur’s Perfect Christmas – Everyone’s favorite aardvark gives kids a new spin on seasonal traditions in his first one-hour prime time special, showing children many ways to celebrate “the holidays.”
  7. Babes in Toyland – A young girl wakes up in the realm of Toyland, where she teams up with her family and friends to overthrow the evil villain named, Barnaby.
  8. Christmas With the Kranks – When Luther Krank and his wife opt to skip Christmas — no tree and no rooftop Frosty — can they handle the fallout from their family and neighbors?
  9. Deck the Halls – Detective Regan Reilly and cleaning-woman-turned-private-eye Alvirah Meehan, investigate the kidnapping of Regan’s father and a young female driver just before the holidays.
  10. Elf – One Christmas Eve a long time ago, a baby crawled into Santa’s bag of toys Raised as an elf. Buddy goes looking for his true place in the world–in New York City.
  11. Elmo’s Christmas Countdown Stiller the Elf is telling Stan the snowball how Christmas was almost ruined. He recounts how he visited Sesame Street because he believed Oscar the Grouch would start the official countdown to Christmas. However, Oscar tosses the magical counting blocks into the air and they disappear. Stiller is worried that he destroyed Christmas, and it is up to Elmo and Abby Cadabby to help him find the blocks and the true meaning of Christmas miracles.
  12. Ernest Saves Christmas Santa Claus is looking for his successor, and hapless taxi driver Ernest P. Worrell is just the man to help him out. Traveling to Florida to pass his mantle on to children’s show host Joe Carruthers, Santa gets into unexpected trouble, and it’s up to Ernest to save him.
  13. Four Christmases – A dating couple is forced to spend their first Christmas together visiting each of their four divorced parents — in a single day.
  14. Frozen – When Queen Elsa’s icy powers plunge the kingdom of Arendelle into a deep freeze, her intrepid sister, Anna, vows to find her and repair the damage.
  15. Holiday Inn Bing Crosby croons to the tune of the Oscar-winning “White Christmas” in Irving Berlin’s love triangle romantic comedy. Tired of the bright lights of showbiz, Jim Hardy retires to the countryside to become a farmer. He converts the farm into the Holiday Inn, open only on holidays, then competes against his pal for a singer-dancer’s affection.
  16. Home Alone – When little Kevin McCallister is accidentally left behind when his family dashes off on a Christmas trip, he is left to defend his family’s home from two bumbling burglars until the relatives return.
  17. Home Alone 2 – Kevin McCallister is “home alone” in New York City, but he won’t be alone for long because the notorious Wet Bandits, Harry and Marv, are also in the Big Apple.
  18. How the Grinch Stole Christmas – In this classic Christmas movie, Jim Carrey plays Dr. Seuss’ character The Grinch. All the people in Whoville, called the Whos, enjoy celebrating Christmas with much happiness and joy, except the Grinch, a misanthropic and egotistical creature who despises Christmas and the Whos and occasionally pulls dangerous and harmful practical jokes on them with vengeance. As a result, no one likes or cares for the Grinch. Meanwhile, six-year-old Cindy Lou believes everyone is missing the point about Christmas by being more concerned about the gifts and festivities.
  19. I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown – The movie centers on ReRun, the lovable but ever-skeptical younger brother of Linus and Lucy. It’s Christmas vacation and, as usual, ReRun’s big sister is stressing him out, so he decides to turn to his best friend, Snoopy, for amusement and holiday cheer.
  20. Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special
  21. It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas
  22. Jingle All the Way
  23. Love Actually
  24. Merry Christmas, Olivia
  25. Merry Madagascar
  26. Mickey’s Christmas Carol
  27. Miracle on 34th Street
  28. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  29. Prep & Landing
  30. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  31. Santa Buddies
  32. Santa Claus: The Movie – Claus, a woodsman, and his wife Anya give beautiful presents to the children in the area each year. This is the origin of the wonderful legend of Father Christmas, or Santa Claus, as the English call him.
  33. Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
  34. Scrooged
  35. The 12 Dogs of Christmas
  36. The Dog Who Saved Christmas
  37. The Grinch
  38. The Holiday
  39. The Little Drummer Boy
  40. The Muppet Christmas Carol
  41. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  42. The Polar Express – An inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
  43.  The Santa Clause
  44. The Santa Clause 2
  45. The Santa Clause 3
  46. The Search for Santa Paws
  47. The Snowman
  48. The Snowman & The Snow Dog
  49. The Year Without a Santa Claus
  50. White Christmas
RELATED:  All The Best Disney Christmas Movies On Netflix

Download this list of Christmas Movies on Netflix.


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