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Family Christmas Movie Checklist & Christmas Movie Bingo

Movie night just got more fun with a fun Family Christmas Movie & Christmas movies bingo game. Mark your cards with festive treats and see who gets bingo first while you watch beloved with The Ultimate List of Christmas Movies.

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  • Christmas Movie Checklist
  • Christmas Movie Bingo

CHRISTMAS MOVIE CHECKLIST

Here’s a list of 25 popular Christmas movies. Work your way through the list or rate movies you’ve already seen. Which will be your favorite?

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn (Actors)
  • Arthur Rankin Jr. (Director) - Romeo Muller (Writer) - Arthur Rankin Jr. (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Santa Claus is Coming to Town (1970)

From Kringle to Claus! Do you remember when the Burgermeister Meisterburger outlawed toys in Sombertown?
A wooden train melted the Winter Warlock’s, icy heart? And Kris Kringle became Santa Claus?
 
From stockings and chimneys to Santa’s long beard, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town tells the story of how our favorite Christmas traditions came to be.

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)

Decades after being betrayed by his apprentice, a once joyful toymaker finds new hope when his bright young granddaughter arrives on his doorstep. | Stream on Netflix

Jack Frost (1998)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, Mark Addy (Actors)
  • Troy Miller (Director) - Mark Steven Johnson (Writer) - Mark Canton (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Jack Frost (1998)

A father becomes a snowman and tries to right his wrongs.
 
Elf
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Leon Redbone, Will Ferrell, James Caan (Actors)
  • Jon Favreau (Director) - David Berenbaum (Writer) - Jon Berg (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Elf (2003)

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.
Jingle All The Way
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman (Actors)
  • Brian Levant (Director) - Randy Kornfield (Writer) - Chris Columbus (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Jingle All the Way (1996)

Christmas Eve finds Arnold Schwarzenegger desperately in search of a hard-to-find toy for his son in this holiday comedy.

A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer (Actors)
  • Bill Melendez (Director) - Bill Melendez (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

It’s bound to be a white Christmas with this classic! From creator Charles M. Shultz and producer Bill Melendez, it’s A Charlie Brown Christmas.

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Not only does this timeless special have the distinction of warming hearts young and old, but it has won both an Emmy and a Peabody Award.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis (Actors)
  • Jeremiah S. Chechik (Director) - John Hughes (Writer) - William S. Beasley (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

The comic misadventures of the beleaguered Griswold family continue in this latest “Vacation” outing, the third and most successful of the series

Arthur Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy (Actors)
  • Sarah Smith (Director) - Peter Lord (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Arthur Christmas (2011)

Santa’s youngest son Arthur embarks on a magical adventure to deliver the final gift to a child to save Christmas.
Ernest Saves Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jim Varney, N?elle Parker, Douglas Seale (Actors)
  • John Cherry (Director) - Ed Turner (Writer) - Joseph Akerman Jr. (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor.
The Santa Clause
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson (Actors)
  • John Pasquin (Director) - Leo Benvenuti (Writer) - Brian Reilly (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Santa Clause (1994)

A bizarre twist of fate transforms a divorced dad into the new Santa.
A Christmas Story (1983)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin (Actors)
  • Bob Clark (Director) - Jean Sheppard (Writer) - Rene Dupont (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

A Christmas Story (1983)

In this holiday classic, Ralphie, a young boy growing up in the ’40s, dreams of owning a Red Rider BB gun. He sets out to convince the world this is the perfect gift.

I'll Be Home For Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel, Adam Lavorgna (Actors)
  • Arlene Sanford (Director) - Tom Nursall (Writer) - Robin French (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

I’ll be home for Christmas (1998)

If a jokester makes it home by a certain time, his dad’s car is his.

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Just Another Christmas (2020)

Stuck in a time loop at Christmastime, a family man who hates the holiday starts to learn valuable lessons about what’s truly important in life. | Stream on Netflix

Frozen
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff (Actors)
  • Chris Buck (Director) - Jennifer Lee (Writer) - Peter Del Vecho (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Frozen (2013)

Princess Anna, Mountain Man Kristoff and Olaf the Snowman set out to save Princess Elsa and the magical land of Arendelle in this blockbuster musical treat. Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature.
Home Alone
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern (Actors)
  • Chris Columbus (Director) - John Hughes (Writer) - John Hughes (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Home alone (1990)

Macaulay Culkin stars in this comedy smash about a boy who is accidently left behind when his family goes to Paris for the holidays.

Noelle (2019)

Kris Kringle’s daughter is full of Christmas spirit but wishes she could do something important like her brother Nick, who will take over for their father this Christmas.

When Nick is about to crumble like a gingerbread cookie from all the pressure, Noelle suggests he take a break and get away but when he doesn’t return, Noelle must find her brother and bring him back in time to save Christmas. | Stream on Disney+

Disney's a Christmas Carol
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth (Actors)
  • Robert Zemeckis (Director) - Robert Zemeckis (Writer) - Steve Starkey (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

A Christmas Carol (2009)

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.
Polar Express
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Hanks, Nona Gaye, Peter Scolari (Actors)
  • Robert Zemeckis (Director) - Robert Zemeckis (Writer) - Robert Zemeckis (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Polar Express (2004)

A doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
Prancer
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sam Elliott, Abe Vigoda, Ariana Richards (Actors)
  • John D. Hancock (Director) - Mike Petzold (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Prancer (1989)

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Nine-year-old Jessica finds a wounded reindeer in the snowy woods. Believing it is the real Prancer, she works to nurse it to health so she can ‘return it to Santa.

Her effort brings about wonderful changes in her father (Sam Elliott), their unusual neighbor (Cloris Leachman), a crotchety veterinarian (Abe Vigoda), a department store Santa (Michael Constantine), and the people of the town.

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski (Actors)
  • Ron Howard (Director) - Jeffrey Price (Writer) - Brian Grazer (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Oscar winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer go to Whoville to bring the world’s best-loved grump to life in this hilarious celebration of the true holiday spirit, which stars Jim Carrey.

Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Josh Hutcherson, Samantha Bee, Morena Baccarin (Actors)
  • Jennifer Westcott (Director) - Jennifer Westcott (Writer) - Michael Emerson (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Elliot the Littlest Reindeer (2018)

Elliot, a small but determined miniature horse, travels to the North Pole to compete for a spot alongside the famous reindeer that pull Santa’s sleigh. Against all odds, Elliot and his friend Hazel the goat set out to prove that no dream is too big.
Last Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh (Actors)
  • Paul Feig (Director) - Emma Thompson (Writer) - David Livingstone (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Last Christmas (2019)

A troubled Christmas store elf finds attraction and inspiration in a mysterious stranger in this endearing holiday tale.
While You Were Sleeping
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Bill Pullman, Sandra Bullock, Peter Gallagher (Actors)
  • Jon Turteltaub (Director) - Daniel G. Sullivan (Writer) - Joe Roth (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

A woman saves a man, in a coma and wonders if he is really Mr. Right.

WHAT IS CHRISTMAS MOVIE BINGO?

Christmas Movie bingo is just like regular bingo. Instead of using numbers in the cards, There are ideas or phrases inside the box that are related to Christmas movies.

This makes it a great game to play at a Christmas party or with your family on Christmas. Like normal bingo, you can choose from a variety of ways to win. You can also save money on game supplies by using these free printable  Christmas Movie bingo cards.

HOW TO PLAY CHRISTMAS MOVIE BINGO?

This Christmas Movie bingo game has nine (9) different spaces on eight (8) different bingo cards. This is a perfect activity for a Christmas party!
Bingo Instructions

HOW TO PLAY CHRISTMAS BINGO?

The game’s host (caller) makes a random drawing.

Print one board, cut each square, and place them in a cup or bag for drawing. Place the tile to the side each time an item is called, so you may compare it to the winner’s card.

When a player notices that the selected things are aligned in a row (vertical, horizontal, or diagonal) on their card, they shout “Bingo!” to notify the other players of a winning card.

The game host (or an assistant aiding the host) is then prompted to check the card for confirmation of the win.

Players compete to be the first to come up with a winning arrangement for the prizes.

The players clear their boards of tiles once a winner is declared, and the game host begins a fresh round of play.

Which items are listed on the Bingo board?

Helpful supplies:

  • clipboards
  • pens
  • cardstock
  • something to mark spaces:
  • bingo daubers
  • metallic stickers
  • candy stars

WHAT TO USE FOR MARKERS?

Pennies, rocks, small discs. There are 23 Christmas items listed on the board. Everyone gets free space.

Click here to download a printable list of movies.

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