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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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  • Family Christmas Movie Checklist
  • Christmas Movie Bingo

FAMILY CHRISTMAS MOVIE CHECKLIST

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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)

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.An image of family Christmas movie

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)

The movie tells the story of Jeronicus Jangle, a once-successful toymaker who has fallen on hard times. Decades after his apprentice betrayed him, Jeronicus finds hope when his kind granddaughter comes into his life, bringing with her a magical invention that could change everything. | Stream on Netflix

Jack Frost (1998)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, Mark Addy (Actors)

Jack Frost (1998)

The movie follows the story of a father and musician named Jack Frost who, after an untimely death in a car accident, is magically reincarnated as a snowman. With this newfound form, Jack attempts to make amends with his estranged family and strengthen his bond with his son Charlie.
 
Elf
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart (Actors)

Elf (2003)

Elf is a Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, and Zooey Deschanel. The story follows the character of Buddy, a human who was raised at the North Pole by Santa's elves.
 
Upon learning the truth about his origins, Buddy travels to New York City to find his biological father, Walter Hobbs, who is unaware of his existence. The film explores themes of family, acceptance, and holiday cheer, and has become a beloved modern classic.
Jingle All the Way
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman (Actors)

Jingle All the Way (1996)

Jingle All the Way (1996) is a hilarious holiday comedy that follows the frantic quest of a father, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, to find the perfect Christmas toy for his son.

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With the highly sought-after Turbo Man action figure sold out across every store in town, Howard Langston must navigate through a series of outrageous obstacles, including a rival father played by Sinbad, in order to secure the coveted toy before Christmas morning.

A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer (Actors)

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) is an animated holiday classic that has been enchanting audiences for generations. The story follows the beloved character of Charlie Brown as he searches for the true meaning of Christmas.

Despite being surrounded by commercialism and materialism, Charlie Brown feels disillusioned and disconnected from the holiday spirit. With the help of his friends and a little scrawny tree, Charlie Brown discovers the joy and wonder of the season in a heartwarming and unforgettable way.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis (Actors)

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) is a holiday comedy that has become a cult classic over the years. The film follows the bumbling Clark Griswold, played by Chevy Chase, as he tries to create the perfect Christmas for his family, despite a series of hilarious mishaps and disasters.

From a house decked out with over-the-top decorations to a disastrous turkey dinner, Clark's plans never seem to go quite right.

Arthur Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy (Actors)

Arthur Christmas (2011)

This movie is a delightful animated holiday film that tells the story of Santa Claus' clumsy son, Arthur. When a little girl's Christmas present is accidentally left behind at the North Pole, Arthur sets out on an epic adventure to deliver it before it's too late.
 
Along with his grandfather, the retired Santa, and a team of trusty elves, Arthur braves treacherous weather, fierce opposition, and his own self-doubt in order to make sure that no child is left without a present on Christmas morning.
Ernest Saves Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jim Varney, Douglas Seale, Oliver Clark (Actors)

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)

The Santa Clause (1994)

A bizarre twist of fate transforms a divorced dad into the new Santa.
A Christmas Story
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren Mcgavin (Actors)

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)

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)

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)

Home alone (1990)

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

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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, Jim Carrey, Jim Carrey (Actors)

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.
The Polar Express
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Hanks, Nona Gaye, Peter Scolari (Actors)

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)

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)

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)

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 (4K UHD)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh (Actors)

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)
  • Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher (Actors)

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

A woman saves a man, in a coma and wonders if he is Mr. Right.
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WHAT IS THE FAMILY 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 Family Christmas Movie bingo cards.

HOW TO PLAY FAMILY 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

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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?

  • Ugly Christmas Sweater
  • Decorating Christmas Tree
  • Mistletoe
  • Decorations on Roof
  • Christmas Party
  • Gift Shopping
  • Caroling
  • Falling off A Ladder
  • Family Drama
  • Sipping Hot Chocolate
  • Airport
  • Ice Skating
  • Snow Falling
  • Accidental Fall
  • Snowball Fight
  • Cancelled Flight
  • An Elf
  • Stockings
  • Eggnog 
  • Sledding
  • Reindeer
  • Mean Boss
  • Snowman
  • Opening Gifts
  • Christmas Wish

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 this printable.

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