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PG Christmas Movies

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! If you’re looking for some of the best PG Christmas movies to watch with your family, we’ve got you covered. 

Here are twenty of the best PG Christmas movies:

40+ PG Christmas Movies

A Christmas Carol
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • George C. Scott, Angela Pleasence, Edward Woodward (Actors)

A Christmas Carol (1984)

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.

A Christmas Story
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren Mcgavin (Actors)

A Christmas Story 

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.

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

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.

Christmas with the Kranks
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Dan Aykroyd, Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis (Actors)

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?

Deck The Halls
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick, Kristin Chenoweth (Actors)

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.

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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.

Ernest Saves Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jim Varney, Douglas Seale, Oliver Clark (Actors)

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.

Home Alone
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern (Actors)

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.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern (Actors)

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.

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 

In this classic Christmas movie, Jim Carrey plays Dr. Seuss’ character The Grinch.  

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special

When Sid accidentally ruins one of Manny’s Christmas traditions, he’s told that he will now be on Santa’s naughty list. To plead his case directly to Santa Claus himself, Sid heads to the North Pole with Crash, Eddie, and Peaches in tow.

It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • David Arquette, Joan Cusack, Matthew Lillard (Actors)

It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas

Join Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Miss Piggy, and the entire Muppet gang in a heartwarming holiday classic that will bring joy to the world every Christmas season!

Jingle All the Way
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman (Actors)

Jingle All the Way

It’s a slapstick race against time! A beleaguered dad finds himself moving from store to store on Christmas Eve, frantically searching for the final presentation on his holiday gift list!

Disney Prep & Landing Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)

Prep & Landing

Santa’s stealthiest elves are enlisted by Mrs. Claus to retrieve a mysterious item hidden the office of Santa Claus. 

Santa Claus: The Movie 25th Anniversary Edition
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Dudley Moore, John Lithgow, David Huddleston (Actors)

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.

12 Dogs of Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sean Patrick Flanery, D.B. Sweeney, Danielle Chuchran (Actors)

12 Dogs of Christmas

In this heartwarming sequel to the holiday classic, Emma (Danielle Chuchran) rallies her friends new and old to save a beloved puppy orphanage by putting on a musical holiday extravaganza.

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The Dog Who Saved Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Dean Cain, Gary Valentine, Mario Lopez (Actors)

The Dog Who Saved Christmas

The Bannister family’s newly adopted and crafty canine, Zeus (voiced by Mario Lopez) saves its home from two bumbling thieves while the family is away at Christmas.

Illumination Presents: Dr. Seuss' The Grinch
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson (Actors)

The Grinch (2018)

The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit.

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey (Actors)

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. 

The Santa Clause
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson (Actors)

The Santa Clause

On Christmas Eve, divorced dad Scott Calvin and his son discover Santa Claus has fallen off their roof. When Scott takes the reins of the magical sleigh, he finds he is now the new Santa and must convince a world of disbelievers, including himself.


The Christmas Chronicles

After accidentally crashing Santa’s sleigh, a brother and sister pull an all-nighter to save Christmas with a savvy, straight-talking St. Nick. | Stream on Netflix

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The Christmas Chronicles 2

Unhappy over her mom’s new relationship, a now-teenage Kate runs away and lands at the North Pole, where a naughty elf is plotting to cancel Christmas. | Stream on Netflix

A Boy Called Christmas

Determined young Nikolas meets his destiny in a magical land inhabited by elves on a quest to find his father — and bring home the gift of hope. | Stream on Netflix


After proving himself to be the worst student at the academy, a postman is sent to a frozen town in the North where he discovers a reclusive toymaker named Klaus. | Stream on Netflix 

David and the Elves

A jaded, overworked elf runs off to the real world where he tries to experience the magic of Christmas with the help of a newly befriended young boy. | Stream on Netflix

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

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

Dreamworks Holiday Classics

Join your DreamWorks friends for these four-holiday specials, featuring Shrek and Donkey, Hiccup and Toothless, and the wacky animals from Madagascar. | Stream on Netflix

Family Reunion Christmas

M’Dear and her sisters struggle to keep their singing act together before a church Christmas pageant while Grandpa teaches the kids a valuable lesson. | Stream on Netflix


DreamWorks Happy Holidays from Madagascar

Madagascar goes wild with the holiday spirit in this set of Valentine’s Day and Christmas-themed tales featuring everyone’s favorite animal characters. | Stream on Netflix


Puppy Star Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jed Rees, David DeLuise, Kaitlyn Maher (Actors)

Puppy Star Christmas

A new pack of Pup Star pooches stumbles upon a rival team’s plan to ruin Christmas, then ends up at the North Pole to try and save the holiday spirit. | Stream on Netflix

Holiday in the Wild

When her husband abruptly ends their marriage, empty nester Kate embarks on a solo second honeymoon in Africa, finding purpose — and potential romance. | Stream on Netflix

Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square

The seasonal cheer comes to a screeching halt when a cold-hearted woman tries to sell her hometown’s land. Can music, magic, and memories change her mind? | Stream on Netflix

The App That Stole Christmas

A tech entrepreneur’s Christmas shopping app is a smashing success, but he starts to realize his invention might be ruining the holiday spirit. | Stream on Netflix

Holiday Rush

A widowed radio DJ and his four spoiled kids need to tighten their belts and pull together when their life of luxury turns lean just before Christmas. | Stream on Netflix

The Holiday Calendar 

A talented photographer stuck in a dead-end job inherits an antique Advent calendar that may be predicting the future — and pointing her toward love. | Stream on Netflix

Christmas in the Heartland
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sierra McCormick, Brighton Sharbino (Actors)

Christmas in the Heartland

Two girls realize they’re both visiting grandparents they’ve never met and decide to switch places to see how the other half lives. | Stream on Netflix

Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday

A chance encounter with a mysterious stranger (Joe Manganiello) points Pee-wee toward his destiny — and his first-ever holiday! | Stream on Netflix

Christmas With A View
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kaitlyn Leeb, Scott Cavalheiro, Mark Ghanimé (Actors)

Christmas with a View

Still reeling from a business failure, the restaurant manager of a ski resort finds her world jolted by a new chef, who has his own hidden past. | Stream on Netflix

Nailed It! Holiday

It’s the “Nailed It!” holiday special you’ve been waiting for, with missing ingredients, impossible asks, and desserts that look delightfully sad. | Stream on Netflix

A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Laura Marano, Gregg Sulkin, Isabella Gomez (Actors)

Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish

Despite her vain stepmother and mean stepsisters, an aspiring singer works as an elf at a Christmas tree lot and finds her own holiday miracle. | Stream on Netflix

Blown Away Christmas

‘Tis the season for five returning artists to fill the hot shop with festive designs. One will win cash for the stocking — a merry Christmas indeed! | Stream on Netflix

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