24 Fun Movies to Watch with the Kids this Christmas

11/30/2014 Laura Watkins 3 Comments

In no particular order, here are 24 fun movies to enjoy with the kids this Christmas.


The Big 6
We never let a holiday season pass without watching these six classic cartoons!


A Charlie Brown Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Frosty the Snowman
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Mickey's Christmas Carol
A Garfield Christmas

White Christmas

Holiday Inn
White Christmas is a tradition for most of us, but have you need its AMAZING predecessor Holiday Inn?? One of my all-time favorites. I was originally saving these for my "Must Watch Movies This Christmas" list, but your cries of outrage have not gone unheard. And you're right, they've gotta be on this list too!

Eloise at Christmastime
A cute adaptation of the classic Eloise books, co-starring Julie Andrews as Nanny

Home Alone
My husband would never forgive me if I didn't include this one. With its cartoonishly extreme violence, I loved it as a kid but cringe as an adult. My kids actually haven't seen this one yet, I was waiting until they were older.


Elf
This one goes without saying. If, for any reason, you have not seen this one yet, drop everything and go buy it.

The Polar Express
Despite the animation, this a fun rendition of the classic children's book.

Miracle on 34th Street
A classic MUST-SEE for every family! Some of my first holiday memories involve this movie :)

The Santa Clause

Babes in Toyland (1961)
Full of comedy, action, and romance, your whole family will enjoy this Disney classic.

Little Lord Fauntleroy
A heartwarming story of the reuniting of a broken family, starring Sir Alec Guinness. If your kids don't seem interested, just tell them Obi-wan is in it ;)

The Nutcracker (1993)
If you can't make it to a live performance this year, this is a decent substitute. 

The Princess Bride
Any excuse to watch The Princess Bride! And it actually takes place during Christmas so :p

Babe
A cute/fun story of self-discovery starring talking animals? 
Irresistible! (Unless you've been forced to watch it repeatedly, then it gets old fast.)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
We like to watch this one any time of year, but part of it does take place during Christmas!

Lady and the Tramp
Always a cute classic to watch, but the movie actually begins AND ends on Christmas. 

Rise of the Guardians
Not my favorite ever, but my kids insisted that it make the list. 
Jack Frost and Elsa were meant for each other, just sayin'.

Beauty and the Beast
Dating tip: A massive library packed with books is the best gift ever!

Anastasia
Once again, any excuse to watch is a good.


Coming soon: Must Watch Movies This Christmas

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3 comments:

  1. Great list! I actually haven't heard of some of these. And I was way late into the Elf watching, but I finally saw it for the first time...last Christmas I think? I make the family watch White Christmas with me every year

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  2. Drop the Little Lord F. and put in White Christmas. Come on it is Danny Kaye and Bing. WKD

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