18 Best Christmas Movies for Kids on Netflix

The kids are going to love #2.

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Whether it's snowing outside or not, there's absolutely nothing better than curling up to watch a family-friendly holiday film on a winter day. To help you decide what to queue up for your streaming pleasure, we've compiled a list of the best Christmas movies for kids on Netflix. Prefer to head out? Catch one of these options at your local theater. Plus, tune in for these new Christmas movies airing on TV.

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A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

The sequel to last year’s wildly popular A Christmas Prince starring Rose McIver and Ben Lamb, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding arrives November 30 to give us exactly what the title suggests—and, let's face it, what our hearts want to see.

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1492 Pictures; Madhouse Entertainment; Ocean Blue Entertainment
The Christmas Chronicles

If you’re in the mood for something new, The Christmas Chronicles just dropped on Netflix. In this film, two siblings join Santa Claus, this time portrayed by Kurt Russell, for a Christmas Eve adventure.

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Brain Power Studio
48 Christmas Wishes

48 Christmas Wishes follows two junior elves who lose an entire town’s worth of letters and leave the North Pole in an attempt to get them back in time. The only hitch? They must somehow blend into small town life.

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Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure

The St. Bernard that first won our hearts in 1992 is back to save the holiday season in Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure. It features Tom Arnold as the voice of Beethoven and That’s So Raven alum Kyle Massey as an elf.

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Imagine Entertainment; Universal Animation Studios
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas features the titular animal and The Man with the Yellow Hat having a grand ol’ time counting down to Christmas—even though they have no idea what to get each other as presents.

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Scott Free Productions; British Film Institute; Screen Yorkshire; Ingenious Media
Get Santa

Get Santa from 2014 has Saint Nick behind bars after crashing his sleigh and leaning on a father-son duo to help get him out and save Christmas. Consider this a family-friendly version of .

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Imagine Entertainment
How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Not a single Who in Whoville, especially Cindy Lou Who, could ever forget the Oscar-winning 2000 version of Dr. Seuss's iconic book How the Grinch Stole Christmas—specifically how the ever-hilarious Jim Carrey brought the green meanie-turned-softie to life. This one’s a classic for kids, for sure.

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Marvel Animation; Marvel Entertainment; The Walt Disney Company
Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight!

Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight! features some of your favorite Marvel super heroes—such as Captain America and a few of the other Avengers—as they try to stop Loki and frost giant Ymir from snatching Santa’s powers.

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Disney Television Animation; Disneytoon Studios; Walt Disney Feature Animation; Walt Disney Pictures
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

Curl up with some eggnog and cookies while watching a trio of holiday-themed Disney shorts in 1999’s Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas.

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Disney Television Animation; Disneytoon Studios; Walt Disney Feature Animation; Walt Disney Pictures
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

The sequel, 2004's from 2004, ups the ante and delivers five installments as the perfect gift to watch unravel.

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Keystone Entertainment; Key Pix Productions
Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws

If you’re a fan of the Air Bud series, you’ll love the spin-off Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws. The best news? There’s a prequel, , and a sequel, .

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Disney Television Animation
Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse

If you haven’t gotten enough Disney magic, there’s always . It’s like the other Mickey Mouse movies on this list but with a few Disney Princesses thrown into the mix.

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The Asylum
Santa Claws

Even Santa Claus has allergies and, in 2014's Santa Claws, a sack full of kittens put the jolly Kris Kringle out of commission. It’s up to these adorable felines to save the day and make sure Christmas isn't a cat-astrophe.

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Portfolio Entertainment; Collingwood O'Hare Productions Ltd.; Random House Children's Entertainment
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! features the iconic Dr. Seuss character (voiced by the legendary Martin Short) and his friends as they attempt to reunite a young reindeer with his family.

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Snipple Animation; Dapaco Productions
The Magic Snowflake

The Magic Snowflake is a 2013 French animated film about a little boy who is in line to take over the very important role of Santa Claus. If you’re interested in this one, be sure to check out its beloved prequel: 2010’s .

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Warner Bros. Family Entertainment; Elektra Entertainment; Regency Enterprises
The Nutcracker

This movie version of The Nutcracker, produced by George Balanchine, has some real star power behind it with Kevin Kline as narrator and Macaulay Culkin as the Nutcracker Prince—not to mention members of the New York City Ballet.

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Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Animation; The Jim Henson Company; Franklin Entertainment; Walden Media; Affirm Films
The Star

If you prefer religious Christmas movies, The Star—an animal-focused retelling of the Nativity Story featuring famous voices including Kelly Clarkson, Kristin Chenoweth, and Oprah Winfrey to name a few—is it.

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Paramount Pictures
White Christmas

White Christmas, a beloved 1954 film, snagged an Oscar nomination for the title song and features an all-star cast including the likes of Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney. You’ll be singing “White Christmas” with the kids nonstop after it ends.

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