30 Christmas Movies for Kids That You'll Love, Too

You can't beat a feel-good holiday film fit for the whole family.

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From classic films to animated shorts, these kid-friendly Christmas movies are best when watched as a family during the holidays. Whether you're looking for a laugh, a cry, or just a heartwarming tale, these flicks will keep your crew entertained for hours.

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Frozen
amazon.com $14.99

Pop in this Disney animated feature for a movie night that kids of all ages will enjoy, but be warned—your family may not be able to “Let it go!”

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Jack Frost (1998)
amazon.com $2.99

Grab the tissues! This heartwarming story about a young boy dealing with the loss of his dad will make you laugh and cry.

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Jingle All the Way
amazon.com $10.22

There’s nothing Arnold Schwarzenegger won’t do to make sure his son gets the toy of his dreams for Christmas.

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I'll Be Home For Christmas
amazon.com $6.25

Jonathan Taylor Thomas gets stranded in the dessert by rival classmates, and must make it home to his family before the holidays.

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Beauty And The Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
amazon.com $16.99

Belle, the Beast, Mrs. Potts, Chip, and all of your favorite magical characters are back in this sequel that is almost as delightful as the classic tale as old as time.

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Eloise At Christmastime
amazon.com $4.79

Everyone’s favorite mischievous New Yorker tries her hand at matchmaking in this holiday spinoff starring Julie Andrews.   

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Little Drummer Boy
amazon.com $16.95

This 1968 favorite will serve up major nostalgia for the adults, while enchanting the kids, as well.

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The Star
amazon.com $11.99

A rambunctious donkey teams up with a sheep, a dove, and some camels, and together they follow the star that leads them to the site of the First Christmas.

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Disney's a Christmas Carol
amazon.com $17.99

In this 2009 rendition, Scrooge is played by Jim Carrey, who hilariously learns the true meaning of Christmas thanks to a visit from three ghosts.

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Shrek the Halls
amazon.com $7.99

Everyone's favorite ogre tries to get in the spirit of the season, but gets a little derailed by Donkey, Puss in Boots, and his other fairytale friends.

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Elf
amazon.com $9.86

There are many lessons to be learned from Buddy the Elf, played by Will Ferrell. For one, "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing for all to hear." Oh, and that maple syrup can go on spaghetti.

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A Christmas Story
amazon.com $3.99

Inspired by Jean Shepherd's book, this beloved holiday movie features an iconic leg lamp, an improbable Christmas gift wish, and so much more.

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Miracle on 34th Street

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Both the original and the remake will warm your heart as the real Santa Claus helps a skeptical mother and daughter believe.

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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
amazon.com $7.00

A red-nosed reindeer and an elf who dreams of being a dentist serve as an example that our differences are what make us special.

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Home Alone
amazon.com $1,990.00

When 8-year-old Kevin is left, well, home alone, he has to fend for himself and protect his family's house from two robbing con men. For a movie marathon, !

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The Polar Express
amazon.com $12.99

This holiday film reminds us that seeing isn't always believing. Plus, who wouldn't want a steaming cup of hot chocolate delivered with a song and a dance?

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It's a Wonderful Life

$14


This classic holiday film will be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age.

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Frosty the Snowman
amazon.com $3.99

Watch this adorable animated short together, then go outside and build your own snowman!

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The Santa Clause
amazon.com $14.99

What happens when you accidentally become the man in the red suit? Tim Allen will make the whole family laugh as he attempts to avoid his fate as Santa. And in , he returns in search of his Mrs. Claus.

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Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

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This claymation classic details Kris Kringle's journey to becoming Santa Claus.

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Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas
amazon.com $14.99

Jim Carrey portrays the mean, green Grinch in this live-action version of the classic Dr. Seuss tale.

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The Muppet Christmas Carol
amazon.com $14.99

This is probably the least frightening version of A Christmas Carol, thanks to the Muppets' humor and lovability.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

$13


Charlie Brown attempts to direct a Christmas play and learns the real reason for the season.

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Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
amazon.com $2,000.00

Although there's debate over whether or not this is actually a Christmas movie (some argue it's more of a Halloween flick), the Tim Burton-produced picture completely captures the spirit of the holiday.

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Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas
amazon.com $15.99

Everyone's favorite mouse uncovers the true spirit of the holidays in three sweet stories.

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The Dog Who Saved Christmas

$2


Similar to the plot of Home Alone, but cuter and with a dog saving the day.

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The Year Without a Santa Claus
amazon.com $1.00

The Miser Brothers must work out their differences and prove to Santa that the children of Southtown still believe in him.

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Arthur Christmas
amazon.com $12.99

Santa's goofy but good-hearted son Arthur sets out to deliver a forgotten present.

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Kung Fu Panda Holiday
amazon.com $9.95

In this festive franchise installment, Po has to choose between his family and his responsibility to host the annual Winter Feast at the Jade Palace. 

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Annabelle's Wish

$16


In a Hallmark classic, a calf dreams of joining Santa's reindeer squad.

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