8 Best Family Christmas Movies

The best memories from your childhood Christmases are wrapped up in your family coming together to watch some family Christmas movies. There is just something about holiday films that bring out the best in people’s holiday season. Here is the list that are especially good choices for families with young children. Some of the movies are:

S.No Movies Name Release year
1 Elf 2003
2 Home Alone 1990
3 The Muppet Christmas Carol 1992
4 Miracle on 34th Street 1994
5 A Charlie Brown Christmas 1965
6 Santa Claus is Coming to Town 1970
7 The Polar Express 2004
8 Arthur Christmas 2011


Buddy was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and was raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. He was unable to shake the feeling that he does not fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in an elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs, a businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.

Director Jon Favreau
IMDb RATING 7.0/10
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Family
Release year 2003
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New Line Cinema 

Home Alone

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Director Chris Columbus
IMDb RATING 7.7/10
Genre Comedy, Family
Release year 1990
Watch it on

Disney Channel 

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets — Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, and Sam the Eagle — weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases — past, present, and future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption and happiness.

Director Brian Henson
IMDb RATING 7.7/10
Genre Comedy, Drama, Family
Release year 1992
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Miracle on 34th Street

In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain’s main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he is really Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and his authenticity.

Director Les Mayfield
IMDb RATING 6.5/10
Genre Fantasy, Drama, Family
Release year 1994
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Twentieth Century Fox 

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism which he sees amongst everyone during Christmas, Lucy advises that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie accepts but is a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to learn the meaning of Christmas.

Director Bill Melendez
IMDb RATING 8.3/10
Genre Drama, Animation, Comedy
Release year 1965
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Santa Claus is Coming to Town

S.D. Kluger a postman decides to answer some most common questions about Santa Claus and tells us about a small baby whose name is Kris. The small baby is raised by a family of elf toymakers named Kringle. When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the children of Sombertown. But itis Mayor is too mean to let that happen. And to make things worse, the Winter Warlock lives between the Kringles and Sombertown, but Kris manages to melt the Warlock’s heart and deliver his toys.

IMDb RATING 7.7/10
Genre Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Release year 1970
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Anderson Digital

The Polar Express

Filmmaker Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks reunite for “Polar Express,” an inspiring adventure. Which are based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

IMDb RATING 6.6/10
Genre Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Release year 2004
Watch it on

Disney Channel

Arthur Christmas

Every year each Christmas, Santa Claus delivers presents to every last child on Earth. What everyone does not know is that Santa accomplishes the feat with a very high-tech operation beneath the North Pole. But when the unthinkable happens, and Santa misses one child out of hundreds of millions, someone has to save the day. It’s up to Arthur, Santa’s youngest son, to deliver a present to the forgotten tyke before Christmas morning dawns.

Director Robert Zemeckis
IMDb RATING 7.1/10
Genre Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Release year 2011
Watch it on

Disney Channel


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