Christmas Movies For Kids

The best Christmas movies for kids to celebrate the Christmas season. Creating and continuing Christmas traditions is just one of the best ways to spread some joy, happiness, pleasure, and elation during the holiday season. On Christmas, there is a fun pastime for every family. There is really no better way to get into the spirit of the holiday season than by watching the best Christmas movies, especially for kids.

                                                             List of Christmas Movies For Kids

The best memories from your childhood Christmases are probably wrapped up in your family coming together to watch some classic Christmas movies. So while you prepare for another holiday with love and joy, check out our list of the best Christmas movies for kids to make your nights merry and bright.

Here are some of the best Christmas movies for kids for this Christmas season:

S.No Movies Name
1. A Charlie Brown Christmas
2. Elf
3. It’s a Wonderful Life
4. The Nightmare Before Christmas
5. Home Alone
6. Rise of the Guardians
7. Lights: The Miracle of Chanukah
8. Miracle on 34th Street
9. The Muppet Christmas Carol

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
Watch it on CBS


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
Watch it on

New Line Cinema

It’s a Wonderful Life

George has many problems he is thinking about ending it all and it is Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashbacks. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence who shows George what his town would have looked like if it had not been for his good deeds over the years.

Director Frank Capra
IMDb RATING 8.6/10
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Family
Release year 1946
Watch it on

Paramount Home Entertainment 

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The movie follows the misadventures of Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who is bored with the routine of frightening people in the “real world.” When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on his life, he plans to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role of Santa Claus. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.

Director Henry Selick
IMDb RATING 7.9/10
Genre Animation, Fantasy, Family
Release year 1993
Watch it on

Walt Disney Home Video 

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 

Rise of the Guardians

Immortal Guardians like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy protect the world’s children from darkness and despair. An evil boogeyman named Pitch Black schemes to overthrow the Guardians by obliterating children’s belief in them. It falls to a winter spirit whose name is Jack Frost to thwart Pitch’s plans and save the Guardians from destruction.

IMDb RATING 7.2/10
Genre Animation, Action, Adventure
Release year 2012
Watch it on

Disney Channel

Lights: The Miracle of Chanukah

The story is about the Hellenist Greeks, their culture, & their inability to dim the spark of Jewish holiness and connection to G-d. Clever animation, especially of the Hebrew alphabet, gets even toddlers involved in the story.

Director Yehuda Wurtzel
IMDb RATING 7.5/10
Genre Animation, Comedy, Drama
Release year 2012
Watch it on

SISU Home Entertainment Inc. 

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, Famiy
Release year 1994
Watch it on

Twentieth Century Fox 

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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