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The Best Christmas Movies for the Whole Family

Launch into festive cheer with the best of Christmas movies. Grab some holiday treats, gather the youngest and oldest and get ready to press play on Christmas!

The Best Christmas Movies for the Whole Family

Planning a family Christmas movie night is a highlight for many during the holiday season. While your tree twinkles in the corner, gathering for a movie with your favorite people (and a cozy holiday drink) is a great way to distract curious kids from the pile of gifts under the tree. 

We've compiled our favorite Christmas movies that will keep even the tiniest busy bodies glued to the screen. From grandparents to toddlers, these are the best Christmas movies of all time. 

1. Spirited (2022)

How about a unique, late-night Christmas treat for the preteens? Comedy knows no limits when you put Will Ferrell and Ryan Renolds together for this new Chrismas film adaption of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. Spirited is an excellent movie to bring out when toddlers are in bed. 

2. A Boy Called Christmas (2021)

Are you celebrating a united family Christmas this year? A Boy Named Christmas tells the story of Nikolas, who goes against all odds to find his father. With a stubborn horse, a pet mouse, and elfish experiences, this heartwarming film will make you grateful for the people beside you. 

3. The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special (2020)

Are there Lego enthusiasts in your home? This one is for them. And while everyone talks about their favorite characters, you can indulge in clever online shopping to find Lego deals. Get those gifts ticked off your list. 

4. Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018)

Every family has a Grinch! Rather than steal Christmas, cynicism can take a back seat... in Santa's sleigh. Gather the grouchiest family for this fun and cute Dr. Seuss film that will turn their hearts and mood. 

5. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)

For the family that enjoys fantasy and adventure, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms tells the story of Clara, a teenage girl who finds herself transported to a fantastical world with gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. 

6. Angela's Christmas (2017)

This beautiful short film is set in Ireland in the 1910s and follows the story of a humble family and their daughter Angela. Angela has a sweet and innocent mission on a cold Christmas eve, and everyone in the family will treasure her adventures.  

7. Olaf's Frozen Adventure (2017)

Everyone loves the goofy snowman Olaf from Frozen! This holiday film will satisfy all Frozen fans and get everyone singing and inspired to come up with new holiday traditions, just like Olaf. 

8. The Star (2017)

The Star follows the Bible story of the first Christmas from the perspective of a donkey. Little does this humble animal know how the story will unfold and where the long journey will take him and his friends. Gather around to watch this sweet tale about the unsung heroes of Christmas.   

9. Arthur Christmas (2011)

If you've wondered how Santa delivers gifts to the whole world, I bet your mind didn't jump to combat-style elves and a modern sleigh. This fun Christmas movie will capture the family's attention as one gift slips under the radar at the Christmas workshop control center. Santa's son, Arthur, takes it upon himself to deliver this left-behind gift with the old retired sleigh. Will he succeed despite the chaos?

10. Peppa Pig: Peppa's Christmas (2007)

Do you need your toddler to sit still while you dominate that Holiday meal planning? Without worrying about little hands trying to poke fingers in your DIY minced pies, this sweet Christmas favorite tells the story of Peppa and George and their Christmas adventures.

11. The 12 Dogs of Christmas (2005)

Let the pups join your family for a snuggle session as you watch The 12 Dogs of Christmas. But be warned ... this Christmas movie may have you rushing to the local dog shelter to rescue dogs

12. Elf (2003) 

The best Christmas movie to inject some festive spirit has to be Elf. Buddy's abundant enthusiasm for spreading Christmas cheer is contagious, and watching this film will not only bring laughter but may even inspire excessive decor plans.

13. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Not ready to leave Halloween behind? Tim Burton's world of wonderful, wacky, and spooky characters creates the most unusual Christmas story. Jack Skellington, a Halloween Town resident, discovers Christmas Town. As he attempts to embrace the festive holiday, confusion ascends.

14. Home Alone (1990)

Despite being over 40 years old, Home Alone has a worthy title as one of the best Christmas movies of all time. The hilarious tricks of Kevin, an eight-year-old troublemaker, will keep everyone captivated. You'll love watching the youngsters in the family perched on the edges of their seats as you anticipate Kevin's next move to protect his home from crooks. 

15. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Entice the seniors in the family with this old classic. Based on the 1965 animated television adaptation of the comic strip Peanuts, this nostalgic Christmas movie is full of song, sass, drama, and comedic antics. Remind everyone of the true meaning of Christmas - friendship, kindness, and love. 

A Christmas worth singing about

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