“Charlie Brown, you’re the only person I know who can take a wonderful season like Christmas and turn it into a problem,” said Linus Van Pelt in A Charlie Brown Christmas. “Maybe Lucy’s right. Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you’re the Charlie Browniest.”
As a kid, I never was a big fan of Charlie Brown – I thought he was too sad, unappreciated, and mistreated! But the Charlie Brown Christmas movie and the Peanuts Holiday Collection are very popular for both kids and adults during the holiday season, so I must be missing something.
I like the more warm and fuzzy fantasy holiday movies. One of my top Christmas movies for kids is The Polar Express, which I describe below. Another classic holiday movie is Disney’s A Christmas Carol; it’s the most popular Christmas movie on Amazon.com right now, and it features Jim Carrey (who also starred in Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas).
Here are several more family movies for the Christmas holidays…
Christmas Movies for Kids – Family Movies for Christmas Holidays
If you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas, keep these holiday movies in mind! They make great holiday gifts for family members, colleagues, teachers, or friends.
The Polar Express – A benign, kind-hearted celebration of the yuletide spirit, especially for kids who have almost grown out of their need to believe in Santa Claus. Tom Hanks is the nominal “star” who performs five different computer-generated characters, but it’s the visuals and Christmas joy that steal this show. To learn more about this family holiday movie, visit The Polar Express.
Muppet Christmas Carol – Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and all the hilarious Muppets in this merry, magical version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale. One fateful Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Together with kind, humble Bob Cratchit (Kermit the Frog) and his family, the Spirits open Scrooge’s eyes — and his heart — to the true meaning of Christmas. For more info, visit The Muppet Christmas Carol – Kermit’s 50th Anniversary Edition.
Home Alone – Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) has become the man of the house, overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays. But he’s not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in, and Kevin’s rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them! To learn more about this Christmas movie for kids, visit Home Alone.
A Christmas Carol – From Walt Disney Pictures comes the magical retelling of Charles Dickens’ beloved tale – Disney’s A Christmas Carol, the high-flying, heartwarming movie for the whole family, starring Jim Carrey. This is one of the 30 Ways to Make Money on the Side. When three ghosts take penny-pinching Scrooge on an eye-opening journey, he discovers the true meaning of Christmas — but he must act on it before it’s too late. Learn more by visiting Disney’s A Christmas Carol.
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Who’s got a nose for Christmas? Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! Just in time for the holidays, here comes Rudolph in the most beloved special of all time! Packed with a sleigh full of memorable songs and unforgettable characters, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer lights up the hearts of young and old alike.
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Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town – Where does Santa’s suit come from? Why does he slide down the chimney? Why does he live at the North Pole? The answers to all these questions and the origins of our favorite holiday traditions are revealed in this delightful classic about Kris Kringle, the world’s most famous gift giver.
Frosty the Snowman – Look at Frosty Go! What’s become a bigger holiday tradition than building a snowman? Watching the original Christmas classic, Frosty the Snowman! Grab your scarf, bundle up, and get ready for the incredible adventure of a magical snowman who’s got enough personality to win over the whole family. You can’t go wrong with Frosty!
Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol – Bah Humbug, Mr. Magoo! In this first-ever animated holiday TV special, the bumbling and loveable Mr. Magoo is Ebeneezer Scrooge in a hilarious and heartwarming musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol”.
The Little Drummer Boy – This story has touched the hearts of families everywhere. In this holiday classic, the true spirit of Christmas is revealed when a lonely orphan stumbles upon the birth of the baby Jesus and affirms what the holidays are really about – giving and love. Featuring a beautiful soundtrack by the Vienna Boys’ Choir, this timeless tale of generosity makes the perfect addition to your holiday collection.
Cricket on the Hearth – A delightful, animated musical version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, Cricket on the Hearth, tells the story of a poor toymaker and his daughter whom a helpful Cricket named Crocket befriends on Christmas morning. When tragedy strikes the family, it’s Crocket who comes to the rescue and restores peace and happiness.
The Original Christmas Classics family movie collection contains seven original Christmas classic movies for kids: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, Frosty the Snowman, Frosty Returns, Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol – Bah Humbug, Mr. Magoo!, The Little Drummer Boy, and Cricket on the Hearth. It’s a great holiday gift idea for new families.
If you have any suggestions for Christmas movies for kids and families, I’d love to hear from you below!
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