31 Family Friendly Christmas Movies

Last Updated on March 9, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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Are you looking for some fun family-friendly Christmas movies this holiday season? We have the ultimate list for you right here!

Are you looking for some fun family-friendly Christmas movies this holiday season? We have the ultimate list for you right here!


31 Family-Friendly Christmas Movies

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The Christmas season is nearly upon us!  I’ve always thought Christmas movies help add to the magic and anticipation of the season.  I’ve compiled a list of family-friendly Christmas movies that’ll help add good cheer to your home and holidays this year.  

A Christmas Carol (1938)

Just as mistletoe and reindeer are an integral part of the season, this classic has claimed it’s rightful spot among Christmas and holiday traditions.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

I can’t believe I went 20 years without seeing this wildly inspiring holiday film which is bound to give you greater perspective and appreciation for your own unique life.  This is one I’d seriously watch on repeat.


Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Do you believe in Santa Claus? This black and white film is hilarious! Romantic! Delightful! Charming! Tender! Exciting! And yes, even groovy!

A Christmas Carol (1954)

This 1954 version of A Christmas Carol is an excellent adaptation of Charles Dickens classic tale.  

White Christmas (1954)

Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye will set the mood for you to have a merry and bright (and potentially white) Christmas, in this heart-warming movie.  

Frosty the Snowman (1965)

Thumpity thump thump, thumpity thump thump, look at Frosty go!  This fun family film will invite Christmas magic into your home in it’s quick 25 minutes of showtime.  


A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Charlie Brown wants to be a part of your holiday celebrations!  Invite him in by turning on this fun film.

Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

This timeless classic is one of those fun and “feel good” type movies that the whole family will love.  

The Little Drummer Boy (1968)

What will you do to honor the Christ-child today and always?  A little orphan boys life is changed forever as he discovers his own profound way he can honor the Christ-child.  

A Christmas Story (1983)

This light-hearted film will give you a glimpse of the chaos and joy of, young boy, Ralphie’s Christmas season.  

Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983)

Be sure to add this Disney Christmas Classic to your list this holiday season.  


Home Alone (1990)

Whoops, young Kevin was accidentally left home alone while his family is on a Christmas trip.  This movie is bound to make you laugh!

Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

Little Susan has doubts about childhood’s most enduring miracle, Santa Claus.  Join her on this heart-warming journey as she comes to believe in the magic of Christmas.

The Santa Clause (1994)

“If something should happen to me, put on my suit.  The reindeer will know what to do.” -Santa Claus

Winslow the Christmas Bear (1996)

Instead of hibernating this winter, Winslow the bear sets off to see what Christmas is all about.  

Jingle All The Way (1996)

This hilarious movie may just motivate you to avoid last minute Christmas shopping.  

Annabelle’s Wish (1997)

This simple cartoon reminds us that dreams really do come true.  

Jack Frost (1998)

“As long as you hold someone in your heart, you can never lose them.”  Jack Frost will both inspire and entertain your family this holiday season.  

I’ll Be Home For Christmas (1998)

Christmas doesn’t always go as planned… but surely there’s an adventure to be had.    

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

“Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store.  Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” – The Grinch

The Nightmare Before Christmas (2000)

Are you a Tim Burton fan?  If you are, you should definitely watch this movie about Pumpkin King Jack Skellington and Santa Claus.  

Elf (2003)

Buddy the Elf will keep you laughing with his twisted reality and hilarious one-liners.

The Polar Express (2004)

A glimpse into a train ride to the North Pole will teach you and your family profound lessons through music, dancing, and friendship.  The wonder of life never fades for those who truly believe.

Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

Are you fed up with the commercial aspect of Christmas?  So are the Kranks.

The Nativity Story (2006)

This movie is an incredible depiction of profound faith and Jesus Christ’s humble birth.  

Fred Claus (2007)

Fred Claus is a comedy about Santa’s brother who, quite frankly, is polar opposite of ol’ Santa Claus.  

Shrek the Halls (2007)

Tra-la-la-la-laa la-la-la-la.  Your favorite, loveable, green ogre is now around for the holidays.  

Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)

This beloved classic is presented by Disney and will give perspective to this holiday season.  

Arthur Christmas (2011)

Have you ever considered who Santa’s kids are?  You’re in for a treat. Watch Arthur Christmas and learn about a magical adventure Santa’s youngest son embarks on.  

Frozen (2013)

“Do you want to build a snowman?” Join Olaf, Anna, Kristoff, and Sven for an epic adventure.  

The Star (2017)

Bo, a brave donkey, with his friends, will help you remember the reason.


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