Are you hoping to catch all the best family Christmas Movies this year? This list will help you choose the must see Christmas movies for your family this year and some other great Christmas ideas for the family for enjoying the movies and the time together as a family.
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There are so many amazing Christmas movies. Many of them have quickly become part of our family Christmas traditions, and a Christmas movie night is always on the calendar in December!
I still remember when I was a child just waiting for the night when Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman would come on TV. My family would plan our whole evening around allowing me to watch those shows. Today, the Christmas movie classics aren’t always aired on public television, but you can find anything you want to see from classics to the years newest Christmas movies. Even if you do not have all of your favorite Christmas movies on DVD or BluRay, they are still available, even at a moments notice with many streaming services. Plus, a Christmas family movie night is a great way to spend some time together and still stick to your christmas budget!
The Best Family Christmas Movies
The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to break out the hot cocoa, cozy up by the fire, and most importantly, watch some Christmas movies! If you’re looking for the best family Christmas movies to watch this year, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of our favorites, from feel-good classics to modern takes on the holiday season. So grab some popcorn, curl up with your loved ones, and enjoy!
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
This is one of those classics that has been around for decades and is still appropriate for today’s audiences. It’s about how Rudolph gets bullied because he has a glowing red nose and learns that he can be just as special as everyone else if he finds his true friends along the way.
Miracle on 34th Street
No list of best family Christmas movies would be complete without this heartwarming classic. “Miracle on 34th Street” tells the story of Kris Kringle (portrayed by the one and only Edmund Gwenn), a department store Santa who claims to be the real Santa Claus. After being institutionalized for his ‘delusions,’ Kris must convince a young lawyer (Maureen O’Hara) and her skeptical daughter (Natalie Wood) of his true identity in order to save Christmas. This charming film is sure to fill you with holiday cheer!
It’s a Wonderful Life
Another timeless classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life” tells the story of George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart), a man who has been pushed to the brink of suicide on Christmas Eve. As he prepares to jump off a bridge, George is saved by an angel named Clarence (Henry Travers), who shows him what life would have been like if he had never been born. This heartwarming film is sure to make you appreciate your life and those around you.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
This special from beloved cartoonist Charles Schulz follows Charlie Brown as he tries to find the true meaning of Christmas. After being tasked with directing his school’s Nativity play, Charlie Brown sets out in search of a perfect Christmas tree but can’t seem to find one that meets his standards. Ultimately, Charlie Brown learns that the holidays are about more than just gifts and decorations; they’re about spending time with those you love. This timeless tale is sure to bring a smile to your face!
I am not a huge fan of this movie for several reasons, however, no list of Christmas movies would be complete without mention of “Home Alone.” This classic comedy tells the story of Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who accidentally gets left home alone when his family Rush leaving for their annual vacation in Paris over the holidays. While Kevin initially enjoys being home alone and getting away with everything he knows he shouldn’t do, he soon discovers that there’s more to life than material possessions and being bad kids don’t always get coal in their stockings after all!
If you’re looking for a modern take on the holiday season, look no further than “Elf.” Starring Will Ferrell as Buddy, a human who was raised by elves at the North Pole, this hilarious movie follows Buddy as he journeys to New York City in search of his long-lost father. Along the way, Buddy learns some important lessons about what it means to be human and spreads holiday cheer wherever he goes. This feel-good film is sure to get you into the holiday spirit!
White Christmas (Bing Crosby)
This is a family favorite in my house. We actually watch it all year long. White Christmas is a 1954 American musical film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. Filmed in Technicolor, it features the songs of Irving Berlin.
The Polar Express
The Polar Express is a 2004 American computer-animated adventure film based on the 1985 children’s book of the same name. The film features human characters animated using live-action. On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.
The Grinch (also known as Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch) is a 2018 American computer-animated Christmas fantasy comedy film based on the 1957 book How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss. On the outskirts of Whoville lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans to ruin Christmas for all of the citizens of the town.
Where can I stream family Christmas movies?
Just like with all movies, there are several streaming services where you can find almost any Christmas movie. You can stream family friendly Christmas movies on:
- Amazon Prime Video
- Hallmark Streaming
- Disney Plus
- HBO Max
The holidays are a special time for family, friends, and loved ones. What better way to celebrate than by watching a feel-good Christmas movie?
Whether you’re looking for a classic or a modern take on Christmas, there’s sure to be a movie on this list that’s perfect for your family. So cuddle up with some hot cocoa and popcorn and enjoy! Merry Christmas!
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