Best Christmas Movies To Watch With Your Kids

It’s time to grab some popcorn! The holiday season is here, and Christmas movies are a fun tradition for your children. Spread Christmas cheer with these G-rated classic movies that will get your kids in the holiday spirit.

By Namami
22 Dec 2022

With holidays around the corner, celebrations are in full swing: baking plum cakes, giving your loved ones gifts, decorating your home, and most importantly, watching holiday Christmas movies. Christmas movies are just the key to getting your little bundle of joy in the holiday spirit.

Kids' Christmas movies are as essential to the holiday season as cinnamon or chocolate for your holiday recipes. If your family's Christmas means spending a lot of time in the living room with warmers, sipping hot chocolate, and watching new Christmas movies, then you are on the right track!


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Classic kids' Christmas movies to watch

If you’re looking for family-friendly suggestions on what your Christmas movie watchlist should consist of, we’ve got some suggestions that are perfect for all ages!

1. Coco (2017)

By Disney/Pixar, U



We dare you to watch this movie with your kids and not dance. Coco is an animated movie based on the protagonist, a boy named Miguel Gonzalez. The story revolves around the cultural influence of musicals on Miguel by his great-great-grandfather.

Coco is a Pixar musical. Not only will your kids enjoy the fun and catchy Mexican beats, but they might end up dancing and jumping around! The Oscar-winning movie beautifully conveys following dreams to make them a reality and is an excellent option for family bonding time during holidays.


2. Home Alone (1990)

By Chris Columbus, U



When the youngest child in a large family is left at home, he indulges in junk food and defends his house alone against thieves. What could have been a nightmare—being forgotten by your family—turns into a slapstick comedic adventure. With the right Christmas atmosphere, this film is an adventurous comic circus that will keep your children on the edge of their seats.

The movie teaches kids to be brave and not be afraid in a panicky situation. Kevin’s clever mind delivers justice to thieves as he protects himself. The movie teaches kids that everything is possible when you are brave and creative.


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3. Elf (2003)

By Jon Favreau, U



Looking for the best Christmas comedy? Consider the contemporary classic, Elf. Buddy, the elf, flees the North Pole in search of his birth father in New York City. Despite his accident-prone nature and unusual height. It doesn't take long for him to discover that his father is on Santa's naughty list.

Children are fond of Buddy, the elf who sets on an adventure of his own. He is an innocent elf child who is sweet, energetic and joyful. Kids love such characters that involve jumping up and down giddily. It teaches kids to believe in themselves and remain unique, even when it’s hard to and gives them the courage to not give up.


4. Encanto (2021)

By Disney, U



Disney has developed a winner that is relatable to multiple age groups, with great animation, musical cues that make you want to dance, and a riveting storyline that keeps everyone hooked to the screen! It contains life lessons that every youngster (and even an adult) may learn and is an excellent Christmas movie for family bonding.

When Mirabel discovers that the magic around the Encanto is in jeopardy, she realises that she, the lone ordinary Madrigal without a unique gift, may be her remarkable family's last hope. The film teaches your kids that being different and ordinary at the same time isn’t wrong and can be magical too.


5. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

By Bill Melendez, U



A Charlie Brown Christmas is an animated television special. We are all familiar with the Charlie Brown comic and Lucy’s remedies. The story revolves around Charlie Brown being down in the dumps.

This timeless classic will make your kids mesmerised with all the Christmassy good old-fashioned fun. Children learn about the traditions of Christmas in a fun manner.


6. The Polar Express (2004)

By Warner Bros, U



The polar express follows the fantastic journey of a young kid who boards a mystery train on Christmas Eve and joins a slew of other children on their trek to the North Pole. Once there, they discover that the holiday's magic is still alive but only for those who believe.

The story is an adventurous classic that explores the idea of believing in Christmas magic for kids. The film captures the joy of Christmas as well as the long-forgotten belief in magic. They learn about patience and the beauty that awaits those who have faith in themselves.


7. Del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022)

By Guillermo del Toro, U



Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro reinvents the classic story of a wooden puppet brought to life in this stunning musical tale. We are familiar with Pinocchio’s story. This Christmas, why not bring back this mischievous adventure of the magical puppet boy, Pinocchio to life again?

Kids love Pinocchio because of his magical nose that grows every time he lies. The moral of the film is to be brave, truthful, and to listen to your conscience. Del Toro’s Pinocchio is an excellent choice for Christmas movies for your kids because of its moral lessons.

What are you waiting for? Grab some popcorn, put on your holiday sweaters, curl up with a hot cup of cocoa with your kids and choose from this line-up of holly jolly!


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Shubham 22 Dec 2022

Excellent story so engaging and so esthetic. THANK YOU for the recommendation. I will watch pinochio for Christmas.

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