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Christmas Movies for Kids

Christmas Movies for Kids

It's holiday time, it's merriment time, yup, it's Christmastime! For all you kids who love the spirit of this season through some really good movies, here is a list of some must-watch Christmas movies for kids.
CelebrationJoy Staff
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2018
Did You Know?
Santa Claus holding a movie clapperboard
The world's first Christmas-themed movie was made in the year 1898, titled, 'Santa Claus'. Although its duration is only one minute, it was considered to be no less than a technological marvel back then.
Christmas Tree With Lit Fireplace
Candies, sweets, gifts, Christmas tree, love of the family, snowy outdoors, warm and cozy indoors, and some splendid Christmas movies to enjoy! Gosh, what else can anyone wish for, on this special day? Yeah well, if only Santa could join you in your celebration.
Baby 3D Glasses Watching Film On TV Children Eating Popcorn
But as you know, there are other kids in the neighborhood waiting for him, and he does get very busy this time of the year. So, let the big old guy do his work while you sit near your fireplace, grab some popcorn, and enjoy the Christmas movies listed ahead.
The Grinch (2018)
Based on the Dr. Seuss book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, The Grinch is the story that truly follows the spirit of Christmas. Humor, drama, emotion, adventure and change of heart, this movie has it all. After Jim Carrey, this time Benedict Cumberbatch is the voice behind The Grinch.
The Star (2017)
The story of the first Christmas, of the birth of Jesus, through an unusual perspective. The Star revolves around Bo, the donkey, and the other animals accompanied by Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. What makes it great is the great voice cast and adorable character animations.
Arthur Christmas (2011)
The story of Santa's gauche son, Arthur, who learns that because of a technical malfunction they've failed to deliver a little girl's present. In response, he sets out on a mission with an ensemble of an ageing grandsanta , an enthusiastic Christmas elf and a bunch of reindeers to deliver the present before it's too late.
Merry Madagascar (2009)
For those who love the characters of the movie series Madagascar, this 30-minute film will be as exciting as this season. A lot of twists and turns have been given to the Christmas beliefs―a rivalry between penguins and reindeer?
Santa's sleigh crashes in Madagascar, and leaves him with amnesia, while Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melvin are trying to escape to New York. The four try to help Santa and try to use his sleigh to go back home, and in the process take Santa's responsibility and save Christmas.
The Polar Express (2004)
No fun is better than riding on the Polar Express this Christmas! Amazing animation and brilliant story to enjoy the true spirit of Christmas. On Christmas eve, a boy gets to take the most exciting journey of his life; a journey to the North Pole on the Polar Express. There, he meets Santa Claus, who chooses him to receive "The First Gift Of Christmas"
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Green with jealousy and meanness, is this character called 'Grinch' played by Jim Carrey, in this movie. Everyone in Whoville is busy preparing for the coming Christmas day, while the Grinch starts plotting some awful plans to stop the Christmastime merriment.
He hates everything about Christmas―the songs, the Christmas tree, the closeness of the people, the feast of the Whoville, and their joy. With the efforts of a little girl named Cindy Lou, the Grinch finally realizes what it is like to be a part of Christmas celebrations.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
If you are a fan of stop motion animated movies, then nothing beats this one. In the movie, there is a "Halloween Town", and there is a "Christmas Town". Jack Skellington of Halloween Town, is the Pumpkin King. He works to organize frightful celebration for the townsmen. But one day, he gets bored of his mundane activities and comes across Christmas Town.
Our Pumpkin King is taken aback and so impressed with the feeling of Christmas, that he decides to keep Christmas as the holiday theme in his town, but with a twist. It also involves kidnapping Santa Claus. We don't want to be a spoiler here, so go ahead and watch the movie to know more.
Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)
This 24-minute short animated film is an adaptation of the famous classic, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Kids would love to see some of the most popular Disney's characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Goofy, Daisy Duck, and many more.
The story tells about the miser McDuck, who apparently does not favor kindness or benevolence. With the help of Bob Cratchit (played by Mickey), and few other characters, Scrooge learns about the true meaning of Christmas.
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Based on the comic strip, Peanuts, this movie shows how Charlie Brown finds his way to the real spirit of Christmas, where initially he was depressed and unhappy because of how Christmastime had become―commercial.
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This 25-minute movie will help you realize the true meaning of Christmas, which has somewhat disappeared in the midst of the over-commercialization we see today. A must-watch for the entire family.
Some More Christmas Movies
Christmas Movies
  • Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas (2014)
  • Frozen (2013)
  • Rise of the Guardians (2012)
  • The Swan Princess Christmas (2012)
  • The Perfect Holiday (2007)
  • This Christmas (2007)
  • Fred Claus (2007)
  • The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
  • Stalking Santa (2006)
  • Christmas Child (2004)
  • The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
  • Twice Upon a Christmas (2001)
  • The Sons of Mistletoe (2001)
  • The Christmas Secret (2000)
  • A Season for Miracles (1999)
  • Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)
  • Like Father, Like Santa (1998)
  • A Different Kind of Christmas (1996)
  • Jingle All the Way (1996)
  • The Santa Clause (1994)
  • Little Women (1994)
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
  • All I Want for Christmas (1991)
  • Home Alone (1990)
  • Scrooged (1988)
  • A Garfield Christmas Special (1987)
  • Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978)
  • Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976)
  • The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
  • Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
  • White Christmas (1954)
  • A Christmas Carol (1951)
  • The Great Rupert (1950)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  • It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
Lovely kids with dad using laptop on sofa
The list is endless! ...however, choose some of these, or get all of them and enjoy your holidays. Merry Christmas!