Family Christmas Movies

Family Christmas Movies

Get into the Christmas mood with these movies for the whole family.


Compiled by:
Paula G.O.
Arthur's Perfect Christmas

Arthur the aardvark's one-hour Christmas special shows the many ways one can celebrate the holidays. Arthur and his family and friends plan gifts, parties and traditions for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and 'Baxter Day.'


A Charlie Brown Christmas

'Tis the season to be jolly, but Charlie Brown, feeling that the Christmas message is lost amid all the seasonal glitter, has the blues. Join the Peanuts gang as they discover for themselves the true meaning of Christmas.

 


A Christmas Carol (2009)

Ebenezer Scrooge begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk and his cheery nephew. But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it's too late


Christmas with the Kranks

When only child, Blair leaves the family nest, Luther and Nora decide to book an cruise and skip Christmas altogether. Their decision to boycott tradition has the whole neighborhood in an uproar, and when Blair calls on Christmas Eve to announce a surprise visit with her new fiancee, the Kranks have just twelve hours to perform a miracle and pull themselves and their neighbors together to throw the best celebration ever.


A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish

Kat Emerson could use a Christmas miracle! The aspiring singer-songwriter has big dreams and bigger problems. Her vain stepmother forces her to be a singing elf at billionaire Terrence Wintergarden's Santa Land, but the job has one bright spot: Nick, the handsome new Santa. As the Wintergarden Christmas Gala approaches, Kat's stepmother and stepsisters are determined to keep her from going. Could an attentive dog, a BFF and a sprinkling of holiday magic help turn things around?


Elf (2003)

An orphan raised as an elf in Santa's workshop discovers that he is actually human, prompting him to leave the North Pole in search of his biological father.


Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer

When Blitzen announces his retirement on December 21st, Elliot the miniature horse has three days to fulfill his lifelong dream of earning a spot on Santa's team at the North Pole try-outs.


Eloise at Christmastime

'I absolutely love Christmas!' exclaims Eloise who lives with her family and friends, at the Plaza hotel. So, with her 'mostly companion' Nanny, Eloise sets off celebrating the season in her own irrepressible style. Rachel, the daughter of Plaza owner Mr. Peabody, is supposed to marry Brooks Oliver, but she used to like Bill, a waiter (which may be one reason Rachel was sent away to college). Eloise, is a good friend of Bill, and she thinks something is just not right about Brooks. Meanwhile, Mrs. Thornton has threatened to turn Eloise's turtle into soup. But when she hears bad news about the cranky old lady, Eloise shows her compassionate side.


Garfield Holiday Collection

A collection of five holiday and award winning Garfield television specials.


Holiday Inn

Screen legends Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire sing and dance in one of the most timeless holiday classics of all time. Featuring the Academy Award-winning song, "White Christmas", Crosby plays a song and dance man who leaves showbiz to run an inn that is open only on holidays. Astaire plays his former partner and rival in love. Follow the two talented pals as they find themselves competing for the affections of the same lovely lady.


Home Alone (1990)

When eight-year-old Kevin McCallister's family left for vacation, they forgot one minor detail: Kevin!


How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)

The grouchy Grinch tries to stop Christmas from coming to Whoville, but the Whos teach him the true meaning of Christmas instead.


It's a Wonderful Life

George Bailey, a desperate and suicidal man, is visited by a guardian angel who shows him how important he has been to those around him in his life.


Jingle All the Way

      Harried mattress salesman Howard Langston is late for his son Jamie's karate class. To placate his unhappy son he asks him if there is anything special he wants for Christmas. He wants Turbo Man, the hottest toy of the season. Howard naturally forgets to get it, and being Christmas Eve no stores have it in stock. So Howard now will stop at nothing to get the toy and reunite his family.


Mickey's Christmas Carol

Make the season merry as Mickey, Goofy, Donald, and all their pals star in a heartwarming retelling of Dickens' unforgettable holiday tale. Ebenezer Scrooge (Scrooge McDuck) is far too greedy to understand that Christmas is a time for kindness and generosity. But with the guidance of some wise ghosts (Goofy and Jiminy Cricket) and a bunch of newfound friends, Scrooge learns to embrace the spirit of the season.


The Miracle on 34th Street

Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle- Santa Claus. Her mother told her the "secret" about Santa a long time ago, so Susan doesn't expect to receive the most important gifts on her Christmas list. But after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all - something to believe in.


When Gonzo forgets to mail three letters to Santa, he convinces Kermit and the gang to help him deliver the notes to the North Pole.


Nick Picks Holiday: 7 Tales of Good Tidings

Seven Christmas specials from seven different Nickelodeon cartoons. These festive tales of Christmas are sure to make your holiday a whole lot brighter


The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

When Jack Skellington becomes tired of Halloween and stumbles upon a secret door that leads to Christmas, he becomes excited with the new holiday and decides to take over.


The Nutcracker [Ballet]

From an imperial-era Russian Christmas party, a young girl named Clara is whisked in her dreams to an imaginary world populated by the animated creations of the wizard toy maker Drosselmeier. Clara innocently develops a crush on the imaginary Nutcracker prince. Upon her arrival in the Land of the Sweets, she dances a yearning pas de deux with the Nutcracker Prince. It makes the ballet far more interesting. The frequent involvement of Drosselmeyer throughout the ballet reinforces a magical effect.


Prancer (1989)

A little girl finds a wounded reindeer in the woods and believes it is Prancer. Her efforts to nurse it back to health so she can return it to Santa bring about wonderful changes in the lives of everyone- her father, their neighbor, a grouchy vet, a department store Santa and the people of the town.


Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

After being told he could not play in any Reindeer Games due to his glowing nose, Rudolph sets out on a fantastic journey where he meets Hermey the elf, prospector Yukon Cornelius and a host of Misfit Toys, all while trying to hide from the Abominable Snow Monster. It's a race against time as his family and Clarice try to find him during a big snowstorm that threatens to cancel Christmas.


Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa Claus is comin' to town!: The Burgermeister has outlawed toys from the children of Sombertown. Now, Kris Kringle will get his start as the world's most famous gift giver - Santa Claus - by struggling to bring toys and happiness to children.


Scott, a busy toy company executive, and his son Charlie hear a noise on the roof on Christmas Eve. Scott goes out to investigate and accidentally kills Santa Claus. Because of "the Santa clause," Scott inherits the job of Santa. As the next year passes, Scott rapidly gains weight, grows a white beard, and meets the elf Bernard.


The Snowman

Weaves a spell of magical winter enchantment as a young boy's snowman comes to life and escorts him on a visit to the North Pole.


Trolls Holiday

When the eternally optimistic Poppy, queen of the Trolls, learns that the Bergens no longer have any holidays on their calendar, she enlists the help of Branch and the rest of the gang on the delightfully quirky mission to fix something that the Bergens don't think is broken.


White Christmas (1954)

Two talented song-and-dance men team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. One winter they join forces with a sister act and trek to Vermont for a white Christmas. The result is stuff dreams are made of.