Best Holiday Movies for Kids

When you're ready for some quality family time amid the chaos of the season, there's nothing better than curling up with one of our holiday favorites. From all-time classic holiday movies for kids such as A Charlie Brown Christmas and Miracle on 34th Street to sweet holiday-themed romance for older tweens and teens like While You Were Sleeping and Love Actually, you're sure to find a festive flick that's just right for your family. For even more holiday-themed ideas, check out these books and apps.

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The Peanuts gang in a classic Christmas special.
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(Release Year: 1965)
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Classic Christmas TV special is sing-along fun.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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A short-and-sweet, tuneful holiday reunion.
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(Release Year: 1987)
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Charming, wordless, book-based holiday fable for all ages.
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(Release Year: 1982)
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Sweet holiday sequel about a boy who misses his dog.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Old-school, heartwarming classic for all ages.
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(Release Year: 1964)
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Beloved characters celebrate holidays, differences.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Heartwarming TV special is true to Seuss' classic book.
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(Release Year: 1966)
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Popular book inspires delightful holiday movie for families.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Fabulous, funny holiday movie about the Christmas spirit.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Delightful animated Christmas story, but some bullying.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Heartwarming seasonal tale celebrates family bonds.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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A gentle, fuzzy version of the Dickens classic.
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(Release Year: 1992)
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Clever holiday story is merry fun for the whole family.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Heartwarming holiday tale has some potty humor.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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Sweet, noncommercial holiday story best for young kids.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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A gentle, less scary version of the classic.
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(Release Year: 1938)
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Classic holiday movie for the whole family.
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(Release Year: 1947)
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Book-based treat is full of adventure and positive messages.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Elf
Peppy holiday favorite for both kids and parents.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Tim Burton magic with just a touch of scariness.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Charming, turn-of-the-century American Girl tale.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Wonderful antidote to cutesy holiday tales; some swearing.
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(Release Year: 1983)
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Christmas musical is feel-good story of faith, forgiveness.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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This classic delivers warmth all year long.
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(Release Year: 1946)
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Slapstick comedy is funny but full of iffy stuff.
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(Release Year: 1990)
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Appealing family comedy with old-fashioned feel.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Funny, adult look at a dysfunctional holiday.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Thought-provoking, engaging; mid-teens and older.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Entertaining sequel deals with mature topics.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Romantic and entertaining -- for older teens.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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