Christmas Movies

Whether the Christmas season has just started or your family has finished unwrapping the presents from under the tree, celebrate the holidays with one of our favorite festive films. From beloved classics such as It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street to popular comedies such as Elf and Home Alone, there's a Christmas movie that's perfect for quality family time. Don't forget to read our reviews of these top-rated Christmas movies beforehand to make sure you keep the Santa story alive! For even more jolly holiday-themed entertainment, check out these apps, books, and movies. Merry Christmas!

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The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! Movie Poster Image
Series-inspired special teaches kids about animals, caring.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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The Peanuts gang in a classic Christmas special.
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(Release Year: 1965)
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Frosty the Snowman Movie Poster Image
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Classic Christmas TV special is sing-along fun.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Jingle and Bell's Christmas Star Movie Poster Image
Sweet sequel's friendly messages outshine product tie-ins.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Heartwarming holiday tale has strong marketing tie-ins.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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A Muppet Family Christmas Movie Poster Image
A short-and-sweet, tuneful holiday reunion.
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(Release Year: 1987)
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Movie Poster Image
Old-school, heartwarming classic for all ages.
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(Release Year: 1964)
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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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Gentle winter train tales celebrate the holidays.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Toot & Puddle: I'll Be Home for Christmas Movie Poster Image
Friendly pigs will delight kids in holiday 'toon.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Beloved characters celebrate holidays, differences.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving Movie Poster Image
Sweet seasonal adventures make this a holiday treat.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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All I Want for Christmas Is You Movie Poster Image
Merry, mischievous holiday tale is fun for families.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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A charming, if familiar, toy story.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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Heartwarming TV special is true to Seuss' classic book.
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(Release Year: 1966)
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The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story Movie Poster Image
Popular book inspires delightful holiday movie for families.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Merry holiday special sends feel-good messages to kids.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Kermit and friends deliver a cheery holiday tale.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Book-based animated short celebrates love of family.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Sweet holiday tale inspires with messages of goodwill.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Hey hey, Boo Boo! Yogi's Christmas caper is a keeper.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Fabulous, funny holiday movie about the Christmas spirit.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Animated version of much-loved tale invites younger viewers.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Early Muppet TV special with warmth, tunes, critters.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker Movie Poster Image
Macaulay Culkin v. Mouse King in NYC Ballet treat.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Hallmark stars bring the funny to sweet holiday special.
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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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Kung Fu Panda Holiday Movie Poster Image
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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Funny Christmas tale has feel-good themes for families.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town Movie Poster Image
Classic Christmas movie is a winner for families.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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Sweet, noncommercial holiday story best for young kids.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Veggies delight in a holiday story about forgiveness.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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A sweet and somewhat sophisticated holiday tale.
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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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Warm fuzzies abound in feel-good holiday tale.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Live-action version of classic has crude, scary moments.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Classic story retold in funny, touching Muppet romp.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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The Magic Snowflake Movie Poster Image
Charming, creative holiday fun for the whole family.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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One of the most loving of all movie families.
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(Release Year: 1944)
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Merry Madagascar Movie Poster Image
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Funny holiday special spreads goodwill and joy.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Classic holiday movie for the whole family.
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(Release Year: 1947)
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Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special Movie Poster Image
Bizarre humor, high-speed antics, non-stop fun!
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(Release Year: 1988)
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Merry tale of penguin hijinks is best for elementary kids.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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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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Scrooge Movie Poster Image
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This musical Scrooge is great for kids.
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(Release Year: 1970)
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Shrek the Halls Movie Poster Image
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Christmas in the swamp is great family fun.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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Elf
Peppy holiday favorite for both kids and parents.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Funny, feel-good tale makes the holiday merry for families.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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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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Bleak but solid adaptation of Dickens' classic.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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Tim Burton magic with just a touch of scariness.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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This classic delivers warmth all year long.
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(Release Year: 1946)
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Christmas with Holly Movie Poster Image
Heartwarming story of overcoming grief is great family fare.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Slapstick comedy is funny but full of iffy stuff.
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(Release Year: 1990)
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The Preacher's Wife Movie Poster Image
Denzel's Christmas angel meets Whitney's voice.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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Appealing family comedy with old-fashioned feel.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Comic horror classic is still scary; some profanity.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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Mystical, heartwarming holiday tale with mature themes.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Funny, adult look at a dysfunctional holiday.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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