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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A Charlie Brown Christmas Movie Poster Image
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
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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Jingle All the Way Movie Poster Image
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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The Snowman Movie Poster Image
Charming, wordless, book-based holiday fable for all ages.
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(Release Year: 1982)
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The Snowman and the Snowdog Movie Poster Image
Sweet holiday sequel about a boy who misses his dog.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Thomas and Friends: The Christmas Engines Movie Poster Image
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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Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year Movie Poster Image
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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The Christmas Toy Movie Poster Image
A charming, if familiar, toy story.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie Poster Image
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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Holly and Hal Moose: Our Uplifting Christmas Adventure Movie Poster Image
Merry holiday special sends feel-good messages to kids.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa Movie Poster Image
Kermit and friends deliver a cheery holiday tale.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Stick Man Movie Poster Image
Book-based animated short celebrates love of family.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Yes, Virginia Movie Poster Image
Sweet holiday tale inspires with messages of goodwill.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Yogi's First Christmas Movie Poster Image
Hey hey, Boo Boo! Yogi's Christmas caper is a keeper.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Arthur Christmas Movie Poster Image
Fabulous, funny holiday movie about the Christmas spirit.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas Movie Poster Image
Animated version of much-loved tale invites younger viewers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas Movie Poster Image
Early Muppet TV special with warmth, tunes, critters.
On DVD/Streaming
(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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hoops&yoyo Ruin Christmas Movie Poster Image
Hallmark stars bring the funny to sweet holiday special.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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How the Toys Saved Christmas Movie Poster Image
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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The Muppet Christmas Carol Movie Poster Image
A gentle, fuzzy version of the Dickens classic.
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(Release Year: 1992)
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Prep & Landing Movie Poster Image
Clever holiday story is merry fun for the whole family.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice Movie Poster Image
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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The Tangerine Bear: Home in Time for Christmas! Movie Poster Image
Sweet, noncommercial holiday story best for young kids.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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VeggieTales: The Little Drummer Boy Movie Poster Image
Veggies delight in a holiday story about forgiveness.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Angela's Christmas Movie Poster Image
Enchanting, affecting tale for holidays has mild suspense.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Casper's Haunted Christmas Movie Poster Image
A sweet and somewhat sophisticated holiday tale.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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A Christmas Carol (1938) Movie Poster Image
A gentle, less scary version of the classic.
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(Release Year: 1938)
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The Dog Who Saved Christmas Movie Poster Image
Warm fuzzies abound in feel-good holiday tale.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Movie Poster Image
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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Meet Me in St. Louis Movie Poster Image
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
Funny holiday special spreads goodwill and joy.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Miracle on 34th Street Movie Poster Image
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!
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1988)
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Penguins of Madagascar: All-Nighter Before Xmas Movie Poster Image
Merry tale of penguin hijinks is best for elementary kids.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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The Polar Express Movie Poster Image
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
This musical Scrooge is great for kids.
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(Release Year: 1970)
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Shrek the Halls Movie Poster Image
Christmas in the swamp is great family fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Elf Movie Poster Image
Elf
Peppy holiday favorite for both kids and parents.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! Movie Poster Image
Funny, feel-good tale makes the holiday merry for families.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Samantha: An American Girl Holiday Movie Poster Image
Charming, turn-of-the-century American Girl tale.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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A Christmas Story Movie Poster Image
Wonderful antidote to cutesy holiday tales; some swearing.
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(Release Year: 1983)
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie Poster Image
Live-action take on classic has some crude, scary moments.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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A Christmas Carol (1984) Movie Poster Image
Bleak but solid adaptation of Dickens' classic.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Poster Image
Tim Burton magic with just a touch of scariness.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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It's a Wonderful Life Movie Poster Image
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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Home Alone Movie Poster Image
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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While You Were Sleeping Movie Poster Image
Appealing family comedy with old-fashioned feel.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Gremlins Movie Poster Image
Comic horror classic is still scary; some profanity.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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Lost Christmas Movie Poster Image
Mystical, heartwarming holiday tale with mature themes.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Home for the Holidays Movie Poster Image
Funny, adult look at a dysfunctional holiday.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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