Quirky Holiday Movies

Sure, you can't go wrong with a tried-and-true classic holiday film. But plenty of other great flicks are out there for families looking for something a little quirkier this year. Fancy a festive giggle? Why not try the likes of Trolls Holiday or -- for older kids -- Planes, Trains and Automobiles? After something with a splash of seasonal action? Revisit classics like Home Alone and Die Hard. For even more holiday suggestions, be sure to check out our Best Holiday Movies for Kids list, along with our Christmas Movies selection. Happy holidays to all!

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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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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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Albert Movie Poster Image
Spunky tree's adventures are filled with festive messages.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Arthur Christmas Movie Poster Image
Fabulous, funny holiday movie about the Christmas spirit.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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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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Alien Xmas Movie Poster Image
Adorable family tale of Christmas spirit has mild scares.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Beethoven's Christmas Adventure Movie Poster Image
Holiday canine hijinks, plus a few serious scenes.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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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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Klaus Movie Poster Image
Santa origin story is a sweet reminder of generosity.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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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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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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Trolls Holiday Movie Poster Image
Holiday-themed show will give Trolls fans the warm fuzzies.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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A Fairly Odd Christmas Movie Poster Image
Series-inspired TV movie is worry-free holiday fun for kids.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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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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Journey to the Christmas Star Movie Poster Image
Norwegian holiday fairy tale is fanciful, a little scary.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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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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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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The Christmas Project Movie Poster Image
Bully learns about kindness in holiday family comedy.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Ernest Saves Christmas Movie Poster Image
Goofy holiday movie is OK fun for families, knowwhatImean?
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(Release Year: 2002)
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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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Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey Movie Poster Image
Christmas musical has imagination, positivity, diversity.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Black Nativity Movie Poster Image
Christmas musical is feel-good story of faith, forgiveness.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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A Christmas Carol (2020) Movie Poster Image
Creative retelling of Dickens' story is intense but festive.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Santa Clause Movie Poster Image
Heartwarming holiday tale has some potty humor.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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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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Edward Scissorhands Movie Poster Image
Dark yet sweet underdog tale for older kids.
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(Release Year: 1990)
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Happiest Season Movie Poster Image
Sweet holiday romcom about coming out; drinking, language.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Iron Man 3 Movie Poster Image
Fewer playboy antics, but still plenty of violence.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Movie Poster Image
Silly humor for the holidays; some iffy stuff.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Serendipity Movie Poster Image
Frothy romcom has some language, sex.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Batman Returns Movie Poster Image
A darkly violent take on the comic-book hero.
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(Release Year: 1992)
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Nothing Like the Holidays Movie Poster Image
Familiar but funny holiday story with a Latino flavor.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Hannah and Her Sisters Movie Poster Image
Brilliant but mature comic-drama about an imperfect family.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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Pieces of April Movie Poster Image
Thought-provoking, engaging; mid-teens and older.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles Movie Poster Image
Funny comedy about a holiday travel nightmare has profanity.
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(Release Year: 1987)
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Die Hard Movie Poster Image
Original Bruce Willis violent actioner.
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(Release Year: 1988)
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Holidate Movie Poster Image
Raunchy romcom has sex, heavy drinking, and language
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Bad Santa Movie Poster Image
Too naughty for kids; nice for some grown-ups.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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In Bruges Movie Poster Image
Hit man movie is violent, profane, and provocative.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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