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

age 3+

Beloved characters celebrate holidays, differences.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2002)
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All I Want for Christmas Is You

age 4+

Merry, mischievous holiday tale is fun for families.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
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Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas

age 4+

Kindness saves unfriendly street in fun holiday story.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2016)
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Albert

age 5+

Spunky tree's adventures are filled with festive messages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2016)
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Arthur Christmas

age 5+

Fabulous, funny holiday movie about the Christmas spirit.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
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hoops&yoyo Ruin Christmas

age 5+

Hallmark stars bring the funny to sweet holiday special.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
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Alien Xmas

age 6+

Adorable family tale of Christmas spirit has mild scares.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Beethoven's Christmas Adventure

age 6+

Holiday canine hijinks, plus a few serious scenes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
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Casper's Haunted Christmas

age 6+

A sweet and somewhat sophisticated holiday tale.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2000)
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Klaus

age 6+

Santa origin story is a sweet reminder of generosity.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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The Magic Snowflake

age 6+

Charming, creative holiday fun for the whole family.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2013)
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Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special

age 6+

Bizarre humor, high-speed antics, non-stop fun!

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1988)
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Trolls Holiday

age 6+

Holiday-themed show will give Trolls fans the warm fuzzies.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
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A Fairly Odd Christmas

age 7+

Series-inspired TV movie is worry-free holiday fun for kids.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2013)
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Elf

age 7+

Peppy holiday favorite for both kids and parents.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2003)
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Journey to the Christmas Star

age 7+

Norwegian holiday fairy tale is fanciful, a little scary.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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The Nightmare Before Christmas

age 7+

Tim Burton magic with just a touch of scariness.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1993)
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Rise of the Guardians

age 7+

Holiday icons defend childhood in gorgeous adventure.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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Samantha: An American Girl Holiday

age 7+

Charming, turn-of-the-century American Girl tale.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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8-Bit Christmas

age 8+

Fun '80s nostalgia tour has mild language, violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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