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. Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special, Lost Christmas, and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles are only a few of the fabulously festive picks on this list. Happy holidays to all! 

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A Muppet Family Christmas Movie Poster Image
A short-and-sweet, tuneful holiday reunion.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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All I Want for Christmas Is You Movie Poster Image
Merry, mischievous holiday tale is fun for families.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Albert Movie Poster Image
Spunky tree's adventures are filled with festive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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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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hoops&yoyo Ruin Christmas Movie Poster Image
Hallmark stars bring the funny to sweet holiday special.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Beethoven's Christmas Adventure Movie Poster Image
Holiday canine hijinks, plus a few serious scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Casper's Haunted Christmas Movie Poster Image
A sweet and somewhat sophisticated holiday tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie Poster Image
Live-action version of classic has crude, scary moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Movie Poster Image
Fun-filled tale puts prehistoric spin on the holidays.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Magic Snowflake Movie Poster Image
Charming, creative holiday fun for the whole family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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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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Shrek the Halls Movie Poster Image
Christmas in the swamp is great family fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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A Fairly Odd Christmas Movie Poster Image
Series-inspired TV movie is worry-free holiday fun for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Elf Movie Poster Image
Elf
Peppy holiday favorite for both kids and parents.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Journey to the Christmas Star Movie Poster Image
Norwegian holiday fairy tale is fanciful, a little scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Poster Image
Tim Burton magic with just a touch of scariness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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A Christmas Story Movie Poster Image
Wonderful antidote to cutesy holiday tales; some swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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The Christmas Project Movie Poster Image
Bully learns about kindness in holiday family comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Ernest Saves Christmas Movie Poster Image
Goofy holiday movie is OK fun for families, knowwhatImean?
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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While You Were Sleeping Movie Poster Image
Appealing family comedy with old-fashioned feel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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Lost Christmas Movie Poster Image
Mystical, heartwarming holiday tale with mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Movie Poster Image
Silly humor for the holidays; some iffy stuff.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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Nothing Like the Holidays Movie Poster Image
Familiar but funny holiday story with a Latino flavor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Pieces of April Movie Poster Image
Thought-provoking, engaging; mid-teens and older.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles Movie Poster Image
Funny comedy about a holiday travel nightmare has profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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