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A Charlie Brown Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 3+
The Peanuts gang in a classic Christmas special.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1965)
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The Muppet Christmas Carol Movie Poster Image
age 5+
A gentle, fuzzy version of the Dickens classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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Hop Movie Poster Image
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Hop
age 5+
Silly animated/live-action holiday comedy is fun for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Arthur Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Fabulous, funny holiday movie about the Christmas spirit.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Star Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Sweet Nativity story told from animals' perspective.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Search for Santa Paws Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Kids will love Santa's puppy, but watch out for sad moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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SpongeBob SquarePants: It's a SpongeBob Christmas! Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Comical holiday featurette has glad tidings, some insults.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Magic Tree House Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
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Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Pratfall-heavy take on holiday tale is fun but no classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Polar Express Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Book-based treat is full of adventure and positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Tim Burton magic with just a touch of scariness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Funny, feel-good tale makes the holiday merry for families.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Girl vs. Monster TV Poster Image
age 7+
Fun family Halloween flick has some frightful moments.
Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
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Elf Movie Poster Image
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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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How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Live-action take on classic has some crude, scary moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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The Secret of NIMH Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Fascinating, but very dark with some creepy imagery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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Ghosts Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Insightful, moving graphic novel of sisters facing fears.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2016)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, milder 12th tale plumbs travel fears on Xmas holiday.
By Jeff Kinney
(2017)
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A Christmas Story Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Wonderful antidote to cutesy holiday tales; some swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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The Santa Clause Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Heartwarming holiday tale has some potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
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