Enjoy a Christmas movie with your kids! Grab some popcorn and chill out with your family watching some classic Christmas movies. Here’s a list of family-friendly Christmas movies to watch with your kids this holiday season.
Dr Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Jim Carrey steals the show in this adaption of the children’s tale about a Grinch who decides to ruin Christmas for the residents of Whoville. (Rated PG)
The Santa Clause
When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall from his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place. (Rated PG)
This holiday favourite features Will Ferrell as one of Santa’s elves who discovers he’s really a human and goes to New York to meet his biological father. Follow along with the adventures of Buddy the Elf (Rated PG)
After Kevin is accidentally left behind when his family flies to Paris for their Christmas vacation, he enjoys the holidays at home alone. When he’s confronted by two bumbling burglars, he stages some elaborate traps for them. (Rated PG)
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Christmas getting you stressed? It’s worth watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation to remind you why it’s not worth it to try to strive for a perfect family Christmas. (Rated PG)
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Enjoy the antics of Kermit and Ms Piggy along with Michael Caine as they perform the classic Dickens holiday tale. (Rated G)
The Search for Santa Paws
Magic talking dogs and an orphan team up to save Christmas after Santa loses his memory. (Rated G)
Jingle All the Way
Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a dad trying to locate the hottest toy of the season, Turbo-Man on Christmas Eve. Reminder to parents not to procrastinate in buying last-minute gifts. (Rated PG)
The Polar Express
A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express train where his questions about whether Santa exists are answered. (Rated G)
The Nightmare before Christmas
Bored with his Halloween routine, the pumpkin king Jack Skellington discovers Christmastown and longs to spread Christmas joy, but his antics put Santa and the holiday in jeopardy! A Tim Burton classic (Rated G)
And for the adults…
Once the kids are asleep, enjoy some Christmas movies for adults like Love Actually, Die Hard, Scrooged, Office Christmas Party, Bad Santa, Last Christmas and some classics like It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.
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