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Best Holiday Movies for Kids

If you’re looking for some great media suggestions for your kids—look no further than our Top Picks! We have a variety of lists in all of our media categories with some wonderful suggestions for kids of all ages. Whether you're looking for great fantasy books for your eight to fourteen-year-old or some classic holiday movies, you’re sure to find something that your kids will enjoy.

Top Picks Holiday Movies:

  • Home Alone – 4 stars
    Slapstick family comedy best for tweens and up.

  • A Christmas Story – 5 stars
    Wonderful antidote to saccharine Christmas stories.

  • White Christmas – 3 stars
    Musical-comedy classic reprises Irving Berlin hit.

  • Elf – 4 stars
    Loveable and appealing to both kids and parents.

  • The Polar Express – 4 stars
    The best kid’s holiday movie in years.

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas – 5 stars
    Sugarplum of a movie based on Dr. Seuss of course.

  • Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special – 5 stars
    Bizarre humor, high-speed antics, and non-stop fun for all ages.

  • Miracle on 34th Street – 4 stars
    Classic holiday movie for the whole family.

  • Casper’s Haunted Christmas – 4 stars
    A sweet and somewhat sophisticated holiday tale.

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol – 4 stars
    A gentle, fuzzy version of the Dickens classic.

  • The Santa Clause – 5 stars
    Heartwarming family tale for both kids and adults.

  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker – 4 stars
    Macaulay Culkin v. Mouse King in NYC Ballet treat.

  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – 4 stars
    Old-school, heartwarming classic for all ages.

  • A Muppet Family Christmas – 5 stars
    A gentle, tuneful holiday reunion that doesn’t overstay its welcome.

  • Frosty the Snowman – 4 stars
    Classic Christmas TV special is sing-along fun.

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas – 5 stars
    The Peanuts gang in a classic animated Christmas special.

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