15 Best Christmas Movies for Kids

Each year I ask the Childhood 101 Facebook community for their Christmas movie suggestions and this year I decided to take the responses from the past few years and tally up the results to find the 15 best Christmas movies for kids, as voted by kids and parents of our community! They are listed as a countdown, with number 1 being the most popular of all.
15 Best Christmas Movies for Kids as voted by kids and parents

There are many on this list that are especially good choices for families with young children but I would suggest checking out the reviews on the Common Sense Media website for any titles that you are unfamiliar with. I really like the level of information they provide about each movie in their reviews, plus they give age recommendations from parents and children too.

15. A Charlie Brown Christmas

Special Mention: Peanuts Holiday Collection

14. Santa Claus is Coming to Town

13. Annabelle’s Wish

12. Miracle on 34th Street

11. The Muppet Christmas Carol

10. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

9. Santa Paws

8. The Snowman

7. Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

Special Mention: Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas and Mickey’s Christmas Carol

6. Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

5. The Santa Clause

4. Home Alone

Special Mention: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

3. Elf

2. Arthur Christmas

1. The Polar Express

15 Best Christmas Movies for Kids as voted by kids and parents

Each title is linked to an Amazon page where you will find additional information, reviews and purchase links (these are affiliate links).

How many of these have you seen? What are your favourite family Christmas movies?

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  1. Nothing is as relaxing as watching movie with family. Great list here! Thanks. Most of all I love Polar Express!!

  2. Also….A Child’s Christmas in Wales starring Denholm Elliot. My sons loved this and it is still a family favorite. Lovely …from Dylan Thomas’s story.

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