Movies To Watch With Your Children This Season

Happy family watching movie together at Christmas

It’s time to get into the holiday spirit, and what better way than to curl up on the sofa and binge holiday movies with the whole family? Good Housekeeping compiled a list of over 40 holiday-themed movies to watch with children, and we’ve pulled a few of our favorites. So, pop some popcorn, make some cookies and hot cocoa, and get ready for a holly-jolly movie night!

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

This is a new Netflix Original movie, so you won’t have anyone uninterested or bored. Starring Forest Whitaker and Keegan-Michael-Key, this adventurous live-action film is sure to impress.


Another Netflix Original, this animated film tells a cute story about how Santa Claus and toy-giving came to be. It was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, so it isn’t your typical cartoon.

The Christmas Chronicles Series

Netflix is really coming out on top with the best holiday movies. These movies are perfect for children and adults alike. The first movie came out in 2018, and the second is slated to stream on November 25th just in time for the holidays.

Prep and Landing & Prep and Landing: Naughty or Nice

If you need a quick before-bed holiday movie for the kids, check out the Prep and Landing series on Disney+. These animated films are short at just 22 minutes long.

Disney’s A Christmas Carol

This animated film starring Jim Carrey tells the traditional tale of Ebenezer Scrooge from Charles Dickens’ classic book. Find it on Disney+.

The Polar Express

This action-packed holiday movie is a favorite for many. Tom Hanks stars in this motion-capture animation. Children will enjoy the exciting music and marvel at the beautiful North Pole.

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We can’t have a holiday movie list without mentioning Elf, starring Will Farrell. This hilarious movie has become a classic and will have the whole family laughing.

New holiday movies are always great, but you can also introduce children to the older classics like How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Frosty The Snowman, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, and A Charlie Brown Christmas. Make a list of your own favorites and plan a night in binge-watching holiday movies!

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