10 kid-friendly Christmas movies the entire family can snuggle up to

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The holidays are synonymous with cozy nights on the couch, family time, and festive iterations of your favorite warm drink. So, why not combine all three of those by planning a family movie night that features a festive kid-friendly flick? From iconic holiday classics to heartwarming animated romps, we have a list of 10 movies that are sure to entertain you and your kids all winter long! So grab your heated blanket and pour some eggnog, because we have everything covered—all you have to do is hit play. 

Netflix Christmas Movies

Angela’s Christmas Wish

This animated kids comedy features Angela, a young Irish girl whose Christmas wish is to have her family celebrate the holidays together. With that hope in mind, Angela journeys to Australia to find her father, and tries to make her wish come true. This cute film is packed with beautifully comical moments, and has a heartwarming plot that’s sure to entertain. 

Streaming on Netflix

The Christmas Chronicles

As a parent you may love The Christmas Chronicles because it stars real-life celebrity couple Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell as Santa and Mrs. Claus. Your kids, on the other hand, will enjoy it because it features a fun brother and sister combo who are forced to save Christmas after mistakenly causing Santa’s sleigh to crash. This family-friendly film is both heartwarming and silly, and even has a sequel—The Christmas Chronicles 2—if you enjoy the first one!

Streaming on Netflix

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Ten years after toymaker Jeronicus loses his confidence to create new inventions, his granddaughter Journey pays him a visit and gives him hope once again. Journey breathes life into an invention that not only uplifts Jeronicus’ spirit, but also shows him the power of family and magic. This fantasy is whimsical, cheery, and packed with musical numbers, making it an easy holiday watch that’s sure to win your kids over. 

Streaming on Netflix

The Princess Switch

In the same vein as the classic flick The Parent Trap, The Princess Switch follows a humble Chicago baker and a princess-in-waiting who swap places after realizing they look alike. Their switch leads to everything from misadventure to surprise romance, as the girls fall in love with people in each other’s lives. Despite the romantic undertones this movie is PG and lighthearted, and even has two sequels available on Netflix if you love the first one!

Streaming on Netflix

Disney+ Christmas Movies

Santa Buddies

If your family is filled with dog lovers, this is the holiday movie for you. Santa Buddies is about the son of Santa Paws, Puppy Paws, and the magical and adventurous journey he takes with his dog friends to save Christmas. This film is filled with cute moments and an easy-to-follow story, which is perfect for young kids (but still fun for a parent to watch along!). 

Streaming on Disney+

Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas!

This holiday special is based on the popular Disney TV show Good Luck Charlie, and follows mom and daughter pair Amy and Teddy who get separated from their family while en route to their holiday vacation spot. The story chronicles their laugh-out-loud mishaps and the inventive tactics they take while trying to reunite with their family in time for Christmas day. It’s fun, light, and the perfect family-friendly film.

Streaming on Disney+

Home Alone 2

If you and your kids loved the original Home Alone, you need to watch Home Alone 2: Lost In New York! The second installment of the holiday classic brings back all your favorite characters, including Kevin McCallister, his parents, and even Harry and Marv. Follow as Kevin once again gets separated from his family during yet another Christmas trip, and all the adventurous scenarios Kevin finds himself in during the process. 

Streaming on Disney+

Noelle

It’s Nick’s time to take over the role of Santa from his father Kris Kringle—until he gets cold feet and runs away, that is. This holiday film follows the journey of Kris Kringle’s daughter, Noelle, as she hunts for her brother and tries to bring him back home. This fun romp starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader is nothing short of silly and heartwarming, and is definitely a great choice for family movie night. 

Streaming on Disney+

HBO Max Christmas Movies

Elf

If you watched Elf as an adolescent yourself, you definitely know it’s a throwback worth sharing with your kids! This over-the-top comedy follows Buddy, played by Will Ferrell, who was raised in the North Pole as an elf. When Buddy realizes he’s a human and not a real elf, he takes a journey to America to discover his true roots—resulting in many hilarious fish-out-of-water moments that will have the entire family laughing. 

Streaming on HBO Max

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

If your family loves comedy, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is sure to hit the spot. Like the rest of the National Lampoon films, this classic follows the hilarious mishaps that the Griswold family finds themselves in. From a disastrous Christmas Eve dinner to a citywide power cut due to their Christmas lights, the Griswolds’ misadventures will have you laughing non-stop. 

Streaming on HBO Max

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