Over the years, there have been many Christmas movies made. The ones on this list are simply some of the best movies for children to watch during the holiday season. When you look back at your childhood and think about the movies you watched, surely some of these will have made the list. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, or just a kid at heart, these movies are excellent to watch this holiday season.
This is Christmas mischief at its all time best. Little Kevin McCallister gets into some sticky situations when his parents forget him at home while they head to France on a Christmas family vacation. Macaulay Culkin stars in this movie, and he is absolutely hilarious! The movie is rated PG for some language and minor “violence” in scenes.
A Christmas Story
Who doesn’t love this movie? While it may be a little risque to watch with younger children (for fear they may repeat what they hear), older children should be able to watch it without incident. This is the story of little Ralphie who is growing up in the 1940’s. The humor in this movie is more for the adults, but the mischief is definitely for the kids. It is rated PG for language and “violence.”
The Santa Clause
This movie is super cute and funny! Tim Allen stars in the movie and does an excellent job with portraying Santa himself! This is one for the whole family to watch together (probably more than once too!). Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) accidentally kills Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. He puts on the Santa suit and becomes Santa. His journey through accepting this process is hilarious. This is a must see holiday movie for sure. This movie is rated PG for language and “violence”.
Miracle On 34th Street
The original is the absolute best! This movie takes place in New York City during the holidays. Natalie Wood stars as a little girl who tries to figure out if the Santa in the Macy’s store is the real Santa. She wishes for a house, and is disappointed when Kris (Santa) doesn’t come through on Christmas morning. The ending is surprising and heartfelt. Definitely one for children who are a little older and can follow the story a little better.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
This is a remake of the cartoon version and stars Jim Carey as the Grinch. This story is perfect for children of all ages. The Grinch is not enthused with the Christmas holiday and is set on making sure it doesn’t happen. Will he succeed in stealing Christmas from the people of Whoville? This movie is rated PG.