10 of the Best Children’s Christmas Movies to Enjoy This Festive Season

Everyone has those go-to favourite Christmas films when it is cold outside and all the whole family wants to do is sit comfortably in front of the tv watching festive movies.

What better way to welcome the most wonderful time of the year?

Make the most of the winter weather, and festive holidays, with a marathon of the best Christmas movies for kids – that adults will enjoy too.

Curl up with a warm blanket and enjoy some of these classic and modern Christmas masterpieces.

Home Alone

Children christmas films

There is nothing not to love about an 8-year-old being left home alone by his family and having to protect his home from burglars.

As the famous saying goes, “Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal.”

£3.68, Amazon

The Nightmare before Christmas

Children christmas films

Is The Nightmare Before Christmas a Halloween or Christmas movie? Since we’ll never settle on an answer, it’s best to watch this creepy Tim Burton classic several times throughout the festive period, just to be safe.

£3, Argos

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Children christmas films

The Muppet Christmas Carol retells the famous “A Christmas Carol” tale with characters like Kermit and Miss Piggy, Gonzo and Animal. The musical is set in the Victorian era and even features Michael Caine as Scrooge.

£3.99, Zoom

It’s a Wonderful Life

Children christmas films

The reigning king of Christmas movies, Frank Capra’s poignant fable is a family movie no one can’t love.

£5, Ebay


Children christmas films

New York City is a wonderful place to spend the holiday season, but it’s a bit awkward for Buddy the Elf.

£3, Sainsbury’s

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Children christmas films

Jim Carrey portrays the mean, green, Christmas hating Grinch in this live-action version of the classic Dr. Seuss tale. Unmissable.

£5.99, Ebay

Fred Claus

Children christmas films

Santa’s bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole to help Santa and the elves prepare for Christmas in exchange for cash. Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks all star in this hilarious tale.

£5.99, HMV

The Snowman

Children christmas films

This gentle adventure tale is based on the book by Raymond Briggs, and its wordless content, plus short running time, means its appropriate for even your youngest little elves.

£4.99, Amazon

Miracle on 34th Street

Children christmas films

Ever doubted if Santa really exist? Then this Christmas classic will set your doubts to rest.

£5.99, HMV


Children christmas films

Disney’s giant wintery favorite is always worth a showing, especially if you have young children who will love to watch and sing along with princess elsa, anna and olaf for the 100th time

£7, Asda


If you are looking for more Christmas films this year, check out our family Christmas movie list.

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