Christmas is a time for peace and tranquility, a time for families to come together by the tranquil light of the fire and to reflect on the year gone by over a glass of eggnog.
Unless you've got kids. If you've got kids, Christmas is a delirious marathon, a process that you survive as much as enjoy. Between toy shopping, Christmas parties and winter break, there are times that a parent wants nothing more than to sit their kid in front of a movie for an hour or two, just so they can get a moment to themselves.
Lucky for you, we've got this list of the best Christmas films for children. This list is made up of good, appropriate Christmas movies for young kids because you really don't want to be the parent who accidentally let their kid watch Bad Santa this year. So if you've ever asked yourself "what Christmas films can little kids watch," look to the list below for the answer then vote for your favorites and don't forget to add any movies that we're missing here! Then put on a movie and get an hour to yourself in the midst of Christmas craziness.
Just kidding, don't you have wrapping to do?
Directed by: Sarah Smith, Barry CookArthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question:... more
Directed by: Brian HensonThe Muppet Christmas Carol is a 1992 American musical fantasy-comedy film and an adaptation of... more
Directed by: John PasquinThe Santa Clause is a 1994 American fantasy family comedy film directed by John Pasquin. It is... more
Directed by: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules BassFrosty the Snowman is an American animated Christmas family television special based on the... more
Directed by: Jon FavreauElf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David... more
Directed by: Robert ZemeckisThe Polar Express is a 2004 American motion capture computer-animated musical Christmas... more
Directed by: Burny MattinsonMickey's Christmas Carol is a 1983 American animated fantasy short film produced by Walt... more
Directed by: Ron HowardThis film is a 2000 American musical fantasy comedy Christmas film from Universal Pictures and... more
Directed by: Chris ColumbusHome Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes... more
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Ben WashamThis special is a 1966 American animated television special directed by Chuck Jones. It is... more
Directed by: Bill MelendezA Charlie Brown Christmas is a musical animated television special based on the comic strip... more
Directed by: Larry Roemer, Kizo NagashimaRudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a Christmas television special produced in stop motion... more
Directed by: George SeatonMiracle on 34th Street is a 1947 Christmas film written and directed by George Seaton and... more
Directed by: Sergio PablosKlaus is a 2019 Spanish animated film directed by Sergio Pablos. The town of Smeerensburg gets... more
Directed by: Chris ColumbusHome Alone 2: Lost in New York is a 1992 American Christmas family comedy film written and... more
Directed by: Gary TrousdaleShrek the Halls is a television special that premiered on the American television network ABC... more
Directed by: Frank CapraIt's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film produced and... more
Directed by: Jeremiah S. ChechikNational Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S.... more
Directed by: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules BassJack Frost is a 1979 animation family fantasy musical film written by Romeo Muller and... more
Directed by: Michael LembeckThe Santa Clause 2 is a 2002 American romantic comedy-holiday film directed by Michael... more
Directed by: Roberts Gannaway, Tony Craig, Rick CalabashMickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse is the first direct-to-video... more
Directed by: Greg SullivanThe Legend of Frosty the Snowman is a 2004 direct-to-video animated film produced by Classic... more
Directed by: Bill MelendezFrosty Returns is an animated Christmas television special starring Jonathan Winters as the... more
Directed by: Jean-François Laguionie, Alex MannMickey's Once Upon a Christmas is a direct-to-video animated Christmas movie made by Walt... more
Directed by: Matthew O'Callaghan, Carole Holliday, Theresa CullenMickey's Twice Upon a Christmas is a 2004 computer-animated direct-to-video fantasy... more