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The Best PG-13 Christmas Movies 

Updated December 20, 2019 781 votes 192 voters 14.1k views 14 items

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List of PG-13 Christmas movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG-13 Christmas movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG-13 Christmas movie of all time is. This list of popular PG-13 Christmas movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top PG-13 Christmas movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great PG-13 Christmas movie films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG-13 Christmas movie film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of movies, including National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and Scrooged.

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Use this list if you're looking for some new Christmas movies that are rated PG-13. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great Christmas movies rated PG-13, so get out there and start watching.

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Did you know that Danny Boyle and Richard Donner have both directed Christmas movie PG-13 movies?

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National Lampoon's Chris... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG-13 Christmas Movies
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis

Released: 1989

Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik

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Elf is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PG-13 Christmas Movies
thegamingguys added Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jon Favreau filmography

Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum. It stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, and Zooey Deschanel. It was ...more

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Scrooged is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG-13 Christmas Movies
Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum, Miles Davis

Released: 1988

Directed by: Richard Donner

Scrooged is a 1988 American Christmas comedy film, a modernization of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The film was produced and directed by Richard Donner, and the cinematography was by ...more

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Last Christmas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG-13 Christmas Movies
Last Christmas Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson

Released: 2019

Directed by: Paul Feig

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Four Christmases is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG-13 Christmas Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Vince Vaughn

Released: 2008

Directed by: Seth Gordon

Four Christmases is a Christmas-themed romantic comedy film about a couple visiting all four of their divorced parents' homes on Christmas Day. The film is produced by Spyglass Entertainment ...more

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The Family Stone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG-13 Christmas Movies
Rachel McAdams, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes

Released: 2005

Directed by: Thomas Bezucha

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The Family Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG-13 Christmas Movies
Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle

Released: 2000

Directed by: Brett Ratner

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Eight Crazy Nights is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG-13 Christmas Movies
Adam Sandler, Tyra Banks, Rob Schneider

Released: 2002

Directed by: Seth Kearsley

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Trapped in Paradise is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG-13 Christmas Movies
Nicolas Cage, Dana Carvey, Jon Lovitz

Released: 1994

Directed by: George Gallo

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Nothing like the Holiday... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG-13 Christmas Movies
Debra Messing, Alfred Molina, John Leguizamo

Released: 2008

Directed by: Alfredo De Villa

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Surviving Christmas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG-13 Christmas Movies
Surviving Christmas Ben Affleck, Jennifer Morrison, Christina Applegate

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mike Mitchell

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This Christmas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PG-13 Christmas Movies
Chris Brown, Idris Elba, Jessica Stroup

Released: 2007

Directed by: Preston A. Whitmore II

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Released: 2003

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Joyeux Noël is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PG-13 Christmas Movies
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Released: 2005

Directed by: Christian Carion

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