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The Best PG Christmas Movies

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Here are the best PG Christmas movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG Christmas movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG Christmas movie movie of all time is. This list of popular PG 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 Christmas movie 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 Christmas movie films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG Christmas movie film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

Elf and The Nightmare Before Christmas are included on this list.

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

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  • 1
    Elf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
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    Elf

    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell

    Released2003

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

    Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
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    Released1966

    Directed byChuck Jones, Ben Washam

    This special is a 1966 American animated television special directed by Chuck Jones. It is... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
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    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Santa Clause is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
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    The Santa Clause

    Tim Allen, Frank Welker

    Released1994

    Directed byJohn Pasquin

    The Santa Clause is a 1994 American fantasy family comedy film directed by John Pasquin. It is... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 5
    National Lampoon's Christmas V is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
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    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase

    Released1989

    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 6
    It's a Wonderful Life is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
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    It's a Wonderful Life

    James Stewart, Donna Reed

    Released1946

    Directed byFrank Capra

    It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film produced and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 7
    The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
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    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara

    Released1993

    Directed byHenry Selick

    Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D is a 2006 3D version of the 1993 film of the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 8
    Miracle on 34th Street is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
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    Miracle on 34th Street

    Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara

    Released1947

    Directed byGeorge Seaton

    Miracle on 34th Street is a 1947 Christmas film written and directed by George Seaton and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 9
    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
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    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin

    Released1992

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a 1992 American Christmas family comedy film written and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 10
    The Grinch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
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    The Grinch

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones

    Released2018

    Directed byPeter Candeland, Yarrow Cheney

    The Grinch is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated Christmas comedy film directed by Peter... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 11
    Klaus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
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    10

    Klaus

    Rashida Jones, J.K. Simmons

    Released2019

    Directed bySergio Pablos

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  • 12
    The Muppet Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
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    The Muppet Christmas Carol

    Michael Caine, Frank Oz

    Released1992

    Directed byBrian Henson

    The Muppet Christmas Carol is a 1992 American musical fantasy-comedy film and an adaptation of... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 13
    Scrooged is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
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    Scrooged

    Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum

    Released1988

    Directed byRichard Donner

    Scrooged is a 1988 American Christmas comedy film, a modernization of Charles Dickens' A... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 14
    The Snowman and the Snowdog is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
    The Snowman and The Snowdog is a 2012 animated short film. It is the sequel to The Snowman,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 15
    The Snowman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
    The Snowman is a children's picture book without words by English author Raymond Briggs, first... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 16
    A Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
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    A Christmas Carol

    George C. Scott, Susannah York

    Released1984

    Directed byClive Donner

    A Christmas Carol is a 1984 television film adaptation of Charles Dickens' famous 1843 holiday... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 17
    Ernest Saves Christmas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
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    Ernest Saves Christmas

    Jim Varney, Gailard Sartain

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn R. Cherry III

    Ernest Saves Christmas is a 1988 Christmas comedy film directed by John R. Cherry III and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 18
    The Polar Express is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
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    The Polar Express

    Tom Hanks, Steven Tyler

    Released2004

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    The Polar Express is a 2004 American motion capture computer-animated musical Christmas... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stol is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
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    Released2000

    Directed byRon Howard

    This film is a 2000 American musical fantasy comedy Christmas film from Universal Pictures and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 20
    A Christmas Story is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
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    A Christmas Story

    Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon

    Released1983

    Directed byBob Clark

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  • 21
    A Christmas Prince: The Royal  is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
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    A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby

    Rose McIver, Sarah Douglas

    Released2019

    Directed byJohn Schultz

    A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby is a 2019 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 22
    Jingle All the Way is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
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    Jingle All the Way

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Big Show

    Released1996

    Directed byBrian Levant

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  • 23
    Christmas with the Kranks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
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    Christmas with the Kranks

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

    Released2004

    Directed byJoe Roth

    Christmas with the Kranks is a 2004 American Christmas comedy film based on the 2001 novel... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Deck the Halls is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
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    Deck the Halls

    Danny DeVito, Kristin Chenoweth

    Released2006

    Directed byJohn Whitesell

    Deck the Halls is a 2006 American family comedy film set during the Christmas season in... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 25
    The Nativity Story is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PG Christmas Movies
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    The Nativity Story

    Oscar Isaac, Ciarán Hinds

    Released2006

    Directed byCatherine Hardwicke

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