Family Friendly Holiday MoviesThe holidays bring a mix of pure joy on the faces of your kids, and pure panic when you realize how much you just spent shopping for gifts at the mall. And when it comes to entertaining all age groups coming and going from your house (whether children, grandparents, good friends, neighbors or co-workers), sometimes it’s tricky to pick the right movie to have on hand that’s appropriate for everyone. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of ‘must-see’ classics and family-friendly holiday films.

The classics

  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • White Christmas
  • The Bishop’s Wife
  • Bells of St. Mary’s
  • Holiday Inn
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • A Christmas Carol

Animated classics

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Frosty the Snowman


  • The Santa Claus
  • Elf
  • Muppets Christmas Carol
  • Jingle all the Way
  • Polar Express
  • A Christmas Story
  • Home Alone
  • Prancer
  • Christmas with the Kranks
  • Muppet Family Christmas
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Jim Carrey remake)
  • Gremlins (not recommended for younger children)
  • Nightmare before Christmas (not recommended for younger children)

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