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Best Kid-Friendly Holiday Movies

By Lauren Ikenn

The holidays are the perfect time to gather the family and watch some classic films. We rounded up the best kid-friendly holiday movies and this diverse list truly has something for everyone. 

  1. Elf:

Watch as Buddy travels from the North Pole to New York City to find his dad. The incredible cast and adorable storyline are reason enough to watch ‘Elf’ this winter.

  1. A Christmas Story:

The story of Ralphie Parker and his unique family is so loved that Fox created a live rendition of it this year. The holidays are the perfect time to show your family what all the fuss is about.

  1. Home Alone:

Watch as Kevin defends his house from burglars after he’s accidentally left home alone for the holidays. Macaulay Culkin shines in this hilarious film.

  1. Frozen:

While ‘Frozen’ may not be about Chanukah or Christmas, the abundance of snow and adorable winter characters are reason enough to watch this beloved Disney film with the whole family.

  1. It’s A Wonderful Life:

This holiday classic was released in 1946 but still remains loved and relevant today. Whether you watch this film in black and white or in color, ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ is a must for the whole family.

  1. The Polar Express:

Based on the award-winning book, ‘The Polar Express’ is an animated film about a young boy who travels to the North Pole. Your children are bound to thank you for opening their eyes to this incredible film.

  1. Suess’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas:

Remakes tend to not live up to the original films but ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ is certainly an exception. Travel to Whoville and see for yourself, this remake is a delight.

  1. A Charlie Brown Christmas:

No holiday is complete without Charlie Brown, Peanuts and the whole gang, so gather your family and watch as the holiday mayhem unveils.

  1. Lights: The Miracle of Chanukah:

This great animated film is the perfect way to teach your whole family about Chanukah and its many traditions.
And when your children are old enough…

  1. Eight Crazy Nights:

Nothing beats this delightful Adam Sandler comedy. The animation and incredible storyline are reason enough to watch this as a family (once your kids are old enough).
Looking for some other activities to do with your little ones? Check out our roundup on Snowy Day Activities

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