7 Wonderful Christmas Movies for the Whole Family to Enjoy

Who doesn't enjoy sitting back and enjoying a fun movie? This holiday season, take advantage of some free time to enjoy a few afternoons full of emotion and excitement. To help you out, here's a list of the best Christmas movies to enjoy with your family.
7 Wonderful Christmas Movies for the Whole Family to Enjoy

Last update: 04 December, 2018

The Christmas season comes around every year to remind us of the beauty of sharing quality time with family. One of the best ways to enjoy the holidays with your little ones is to watch Christmas movies together.

Discover the best Christmas-related films produced around the world.

7 wonderful Christmas movies for the whole family to enjoy

Hollywood is always surprising fans with something new to make us laugh or make us cry. These productions offer stories that are exciting, moving, and full of emotion. 

All you have to do is prepare a bowl of popcorn or potato chips, make yourselves comfortable, and enjoy!

1. Home Alone

This 1990 movie starring Macaulay Culkin tells the story of a young boy whose family travels to Paris. In the last-minute rush to the airport, they accidentally leave Kevin (Culkin) behind.

While Kevin is home alone for the holidays, a pair of thieves decide to rob the house. However, Kevin is one step ahead of them, and prepares a series of traps that foil their malevolent plan.

This movie will provide your entire family with endless laughter. Watching this film together will be an experience your children will never forget.

2. The Polar Express

This beautiful movie is a work of art, based on a a classic children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. The movie tells the story of an 8-year-old boy who loses his hope in Christmas one Christmas Eve.

As the boy is going to sleep, he suddenly finds himself taking a train. The magical train is heading to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus and his toy making elves.

As he journeys from one adventure to the next with newfound friends, his hope in Christmas is reborn. Full of wonder, realism and music, this film is just right for the holiday season.

“One of the best ways to enjoy the holidays with your little ones is to watch Christmas movies together”

3. Arthur Christmas

This exciting movie from Sony Pictures sparks the Christmas spirit within each and every child who watches it.

The movie tells the story of a child named Arthur Christmas, Santa Claus’s youngest son. Together with his grandfather, Arthur must avoid a disaster from occurring with the Christmas gifts during the holidays. 

Your family will surely have a great time as they enjoy Arthur’s hilarious adventure.

7 Wonderful Christmas Movies for the Whole Family to Enjoy

4. The Grinch

This 2000 remake of the classic Dr. Seuss tale How the Grinch Stole Christmas stars Jim Carrey. Carrey interprets the role of the Grinch, a conniving creature who hates everything to do with Christmas.

His goal is to make all of the inhabitants of Whoville share his contempt for the holidays. However, he soon discovers that Christmas isn’t just about toys. Rather, it’s a time for sharing.

This is a really fun movie for your family to enjoy. This version, as well as the original 1966 cartoon, will surely become family holiday tradition.

5. The Santa Clause

This 1994 Disney production is bound to be another Christmas hit with your family. It tells the story of a young boy who lives with his mother and her new husband. The boy’s stepfather tells him that Santa Claus doesn’t exist.

While spending the holidays with his biological father, they discover that Santa Claus has died. Not only do they discover that he’s real, but that the boy’s father must now take over the role.

The adventures that the boy and his father face together will surely make you laugh and warm your hearts.

6. Merry Madagascar

Another incredible story of Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria – the same four characters you came to love in the original Madagascar movie. In this sequel, the four animal friends decide to return to their home in New York.

To escape from Madagascar, they build a hot air balloon. However, one of the island’s lemurs foils their plan.

A series of adventures occur over the holidays that bring the animals to a change of heart. They decide to give up their personal desires for the sake of tradition.

7 Wonderful Christmas Movies for the Whole Family to Enjoy

7. A Christmas Story

This is a wonderful Christmas movie for children based on the classic novel by Charles Dickens.

The movie tells the story of a bitter, greedy businessman. One evening, he receives the visit of three ghosts who show him what his future will be like if he doesn’t change his attitude.

A series of events help him change his ways. They even motivate him to come to the aid of others as part of the magic of Christmas.

Keep this list of excellent Christmas movies on hand to keep your family entertained and connected during this holiday season.

Take advantage of every moment to share quality time that will have long-lasting benefits for your children. They’ll be sure to thank you for it!

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  • Ron Howard, Brian Grazer y Ron Howard. (2000). El Grinch. Estados Unidos: Imagine Entertainment.
  • John Hughes yChris Columbus. (1990). Solo en casa. Estados Unidos: Hughes Entertainment.
  • Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey, Gary Goetzman, William Teitler, Tom Hanks, Chris Van Allsburg y Robert Zemeckis. (2004). El expreso polar. Estados Unidos: Castle Rock Entertainment, ImageMovers, Playtone, ImageMovers.
  • Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke yRobert Zemeckis. (2009). Cuento de Navidad. Estados Unidos: Walt Disney Pictures, ImageMovers Digital.
  • Sarah Smith. (2011). Arthur Christmas. Estados Unidos y Reino Unido: Aardman Animations, Sony Pictures Animation.
  • Robert Newmyer, Brian Reilly, Jeffrey Silver y John Pasquin. (1994). El Santa Clause. Estados Unidos: Walt Disney Pictures, Outlaw Productions, Hollywood Pictures.
  • David Soren. (2009). Merry Madagascar. Estados Unidos: DreamWorks Animation, Pacific Data Images.

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