Everyone has their own favorites when it comes to great Christmas movies to watch with the family. With so many titles to choose from, no two lists are the same. My favorites include a mix of old classics and new hits featuring my kids’ favorite characters! Check out these five flicks your whole family will enjoy! Even if you’ve watched them before, they’re definitely worth watching again and again.
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5 Christmas Movies to Watch with Your Family
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Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas (1977)
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas is based on the book of the same name. This heartfelt holiday movie doesn’t get as much press as some of the others. But, it’s definitely a production you don’t want to miss. Follow the trials and tribulations of Emmet (and his Ma ) as they try to earn the money to buy each other a present, by winning the local talent contest.
A Christmas Story (1983)
Let’s face it! Christmas is it really Christmas until you watch this movie at least three or four times. It’s a classic like no other. All Ralphie Parker wants for Christmas is a BB gun. He tries his best to convince his parents and his teacher that it’s the greatest gift ever. But, it’s much harder to convince them than he thinks… especially when Mrs. Parker knows he’ll shoot his eye out.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Speaking of classic movies, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is another example of a Christmas movie that never loses its popularity. Rudolph and Hermey just want to be accepted for who they are. They go on a dangerous journey, meeting new friends along the way. Eventually, they meet up with Santa who needs Rudolph’s help. Without it, there will be no toys for Christmas!
Shrek the Halls (2008)
If your family can’t get enough of Shrek movies, chances are they’ll probably love Shrek the Halls. This shorter (22-minute) movie follows Shrek as he tries his best to make his family’s first Christmas as festive as possible. So, what’s the problem? He doesn’t have any experience, only advice from his Christmas for Village Idiots guide book. The question is… will he succeed?
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Charlie Brown has a problem. He thinks the true meaning of Christmas gets lost in all of the commercialism of the season. Even though he struggles as the director of the annual Christmas pageant, with the help of the whole Peanuts gang and a sad looking little fir tree, the spirit of Christmas prevails.
What is your favorite family Christmas movie? Did it make the list? If not, please feel free to mention it below. And remember, the holidays are meant to spend time with family. So, pop some popcorn, make some hot chocolate and start watching!
10 thoughts on “5 Best Christmas Movies to Watch with Your Family”
These are wonderful movies especially if there are kids coming over! I love the list and it reminds me so much of previous Christmases!
It’s always so nice to spend Christmas at home just enjoying some movies with the kids! This is a lovely list and it’s also perfect for making memories together.
I am so glad Home Alone is not on this list. Haha! Charlie Brown Christmas is my favorite among these choices. :)
I love Christmas movies! I’ve never heard of some of these movies and I can’t wait to get closer to Christmas to watch every single one of them. Especially Shrek the Halls, it looks amazing.
Wow, I will take notes of these movies. It would be lovely to have a Christmas movies’ marathon.
“Christmas Story” will take up most of Christmas….
A great list. A Christmas Story always brings back memories cause my grandpa always watched it.
I have never heard of Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas! I will have to check that one out. I watch the other 4 all the time, during the holidays.
This is a great list! We are so excited about Christmas around here. Sharing!
These are some classics!! Love these movies, I can’t wait until A Christmas Story comes on.