10 Best Christmas Family Movies
The best family fun of Christmas is watching one or all of the 10 best Christmas family movies. Family Christmas movies are loaded with the spirit of Christmas told in film, animation, song and dance. No matter if the Christmas movie is a classic, a black and white, or an animated one, family Christmas movies are a wonderful tradition.
- "Home Alone" Kevin, after wishing he had no family to deal with, is accidentally left behind from a family Christmas trip. Home alone, he fights off the attempts of incompetent robbers. This 1990 Christmas classic has something for everyone. Great comedy moments.
- "All I Want for Christmas" Ethan (Ethan Randall) and sister Hallie (Thora Birch) devise a plan to get their estranged parents back together for Christmas. Leslie Nielsen is great as Santa. A fun Christmas comedy.
- "Babes in Toyland" A classic 1934 Laurel and Hardy musical whose message circumvents times. Babes in Toyland is a walk through Toyland with great music and fairy tale characters like Mother Goose, the old woman who lived in a shoe, and Little Bo Peep. An all time children’s favorite Christmas movie.
- "A Christmas Carol" This Charles Dickens tale has been told in five film versions from 1938 to 2009. Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by ghosts on Christmas Eve who shows him past, present, and future Christmas Eves and transforms him from bitter old Scrooge to happy and generous Ebenezer Scrooge. No matter the film version, the classic Christmas message endures.
- "Deck the Halls" A fun Christmas tale about feuding neighbors vying for the “Christmas guy” title. Danny DeVito brilliantly plays the sleazy new neighbor. Matthew Broderick plays the conservative neighbor Steve Finch.
- "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" Classic animated Christmas story about the Grinch who steals Christmas from the happy Who’s of Whoville. Little Who Cindy Lou changes the Grinch’s mind. Dr. Seuss’s classic tale is heartwarming for all ages.
- "I’ll Be Home for Christmas" To lure his son Jake (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) home for Christmas his father offers to give him a vintage Porsche if he is home by 6:00p.m. on Christmas Eve. The journey home is filled with outrageous delay and situations. Great Christmas teen fun.
- "It’s A Wonderful Life" George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) is given the Christmas gift of knowing what life would be for his loved ones and his town if he had never lived. George slowly discovers the most important thing in life is being loved. Donna Reed is beatuiful as Mary. Enduring Christmas classic from 1946.
- "Jack Frost" Michael Keaton and Kelly Preston star in the Christmas fantasy about a neglectful father killed in a car accident is given a chance to come back to life as a snowman and make amends. An endearing Christmas movie with a heartfelt message.
- "Miracle on 34th Street" In 1947, Kris Kringle (Edmond Gwenn) is the Macy’s Santa Clause that restores faith and love at Christmas to Susan (Natalie Wood) and her disillusioned mother Doris (Margaret O’Hara). All start cast, great performances, and spectacular script makes this a must see Christmas movie. Colorized versions of this film are available.