Christmas is nearly here, and you’ve sung all the carols, oohed and aahed over the neighbour’s lights display and stocked up on stocking fillers. All that’s left to do now is to count down the days (or hours!) until Christmas morn with a movie marathon! Netflix have a stack of Christmas themed films that are perfect for families…here’s our pick of the best:
Note: Common Sense Media and Kids in Mind have helpful reviews on respective content.
Christmas movies for kids
While the kids are happily occupied, you can wrap those “Santa” presents…
Shrek the Halls – G
This half hour Christmas special depicts Shrek trying to get into the holiday spirit, but it’s not easy for an ogre!
Arthur Christmas – G
This family-friendly film tells the tale of how Santa manages to deliver billions of presents in just one night.
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas – G
Mickey Mouse and his friends have a series of Christmas adventures in this hour long Christmas film.
The Wiggles: Go Santa Go! – G
The Wiggles are well known for the Christmas shows, and this one won’t disappoint their preschool fans.
Dreamworks Holiday Classics – G
Kids will love this collection of goofy Christmas specials, featuring the well-loved animals of Madagascar, Shrek and Donkey, and the characters from How to Train your Dragon.
Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas – G
If you haven’t already introduced the kids to Inspector Gadget, Christmas may be the perfect time to do it! In this episode, Inspector Gadget, along with his niece Penny and dog Brains, must save Christmas from the clutches of the evil Dr Claw.
Christmas movies for teens/family
Not just for teens, parents will enjoy these feel-good Christmas movies too.
12 Dates of Christmas – PG
A fairly predictable but sweet romantic comedy about a woman who finds herself re-living a blind date over and over again until she discovers how to break the cycle.
Christmas with the Kranks – PG
Full of slapstick humour, this holiday film is about a family that is frantically getting ready for Christmas Day.
I’ll be home for Christmas – PG
A single mum’s plans for Christmas are disrupted when her estranged husband comes to visit. It’s a film that’s sure to tug on the heart strings.
Angels in the snow – PG
A family finds themselves changed, for the better, after taking in another family who are seeking refuge from a blizzard.
For many more hours of Christmas entertainment, check out Netflix’s ‘holiday favourites’ category.