The Best Christmas Movies for Kids on Netflix Right Now

There’s nothing like a feel-good family movie to bring everyone together during the holidays (or to keep little ones entertained while you’re decking the halls). We’ve rounded up the best Christmas movies for kids that are currently streaming on Netflix so that the entire family can stay entertained all season long.

Family-friendly Christmas movies you can watch on Netflix

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Jim Carrey as The Grinch in How The Grinch Stole Christmas | Getty Images

Unfortunately, you won’t find holiday favorites like Home Alone or The Polar Express streaming for free on Netflix. However, these family-friendly holiday films are available.

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The live-action version of the beloved Dr. Seuss story stars Jim Carrey as the Grinch.
  • White Christmas: Older kids and teens will enjoy this classic 1954 musical starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye as two veterans who team up to save a struggling hotel.
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker: Ballet-obsessed kids will love this 1993 movie starring Macauley Culkin as the Nutcracker Prince and featuring performances from the New York City Ballet.
  • The Star: This 2017 animated feature is based on the Nativity story.
  • Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure: This holiday-themed canine caper is the seventh film in the long-running Beethoven series.
  • Santa Buddies: Adorable puppies save Christmas in this Disney film. The Search for Santa Paws and Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups are also available to stream.
  • Santa Claws: Cute kittens are the main attraction in this holiday flick for kids.
  • The Christmas Project: Four brothers teach a bully a lesson about kindness in this holiday film for kids.
  • Get Santa: A father and son team up to spring Santa from jail after he crashes his sled in this 2014 British movie starring Jim Broadbent and Rafe Spall.
  • A Christmas Star: A little girl born under the Christmas star has the power to perform miracles in this Irish Christmas movie.
  • The Christmas Candle: This faith-based period film tells the story of an English minister who is skeptical about his new flock’s belief in miracles.

Animated Christmas movies on Netflix

These fun, animated holiday films are perfect for younger kids

  • The Magical Snowflake: A young boy agrees to take on Santa’s duties for the year, but the stress of having such a big job threatens to destroy the magic of Christmas in this French animated film.
  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas: Mickey stars in this anthology film featuring three Christmas stories. You can also stream Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas and Mickey’s Magical Christmas.
  • Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas: Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat count down to Christmas.
  • The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas: The Cat in the Hat reunites a lost reindeer with his family.
  • Abominable Christmas: Two young abominable snowmen spend Christmas with a human family.
  • Marvel Superhero Adventures: Frost Fight: Captain America and the Avengers battle Loki and Ymir in this Christmas-themed special.
  • Trolls Holiday Special: Queen Poppy creates a new holiday for the Bergens in this animated short based on Trolls.
  • Dreamworks Home for the Holidays: This holiday special featuring characters from the movie Home. 

Netflix original Christmas movies

A Christmas Prince

A Christmas Prince | Netflix

Netflix is the only place you can stream these original, family-friendly movies.

  • The Christmas Chronicles: Kurt Russell is Santa in this movie about two kids who help him save Christmas. The movie is appropriate for ages 10 and up, according to Common Sense Media.
  • The Princess Switch: A Chicago baker and a princess switch places after they discover they look alike.
  • A Christmas Prince: A journalist falls in love with a prince in this holiday-themed romance. The sequel, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, will be available for streaming on November 30.
  • The Christmas Calendar: This holiday romance will appeal to tweens and teens.
  • Christmas Inheritance: A heiress learns the value of hard work in this holiday-themed romance.

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