The Top 10 Christmas Movies for Kids

HO, HO, HO!  ‘Tis the season for our little ones to treasure… and terrorize our houses with pre-Christmas energy that’s enough to make your hair as white as Santa’s. Whether you need to distract your little sugar plum while you take the Turkey out of the oven, or drive cross country–we at Wondershare are here to help you out, with this sure-to-sedate them list of , what we think are the 10 best Christmas Movies of all time.  So without further ado, here’s the list!  Happy Holidays!

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The Lists:

Top 10 Christmas Movies for Kids

1. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (1964)

(Burl Ives, Billie Mae Richards) It’s just not Christmas without this Holiday classic. Rudolph, ashamed of his red nose, sets off on his own but winds up with a sidekick, Hermie the Elf, who wants to be a dentist. The two misfits find that they are needed much more than they thought.

2. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

(Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer ) When Charlie Brown is given the role of Director of the Peanuts gang annual Christmas play, nothing goes as planned. With a quick lesson about the meaning of Christmas, the group learns what’s really important.

3. The Polar Express (2004)

(Tom Hanks) In this family film about believing, Tom Hanks directed and voiced many of the characters in this excellent take on the classic children’s novel. A little boy who doesn’t believe in Santa rides the magical Polar Express to the North Pole to find out the truth.

4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

(Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray) With two versions to choose from now, the animated version still wins – mostly because of the memorable songs that almost everyone young and old can sing from memory. This Dr. Seuss story about the Grinch who hated Christmas never gets old.

5. The Muppet Christmas Carol (2002)

(Michael Caine)The Muppets know Christmas. This cute take on the classic Charles Dickens tale is one of the best versions of the story out there. Filled with memorable songs and lots of laughs, the Muppets give new life to this well known story.

6. Elf (2003)

(Will Ferrell, Ed Asner, James Caan) This new family friendly holiday classic features SNL funny man Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf, who has lived at Santa’s Workshop with the other elves his whole life. Discovering that he’s human, Buddy finds himself in NYC dealing with the real world as he tries to get to know his father who incidentally, is on the naughty list.

7. A Christmas Story (1983)

(Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Bob Clark) This holiday classic follows Ralphie Parker and his family on a typical Christmas in “kid-dom” as Ralphie seeks the only thing he wants for Christmas – a Red Rider BB gun.

8. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

(Jim Carrey, Christine Baranski, Molly Shannon, Taylor Momsen)Although it’s never smart to mess with a classic, Jim Carrey as the Grinch took a risk and won. This live-action version of the Grinch is nothing short of magical in what is possibly Carrey’s best role yet.

9. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

(Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott) Whether the modern version or the original, this tale of a little girl who doesn’t believe and her unlikely friendship with Santa Claus as he goes on trial to determine if he is real reminds us all about the things worth believing.

10. Home Alone (1990)

(Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) When Kevin McCallister’s family accidentally forgets him when traveling to France for the Holidays, Kevin finds himself stuck home alone. Things heat up when two not-so-smart burglars target the house and Kevin decides to defend his home.