Top 15 Christmas Movies for Kids

Christmas is nearly here and nothing gets you in the mood better than a good old fashioned Christmas movie. We asked our Facebook followers what their favourite Christmas movies where for 2 – 6 year olds.  Here is your top 10.

  1. Polar Express (2004)
    On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’ home.
    Top 15 Christmas Movies for Kids
  2. Arthur Christmas (2011)
    On Christmas night at the North Pole, Santa’s youngest son looks to use his father’s high-tech operation for an urgent mission.
    Top 15 Christmas Movies for Kids
  3. The Snowman (1982)
    Wordless (save for the song “Walking in the Air”) animated adventure about a young English boy who makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, only for it to come to life that night and take him on a magical adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.
    Top 15 Christmas Movies for Kids
  4. Elf (2003)
    After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.
    Top 15 Christmas Movies for Kids
  5. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1982)
    The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser’s redemption on Christmas Eve.
    Top 15 Christmas Movies for Kids
  6. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
    A little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe.
    Top 15 Christmas Movies for Kids

  7. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
    Big budget remake of the classic cartoon about a creature intent on stealing Christmas.
    Top 15 Christmas Movies for Kids
  8. Santa Buddies (2009)
    At the North Pole, Father Christmas and his chief dog Santa Paws worry as the whole toys processing system is threatened by the weakening of its magical power source, the icicle drawing on Christmas spirit. When harshly rebuked Puppy Paws, wishing there was no Christmas and he a regular dog, runs away to Fernfield and joins the 5 Buddies siblings, power falls beneath minimum. Chief Elf Eli finds his trace and travels in an attempt to save his and the world’s Christmas spirit, but the six puppies face misunderstandings and the grim dog catcher Stan Cruge.
    Top 15 Christmas Movies for Kids
  9. Jingle All The Way (1996)
    A father decides to dream the impossible; to get a Turbo Man action figure for his son just before Christmas.
    Top 15 Christmas Movies for Kids
  10. The Santa Clause (1994)
    When a man inadvertently kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.
    Top 15 Christmas Movies for Kids
  11. Santa Claus the Movie. (1985)
    The first half of this film, set hundreds of years ago, shows how the old man who eventually became Santa Claus was given immortality and chosen to deliver toys to all the children of the world. The second half moves into the modern era, in which Patch, the head elf, strikes out on his own and falls in with an evil toy manufacturer who wants to corner the market and eliminate Santa Claus.
    Top 15 Christmas Movies for Kids
  12. Home Alone (1990)
    An 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas must defend his home against idiotic burglars.
    Top 15 Christmas Movies for Kids
  13. Merry Madagascar (2009)
    When Santa and his reindeer crash onto Madagascar it’s up to Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melvin, and the penguins to save Christmas.
    Top 15 Christmas Movies for Kids
  14. Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (1999)
    A Christmas themed, three-part anthology-style video.
    Top 15 Christmas Movies for Kids
  15. Father Christmas (1991)
    After a hard night’s work, Father Christmas decides to go on a “blooming vacation”, builds his sledge into a caravan and holidays in France, Scotland and Las Vegas before coming home and settling down, with a bit of grumbling, to answer the mail, get the gifts ready, deliver them and get to the Snowmens’ party on time–only he’s forgotten something.
    Top 15 Christmas Movies for Kids

About Jennie McNichol

After spending 11 years in London working in the television industry for the BBC, Jennie McNichol made the move to Perth in 2010. As the Co-Founder and Editor of Buggybuddys, she has been able to use her experience and passion for helping families to create a trusted online resource for parents across Perth.
Jennie is the proud mother of two daughters, aged 14 & 12 and is a big advocate of the family-friendly lifestyle that Perth has to offer.

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