27 Best Christmas Movies for Kids on Netflix to Watch This Season
Clear your schedule because these family-friendly films bring all the holiday cheer to your home!
When Christmas comes around, it can be a rush to get from one event to the next. We love to spend some time relaxing with the family (in our matching holiday pajamas, of course) watching the best Christmas movies and eating delicious holiday treats. But nothing sucks the fun out of movie night more than bickering about which movie to choose. Lucky for us, many of our favorite holiday flicks can be found all in one place: Netflix! We've narrowed down the list to help you make the decision quickly.
From all-time classics that never get old to brand-new Netflix original movies like The Princess Switch and The Holiday Calendar, this festive list is full of options for kids of all ages (including the kids at heart). If you're looking for a specific kind of holiday movie–laugh-out-loud, funny Christmas movies for teens and tweens or awesome animated Christmas movies for toddlers and younger children–you've come to the right place. And, we're willing to bet adults will love some of these picks, too. Check out these favorite kids Christmas movies on Netflix and get ready to make the most wonderful time of the year even more so!
This new for 2022 retelling of the classic adds a time-travel twist to the time-honored tale.
Young Nikolas travels north on a quest to find his father, who is searching for a village of elves. A reindeer and his pet mouse join him on his magical journey.
Boss Baby is back with a brand-new Christmas special. Find out what happens when he switches places with an elf and ends up at the North Pole.
If you’re in the mood for something heartfelt and exciting, The Christmas Chronicles just dropped on Netflix in 2018. In this film, two siblings join Santa Claus (this time portrayed by Kurt Russell) for a Christmas Eve adventure.
This Netflix original movie is the sequel to The Christmas Chronicles and gives you the perfect excuse to stay on the couch for one more movie. In Part Two, we catch up with a now-teenage Kate who runs away to the North Pole where a not-so-cheerful elf is trying to cancel Christmas.
A young postal delivery worker makes a deal with a talented toymaker—"If you donate your old toys, I'll deliver them for free." This arrangement makes children in a depressing town very happy.
Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, Phylicia Rashad, and music by John Legend? Sign us up! Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey follows us a toymaker who's trying to find new hope during the holidays. Just on time, his granddaughter breathes new life into the meaning of Christmas.
With the same funny antics as the beloved Netflix show, things just get more interesting during the holidays (and a little more musical).
The Trolls celebrate almost everyday (seriously), but the Bergens, well, not so much. Queen Poppy decides to present all the Trolls' holidays to the Bergens for them to adopt as their own, but as it turns out, the Trolls style of celebrating isn't quite right for them.
The Princess Switch is Netflix's second royal holiday installment, following the release of The Christmas Prince series—and it does not disappoint.
When a gang of bad dogs (yes, apparently those exist) hijacks Santa Claus and the North Pole, four brave puppies are tasked with saving Christmas.
The Holiday Calendar is a Netflix original about finding love during Christmastime. In it, a young woman inherits a magical Advent calendar that seems to predict her future—and the person she's meant to be with. We recommend this one for teens.
Holiday Rush will give you that warm holiday fuzzy feeling when a family learns to lean on each other during the holidays. When a widowed radio DJ is struck with bad news, his family finds a new meaning to the holiday season.
This Netflix original tells the heartwarming story of Angela's generous Christmas wish she comes up with after a visit to church with her family.
Fans of the first movie will want to make it a double-feature. This time, Angela is determined to reunite her family—including her father in Australia—in time for Christmas.
The fancy Mistletoe Ball is the most exciting night of the year. But when a special tree ornament is accidentally broken, a family secret is revealed. Multiple side stories keep the storyline interesting.
In this feel-good animated flick it's up to Cory to help a familiar stranger remember the magic of Christmas.
Christmas gets a little weird with everyone's favorite pant-less book character. To make things even more interesting, Harold and George go back in time to change up some of their holiday traditions.
This Netflix original features romance, over-the-top plot lines, and a whole lot of Christmas cheer. It feels like a Hallmark Christmas movie, with a few more kid-friendly elements (like Princess Emily's sassy tricks).
The sequel to the wildly popular A Christmas Prince starring Rose McIver and Ben Lamb, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding offers us exactly what the title suggests—and, let's face it, what our hearts want to see.
Lace up your dance shows because you're going to be inspired by Emmy-winning dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen's documentary. Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker follows a talented group of dance students as they prepare for the annual "Hot Chocolate Nutcracker."
48 Christmas Wishes follows two junior elves who lose an entire town’s worth of letters and leave the North Pole in an attempt to get them back in time. The only hitch? They must somehow blend into small-town life.
This series of four holiday specials features all your animated favorites from the DreamWorks portfolio, including Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, and Madagascar.
You know the tale, the one where the wicked stepmother and stepsisters do everything in their power to bully the kind-hearted heroine? This movie is all that and more, with a sweet holiday twist and a pretty voice to boot.
This sweet sci-fi story uses the same stop-motion animation as some of the original Christmas movies that we grew up on. Alien Xmas follows a young elf who mistakes a tiny alien for a Christmas gift who's actually visiting Earth to destroy gravity and even worse...steal all the presents.
Odinyule, the Viking holiday, begins as soon as the first snowflake falls, but crazy weather may cancel the special tradition. Add dragons to the mix and things get even more complicated.
Here's an oldie, but a goodie for the entire family. White Christmas is a musical that's become a holiday classic starring Bing Crosby (in a Santa suit!).