Christmas has passed, and New Year is coming in hot. If you do not have any plans to go outside, why not set up your living room and watch some Christmas movies with your kids to wait for the New Year’s bell to drop?
We know, we know, it is no longer Christmas. But hey! Most of these movies we have curated are not only limited for Christmas viewing, but they also have many things to teach to your kids.
So, prepare some tea and cookies, because tonight will be a very long night with the list of Christmas movies we have curated for you!
- Klaus (2019)
Nothing is better when we talk about Christmas movies other than the origin story of Santa Claus. However, Klaus brings something new to the table. This movie talks about Jesper, a spoiled young man that has to take over his family business which is a postman. However, Jesper is sent to Smeerendburg, where the town had become stagnant due to some feud.
Things started to change for Jesper once he met Klaus, an old carpenter that lives in the most remote part of the island. There, Jesper saw countless of toys that Klaus made for the children he never got the chance to have. By combining their quirk, Jesper and Klaus partnered up and got swept into the feud.
If you want to watch this movie with your kids, you can watch it on Netflix.
- The Polar Express (2004)
The Polar Express is a 2004 movie based on a children’s book from the year 1985. The movie tells the story of a young boy in Michigan on the night of Christmas Eve that starts to be skeptical of Santa Claus. However, as he had trouble sleeping, he saw a steam locomotive that stopped on the street and went to examine. He then meets the conductor, and invites the boy to come aboard the train that is bound for the North Pole.
During his journey to the North Pole aboard the train called the Polar Express, the young boy has to reexamine the way he sees things. What started with his waning faith in Santa, turns out to be a journey for self-discovery and learning about how the most important thing for us is those that we cannot see.
You can find The Polar Express on Netflix if you are interested with what is going to happen to the young boy.
- The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
The Muppet Christmas Carol is the first movie that is produced following the passing of Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets. Released in December 11, 1992, this movie is dedicated to both Jim Henson and Richard Hunt, a performer that also passed 11 months before the movie’s release.
This movie is on the list of our Christmas movies because not only it features funny and kind-looking Muppets that your kids might grow to love, but also because it has a very good story about the true meaning of Christmas.
This movie is not available on Netflix, but you can buy or rent it from GooglePlay.
- Elf (2003)
Elf is a movie from 2003, directed by Jon Favreau that is also well known as Happy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This movie tells the story of Buddy, a human that was raised and adopted by Santa Claus’ elves. However, Buddy could not keep up with the other elves due to his human size.
Later, Buddy hears the fact that he is actually a human and that his actual father is actually on the naughty list, Buddy travels to New York. Thus, began the wacky and fun adventure of Buddy as he bonds with his father.
- A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
A Charlie Brown Christmas is a 1965 animated TV special that is also the first TV special based on Peanuts, a comic strip by Charles M. Schulz. This Christmas movie is a bit different from the others above, as it will teach your kids that it is okay for your kids to feel sad, and after that sadness, happiness will definitely come.
This movie tells the story about Charlie Brown that feels depressed, even though Christmas is right there in the corner. Lucy, his friend, suggests that Charlie should try to direct a neighborhood play, but his efforts are ignored and mocked by his peers. However, after Linus, his other friend, told him about the true meaning of Christmas, Charlie cheers up and the gang could finally celebrate their Christmas.
Those are our Christmas movies pick for this year. We chose movies that could teach your children many spectrum of feelings and about doing the good thing. Which one of those are your kids’ and your favourite?