Our Favourite Family Holiday Movies

Grab the popcorn and the kids and discover a new holiday favourite

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

One of the most recognized and beloved holiday classics features Rudolph the rejected reindeer (and his misfit buddies) as he overcomes prejudice and saves Christmas.
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A Christmas Story (1983)

Set in the 1940s, all Ralphie Parker wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder carbine-action 200-short range model air rifle. But all he gets in reply to his request: “You’ll shoot your eye out.”
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A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

This animated short from Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz reflects on the true meaning of Christmas.
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It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart), frustrated and down-on-his luck prepares to commit suicide on Christmas Eve. When an angel named Clarence arrives he shows George what life would have been like without him. The ultimate feel-good holiday film.
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The Polar Express (2004)

Based on the classic Chris Van Allsburg book, this Christmas classic takes a skeptical young boy aboard his magical train to visit Santa at his home in the North Pole.
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The Santa Clause (1994)

When Scott Calvin, accidentally kills Santa Clause on Christmas Eve, he is thrust into the spotlight as the new Santa when he puts on a magical red suit. The first in the Santa Clause trilogy.
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Dr. Suess’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

Whether you prefer the original or the live-action remake starring Jim Carrey, the tale of a cranky hermit will warm your heart and get you into the spirit of the season. This beloved children’s book and holiday classic has been entertaining families for generations.
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Frosty the Snowman (1969)

When a mysterious magician attempts to steal the magic hat that allows Frosty to walk among people, he enlists the help of his young friend, Karen. One of the original animated television classics, Frosty has been a favourite for decades.
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Elf (2003)

Buddy (played by Will Ferrell) the adopted elf embarks on a journey to the U.S. to discover his birth parents and learn more about the world he left behind as a baby. Hysterically funny, sure to become a family favourite.
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Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Susan Walker (Natalie Wood) is more than a little skeptical when an old man reveals to her that he’s the real Santa Claus. With the help of a young lawyer, Susan is given the most precious gift of all - something to believe in.

This original classic was updated in 1994 surprising skeptics. You'll want to watch it too!
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Home Alone (1990)

When 8-year old Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) accidently gets left behind by his family during Christmas vacation, he binges on junk food and devises clever ways protect his home from a pair of burglars .
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White Christmas (1954)

After leaving the Army after the Second World War, best friends Bob (Bing Crosby) and Phil (Danny Kaye) team up and become a successful song-and-dance act. When they meet the equally talented Haynes sisters, Betty and Judy (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen), they combine their abilities and perform at the annual Christmas show at a Vermont lodge.

Author: LocalParent

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