There is nothing more cozy and festive than gathering with your loved ones to watch a family-friendly holiday movie! However, with so many movies to choose from on Netflix, where do you start? What’s appropriate for your kids but also entertaining for the rest of the family? Well, we handpicked some of our favorite kid-friendly Netflix holiday movies to make your task easier! So, prepare your popcorn, grab your blankets, get your favorite pillow—we recommend our custom-made Headleveler pillow that will keep your neck from becoming stiff while you get cozy—and start up the Netflix app for an evening of family fun!
Netflix Holiday Movies to watch right now!
You are probably already well-aware of the animated “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” but have you watched the live-action remake with Jim Carrey? This clever and funny take on the Christmas classic will keep the kids entertained but will also be amusing for the adults in the family. This movie tells the tale of the Grinch who lives on the outskirts of Whoville and his plot to ruin Christmas. However, despite this not-so-nice premise, it is utterly heartwarming.
If you’re looking for a new holiday classic, check out “The Princess Switch” starring Vanessa Hudgens, who your kids will probably recognize from the popular High School Musical. This feel-good film is about a baker and a princess who discover that they look identical, causing them to come up with a plan to switch places just in time for Christmas.
This film, starring Mickey and the gang, will be perfect if you have younger children, as well as adults who are young at heart and remember Mickey nostalgically. The movie is broken up into three narratives, each of which is fun and uplifting: “The Gift of the Magi,” “Duck Tales” and “A Very Goofy Christmas.”
If you’re looking for adventure and a good time, then consider “The Christmas Chronicles,” which is another new classic that you’re sure to enjoy. With this film, you’ll have your fair share of laughs and excitement with Saint Nick. This movie is about a brother and sister who work together with the clever Santa to save Christmas after an accident where they crash into his sleigh.
Have an animal-lover in the family or pets of your own? Consider this amusing film where the Buddies, a group of high-spirited and funny Golden Retrievers with quite a few family films following their adventures, are tasked with saving Christmas before it’s too late. For more wintry fun starring these pups, you can also check out “Snow Buddies,” where the pups jump paws-first into an Alaskan adventure with family-friendly thrills and excitement.
Our last Netflix holiday movies suggestion is a beautiful classic featuring the New York City Ballet and narrated by Kevin Kline. “The Nutcracker” tells the timeless story in which a young girl’s favorite toy, the Nutcracker, magically comes to life. This lavish fantasy will appeal to children and adults alike as they become whisked into the magical world of the story themselves and fall in love with this timeless Christmas production.
Now that you know what to watch this holiday season, prepare to gather the family together for quality time that they will remember for a lifetime. Or, take some time to yourself to watch these wholesome classics and to have a little “me time” from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. All of these Netflix holiday movies are on right now, just in time for the holiday season! Perfect, right?