Christmas; the festive as well as a holiday season is near and if you are looking for a mini Christmas right now for yourself and your kid then there is nothing more immediate than streaming some holiday movies this season provided by Netflix.
You are gearing up for the family fun, desperately grabbing whatever is left on the shelves but at the same time, the crowd is getting crazy and no matter whatever you do, you somewhat fail a little to get into the Christmas spirit. We all have been there but the matter of fact is that the best thing about Christmas is sitting around, eating and watching loads of TV.
Here we bring you the list of few Christmas movies for kids to stream on Netflix and watch out during this festive season to increase the level of fun, excitement and quality time with your family and little ones.
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Here are some of the best movies for your kids Netflix is offering this season to make your child’s Christmas a little more fun and special.
BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES FOR KIDS ON NETFLIX
The Christmas Chronicles:
Netflix has released its own kid friendly Christmas holiday film on November 22. The movie promises to be an action adventure starring Kurt Russell as Santa. It is a Christmas comedy film directed by Clay Kaytis. The other actors are Judah Lewis, Darby Camp, Oliver Hudson, etc.
The Christmas Project:
The movie got released in 2016 and is directed by John Schlitt in which four brothers get aware of the fact that they have to take on secret Santa like duties for the class bully. It also deals with first love, pregnancy and family elving. You can now guess what actually will happen. The movie serves as wonderful reminder that everyone deserves empathy at this time of the year. The movie stars Jacob Buster, Anson Bagley, Josh Reid, Cooper Dani and others.
A Christmas Star:
The 2017 Irish movie is about a girl who was born under a Christmas star; Noelle tries to save her village along with her friends when an industrialist McKerrod who threatens her and tries to take over her town because she believes that she can perform miracles. The movie also features certain cameos from actors like Liam Neeson, Rob James – Collier, Pierce Brosnan and singer Kylie Minogue.
It is like a Bad Santa for a PG set which contains lots of rude humor so that you can save it for your older ones. This 2014 British Christmas comedy movie is directed by Christopher Smith and is about a dad who recently got released from a prison and is determined to walk the straight and narrow with his son until Santa lands up in jail and needs their help. A 9 year old boy Tom finds Santa in his garden shed after Santa crashes his sleigh and is desperate to return to his Lapland in time for Christmas. Santa asks for help from Tom and his dad Steve. It is just few days before Christmas and the reindeer are found running loose through London’s streets.
Take your kids back to the beginning so that they can see from where the mega – hits came. White Christmas holds the record for the best selling song of all time. It is a song from 1942 by Irving Berlin reminiscing about an old fashioned Christmas setting.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas:
It is 2000 American Christmas fantasy which is 105 minutes long movie but still a classic one by the director Ron Howard. If you are looking for something deep then go for a full length version which stars Jim Carey as the great green mean one with Jeffrey Tambor, Bill Irwin, Molly Shannon, Christine Baranski and Taylor Momsen. Many additions were made to the movie to bring it up to feature length which include some information about the back story of the title character and re – working the minor character Cindy Low in the story because it is based on a children’s picture book. Rhymes from the book were also taken as well as some new rhymes were added. The movie also borrowed some character elements and the music from 1966 animated television special. The movie was released by Universal Pictures on November 17, 2000 which spent around 4 weeks at the fist position in the United States. Despite mixed reviews the film won Academy Award for the best Makeup.
Watch out the movie if you want your Christmas entertainment to have some religious bent. The movie is animal centric which re – tells the nativity story from donkey’s point of view who traveled with Joseph and Mary. The movie is a 2017 American computer animated Christmas comedy which is directed by Timothy Reckart and is based on the nativity of Jesus. It stars the voices of Gina Rodriguez, Steven Yeun, Zachary Levi, Oprah Winfrey and others. The movie got released on November 17, 2017 in U.S., grossed over $ 62 million worldwide and received mixed reviews.
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker:
Do you want to see the vision of sugarplums dancing in their heads with your kids, then go for it and watch the real sugar plum fairy. See the most iconic work of director George Balanchine which is narrated by the actor Kevin Kline without making any trip to Lincoln center. The movie is a 1993 Christmas musical American film and is based on Peter Martin’s stage production and directed by Emile Ardolino. The movie stars Darci Kistler, Damian Woetzel, Bart Robinson Cook, The New York City Ballet and others. The movie received mixed reviews and grossed $ 2119994. The traditional plot of the Nutcracker is followed by the movie.
Santa must choose and train a young orphan to take his place when he thinks about retiring. The movie was released in France after this and it won the Annecy International Animation Festival’s prestigious UNICEF award honoring animators who focus on child rights. It was followed up by a sequel in 2013 by the name The Magic Snowflake which is also available on Netflix. The movie is an Australian – French – Irish animated film produced and animated by Gaumont – Alphanim in 2010. Avril Stark Entertainment and Cartoon Saloon provided additional information for the movie. The 77 minutes long movie grossed around $5 million.
Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws:
If you are a dog lover or have a dog in your family then you are lucky enough over here on Netflix as it is a home to mini franchise of puppy themed holiday movies. If the movie makes you want for some more, you can go for The Search for Santa Paws and Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups. The movie is a 2009 straight to DVD movie which was released on November 2, 2009. Tom Bosley’s appearance in the movie was his final role before he died. The movie starred Zachary Gordon, Josh Flitter, Tom Bosley, George Wendt, Quinn Lord, Liliana Mumy and others.
Dream Works Holiday Classics:
From a bunch of dream works animated movies which includes Shrek, Madagascar and How to Train your Dragon, favorite characters show up for an anthology of short holiday films and if you demand for more the dream works “Happy Holiday from Madagascar” is ready to give you giggles which will take you from Christmas to Valentine’s Day.
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas:
People do say that curiosity might ruin Christmas but the Curious George’s excitement is infectious. George gets in his usual monkey mayhem, knocking over decorations and trees but in general there is no looming peril so you can watch the movie with toddlers too. It is a 2009 animated television movie which was distributed by PBS and produced by Imagine Entertainment and Universal Animation Studios. It was released on November 25, 2009.The star cast includes: Frank Welker, Jeff Bennett, Rino Romano, Jim Cummings, Elizabeth Daily, Grey DeLisle and others.
A Story Bots Christmas:
One of the story bots visits Santa to seek gift giving advice only to learn that Christmas is not all and always about gifts and presents in this half hour series. The movie brings out the positive message and its short running time makes it a perfect watch for your little viewers. It is a children’s animated special based on characters from the digital educational program Story Bots and Story Bots Super Songs. It was exclusively premiered on Netflix on December 1, 2017 and received 6 nominations for the 45th Daytime Emmy Awards and won 2. The movie has the voices of Judy Greer, Erin Fitzgerald, Fred Tatasciore, Jeff Gill, Gregg Spiridellis, and Evan Spiridellis. It also has an appearance by Ed Asner as Santa Claus for which he received an Emmy nomination. Bo, the lead character thinks that her Story Bots friends don’t like the gifts given by her and so she heads off to North Pole to consult Santa Claus for help to make it better presents only to learn along the way that Christmas is about far more than just presents.
Dream Works Home: For The Holidays:
The movie is an spinoff of the movie Home and is about an alien named Oh who comes to Earth and becomes a friend of a girl named Tip. The 45 minute special finds Oh trying to introduce Christmas to his fellow aliens which winds up destroying the city. The 1995 family comedy drama movie was directed by Jodie Foster starring an ensemble cast which includes Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft and others. The movie received mixed reviews from the critics appreciating the direction. The movie was a commercial failure which grossed only $ 17.5 million against a budget of $ 20 million.
Mickey’s once Upon a Christmas:
Disney has bundled few of its own holiday themed shorts in its own anthology complete with a Gift of the Magi Riff starring Mickey and Minnie. If your kids love this then do not forget to make them watch the sequel and a third anthology movie as well which has the famous Christmas carol of Mickey. The 1999 movie had won the award for the best animated feature film. The movie features Mickey Mouse, Minnie mouse, Pluto, Pete, goofy, max, Donald duck, daisy duck and other characters. The movie is having 3 separate segments with narration from Kelsey Grammer. The sequel was released in 2004. The voices were given by Wayne Allwine, Russi Taylor, Tony Anselmo, Tress MacNeille, Diane Michelle, Bill Farmer, Jim Cummings, Jeff Bennett and others.
The half an hour special is unique because the trolls and their friends; the Bergens are not exactly celebrating Christmas. When Poppy realizes that the Bergens don’t celebrate holidays, she takes up a mission to create a new tradition and in the process of this mission they realize how important and necessary festive days are and what it means to celebrate with the people you love. The movie is a 2017 musical Christmas comedy cartoon special which got premiered on NBC on November 24, 2017 and is based on the film Trolls. It was directed by Joel Crawford. The star cast includes Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake and Zooey Deschanel, Kunal Nayyar and others.
The Cat in the Hat knows a Lot About Christmas:
Grinch is always the first thing which comes to our mind whenever you think about Christmas and Dr. Seuss but the cat in the hat too has some holiday tricks up his sleeve. An hour long movie has feisty feline help reunite a reindeer that gets separated from the family, causing chaos along the way. The movie was released on October 30, 2012 and is based on American – Canadian – British animated television series which premiered on August 7, 2010 on Treehouse TV in Canada, on September 6, 2010 on PBS Kids in the US and in UK on CITV and Tiny Pop.
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure:
To win hearts again, St. Bernard is back again to save the holiday season with this movie which features Tom Arnold as Beethoven’s voice and Kyle Massey as an Elf. The story is narrated by John Cleese. Beethoven movie series is of 8 American movies created by John Hughes and Amy Holden Jones in which the plot revolves around a family which attempts to control the antics of their pet St. Bernard. The first 2 films of the series were theatrical releases and rests of them were direct to the video. It is an American film which was released in 2017. The movie shows how a Christmas elf accidently takes off in Santa’s sleigh and crashes in a small town and loses the magic toy bag of Santa. Beethoven has to rescue the Elf, recover the bag from crooks and return the sleigh to Santa on time to save Christmas. The cast includes Munro Chambers, Kim Rhodes, Jan Skene, Robert Picardo, Curtis Armstrong, Tamra Ugto, Candace Smith, John O’Hurley, Ryan Miller, Shannon Jacques, Alan Castanaga, Solmund MacPherson, Reena Shah, Rick Skene, Kristen Sawatzky, John Kassir, Kristen Harris, Kimberley Neufeld, Celina Ross, Sandra Bender, Tristin Tergesen, Conrad Siebert, Howard Rempel, Arne MacPherson, Jon Ted Wynne and others.
So Folks and Kids out there! Here is the ultimate list of our latest movies which you can watch out in this holiday season on Netflix and make your Christmas a little more funny and memorable. Do not forget to have a family get-together with popcorn, cold drinks, some snacks and sweets to make it grand.