Christmas movies are a great way to add to the pre-Christmas build up as well as spend quality time with your little one (or get them busy while you do so much-needed Christmas tasks!)
I like to try and have a few Christmas movie nights in the weeks before Christmas – pull the curtains, make the popcorn and snuggle onto the couch together. This is a great way to create family traditions and to build anticipation during the holiday period. Christmas movies can also make a great addition to your Christmas Eve Box.
Keen to host your own movie night? Here’s our favourite movies that are appropriately rated and totally safe for little ‘believers’ – keep the magic alive Mummy! And, finally, then two for Mum and Dad once the little people head to bed! There’s Christmas viewing here for the whole family…
Baby Hints & Tips Best Christmas Movies for Kids
With humour for big and little people Buddy the Elf’s experiences searching for his father in the big city of New York are hilarious, heart-felt and fun. Everyone loves Will Farrell. You’ll all be laughing, especially at Buddy’s antics as he ‘outgrows’ the Elf Village.
Octonauts: A Very Vegimal Christmas
Rated G (safe for even the littlest family members)
A new release for the Octonauts you’ll see all your favourite Octopod-dwelling friends getting festive and doing their best under the sea work as always! Fun, cute and sure to be hit with the under fours!
The Polar Express
Rated G (but does have some skulls and creepy characters)
The movie interpretation of this charming book tells the tale of a doubting boy on train headed for Santa’s workshop. Rich in magical moments and amazing animation. A classic for the whole family.
*Might be one to avoid if your children have never questioned Santa’s existence.
Rated PG (does have light violence and burglar ‘bad men’)
The Christmas classic many of us grew up on ourselves, this is an adventure story of 8-year-old Kevin being left behind and finding appreciation for his family during the festive season. Lots of slapstick fighting and laughs.Perfect for the 6 plus age if you don’t mind a few cheeky phrases!
Elf on the Shelf (The Movie)
The movie version of the much-loved book this adorable movie explores more about the Elf on the Shelf and one family’s journey with their own special visitor, Scout. Plenty of lovely moments and a great treat for your own Elf to bring as a surprise gift!
Beautifully illustrated this movie shares the tale of Santa’s son as he embarks on a forgotten delivery to save the day! 3 million presents may have safely been delivered but Christmas isn’t complete until the last parcel has arrived. Lots of laughs and beautiful moments for the whole family.
Merry Christmas Olivia
Of course everyone’s favourite Pig (sorry Peppa!) would be spreading Christmas cheer in July. Watch her adventures as she overcomes hurdles to host a Christmas party in July. Great for little people, totally age appropriate and rich in gorgeous colours.
And two of the best Christmas movies for Mum & Dad
Exploring many different kinds of love set against Christmas in London this story of parents and children, husbands and wives, new couples and unrequited love will make you laugh and cry. Hugh Grant’s dancing is enough to make anyone smile.
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
A Christmas institution the adventures of the Clarke W Griswold family and their mishaps, funny and sheer shocking moments will have the tears rolling down your cheeks. Cousin Eddie’s antics will stay with you long after Christmas is over.