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7 Best Christmas movies for kids

Written by Eleanor Weeks


There is nothing better than family Christmas movie nights,
So sit back, relax and turn on the Christmas lights!
Take a look at our top 7 picks,
oh, and don’t forget your Lindt pick & mix! 

⭐️ 1. The Flight Before Christmas (U) ⭐️

Get everyone into the festive spirit with this charming Christmas film, which is perfect for smaller children! Follow the tale of Nicko, a young reindeer who suffers from vertigo and learns how to overcome his fear by taking flying lessons from a clumsy flying Squirrel, Julius! The two of them head to the North Pole to save a troubled Santa and his fleet of flying reindeers!

❄️ 2. Home Alone (PG) ❄️

Home Alone is one of those classic Christmas movies, and if your anything like me and already watched the beloved family comedy twenty times plus the rest, need I say anymore! But for those who either haven’t seen it or a wishing to explain the plot to their little ones for the first time then here it goes… When 8 year old boy named Kevin is left, well, home alone, he has to fend for himself and protect his family’s house from 2 robbing con men! Fancy turning it into a movie marathon with the kids? Grab the popcorn and settle in for the whole Home Alone sequel!

⭐️ 3. Nativity! (U) ⭐️

If you’re looking for a Christmas movie that kids, teens and parents are all guaranteed to love you’ve found your match! Nativity!, is a fun, feel-good family Christmas film which will have you laughing out loud at times and reduced to tears at others! – A firm favourite here at Picniq HQ! Follow the story about a frustrated under-achieving teacher who is trying to put on a festive play. Love the film? You will be glad to hear a further 3 films have been released!

❄️ 4. The Polar Express (U) ❄️

For fabulous animation backed by a superb soundtrack, The Polar Express makes a great festive film for the kids, and adults too, this Christmas! The Polar Express is an inspiring adventure-based tale centred around a disillusioned little boy who on one fateful Christmas Eve has the adventure of a lifetime when he boards a magic train heading to the North pole!

⭐️ 5. Mickey’s Twice Upon  A Christmas (U) ⭐️

…because you’re never too old to be a fan of Mickey or Minnie, right?! Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas is a perfect Christmas movie for homes that are full of Disney lovers! Made of up a selection of short 10-minute stories, including Belles on Ice, Christmas Impossible, Donalds Gift and many more, this movie is a fantastic way to introduce your little ones to the spirit of Christmas!

❄️ 6. Santa Buddies:  The Legend of Santa Paws (U) ❄️

Santa Buddies is sure to become a firm family favourite this Christmas! – All we can focus on are the adorable cast members! Puppy Paws, the fun-loving son of Santa Paws gets tired of the North Pole and when he finds Bunderball on Santa’s naughty list he decides he’s just the dog to show him how to be an ordinary pup!

⭐️ 7. Elf  (PG) ⭐️

No Christmas movie list for kids would be complete without the classic Christmas comedy, Elf! Little ones will be laughing from start to finish as they follow the hilarious journey of Buddy, a human, who is raised amongst elves at the North Pole! When he discovers he is not an elf, he travels to New York to search for his biological father.

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