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Best Christmas Movies for Kids under 10 (in 10 words or less)

You’ve seen all of these movies before – perhaps every year! And you’ve probably seen a “best of Christmas movies” list before, too. But here are the best family-friendly Christmas movies for kids under 10 in 10 words or less!

1. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

v1 Magic of Tim Burton meets magic of Christmas spirits/skeletons.








2. The Polar Express (2004)

v2 A boy’s mesmerizing and animated journey to the North Pole.








3. Home Alone(1990)

v3 A slap-stick family comedy about a boy without his family!








4. A Christmas Story (1983)

v5 Ralphie + tongues + fudge + leg lamp = Christmas classic!








5. Frosty the Snowman (1969)

v4 Everyone’s favorite singing snowman brought to life.








6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

v6 Grinch vs. Whoville: a match you can’t miss!








7. Miracle on 34th Street (1947, 1994)

vdouble Both versions make visiting the department store Santas worthwhile!








8. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

v8 You’ll love the furry rendition of the classic Scrooge tale.








9. The Rankin/Bass Animagic Christmas Specials (various years)

v9 All the best Christmas stories in one sitting.








10. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

v10 Kids will go [pea]nuts for this Christmas special.








11. The Nutcracker (1993)

v11 The incomparable Christmas ballet for all ages.








12. Arthur Christmas (2011)

v12 Santa’s youngest son saves Christmas! Hilarity ensues.








13. How the Toys Saved Christmas (1996)

v13 How DO the toys save Christmas? Watch to find out!








14. Prep and Landing (2009)

v14 Your introduction to the best elves in the business.







  • Rebecca Robinson

    My Alaskan Malamute cut-out is almost two. My horse/moose cut-out likes the 1994 version of “Miracle on 34th Street”. My horse/moose cut-out is eight days old. “Home Alone” and “The Muppet Christmas Carol” are twenty-five months apart. “Home Alone” was made in November 1990 and “The Muppet Christmas Carol” was made in December 1992. Twenty-five months. That’s over two years. My Chinese Mountain cat cut-out is eleven months old. My Chinese Mountain cat cut-out will turn one on January 14th. I remember “Toby Terrier and his Video Pals” when I was a girl. I got the Toby Terrier toy and the videotape for my seventh birthday in 1994. I was born in 1987. My older sister was born in 1985.

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