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11 Holiday Movie Recommendations For The Whole Family

Movies that are sure to get your family into the holiday spirit.

Margo Gothelf and Sarah Burns

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1. “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey”

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey shares the tale of Jeronicus Jangle, an innovative toymaker whose latest invention could change his life forever. However, Jangle runs into trouble when his trusted apprentice returns to steal his one-of-a-kind invention. Thankfully, Jangle’s granddaughter has an idea that can help him save the day. Not only is this Netflix movie great for the holidays but it is also a musical. After you watch this one with the family, the songs will be stuck in your head for days on end.

2. “Home Alone”

Can you believe Home Alone premiered 30 years ago! Introduce your kids to Kevin McCallister this holiday season and see how he manages to survive getting left home alone during the Christmas holiday. The movie, including all of the sequels, are now available to stream on Disney+.

3. “The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two”

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn are back for The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two. The film catches up with a now-teenage Kate (Darby Camp) who is less than happy with her mom’s new relationship. To get away she escapes to the North Pole, where she learns that an evil elf is attempting to cancel Christmas. The movie is now streaming on Netflix.

4. “Dash and Lily”

While Dash and Lily isn’t technically a movie, it’s an adorable holiday series that your tween is about binge all in one weekend. The 10-episode series follows Dash and Lily as they exchange messages in a little red notebook and get to know each other through adventures in New York City. Don’t worry if you want more Dash and Lily when the series is over. The Netflix show is based on a series of books written by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.

5. “The Santa Clause”

In The Santa Claus, Scott Calvin finds himself as Santa’s newest replacement after an accident on Christmas Eve. However, Scott isn’t so sure the job is for him. Head over to Disney+ to find out how Scott must convince everyone he’s the right man for the job, including himself.

6. “The Princess Switch: Switched Again”

Vanessa Hudgens returns to play Margaret and Stacey in The Princess Switch: Switched Again. In the sequel to The Princess Switch, Margaret finds herself at odds once again when she runs into a third look-alike to herself and Stacey. Tune in to find out if this doppelgänger will help or hurt the princess.

7. “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”

Join Clara on an adventure through a strange and mysterious world in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. The fantasy film reimagines elements from the classic Nutcracker ballet and brings them to life in a way you didn’t think was possible. The film is now streaming on Netflix and Disney+.

8. “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”

Jim Carey plays the Grinch in the live-action remake of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. The classic story follows the Grinch on his journey to stop Christmas after the residents of Whoville make their Christmas celebration bigger and bigger. Will the Grinch be successful on his mission to end Christmas? Head over to Netflix to find out.

9. “Klaus”

Sometimes the unlikeliest of pairs make the best team. That’s exactly what happens in Klaus when a disgruntled postman partners up with a closed-off toy marker. Head over to Netflix to watch this beautifully animated and heartwarming film.

10. “Elf”

The real holiday season begins when they start showing Elf on TV. The family comedy tells the story of Buddy the Elf (Will Ferrell) and his journey to find his family in New York City after he learns he is not an elf. Spread all the Christmas cheer and head over to Amazon Prime to watch the movie.

11. “The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special”

LEGO fans will not want to miss the LEGO Star Wars Holiday special on Disney+. The holiday special checks in with fan favorites Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewie, and Rose as they reunite for Life Day. If you’re looking for more Star Wars LEGO when the special is over, check out these awesome Star Wars LEGO sets: