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Top Christmas Movies for Kids

You can't go wrong with these, Mom.

When the weather outside is frightful and your family wants something delightful, pop some corn, hit the lights, and snuggle up with a heart-warming Christmas classic.

We’ve asked all of you Plum moms to list your favorite Christmas movies for kids, and here are the top six!

First, the oldies but goodies:

 

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (1964)

A Christmas classic every child should see.

Introduce them to Rudolph, a reindeer once made fun of for his unusual, luminous red nose, who ends up leading Santa’s sleigh during a harsh winter and gains exceptional recognition. Go Rudolph!

 

 

 

 

 

A Christmas Story (1983)

The much-loved Christmas comedy about 9-year-old Ralphie Parker who has to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder BB Gun is the perfect gift for him.

You can catch this one on TBS at this time of the year – it’s a hit!

 

 

 

 

 

Home Alone (1990)

“Ahhhhhhh!” Can you imagine your family accidentally leaving you behind while on the way to Paris for the holidays? As you know, Kevin McCallister experiences just that – and to make matters worse, he’s faced with two idiotic burglars who try to break into his house. Fortunately, this clever eight-year-old outwits the burglars with a series of ingenious booby traps.

No matter how many times you’ve seen this one, it doesn’t get old. Share one of your holiday film favorites with your kids. It’s just so entertaining!

 

 

 

And now, some more recent films that have gained tremendous popularity:

 

The Polar Express (2004)

In this computer-animated fantasy film, a young boy (voiced by the one-and-only Tom Hanks) wants to believe in Santa Claus but questions his existence.

On Christmas Eve, he hops aboard the magical Polar Express and takes a ride to the North Pole to find out the truth!

Your little ones will be fascinated by this classic story told through a beautifully-made, high-tech film.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) 

(Promoted theatrically as The Grinch)

It’s no surprise that this is the second highest-grossing holiday film of all time (right behind Home Alone).  Jim Carrey takes the lead as the Grinch, a cynical creature who despises Christmas and wants to kill the holiday spirit.  In the end, the Grinch’s true colors are shown.

This one’s got to be on your kid’s holiday movie list – and throw the original, animated version from 1966 on there, too, because they’re both great.

 

 

 

 

Elf (2003)

Delightful, hilarious, and starring Will Ferrel, this Christmas comedy will engage all the kids and adults in your house!

Buddy is one of Santa’s elves who happens to be incredibly large and ungainly. He learns of his true identity as a human and heads to NYC to meet his biological father who, incidentally, is on the naughty list.

On his adventures, Buddy spreads Christmas cheer in a world of cynics – and the contrast between his attitude and theirs is just too good.

 

 

 

Grab a blanket and spread it across the whole family. These wonderful films are a great way to enjoy some cozy evenings this holiday season.

Before the show starts, enjoy a scrumptious meal with one of today’s Plum deals for fresh Maryland crab or organic meats, cheeses, and more. And for dessert? Whip up one of our favorite holiday sweets or surrender to the goodness of smooth, homemade fudge. Bon appetit and happy viewing!