30 beautiful Christmas movies for preschoolers

Watching Christmas movies with my toddlers is one of my favorite family holiday traditions. We love curling up on the couch with our hot chocolate, popcorn and comfy slippers and seeing what holiday special awaits us to watch together. My preschoolers love animated holiday classics the most. I’m thrilled to share with you 30 Christmas movies that warm my heart both as a teacher and as a mom!

1. A Charlie Brown Christmas

One of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit is to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas. This movie will quickly become one of your family’s favorite vacation movies. However, you might have to be prepared to watch it more than once during the holiday season.

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2. Once Upon a Mickey’s Christmas

Many preschoolers can already recognize Mickey Mouse by watching their favorite Disney shows and movies. They’ll love watching Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas this holiday season.

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3. Original Christmas Classics

The Original Christmas Classics collection includes all the classic holiday movies, including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Special, Frosty the Snowman, Frosty Returns, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, The Little Drummer Boy and Cricket on the home.

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4. Merry Christmas, Olivia

Merry Christmas, Olivia is the toddler’s favourite. This animated adventure is made up of 8 fabulous stories that will get your toddler addicted to Olivia the pig!

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5. Curious George – A Very Monkey Christmas

Curious George – A Very Monkey Christmas is sure to bring holiday cheer – and lots of laughter to your home this Christmas season.

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6. Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure

Dora the Explorer is a beloved name in our house! Your preschooler will love joining Dora and her friends for holiday fun and adventure in Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure.

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All aboard! Is your little one ready to imagine themselves on an epic adventure aboard a magical train this Christmas? If so, you might want to check out The Polar Express. The Polar Express is sure to become a favorite for the whole family.

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Santa Buddies is perfect for the puppy-loving preschooler in your life. This is a fun story in which Santa Claus and his puppy friend Santa Paws go on an extraordinary adventure to spread the Christmas spirit.

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The Star is one of the most fun holiday specials. This film features big names in Hollywood including Steven Yeun, Keegan-Michael Key, Oprah Winfrey, Aidy Bryant, and Gina Rodriguez. I would say this movie is one of the best Christmas movies for kids.

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10. Once Upon a Christmas in Sesame Street

Sesame Street is a very popular children’s show that all preschoolers can enjoy. Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas features all your favorite Sesame Street characters your kids know and love.

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Frosty the Snowman is a classic Christmas story that many generations have enjoyed. Frosty the Snowman will always be one of my favorite holiday movies for toddlers.

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12. Thomas and Friends: Christmas Engines

Do you hear the whistle? It’s Thomas & Friends: The Engines of Christmas waiting to be viewed! This beloved holiday movie will become one of your family’s favorites in no time.

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13. Winnie the Pooh: a very happy year for the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh: A Very Happy Year for the Pooh is a touching story for the whole family. Winnie the Pooh has always been one of my children’s most beloved characters. I hope your children will like this movie as much as my children.

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14. All I want for Christmas is you

This Christmas movie features award-winning artist Mariah Carey’s favorite Christmas music. This film is about a young Mariah’s wish for a new puppy. Do you think her Christmas wish will come true? You’ll have to watch to find out!

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15. If you give a mouse a Christmas cookie

If you give a mouse a Christmas cookie, your preschooler is sure to have a happy time watching over the holidays. Personally, I love watching this movie while the Christmas cookies are baking. Your kids will love baking their own cookies too!

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16. Frozen Christmas Time

Dance party, anyone? Put on your dancing shoes and watch A Frozen Christmas Time with your little ones this holiday season. This family movie will bring a lot of joy to your preschoolers when they watch it again and again.

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17. Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure

Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure is the perfect Christmas movie for dog lovers. Beethoven is a Saint Bernard on a mission to rescue an elf and bring him home before Christmas Day. Do you think he will accomplish his mission?

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18. Elliot: The smallest reindeer

Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer is a much-loved Christmas movie about a strong miniature horse that travels to the North Pole to compete for a place to pull Santa’s sleigh. Elliot’s determination shows the kids that you can do whatever you want.

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19. Little Brother, Big Trouble: A Christmas Adventure

In the Little Brother Christmas movie, Big Trouble: A Christmas Adventure, Niko is a young reindeer who is determined to save Christmas by finding his missing baby brother. This film conveys the true meaning of Christmas by emphasizing the importance of family.

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20. The Flight Before Christmas

The Flight Before Christmas tells the story of a flying squirrel who teaches a young reindeer to fly correctly in the sky. The reindeer has to overcome a bad case of vertigo in the process. It’s a great movie about overcoming obstacles and embracing others with disabilities or medical issues.

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If your child has ever asked, “How does Santa Claus deliver presents to everyone overnight?” You may need to watch Arthur Christmas. steps in to help!

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22. Kung Fu Panda: Vacation

Have you ever had to choose between going to two holiday events? In Kung Fu Panda: Holiday, Po finds himself in trouble when he has to make an important choice. Will he decide to organize a dinner for the masters of kung fu or to spend the holidays with his father?

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Get Santa is a Christmas movie the whole family will enjoy. Find out what happens when Santa Claus and his reindeer suffer an accident that gets them captured in jail. Will they fix the sled and find a way out?

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24. Peppa Pig: Peppa’s Christmas

Your little ones will enjoy this collection of 12 Christmas-themed episodes starring Peppa Pig. Join Peppa’s family in their search for her Christmas tree and get ready for the Christmas holidays.

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25. Disney is a Christmas carol

Disney’s a Christmas Carol tops my personal list of favorite Christmas movies. The eye-catching animations will hold your kids’ attention and Jim Carrey’s portrayal of Scrooge will keep the whole family entertained for years to come.

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Klaus is an entertaining family film brought to you by Netflix Film. It’s about an unlikely friendship between a postman and a toymaker who team up to bring holiday cheer to those in need.

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27. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure

What’s your favorite holiday tradition? In Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, your child will enjoy researching family traditions with Olaf this Christmas season. You may even discover a few new traditions to try with your own family!

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28. At home: for the holidays


Home: for the Holidays is a DreamWorks special featuring all your favorite characters from the original movie, House. In this Christmas special, Tip and Oh bring Christmas to the Boovs. Watch to see how it all unfolds!

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29. Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas


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