Families across the nation are settling down with the Radio Times to decide what to watch this Christmas. But with the ability to download films, borrow them through rental sites, you can watch whatever you like. We’ve compiled a list of the best Christmas films for little ones. Some of the PG or older ones can be a little confusing/scary/boring. These are the best age-appropriate films in our humble opinion. We’d love to hear from you if you think we’ve missed any classics.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
A manageable 26 minutes long, this original version of The Grinch (as opposed to Jim Carey’s version) is a little more faithful to the original book. It uses the text word for word and has lovely animation.
Trivia: Thurl Ravenscroft, who sang the song, is perhaps better known as the voice of Tony the Tiger in TV commercials. He’s grrreat!
The Snowman (1982)
The perennial classic. Raymond Brigg’s bittersweet tale of one boy and his snowman adventures… It can be a little sad, but you can always explain that the little boy can rebuild the snowman when the snow returns? One of the best Christmas movies of all time.
Trivia: The song in the film wasn’t actually sung by Aled Jones, but another little boy called Peter Auty.
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Something for all ages in the Muppet’s classic Christmas outing. There’s also a brilliant turn from Michael Caine as Scrooge.
Trivia: this was the first Muppet film after the death of their creator, Jim Henson.
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas (2009)
Lots of mishaps occur in George’s build up to Christmas. This sweet and innocent film about Christmas is perfect for little ones.
Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983)
A timeless film about the most famous mouse in the world. Its essentially the Dickens story, but in a digestible format for small kids.
Trivia: Minnie Mouse is in the film but doesn’t actually say anything!
The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2009)
Former Superman, Dean Cain, stars in this heartwarming film about a dog who saves Christmas in true Home Alone style.
Trivia: If you’re paying attention, you’ll notice that the robbers’ van and the police car have the same registration number!
We at The Works wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!