Top 10 Family Christmas Movies from the Mothering Community

We recently asked the members of the Mothering Community to tell us about their favorite family Christmas movies and received some great responses! Here is a list of our top ten faves from that discussion. 

 

Head over to the original thread to see all of the recommendations and to share your own must watch Christmas list! 

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Starring Ann Altieri and Chris Doran

 

I haven’t watched A Charlie Brown Christmas in a long time. I should, because it’s an ongoing family joke that my mom and I love “Charlie Brown trees.” I don’t like my trees super bushy. I like them a bit sparse, so I can put ornaments inside and have them still be visible.” –Mothering Member Storm Bride

 

 

 

Frosty the Snowman (1969)

Starring Jimmy Durante and Jackie Vernon

 

I can count to ten. One, two, three, four, five, nine, six, eight… Well, I can count to five. What do you know? I’m even ticklish. In fact, I’m all livin’! I *am* alive! What a neat thing to happen to a nice guy like me.” –Frosty the Snowman

 

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Starring: Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed

 

“Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings”  –Zuzu Bailey

 

 

 

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

Starring Billie Mae Richards and Burl Ives

 

From what I see now, that will cut through the murkiest storm they can dish up. What I’m trying to say is, Rudolph, with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?” –Santa

 

 

 

The Polar Express (2005)

Starring Tom Hanks and Nona Gaye

 

Love this movie (in 3D and in a theater, if you can find it) and I’ll never forget seeing it on an IMAX screen on Christmas Day!” –Mothering Member MarcyCM

 

 

 

 

Elf (2003)

Starring Will Ferrell and James Caan

 

Elf is a new classic with my family.  –Mothering Member Scary Bisquits

 

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Starring Maureen O’Hara and John Payne

 

Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to. Don’t you see? It’s not just Kris that’s on trial, it’s everything he stands for. It’s kindness and joy and love and all the other intangibles.” –Fred Gailey

 

 

Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Starring Dave Goelz and Steve Whitmire

 

It was the afternoon of Christmas Eve and Scrooge was conscious of a thousand odors, each one connected with a thousand thoughts and hopes and joys and cares long, long forgotten.” –Gonzo

 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

Starring Boris Karloff and June Foray

 

The Grinch is my mother’s favorite movie. It’s been a Christmas Eve requirement since I was a small child!” –Mothering Member BeckyBird

 

 

A Christmas Story (1983)

Starring Melinda Dillon and Darren McGavin

 

The best one is a Christmas Story hands down! It’s not Christmas without it.” –Mothering Member Skycheattraffic

 

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