May, 2020

Top 10 Family-Friendly Holiday Movies

– By Nadia Ali


With the holidays fast approaching there will be no shortage of parties and get-togethers, which means the joyous hustle and bustle of family and friends around the house. The holidays are not only the perfect occasion to end the year on a positive note but also kick off the new year surrounded with special people and tons of fun. What better way to entertain and bond with loved ones than through the magic of movies? Here is a list of the top ten Christmas themed films that are sure to spread holiday cheer and inspire laughs from all ages!

Hollywood - Santa Clause10. The Santa Clause (1994)
Starring: Tim Allen
Rating: PG
Length: 97 min.
When Scott Calvin, an unknowing family man, accidently kills Santa Claus on the night before Christmas, he must take the place of St. Nick and along the way endures many mishaps and shenanigans.

Hollywood - Kranks9. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
Starring: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis
Rating: PG
Length: 99 min.
The absence of their daughter over the holidays causes the Kranks to postpone their Christmas celebrations, creating pandemonium and chaos all around them!
Hollywood - Jack Frost8. Jack Frost (1998)
Starring: Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston
Rating: PG
Length: 101 min.
A year after passing away a loving father comes back in the form of a snow man, Jack Frost, to tie up loose ends with his young son and say his final good-bye.

Hollywood - Arthur Christmas7. Arthur Christmas (2011) (Animated)
Voices of: James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie,
Laura Linney
Rating: G
Length: 97 min.
Arthur, the grandson of Santa, is bestowed the responsibility to help his grandfather return a misplaced gift given to a little girl.



Hollywood - The Nightmare6. Tim Burton’s the Nightmare before Christmas (1993) (Animated)
Voices of: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara
Rating: PG; Length: 76 min.
Tim Burton brings together the worlds of Halloween and Christmas, with Jack Skellington, a young king who tries to figure out for himself the true meaning of Christmas.

Hollywood - A Christmas Carol5. A Christmas Carol (2009) (Animated)
Voices of: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth
Rating: PG
Length: 96 min.
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, Jim Carrey brings to life Ebenezer Scrooge, a cold-hearted man who is visited by three spirits to teach him important life lessons about love and the meaning of Christmas.


Hollywood - Home Alone4. Home Alone (1990)
Starring: Macaulay Culkin
Rating: G
Length: 103 min.
A young boy finds himself having to defend his home against some not-so-bright burglars after his family mistakenly leaves him behind for Christmas vacation.

Hollywood - Elf3. Elf (2003)
Starring: Will Ferrell
Rating: G
Length: 97 min.
Ridiculed by his fellow elves for his larger size, Buddy travels to America to discover more about himself and his true identity as an elf.


Hollywood - Polar Express2. The Polar Express (2004) (Animated)
Voices of: Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola
Rating: G
Length: 100 min.
This whimsical tale follows the incredible journey of a young boy en route to the North Pole and to Santa Claus.

Hollywood - Grincho1. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Starring: Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen
Rating: G
Length: 104 min.
Follow the cruel, green Grinch as he attempts to steal the Christmas spirit from the Who’s of Whoville and wreaks havoc on the holidays.

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