Best Christmas & Holiday Movies

The Grinch

This holiday season, we are hunkering down at home so it's the perfect opportunity to catch up on some of the season's best family movies ― for some merry fun! 

Snuggle up with a nice, warm mug of hot cocoa and some festive Christmas cookies, and watch these all-time favourite Christmas and Holiday movies.


It's A Wonderful Life

After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George's wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.

Rating: PG - Some violence, smoking, thematic elements. For ages 9+.


Miracle on 34th Street

In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain's main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.

Rating: G (suitable for all audiences). For ages 6+.


Elf

After discovering he is a human, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole decides to travel to New York City to locate his real father.

Rating: PG - Some mild rude humour and language. For ages 7+.


Home Alone

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Rating: PG - Some mild rude humour, language and smoking. For ages 10+.


How the Grinch Stole Christmas

On the outskirts of Whoville lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans to ruin Christmas for all of the citizens of the town.

Rating: PG - Brief rude humour. For ages 8+.


The Santa Clause

Divorced dad Scott (Tim Allen) has custody of his son (Eric Lloyd) on Christmas Eve. After he accidentally kills a man in a Santa suit, they are magically transported to the North Pole, where an elf explains that Scott must take Santa's place before the next Christmas arrives. Scott thinks he's dreaming, but over the next several months he gains weight and grows an inexplicably white beard. Maybe that night at the North Pole wasn't a dream after all ― and maybe Scott has a lot of work to do.

Rating - PG for some rude humour. For ages 9+.


The Polar Express

When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Rating: G (suitable for all audiences). For ages 6+.


A Christmas Story

Christmas is approaching and 9 year-old Ralphie wants only one thing: a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB gun. When he mentions it at the dinner table, his mother's immediate reaction is that he'll shoot his eye out. He then decides on a perfect theme for his teacher but her reaction is like his. He fantasizes about what it would be like to be Red Ryder and catch the bad guys. When the big day arrives he gets lots of present under the tree including a lovely gift from his aunt that his mother just adores. But what about the BB gun?

Rating: PG - Some rude language. For ages 10+.


Jingle All the Way

Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in this hilarious comedy about a father who vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. However, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.

Rating - PG for action violence, mild language and some thematic elements. For ages 8+.


Disney's A Christmas Carol

The ghosts take Scrooge on a journey through his past, present and future in the hope of transforming his bitterness.

Rating - PG for some scary sequences and images. For ages 10+.


A Charlie Brown Christmas

Depressed at the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find a deeper meaning to Christmas. For age 4+.

Rating: G (suitable for all audiences).


The Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.

Rating: PG - Some scary scenes. For ages 8+.


The Muppet Christmas Carol

A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future.

Rating: G (suitable for all audiences). For ages 5+.


Disney's Santa Buddies

Disney's irresistible talking puppies return in a heartwarming holiday adventure. Take a fantastic journey with your beloved Buddies to the magical world of the North Pole! Join Budderball, B-Dawg, Rosebud, Buddha and MudBud in this classic Christmas tale that will have you believing in miracles.

Rating: G (suitable for all audiences). For ages 5+.


Arthur Christmas

Santa's (Jim Broadbent's) clumsy son Arthur (James McAvoy) sets out on a mission with Grandsanta (Bill Nighy) to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than two hours.

Rating - PG for some mild rude humour. For ages 6+.


The Grinch

A grumpy Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

Rating PG - Some frightening scenes. For ages 6+.

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