What to Watch With Your Kids This Holiday on Netflix

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When you’ve ditched cable and have a streaming service like Netflix you have to do some searching to find great holiday shows and movies because there are so many to choose from. I made a list of great Christmas movies and shows streaming on Netflix that your family will love. 

Check out the Holiday section on Netflix here for more. 

Christmas Specials from Netflix Originals

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey – A musical adventure and a visual spectacle for the ages, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a wholly fresh and spirited family holiday event. Set in the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton, the film follows legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker) whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice (Emmy winner Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter (newcomer Madalen Mills) — and a long-forgotten invention — to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within. From the imagination of writer-director David E. Talbert and featuring original songs by John Legend, Philip Lawrence, and Davy Nathan, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey reminds us of the strength of family and the power of possibility. 

The Christmas Chronicles – THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES, a holiday adventure from producer Chris Columbus (“Home Alone”, “Harry Potter”) and director Clay Kaytis (“The Angry Birds Movie”), tells the story of sister and brother, Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis), whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus (Kurt Russell) on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about. After staking out Santa’s arrival, they sneak into his sleigh, cause it to crash and nearly derail Christmas. As their wild night unfolds, Kate and Teddy work together with Santa – as you’ve never seen him before – and his loyal Elves to save Christmas before it’s too late.

The Christmas Chronicles 2 – It’s been two years since siblings Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis) saved Christmas, and a lot has changed. Kate, now a cynical teenager, is reluctantly spending Christmas in Cancun with her mom’s new boyfriend and his son Jack (Jahzir Bruno). Unwilling to accept this new version of her family, Kate decides to run away. But when a mysterious, magical troublemaker named Belsnickel threatens to destroy the North Pole and end Christmas for good, Kate and Jack are unexpectedly pulled into a new adventure with Santa Claus (Kurt Russell). Written and directed by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter) and co-starring Goldie Hawn, THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES 2 is an action-packed adventure for the whole family that’s full of heart, humor, and holiday spirit.

Home for the Holidays – Based on the popular Netflix original animated series, Home Adventures with Tip & Ohthe Home for the Holidays special finds Oh experiencing his very first Christmas on earth. Unfamiliar with any of these human traditions, Tip does her best to explain Christmas to Oh and they decide to bring the holiday magic to Boovsland. When the Boovs’ unfounded enthusiasm and outlandish interpretation of Christmas wreak havoc and threaten to ruin the holiday for everyone on Earth, Tip and Oh have to get help from some special new friends to save the Season!  

Kelly Clarkson plays an animated version of herself and sings “Oh Holy Night” as well as “Christmas is a Feeling.” Ben Schwartz joins the merriment as an animated version of himself, singing “Eight Days of Latkes” spreading the joy of Hanukkah. Through unforgettable Christmas classics in addition to new holiday songs – Tip and Oh learn that what matters most during the holidays is the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when surrounded by your loved ones! DreamWorks Home for the Holidays is coming exclusively to Netflix on December 1st!

The Christmas Prince – Christmas comes early for an aspiring young journalist when she’s sent abroad to get the scoop on a handsome prince who’s poised to be king.

The Christmas Prince: A Royal Wedding

The Christmas Prince: A Royal Baby 

A Storybots Christmas – Coming December 1st Bo thinks her holiday gift-giving isn’t good enough, so she heads north to study under Santa Claus — only to find he’s missing. 

DreamWorks Holiday Specials on Netflix

Trolls Holiday Special – Coming December 6th. I’m super excited about the Trolls Holiday Special. Now that the Bergens’ one holiday is gone – and the Trolls don’t have to worry about being eaten by their neighbors – Poppy, the eternally optimistic Troll queen, has made it her mission to bring a brand new day of celebration to Bergen Town.

When Poppy recruits reluctant Branch and the rest of the colorful Snack Pack to join her quest, she’ll try to prove to her best Bergen friends, Bridget and King Gristle Jr., that life would be better if they’d just adopt a new holiday. But just because Poppy won’t rest until the village embraces Ticklepalooza or Balloon Squeal Day doesn’t mean the Bergens are ready to launch a celebration as loud, crazy and glittery as the little Troll suggesting it.

The returning cast includes your favorites – Anna Kendrick as Poppy, Justin Timberlake as Branch, Zooey Deschanel as Bridget, Christopher Mintz-Plasse as King Gristle Jr., James Corden as Biggie, Ron Funches as Cooper, Icona Pop’s Caroline Hjelt as Chenille and Aino Jawo as Satin, Kunal Nayyar as Guy Diamond, Walt Dohrn as Cloud Guy, Smidge, and Fuzzbert, and Kevin Michael Richardson as the narrator.

Watch the first 4 minutes here!

DreamWorks Holiday Classics – Join the DreamWorks friends for these four holiday specials, featuring Shrek and Donkey, Hiccup and Toothless, and the wacky animals from Madagascar. 

Happy Holidays From Madagascar – Madagascar goes wild with the holiday spirit in the set of Christmas-themed tales featuring everyone’s favorite animals. 

Kung Fu Panda: Holiday – As preparations for the Winter Feast build, Po is caught between his obligations as the Dragon Warrior and his family holiday traditions. 

Christmas Favorites Streaming to Netflix

How the Grinch Stole Christmas – In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children’s tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Whos. However, the bitter grump finds a hitch in his plans when he encounters the endearing Cindy Lou Who.

White Christmas – An oldie but a goodie. Two war buddies fall for two sisters and follow the girls to a resort owned by their former commanding officer, who is in danger of losing the place. 

The Christmas Project – Four brothers prepare for war when they’re forced to deliver secret holiday gifts to the school bullies. But they soon learn kindness goes a long way.

Get Santa – When Santa gets arrested for trespassing after crashing his sleigh, it’s up to a father-son team to spring him from jail and save Christmas. 

Looking for some adult Christmas Favorites? You can find A Bad Moms Christmas also!

Christmas Shows on Netflix

A Christmas Special: Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir – Parisian teen Marinette transforms herself into a superhero Ladybug to find her lonely secret crush Adrien when he runs away from home at Christmas. 

Adorable Pet Holiday Specials on Netflix

The Search for Santa Paws – Puppies

Santa Buddies – More puppies!

12 Dog Days Till Christmas 

The Christmas Bunny

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas

You can find ever more Christmas movies and shows on Netflix here. 

 

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Meghan Cooper is a writer, content creator, movie critic, and geek living in Atlanta, Ga. She loves movies, traveling, and lots of coffee. Member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, Georgia Film Critics Association, and Atlanta Film Critics Circle.

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