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Holiday Movie Night Ideas

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Check out these movie night ideas just in time for the holidays!

Plan the ultimate holiday-themed movie night with the family. Whether you’re doing it for a Christmas date night or just looking for some quality family time, here are some ideas to help with your planning. 

holiday movie night ideas

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Pull out the matching PJs, the cozy blankets, and slippers, and enjoy the ultimate holiday movie night with your family. Pick your favorite holiday movie(s), make sure you have the snacks and have a blast with your loved ones. Here’s a little help with your planning. 

Movie Ideas

There is certainly no shortage of family-friendly holiday films. But here are 50 popular Christmas films to kickstart the ideation.

  1. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
  2. The Polar Express (2004)
  3. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
  4. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
  5. Frosty the Snowman (1969)
  6. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
  7. Elf (2003)
  8. The Santa Clause (1994)
  9. Home Alone (1990)
  10. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  11. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  12. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)
  13. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  14. Jack Frost (1998)
  15. Santa Clause is Comin to Town (1970)
  16. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
  17. A Christmas Carol (2009)
  18. Santa Hunters (2014)
  19. Babes in Toyland (1997)
  20. Jingle All the Way (1996)
  21. Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (1999)
  22. Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas (2004)
  23. Arthur Christmas (2011)
  24. A Flintstone Christmas (1977)
  25. Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
  26. Barbie in the Nutcracker (2001)
  27. Let it Snow (2019)
  28. It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)
  29. A Christmas Prince (2017)
  30. The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
  31. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
  32. I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1998)
  33. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2000)
  34. Gremlins (1984)
  35. I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (2003)
  36. Klaus (2019)
  37. Bah Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas (2006)
  38. Noelle (2019)
  39. Yogi’s First Christmas (1980)
  40. Santa Claws (2014)
  41. Prancer (1989)
  42. Last Christmas (2019)
  43. The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
  44. Scrooged (1988)
  45. The Search for Santa Paws (2010)
  46. A Cinderella Christmas Story: Christmas Wish (2019)
  47. One Christmas Wish (2015)
  48. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  49. Northpole (2014)
  50. Northpole 2: Open for Christmas (2015)

Can’t Forget the Snacks!

Now that you’ve selected your movie, you have to choose some yummy snacks! Check out the suggestions below to start building your grocery list. 


What are some of your best tips for a holiday-themed family movie night? Feel free to share in the comments!


  • Briana Marie

    Briana Marie is a mental health and financial literacy advocate, and founder of Major League Mommy. In her spare time, Briana enjoys yoga, travel, and spending time with her Husband and two daughters.

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