The absolute best Christmas movies to watch with your grandkids

Dec 23, 2019
Here are the best Christmas movies to watch with your grandchildren these school holidays. Source: Getty

Nothing says Christmas like lounging in front of the telly watching your favourite festive flicks. And if you’ve got the grandkids for the holidays, watching movies together is a great pastime.

We’ve rounded up the very best Christmas movies to watch with your grandchildren these school holidays.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

A Christmas story is great, but nothing beats a comedy classic like National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. All Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants is “a fun, old-fashioned family Christmas” but, of course, nothing goes according to plan. Considered to be one of the greatest comedy films of all time, this is a must-see movie for both you and your grandkids.

Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone is the best Christmas movies ever. Whether its John Williams’ festive score throughout the movie that keeps you hooked, or Macaulay Culkin’s cheeky character outsmarting two dim-witted robbers, this film guarantees plenty of laughs for you and the whole family.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Miracle on 34th Street has become a firm Christmas favourite, and for good reason. This timeless favourite explores the importance of believing in something even when common sense tells you not to. You can’t go wrong with either the original 1940s version or the more modern remake of this classic festive film.

The Santa Clause (1994)

The Santa Clause starring Tim Allen is a classic holiday staple that the grandkids are sure to love! When divorced dad Scott Calvin causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place. If your grandkids love the movie, there’s another two films in the popular series.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey has been hailed by many as one of the best Christmas films of all time. The film tells the story of a grumpy green creature who goes on a mission to steal Christmas but – in true Christmas spirit – ends up having a change of heart.

Elf (2003)

The hilarious story of a human raised as an elf who travels to New York City to find his birth family never gets old. Elf starring comedy legend Will Ferrell is funny, charming, sentimental and may be just a little bit cliched, making it a great holiday comedy to watch during the festive season.

The Polar Express (2004)

The outstanding impression of elves dancing, singing and rushing to create an entrance for Santa is just one of the many scenes that remind us that Christmas is a truly magical season. The simple yet beautiful story about a young boy embarking on a magical adventure to the North Pole is a must-watch with the grandkids.

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