Top Ten Xmas Movies For Kids

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Xmas is a time for family, yes, but when you add children to the mix, it becomes extra special. Nothing can build holiday excitement faster than seeing the wonder on small faces as they watch the Xmas lights or visit Santa at the store.

One way to build your children’s anticipation is to sit down with them and drink a delicious hot chocolate while watching a much-loved holiday movie.

In my previous post, I gave you my top ten Xmas movies and, while many of them are suitable for viewing as a family, some of them might be a little boring for the smaller members. Therefore, as a bonus post to make up for not posting a top ten list last Tuesday, I’ve decided to give you a separate list for the munchkins. Here is my list of the top ten Xmas movies for kids, from ten to one:

Number 10

The Little Drummer Boy (1968)

Directors: Jules BassArthur Rankin Jr., Takeya Nakamura
Writer: Romeo Muller
Stars: José FerrerPaul FreesJune Foray

Number 9

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

Director: Larry Roemer
Writer:  Romeo MullerRobert May (story), Johnny Marks (song)
Stars:  Billie Mae RichardsBurl IvesLarry D. Mann

Number 8

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (1970)

Directors: Jules BassArthur Rankin Jr.
Writer: Romeo Muller (teleplay by)
Stars: Fred AstaireMickey RooneyKeenan Wynn

Number 7

The Santa Clause (1994)

Director: John Pasquin
Writers: Leo BenvenutiSteve Rudnick
Stars: Tim AllenJudge ReinholdWendy Crewson

Number 6

Arthur Cristmas (2011)

Directors: Sarah SmithBarry Cook (co-director)
Writers: Peter Baynham (screenplay), Sarah Smith (screenplay)
Stars: James McAvoyJim BroadbentBill Nighy

Number 5

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Director: Ron Howard
Writers: Dr. Seuss (book), Jeffrey Price (screenplay), Peter S. Seaman (screenplay)
Stars: Jim CarreyTaylor MomsenKelley

Number 4

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Director: Brian Henson
Writers: Charles Dickens (novel), Jerry Juhl (screenplay)
Stars: Michael CaineDave GoelzSteve Whitmire

Number 3

The Polar Express (2004)

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writers: Chris Van Allsburg (book), Robert Zemeckis (screenplay), William Broyles Jr. (screenplay)
Stars: Tom HanksChris CoppolaMichael Jeter

Number 2

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Director: Henry Selick
Writers: Tim Burton (story and characters), Michael McDowell (adaptation), Caroline Thompson (screenplay)
Stars: Danny ElfmanChris SarandonCatherine O’Hara

Number 1

The Year Without A Santa Claus (1974)

Directors: Jules BassArthur Rankin Jr.
Writers: William J. Keenan (teleplay) (as William Keenan), Phyllis McGinley (novel)
Stars: Shirley BoothMickey RooneyDick Shawn

So do you agree with this list? What is your favourite holiday film for kids? Let me know in the comments below.

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