Christmas Movie Night Ideas (40 of them!)

There’s one thing that’s easy to do during Christmas week with your family and that’s a movie night! Watching Christmas movies is one of the perks of the holiday season. If you’re looking for some Christmas movie night ideas, you’ve come to the right spot.

Christmas Movie Night Ideas

Christmas Movie Night Ideas

When it comes to some Christmas movie night ideas you need to determine what kind of Christmas movie you’re looking for. What does this mean? You just need to make sure that you know your audience when deciding which Christmas movie to watch.

Christmas Movie Night Ideas

Are you watching with little kids?

Are you watching with older kids?

Are you watching with a date?

Christmas Movie Night Ideas

There are all sorts of Christmas movies. My personal favorite happens to be a Christmas movie with a romance angle, but I know my family would disagree with me.

To make it easier for everyone, I’m going to laundry list out all sorts of Christmas Movie Night Ideas for you. These movies are ones that can be watched be anyone, but this will give you a good idea of what’s out there. They’re all family friendly and nothing is inappropriate.

Christmas Movie Night Ideas

I’m going to lay these Christmas Movie Night Ideas out easily for you so not to overwhelm you. This way you’ll be able to quickly (an hopefully seamlessly) decide what movie to watch. There really are so many amazing options out there, so it’s a great time to relax and watch!

Best Classic Christmas Movies:

It’s a Wonderful Life
White Christmas
Holiday Affair
The Apartment
Miracle on 34th Street
A Christmas Carol
The Shop Around the Corner
A Christmas Story
Holiday Inn
Christmas in Connecticut

Christmas Movie Night Ideas

Best Comedic Christmas Movies:

(Please note that not all of these are family friendly for kids to watch. To be fair, only Home Alone and ELF are the ones that I would suggest letting your kids watch.)

Home Alone
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
A Bad Moms Christmas
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Office Christmas Party
Disney’s NOELLE
The Night Before
A Madea Christmas
Bad Santa

Family Christmas Traditions

Best Romance Christmas Movies:

(Please note, too – I’m a HUGE Christmas and Holiday romance movie watcher. ANYTHING on Hallmark or Lifetime works, too. There are over 50+ movies that were released JUST this season, never mind on Netflix and other streaming services. You’ll have a ton to choose from, but here are some romantic goodies!)

The Family Stone
Last Holiday
Happiest Season
While You Were Sleeping
The Family Man
The Best Man Holiday
Last Christmas
Four Christmases
Love Actually

Family Christmas Traditions

Best Animated Christmas Movies:

Polar Express
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Disney’s A Christmas Carol
ELLIOT The Littlest Reindeer
Frosty the Snowman
Disney Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
A Charlie Brown Christmas

Family Christmas Traditions

Hopefully this list of 40 Christmas Movie Ideas will help you out. Spreading it out via different categories will hopefully be an easier way to view and check out the movie offerings.

With so many date nights halted, too watching some Christmas movies this week should be a list topper. This is one thing that is easy to do at home and (depending upon what movie you choose) potentially free. Many of these are being offered on Netflix right now, so check it out.

Family Christmas Traditions

If you’re looking for some other date nights during the winter, I wrote an article on 101 Winter Date Night Ideas. With kids it’s not always easy to get out, but if you do here are some ideas for you! Let me know if you decide to do any of these ideas.

Enjoy this holiday season with these Christmas Movie Night Ideas. It’s that time of year to sit around the TV with maybe a fire going, a tree in the background and breathe in the beauty of the season. It’s just a really fabulous, fun and festive time of year.


About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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