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25 Christmas movies for kids on Netflix Canada

Whether it's a movie suitable for a pre-schooler or a tween that's itching for family movie night, there are great options ready for streaming

Technology may have changed but many traditions stay the same. To help you and your family indulge in a movie-marathon holiday tradition, here are our picks for the 25 best Christmas movies for kids on Netflix this holiday season. The list offers selections that great for pre-schoolers right up to tweens (maybe even teens).

The Christmas movies suitable for the youngest family members are in the top of the list, while selections enjoyed by older kids are found closer to the bottom of the list.

Best Christmas Movies for Kids


Bob’s Broken Sleigh

On eager elf decides to help improve Santa’s sleigh but ends up crash-landing far, far away from home. Now three odd critters have to help this little elf and the sleigh to get back to the North Pole.
Suitable for 3+ (C)
Director: Jay Surridge
Starring: Cole Howard, Bruce Greenwood, Victor Garber, Michael Adamthwaite, Raini Rodriguez


Home for the Holidays (2017 Netflix Original)

That loveable alien Oh decides to help his fellow Boovs learn the magic of Christmas. Problem is his well-meaning intentions almost destroy the city (with a lot of bumbling mistakes along the way).
Suitable for 3+
Director: n/a
Starring: Rachel Crow, Mark Whitten, Kelly Clarkson, Ana Ortiz, Ben Schwartz


The Wiggles: Go Santa Go! (2013)

Join the Wiggles as they help Santa and his magical elves to get ready for Christmas.
Suitable for 3+ (TV-Y)
Director: Anthony Field, Paul Field
Starring: The Wiggles, Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins


Petterson and Findus 2 (2016)

Snowy weather and a lack of a tree have Pettersson and Findus the cat worried that they may not be able to celebrate Christmas.
Suitable for 3+ (TV-G)
Director: Ali Samadi Ahadi
Starring: Stefan Kurt, Marianne Sagebrecht, Max Herbrechter


Happy Holidays from Madagascar (2005)

The Madagascar crew go wild with holiday spirit in this Christmas special.
Suitable for 5+ (TV-PG)
Director: n/a
Starring: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, John Dimaggio, Ben Stiller

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Tom and Jerry: Little Santa’s Helpers (2014)

It’s Christmas Eve at the North Pole but Tom and Jerry can’t stop fighting! What will change their tune? Perhaps a few magical reindeer.
Suitable for 5+ (TV-Y)
Director: Darrell Van Citters
Starring: n/a

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Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight! (2015)

Loki and Ymir plot to steal Santa Claus’ powers and use them to conquer the world. Now it’s up to the Avengers to stop them.
Suitable for 5+ (PG)
Director: Mitch Schauer
Starring: Mick Wingert, Matthew Mercer, Travis Willingham, Fred Tatasciore, Grey DeLisle


Dreamworks Holiday Classics (2011)

Join the Madagascar crew, Shrek and his family, Hiccup and Toothless the Dragon for four separate holiday specials that are to put some cheer back into your Christmas.
Suitable for 5+ (TV-PG)
Director: n/a
Starring: Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jay Baruchel

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Jim Carrey brings Dr Seuss’s character to life in this remake of the holiday classic. As the tale goes, the Grinch decides to rob Whoville of Christmas but a dash of kindness from little Cindy Lou and the mean ol’ Grinch’s heart starts to melt.
Suitable for 5+
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Bill Irwin

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The Christmas Project (2016)

Four brothers are given an almost impossible task during the holidays: deliver secret holiday gifts to the school bullies! Despite their fear and plans, the boys soon learn that kindness actually goes a long, long way.
Suitable for 5+ (TV-PG)
Director: Michael Buster
Starring: Jacob Buster, Anson Bagley, Grace Hallows, Josh Reid, Cooper Daniel Johnson


Arthur Christmas (2011)

Mr Claus and his two sons are hard at work making sure that all kids get a present on Christmas Day until a small glitch leaves one child empty-ended. Now the super-secret toy-making facility must face up to the real meaning of Christmas.
Suitable for 5+ (G)
Director: Sarah Smith
Starring: James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton

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Santa Claws (2014)

When a sack full of kittens, that’s intended as a gift, gives Santa a bad allergic reaction, the kitties have to step in and help the jolly ol’ man to deliver the presents.
Suitable for 5+ (TV-PG)
Director: Glenn Miller
Starring: Nicola Lambo, Evan Boymel, John P. Fowler, Erica Duka, Ezra James Colbert

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Shrek the Halls (2008)

An ogre doesn’t celebrate Christmas, or does he? Just when Shrek thought he could relax and enjoy a quiet winter season with his new family (did someone say triplets??) his friends show up to show him what Christmas is all about.
Suitable: 5+ (TV-PG)
Director: Gary Trousdale
Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Cody Cameron

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Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (2011)

The loveable, over-sized Saint Bernard is at it again as he tries to save the holidays after a clumsy elf crashes Santa’s sleigh, causing thieves to run off with a bag of toys.
Suitable for 5+
Director: John Putch
Starring: Kyle Massey, Munro Chambers, Kim Rhodes, Robert Picardo, John O’Hurley


Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger (2012)

An overly anxious teacher at an underperforming school enters his kids into a Christmas song competition…and then the hilarity ensues.
Suitable for 5+ (TV-PG)
Director: Debbie Isitt
Starring: David Tennant, Marc Wootton, Jason Watkins, Joanna Page, Ian McNeice


Elf (2003)

Buddy the Elf is different than all the other elves. Much different. So the extra-tall elf travels to New York to find his real father and to help spread some Christmas cheer.
Suitable for 5+ (G)
Director: Jon Favreau
Starring: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Edward Asner, Mary Steenburgen

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Casper’s Haunted Christmas (2000)

That friendly ghost Casper is about to get into a tonne of trouble from the kings of ghosts if he doesn’t scare just one person before Christmas day!
Suitable for 5+ (G)
Director: Owen Hurley
Starring: Brendon Ryan Barrett, Kathleen Barr, Ian James Corlett, David Kaye, Graeme Kingston


Koala Brothers: Outback Christmas (2006)

The Koala Brothers are sad their friend Penny can’t make it back for the holidays, so the two brothers decide to travel to the South Pole to bring her back.
Suitable for 5+ (TV-Y)
Director: n/a
Starring: Keith Wickham, Rob Rackstraw


12 Dog Days Till Christmas (2014)

A troubled foster child learns that the animal shelter is forced to close, right around the holiday season. He now has 12 days to find homes for all the unwanted dogs.
Suitable for 7+ (TV-Y7)
Director: Charlie Vaughn
Starring: Vincent Giovagnoli, Reginald VelJohnson, Grainne McDermott, Lexi Giovagnoli

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Power Rangers: Super Samurai Stuck on Christmas (2012)

The Samurai Rangers get stuck in the broken down Megazord’s cockpit on Christmas Eve. Can they get out?
Suitable for 7+ (TV-Y7)
Director: Haim Saban, Toei Company
Starring: Alex Heartman, Najee De-Tiege, Hector David Jr., Erika Fong, Brittany Anne Pirtle

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Power Rangers: Roboknight before Christmas (2013)

Robo Knight learns the meaning of Christmas from a group of kids who mistakenly believe the Knight is a donated Christmas toy.
Suitable for 7+ (TV-Y7)
Director: James Barr
Starring: Andrew M. Gray, Ciara Hanna, John Mark Loudermilk, Christina Masterson, Azim Rizk

Power Rangers: Samurai Christmas Special (2011)

On Christmas Eve, the Power Rangers get an unexpected lesson on the true meaning of the holiday season.
Suitable for 7+ (TV-Y7)
Director: Haim Saban
Starring: Alex Heartman, Najee De-Tiege, Hector David Jr., Erika Fong, Brittany Anne Pirtle


My Dad is Scrooge (2014)(Canadian)

Two kids and some talking animals set out to melt the cold heart of their workaholic dad by performing the classic tale “A Christmas Carol.”
Suitable for 8+ (TV-Y7)
Director: Justin G. Dyck
Starring: Brian Cook, Christian Laurian Kerr, Laurie Campbell, Eva Greig, Charles Shaughnessy


Zipi & Zape: Captain’s Island

Zip and Zap take a trip with their parents to a remote island at Christmas time. They end up meeting a friendly woman who runs a children’s home and stumbles upon a mystery.
Suitable for 8+ (TV-PG)
Director: Oskar Santos
Starring: Teo Pianell, Toni Gomez, Elena Anaya, Iria Castellano, Maximo Pastor

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A Christmas Prince (2017)

Christmas comes early for a young woman who aspires to be a reporter as she is sent over to England to get the inside scoop on a young, dashing prince who is poised to be king.
Suitable: 11+  TV-PG
Director: Alex Zamm
Starring: Rose McIver, Ben Lamb, Alice Krige, Honor Kneafsey

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