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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
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Christmas is one of the happiest times for children, and what’s a better way to make it even happier than playing some good Christmas movies?

Here are the top picks for the best kids’ Christmas movies on Netflix Canada for the 2018 holiday season.

Best Christmas Movies for Kids

A StoryBots Christmas (2017)

Suitable for: All ages (TV-Y)

Director: Evan Spiridellis, Jeff Gill

Starring: Edward Asner, Judy Greer, Erin Fitzgerald, Fred Tatasciore, Evan Spiridellis, Jeff Gill, Jim Meskimen, Gregg Spiridellis, Nate Theis

Bo mistakenly thinks her friends don’t like her Christmas presents, so she decides to head to the North Pole and ask Santa himself to teach her how to make better presents. On this quest, she finds out that Christmas is so much more than just gifts.


Pettersson and Findus 2 (Pettersson und Findus 2 – Das schönste Weihnachten Überhaupt) (2016)

Suitable for: All ages (TV-G)

Director: Ali Samadi Ahadi

Starring: Stefan Kurt, Max Herbrechter, Ali Samadi Ahadi, Marianne Sägebrecht, Marianne Sagebrecht

After being snowed in their house, Findus get worried that the Christmas celebration he’s been eagerly waiting for is ruined. But, Pettersson promises him they will find a Christmas tree and have the best Christmas celebration ever!


Benji’s Very Own Christmas Story (1978)

Suitable for: All ages (TV-G)

Director: Joe Camp

Starring: Ron Moody, Patsy Garrett, Cynthia Smith

In an Emmy nominated Christmas special, the canine Benji will do his best to save Christmas for his owners while on a trip to Switzerland. When they meet Santa Claus on the North Pole, they realize the true meaning of Christmas.


Christmas Ranch (2016)

Suitable for: All ages (TV-G)

Director: Douglas B. Maddox

Starring: Ken Arnold, Allen Williamson, Francine Locke, Warren Watson, Taylor Lyons, Stefannie Smith, Kera O’Bryon, Angie Moore

A rebellious teen gets sent to her grandmother’s ranch for Christmas and after a turn of events, she decides to take upon herself to save the ranch from foreclosure.


Once upon a Holiday (2015)

Suitable for: All ages (TV-G)

Director: James Head

Starring: Jay Brazeau, Paul Campbell, Greg Evigan, Jacqueline Samuda, Beverley Elliott, Briana Evigan, Tara Wilson, Casey Manderson

When a princess runs away from her royal comfort around Christmastime in New York, she meets the boy of her dreams that shows her the joys of living a “normal life”.


A Christmas Star (2015)

Suitable for: All ages (TV-G)

Director: Richard Elson

Starring: Julian Fellowes, Suranne Jones, Bronagh Waugh, Richard Clements, Erin Galway-Kendrick, Robert James-Collier, Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson, Kylie Minogue, Roma Tomelty

A wonderful story about a young girl named Noelle that’s born under a Christmas Star. She believes she can perform miracles so when trouble comes to her village, it’s up to her to save the holidays!


A Dogwalker’s Christmas Tale (2015)

Suitable for: All ages (TV-G)

Director: Letia Miller

Starring: Patrick Muldoon, Dina Meyer, Jonathan Bennett, Lexi Giovagnoli

A young girl maxes out her credit card and decides to walk her neighbor’s dog to earn money for a ruby necklace. While doing this, she meets Dean at the dog park and they join forces to save it from being turned into a spa by Lucy’s neighbors themselves.


Angel of Christmas (2015)

Suitable for: All ages (TV-G)

Director: Ron Oliver

Starring: Jonathan Scarfe, Wanda Cannon, Francis X. McCarthy, Tahmoh Penikett, Jennifer Finnigan, Christie Laing, Barclay Hope, Holly Robinson Peete

Ever since her boyfriend broke up with her on Christmas, newspaper writer Susan doesn’t like the holiday. But, that’s about to change when she’s hired to write a story about her family’s magical heirloom that brings people together, including herself and someone special.


Super Monsters and the Wish Star (2018)

Suitable for: All ages (TV-G)

Director: Avi Arad

Starring: Elyse Maloway, Vincent Tong, Erin Mathews, Andrea Libman, Alessandro Juliani, Nicole Anthony, Diana Kaarina, Ian James Corlett, Britt McKillip, Kathleen Barr, Gigi Saul Guerrero

As Pitchfork Pines prepares for Christmas, the monsters eagerly await their wishes to come true. Lobo’s wish is fulfilled when his favorite cousin comes to pay him a visit, and Glorb wishes to be everywhere all at once. A true time for some holiday magic.


Koala Brothers: Outback Christmas (2006)

Suitable for 5+ (TV-Y)

Director: n/a

Starring: Keith Wickham, Rob Rackstraw

The Koala Brothers Frank and Buster make a trip to the South Pole to bring their friend Penny back home for the upcoming holidays.


Happy Holidays from Madagascar (2005)

Suitable for: (TV-PG)

Director: n/a

Starring: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, John Dimaggio, Ben Stiller

The Madagascar crew accidentally hurts Santa Claus when they mistake him for an evil red goblin, causing him to lose his memory. Now, he can’t deliver presents to all children, and it’s up to Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria to do it for him.


Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010)

Suitable for: (TV-PG)

Director: Tim Johnson

Starring: Jackie Chan, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, James Hong, David Cross, Dan Fogler

Every year, Po and his family celebrate his favorite holiday – the Winter Feast together by cooking for the villagers and hanging decorations. But this year, as the Dragon Warrior he must be the host of the annual winter holiday feast. He is torn between his obligations as the Dragon Warrior and respecting his family traditions.


Tree Man (2015)

Suitable for: (TV-PG)

Director: Jon Reiner, Brad Rothschild

Starring: n/a

This documentary follows the story of Francois, who is far away from his wife and 3 kids, living in New York selling Christmas Trees for 3 months. His and his fellow tree sellers’ hardships during Christmastime, but also the magic and happiness they bring to New Yorkers with their Christmas Trees are all shown in this documentary.


Dear Santa (2011)

Suitable for: (TV-PG)

Director: Jason Priestley

Starring: Amy Acker, Gina Holden, David Haydn-Jones, Patrick Creery, James Dugan, Margherita Donato, Brooklynn Proulx, James D. Hopkin, Bob Irvine

When Crystal finds a letter from a small girl wishing a new wife for his daddy for Christmas, she takes it upon herself to make the little girl’s wish come true.


Pee-wee’s Playhouse: Christmas Special (1988)

Suitable for: 7+ (TV-PG)

Director: Wayne Orr, Paul Reubens

Starring: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Paul Reubens, Grace Jones, k.d. lang, Dinah Shore, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Cher, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Little Richard, Joan Rivers, Magic Johnson, Milly del Rubio, Elena del Rubio, Eadie del Rubio

Pee-Wee Herman enjoys his Christmas time with his pals by making holiday cards, teaching them how to ice skate and going to a wild sleigh ride. He gets so caught up in all this that he manages to make a wish list so long that it deprived Santa of gifts for the rest of the world!


The Princess Switch (2018)

Suitable for: (TV-PG)

Director: Michael Rohl

Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Nick Sagar, Suanne Braun, Mark Fleischmann, Amy Griffiths, Sara Stewart, Pavel Douglas, Robin Soans, Calliope Taylor, Natali Yura, Alexa Adeosun

Stacy, a young baker from Chicago, and Margaret, the Duchess of Montenaro look identical. Before Christmastime, they decide to switch places so Margaret can experience life as a normal person before she gets married, which launches a wild series of events for both girls.


The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

Suitable for: (TV-PG)

Director: Clay Kaytis

Starring: Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, Judah Lewis

Sister and brother Kate and Teddy Pierce had a genius plan to catch Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. As they crash his sleigh, they dive into an unexpected journey that most kids dream about.


Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Suitable for: (TV-PG)

Director: Bill Condon

Starring: Kevin Kline, Bill Condon, Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

This movie megahit reiterates the timeless story of Belle, a young woman that finds herself in an enchanted castle with living pottery, candles, clocks and a beastly prince.


Puppy Star Christmas (2018)

Suitable for: (TV-PG)

Director: Robert Vince

Starring: Kaitlyn Maher, Mackenzie Sol, Makenzie Moss, David DeLuise, George Newbern, Reggie De Leon, Diedrich Bader, Chloe Coleman, Oakley Bull, Dillon Fontana, Vivienne Rutherford, Tyreese Burnett

When the puppy gang meets their rival team that plans to ruin Christmas, they set their way to the North Pole to save Santa and the holiday spirit. A music-filled Christmas movie any animal-loving kid will enjoy.


White Fang (2018)

Suitable for: 7+ (TV-PG)

Director: Alexandre Espigares

Starring: Nick Offerman, Rashida Jones, Paul Giamatti, Eddie Spears, David Boat, Sean Kenin, Raquel Antonia, Daniel Hagen, Stephen Kramer Glickman, William Calvert, Jason Grasl, Armando Riesco

A heartwarming story of an Alaskan wolfdog and his life adventures while serving three completely different owners. It’s not a Christmas story, but it’s definitely a feel-good story that’s set in snowy Alaska.


DreamWorks Home: For the Holidays (2017)

Suitable for: 7+ (TV-Y7)

Director: Blake Lemons

Starring: Kelly Clarkson, Ana Ortiz, Ben Schwartz, Rachel Crow, Mark Whitten, Matt Jones, Ron Funches

In this wonderful holiday special that will bring joy to every kid, Oh’s good-intended efforts of bringing Christmas joy to his fellow Boovs almost destroy the whole Boov city.


Santa Pac’s Merry Berry Day (2016)

Suitable for: 7+ (TV-Y7)

Director: Moto Sakakibara

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Pac tries to stop Betrayus as he tries to ruin Berry Day for Pacworlders by capturing Santa Pac. In this quest of keeping Berry Day as the happiest day ever, he unravels a curious mystery about his parents.


Free Rein: The Twelve Neighs of Christmas (2018)

Suitable for: 7+ (TV-Y7)

Director: Marek Losey

Starring: Jaylen Barron, Billy Angel, Manpreet Bambra

Bright Field prepares for the Mistletoe Ball when Zoe finds an old family ornament that leads to her finding out a family secret. On the other hand, Gaby is faced with a new, mean boss.


Prince of Peoria: A Christmas Moose Miracle (2018)

Suitable for: 7+ (TV-Y7)

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Starring:

Teddy has never missed the Festival of Lights, a tradition that is now threatened because the bowling alley has been snowed in. But, the Prince of Peoria Emil insists that the Christmas moose will save the day!


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A Christmas Prince (2017)

Suitable: 11+ TV-PG

Director: Alex Zamm

Starring: Rose McIver, Ben Lamb, Alice Krige, Honor Kneafsey

Young reporter Amber goes undercover as a tutor to see the young prince who will be a future king. While trying to keep her secret, she finds herself in some royal intrigue and ends up finding love.

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