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37 G Rated Christmas Movies To Watch These Holidays

Comprehensive Family Friendly Christmas Flick List

Looking for movies to watch, to bring out the Christmas vibes? Expecting a variety of guests, or maybe you have small kids in the house, and need something that's safe for all audiences? We've got a complete list of all sorts of great G-rated movies, sorted by streaming service, right here.

Whether you use Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney +, HBO Max, or Peacock, we have a collection of G-rated Christmas movies for you to pick from. And even if you don't have any of these streaming services, that's okay. We have some totally free options too!

While everything on this list is G (or Y-7), they aren't necessarily all children's shows. If you're expecting an adult crowd, and want to entertain the company without offending anyone, find one of our more "mature" G-rated selections. We've tried to arrange each list in order from "younger" to "older." There are even a few romance options below.


Mighty Express: A Mighty Christmas

The Mighty Express welcomes a new train and speeds into a snowstorm to deliver Santa's presents and save Christmas for all the kids in Tracksville.

Angela's Christmas/Angela's Christmas 2

A trip to church on Christmas Eve gives a young girl an extraordinary idea, one that not everyone approves of. In the sequel, Angela's father is working far away in Australia. A determined Angela makes a plan - and a heartfelt wish - to reunite her family in time for the holidays.

Shaun The Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas

Shaun's seasonal excitement turns to dismay when a farmhouse raid to get bigger stockings for the Flock inadvertently leads to Timmy going missing.

Elf Pets: A Fox Cub's Christmas Tale

Scout Elf Newsey Noel and friends investigate the mystery of Santa's once-a-year flight.

An Elf's Story: The Elf on the Shelf

A young scout elf who helps Santa determine who's naughty or nice takes on an assignment to help restore a 9-year-old boy's belief in Christmas.

Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You

A little girl who desperately wants a puppy for Christmas agrees to take care of her uncle's dog to prove she's responsible.

DreamWorks Home: For the Holidays

Oh takes it upon himself to introduce Christmas joy to his fellow Boovs. Unfortunately, his well-meaning mission nearly destroys the city.

Trolls Holiday

Poppy, queen of the Trolls, realizes her best friend Bridget, a Bergen, has no holidays in her calendar. Poppy, Branch, and the Snack Pack hop on the Caterbus Express to Bergen Town to prove how fun it is to celebrate.

The Claus Family

When his grandfather suddenly falls ill, holiday-hating Jules learns of his family's magical legacy and realizes he's the only hope to save Christmas.

Operation Christmas Drop

A by-the-book political aide falls for a big-hearted Air Force pilot while looking to shut down his tropical base and its airborne Christmas tradition.

Disney +

Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas/Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas

Mickey and his friends share a series of short stories in each of these collections. Once Upon A Christmas features "Stuck on Christmas," "A Very Goofy Christmas" and "Mickey and Minnie's Gift of the Magi." Twice Upon A Christmas contains "Belles on Ice," "Christmas: Impossible," "Christmas Maximus," "Donald's Gift" and "Mickey's Dog-Gone Christmas."

Mickey's Christmas Carol

A retelling of the classic Dickens tale with Disney's classic characters.

Beauty And The Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

A pipe organ hatches an evil plan as Belle attempts to fill the Beast's gloomy castle with holiday cheer.

Santa Buddies/ The Search For Santa Paws

A group of puppies helps Puppy Paws, the feisty son of Santa Paws, to remember the true meaning of Christmas. In the follow-up feature, a talking dog and an orphan must save Christmas after old Saint Nick loses his memory.

Prep & Landing / Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice

Wayne is an elf who is concerned as to whether any of his 227 years of service make a difference at all to the preparations for the festive season. Then in the sequel, Lanny and Wayne race to recover classified North Pole technology that falls into the hands of a naughty kid.

A Muppet's Christmas: Letters To Santa

Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo, and the gang inadvertently misdirect three letters intended for Santa, so they decide to deliver them personally.

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Kermit, Miss Piggy, and friends play Dickens characters as Scrooge meets the spirits of Christmases past, present, and yet to come.

The Santa Clause 1/2/3

Be warned: in this trio of Tim Allen films, the first is rated PG. The second and third films are G, however, so we've included all of them on this list.

First, an adman takes over for the bearded fellow after a rooftop mishap on Christmas Eve. In The Santa Clause 2 Scott Calvin's world turns upside down with a double whammy of bad news. Not only has his son, Charlie, landed on this year's naughty list - but Scott has to marry by Christmas Eve, or he will stop being Santa Claus forever. In the third part of the trilogy, Allen's character contends with visiting in-laws and a scheme by mischievous Jack Frost to freeze him out of Christmas.

Amazon Prime

The Snowy Day

Peter goes on a snowy, magical walk to his Nana's house to bring Christmas Eve dinner home.

The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas

The Cat in the Hat, Sally, Nick, and Fish help a baby reindeer find its way home in time for Christmas.

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

Emmet Otter and his mother, Ma Otter, are dirt-poor. They want to get a special present for each other by winning the talent show against the Riverbottom Gang, a group of rich kids with electric instruments.

Nutcracker: The Motion Picture

The Pacific Northwest Ballet performs the fairy tale "The Nutcracker," with music by Tchaikovsky and sets and costumes by Maurice Sendak.


Blippi's Snowflake Scavenger Hunt

Blippi embarks on an amazing holiday scavenger hunt adventure to three winter-themed locations to discover who is Secret Snowflake present is from.

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

The inquisitive monkey makes preparations for a perfect Christmas.


A Dennis The Menace Christmas

A mischievous boy tries to show his neighbor the holiday spirit while hoping Santa Claus grants his wish for a bicycle.

The Polar Express

The conductor of a train to the North Pole guides a boy who questions the existence of Santa Claus.


Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

Boris Karloff narrates an animated tale about the lonely and heartless Grinch who decides to dress up as Santa and steal the Christmas decorations, gifts, and feast from the people of Whoville.

The Little Drummer Boy

An orphaned boy who hates humanity encounters the baby Jesus in Bethlehem.

No Streaming Services? Use Tubi

Tubi is a free service. Just download the app on your TV and you can enjoy the following programs:

The Snowman

After an English boy makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, it comes to life to take him on an adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.

The Life And Adventures Of Santa Claus

Fairies adopt an orphaned human baby, who grows up to become Jolly Old St. Nicholas.

Christmas In The Smokies

A family must save its Smoky Mountains berry farm against all odds.

Happy holidays - and happy viewing!

Jamie Dixon is a contributing writer here at The Pyrrhic. She's a content writer by profession, but this is more fun. She's also working on her first novel in her spare time.

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