Time to get into the holiday spirit!
Baking Christmas cookies is fun. Opening up a toy advent calendar door every day is exciting. Dusting off the holiday playlist is festive. But nothing — absolutely nothing — will get you in the festive mood faster than watching a good Christmas movie. (Or a whole marathon of them.) Gather the kids, pop the popcorn and vote on one of the best Christmas movies for kids every family movie night from now until the big day.
There are so many options: You can make them watch the movies of your childhood, from the Rankin/Bass specials to Peanuts and the Grinch. You can opt for an all-out classic, like It's a Wonderful Life or White Christmas. You can do some kind of Ebenezer Scrooge bracket, and see who makes the best Scrooge: Jim Carrey, Michael Cane or Scrooge McDuck. Or you can opt for one of the newer films, like Klaus, which came close to winning an Oscar last year for Best Animated Feature. (Toy Story 4 took home the prize.) The great thing about Christmas movies for kids is that it's so much easier to find a good one than a bad one. Stumped? Take a look at our favorites here.