Part of our family countdown to Christmas includes holiday movies. Now, there are many we watch separately – I don’t do the Grinch I don’t care what version you show me and I know my 9yo has no interested in small country town romances that Hallmark delivers. So here’s our list for 2019 of the nightly family holiday tales we’ll be enjoying!


  1. Klaus (2019) Netflix Original
  2. Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer (2018) | Netflix
  3. An American Christmas Carol – the Fonz as Scrooge – who can resist?! | Amazon Prime
  4. Christmas Break-In (2019) | Netflix – made it through first 20 minutes. not for us.
  5. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever | YouTube – this is our current bedtime read aloud book so thought would be fun to find the special for my son to have a little context.
  6. White Christmas | Netflix – this classic ranks in my top 3 for season!
  7. Santa’s Apprentice | Netflix
  8. Disney’s The Nutcracker And The Four Realms | Netflix – one of the 9yo’s favorites from last year; my first time to watch
  9. It’s a Wonderful Life | Amazon Prime – this classic ranks in my top 3 for season!
  10. The Man who Invented Christmas | Amazon Prime – loved this last year so time to see if the boy does too
  11. The Flintstones’ Christmas Special | Amazon Prime – gotta love the irony of prehistoric people celebrating Christmas – ho ho ho!
  12. Prancer | Amazon Prime
  13. Christmas Cartoons: 14 Christmas Cartoon Classics | Amazon Prime
  14. Jack Frost AND Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (1970) – those vintage TV classics | Amazon Prime
  15. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) AND The Little Drummer Boy (1968) – again the classic animated TV specials | Amazon Prime
  16. Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (1999) | Amazon Prime
  17. Love Actually | Amazon Prime – this classic ranks in my top 3 for season!
  18. The Polar Express | Hulu although we’ll be catching it a local theater whose showing on big screen
  19. A Christmas Carol x3! So many versions!
  20. The Snowman | Netflix
  21. Tne Nutcracker: The Untold Story | Amazon Prime
  22. Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997) | Amazon Prime
  23. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) | Amazon Prime
  24. The Star | Netflix