30 Lovely Christmas Movies for Preschool

Watching Christmas movies with my little ones is one of my favorite family holiday traditions. We love to snuggle up on the couch with our hot cocoa, popcorn, and comfy slippers and see which holiday special is on for us to watch together. My preschool-age children love animated holiday classics the most. I am excited to share with you 30 Christmas movies that warm my heart both as a teacher and as a mom!

1. A Charlie Brown Christmas


One of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit is by watching A Charlie Brown Christmas. This movie will quickly become one of your family’s favorite holiday movies. However, you may need to be prepared to watch it more than once this holiday season.

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2. Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas


Many preschoolers may already recognize Mickey Mouse from watching their favorite Disney shows and movies. They will love watching Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas this holiday season.

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3.Original Christmas Classics


The Original Christmas Classics collection comes with all of the classic holiday films including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Special, Frosty the Snowman, Frosty Returns, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, The Little Drummer Boy, and Cricket on the Hearth.

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4. Merry Christmas, Olivia


Merry Christmas, Olivia is a favorite among toddlers. This animated adventure is made up of 8 fabulous stories that will have your toddler hooked on Olivia the pig!

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5. Curious George- A Very Monkey Christmas


Curious George- A Very Monkey Christmas is sure to bring some holiday cheer – and a whole lot of laughs into your home this Christmas season.

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6. Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure


Dora the Explorer is a beloved name in our house! Your preschooler will love to join Dora and her friends for holiday fun and adventure in Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure.

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All Aboard! Is your toddler ready to imagine themselves on an epic adventure riding a magical train at Christmas time? If so, you may want to check out The Polar Express. The Polar Express is certain to become a favorite for the whole family.

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Santa Buddies is perfect for the pup-loving preschooler in your life. This is a fun story in which Santa Claus and his puppy friend Santa Paws go on an extraordinary adventure to spread the Christmas spirit.

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The Star is one of the most fun holiday specials. This movie features big names in Hollywood including Steven Yeun, Keegan-Michael Key, Oprah Winfrey, Aidy Bryant, and Gina Rodriguez. I would rate this movie as one of the best Christmas films for children.

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10. Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas


Sesame Street is a very popular children’s show that all preschoolers can enjoy. Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas features all of your favorite characters from Sesame Street that your children know and love.

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Frosty the Snowman is a classic story that many generations have enjoyed at Christmas time. Frosty the snowman will always be one of my favorite holiday movies for toddlers.

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12. Thomas and Friends: The Christmas Engines

Do you hear the whistle? That’s Thomas and Friends: The Christmas Engines waiting to be viewed! This beloved holiday movie will become one of your family’s favorites in no time.

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13. Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year


Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year is a heartwarming story for the whole family. Winnie the Pooh has always been one of my children’s most beloved characters. I hope your children love this movie as much as my children have.

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14. All I Want for Christmas is You


This Christmas movie features favorite holiday music by award-winning artist Mariah Carey. This movie is about a young Mariah’s wish for a new puppy. Do you think her Christmas wish will be granted? You will have to watch to find out!

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15. If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie


If you Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie is sure to be a merry time for your preschool child to watch around the holidays. I personally love to watch this movie while the Christmas cookies are baking in the oven. Your children will love to bake their own cookies too!

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16. A Frozen Christmas Time


Dance party, anyone? Lace up your dancing shoes and watch A Frozen Christmas Time with your little ones this holiday season. This family-friendly movie will bring much joy to your preschoolers as they watch it again and again.

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17. Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure


Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure is the ideal Christmas movie for dog lovers far and wide. Beethoven is a St. Bernard who is on a mission to save an elf and bring him home before Christmas day. Do you think he will accomplish his mission?

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18. Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer


Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer is a highly rated Christmas movie about a strong miniature horse that travels to the North Pole to compete for a spot to pull Santa’s sleigh. Elliot’s determination shows children that you can do anything you put your mind to.

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19. Little Brother, Big Trouble: A Christmas Adventure


In the Christmas movie Little Brother, Big Trouble: A Christmas Adventure, Niko is a young reindeer who is determined to save Christmas by finding his little brother who went missing. This movie relays the true meaning of Christmas by emphasizing the importance of family.

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20. The Flight Before Christmas


The Flight Before Christmas is about a flying squirrel who teaches a young reindeer how to properly soar through the sky. The reindeer must overcome a bad case of vertigo in the process. This is a great movie that depicts overcoming obstacles and embracing others with disabilities or medical challenges.

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If your child has ever asked, “how does Santa deliver presents to everyone in one night? You may need to watch Arthur Christmas. This movie shares all of the magical stunts that keep Santa on task- until one child is missed and Santa’s son Arthur step in to help!

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22. Kung Fu Panda: Holiday

Have you ever had to decide between going to two-holiday events? In Kung Fu Panda: Holiday, Po finds himself in a pickle when he has to make an important choice. Will he decide to host dinner for the kung fu masters or spend the holiday with his father?

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Get Santa is a Christmas movie that the whole family will enjoy. Find out what happens when Santa and his reindeer experience a crash that lands them captured in prison. Will they fix the sleigh and find a way out?

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24. Peppa Pig: Peppa’s Christmas


Your little ones will enjoy this collection of 12 Christmas-themed episodes with Peppa Pig. Join Peppa’s family on their search for their Christmas tree and prepare for the Christmas holiday.

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25. Disney’s a Christmas Carol

Disney’s a Christmas Carol tops my personal favorite list of Christmas movies. The eye-catching animations will keep your children’s attention and Jim Carrey’s portrayal of Scrooge will keep the whole family entertained for many years to come.

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Klaus is an entertaining family movie brought to you by Netflix Film. It is about an unlikely friendship between a postman and a toymaker that team up to bring holiday cheer to people in need.

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27. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure

What is your favorite holiday tradition? In Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, your child will enjoy the search for family traditions with Olaf this Christmas season. You may even pick up a few new traditions to try with your own family!

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28. Home: for the Holidays


Home: for the Holidays is a DreamWorks special featuring all of your favorite characters from the original movie, Home. In this Christmas special, Tip and Oh bring Christmas to the Boovs. Watch to see how it all unfolds!

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29. Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas


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