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The holidays can be a very busy time of year for many family’s. Amid all the craziness be sure to take some time to step back and enjoy some down time with the ones you love most.

Grab a bowl of popcorn, some cozy blankets and snuggle up on the couch to enjoy some of your holiday favourites. Christmas movie nights can make for a great way to bond while also adding to the magic of the season.

Not sure what to watch? We have put together a list of our favourite family-friendly must-watch Christmas movies that we know you and yours will just love!

Family-Friendly Must-Watch Christmas Movies on Netflix
Top 8 Family-Friendly Must-Watch Christmas Movies on Netflix

Elf. Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs, a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.

Trolls Holiday. When the Queen of the Trolls, Poppy, finds out that the Bergens do not have holidays, she enlists help from her friends, Branch and the Snack Pack, to help her bring holidays to the Bergens.

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas. In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children’s tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Whos. However, the bitter grump finds a hitch in his plans when he encounters the endearing Cindy Lou Who.

Arthur Christmas. Everyone knows that, each Christmas, Santa Claus delivers presents to every last child on Earth. What everyone doesn’t know is that Santa accomplishes the feat with a very high-tech operation beneath the North Pole. But when the unthinkable happens, and Santa misses one child out of hundreds of millions, someone has to save the day. It’s up to Arthur, Santa’s youngest son, to deliver a present to the forgotten tyke before Christmas morning dawns.

Dreamworks Holiday Classics. Join your DreamWorks friends for these four holiday specials, featuring Shrek and Donkey, Hiccup and Toothless, and the wacky animals from Madagascar.

Shrek the Halls. Just when Shrek thought he could finally sit back, relax and enjoy his happily ever after with his new family, the most joyous of all holidays arrives. It’s Christmas Eve and everyone is filled with holiday cheer – except for Shrek. He isn’t exactly the picture of yuletide joy, but for the sake of Fiona and the kids, he tries to get into the spirit of things as only an ogre can. Unfortunately, everyone seems to have their own ideas about what Christmas is al about, so when Donkey, Puss In Boots, Gingerbread Man and the whole gang try to join in on the fun, Shrek’s plans for a cozy family celebration end up spiraling into one truly unforgettable Christmas.

My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas. Clumsy Minty Pony breaks the holiday candy cane that guides Santa Claus to Ponyville every year; includes bonus episode “Dancing in the Clouds.”

Bob’s Broken Sleigh. A magic-less elf is ambushed by an evil puffin and becomes stranded in a magical forest. He and the friends he makes have to race to get Santa’s sleigh back home in time for Christmas.

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