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20 Fun Christmas Movies For Tweens

Gather the popcorn and the kids, and spend the day in your pajamas watching these fun and hilarious Christmas movies for tweens.

Even though they are getting older, tweens will still enjoy cuddling up the TV and watching some funny and heartwarming Christmas movies with the family. Even if you haven’t started this tradition, it’s a great time to get in on the action, and will create lasting memories they can take with them for the rest of their lives.

Telling the story of the holidays, these movies are a great way to get your tween, and the rest of the family, into the spirit of Christmas.

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Fun Christmas Movies for Tweens

Deck the Halls

PG

Deck The Halls

After a neighbor decorates his house for the holidays so bright that it can be seen from space, the competition begins.

It’s time to outdo the neighbor with Christmas decorations in this hilarious holiday movie with Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick.


The Nightmare Before Christmas

PG

NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, THE (TIM BURTON'S)

Longing to spread the joy of Christmas, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington puts his usual scare-and-scream routine to the side so he can bring joy.

While on his mission, though, he puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a Christmas nightmare.


Snow Day

PG

Snow Day (1999)

An unexpected snowstorm has turned into a no-school, no-rules snow day, and fifteen-year-old Hal takes the opportunity to try and impress his crush.


I’ll Be Home for Christmas

PG

I'll Be Home For Christmas

Full of adventure and funny moments, the decision is made that if a jokester makes it home for the holidays, he gets his dad’s car.

It’s a race home now, but it seems like everything that can go wrong does.


Christmas with the Kranks

PG

Christmas with the Kranks

Tired of Christmas turning into an expensive holiday, Nora and her husband Luther skip the gifts, the Christmas tree, and decorations to take a 10-day Caribbean cruise since their daughter is off to the Peace Corps.


Elf

PG

Elf

Raised as an Elf in the North Pole, he’s not like the rest, so Buddy looks for his father and his true place in the world. It takes him to New York City, where he tries to fit in and bring some holiday joy.


Home Alone

PG

Home Alone

No matter how old you get, Home Alone is a Christmas classic that families watch yearly as a tradition. Laugh at how Kevin McCallister defends his home from two clumsy thieves when he accidentally left home during the holidays.


A Christmas Carol

PG

Disney's a Christmas Carol

A story about the real meaning of Christmas, Disney’s a Christmas Carol takes scrooge on a look back at his past, how he is in the present, and what his future might end up to be if he continues to be a scrooge all the time.


I’ll Be Next Door for Christmas

PG

I'll Be Next Door for Christmas

When a 16-year-old girl decides that her family is too crazy for Christmas, she decides to hire actors to play her parents and stage a fake Christmas dinner for her boyfriend at the house next door. What could go wrong?


Jingle All the Way

PG

Jingle All The Way

A dad is on a special mission to find the last gift on his Christmas list. Unfortunately, it’s a popular gift, so he must go from store to store frantically fighting the crowds to get the gift in this funny holiday movie.


Arthur Christmas

PG

Arthur Christmas

Santa’s youngest son Arthur goes on a magical adventure to make sure one child gets the final gift so that Christmas can be saved.


Christmas Break In

PG

Christmas Break-In

A spunky 9-year-old gets left at school on the day before Christmas break. While her parents try to brave the blizzard to get her, she’s faced with three clumsy crooks who have broken into the school to hide. Izzy must find a way to save the janitor who’s been taken hostage and teach the crooks a lesson.


Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

PG

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas

The classic story of the most famous holiday grump who takes a trip to Whoville to celebrate the holidays and gets to see what the holidays are about.


National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

PG-13

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Excited to head out for a family vacation during the holidays, everything goes wrong, and the trip turns into a disaster with this classic Christmas movie.


A Christmas Story

PG

A Christmas Story (1983)

All Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder BB Gun, and he must convince Santa, his family, and the rest of the world that it is the perfect gift. This classic is one that you can’t miss during the holidays.


Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

PG

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York

The first Home Alone is a classic holiday movie, with Home Alone 2 being a must-watch afterwards. This time, Kevin is lost in New York during the holiday season, where he meets back up with the crooks he outwitted before.


The Last Holiday

PG-13

Last Holiday

When Georgia finds out that this will be her last holiday and is given only a short time to live, she makes the best of it and spends her life savings living it up on a special vacation. Tissues will be needed for this one, it’s probably best for older tweens.


The Santa Claus

PG

The Santa Clause

When Scott’s son realizes that Santa Claus has fallen off their roof, it’s time for Scott to take the reins of the magical sleigh to discover that he is the new Santa. While no one believes him, he must find a way to save Christmas and convince those who don’t believe.


Miracle on 34th Street

PG

Miracle on 34th Street (Double Feature 1947 / 1994)

When Susan Walker has doubts about the childhood miracle of Santa Claus, she meets Kriss Kringle, a department store Santa who believes he’s the real Santa.


Fred Claus

PG

Fred Claus

Santa’s older brother Fred Claus is a bitter man who is forced to move to the North Pole to help prepare for Christmas. While he’s doing it for the cash, he learns a whole lot more about the holidays and what the season is about.


We hope you’ll find something all the family can enjoy here among this selection of classic Christmas movies tweens will love.

For more fun family viewing – or flicks you’re happy to leave your tweens to watch alone – you may also be interested in:

We’ve also got more ideas for fun activities you can undertake with your tweens this Christmas over here.

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