40+ Best Family Holiday Movie Nights for 2020

This year will be a holiday like no other and if you are like our family you will be spending a lot of time at home. One of our favorite things to do at home during the holiday season is to plan family holiday movie nights. Here is our list of family Christmas movies to enjoy this season.

There is something so special about getting cozy with your family during the holiday season. Picking a holiday movie to enjoy is a family tradition that helps our family celebrate the joys of the holidays.

We watch a lot of holiday movies in November and December, and seem to add new ones to enjoy every year. They are a great family tradition to connect us and something we look forward to every year.

For me there is nothing better then getting on your favorite pajamas, finding a cozy blanket, a great movie, and my family on the couch. As a mom seeing us all cuddled together enjoying a movie is relaxing and heart warming.

Holiday family movie nights are extra special because they bring the joy of Christmas and family time together.

Favorite Holiday Family Movie Night Movies

There are so many streaming networks and ways to find family Christmas movies so I decided to break it up into streaming services for easy reference.

Family Holiday Movies on Disney Plus

  • Noelle (We watched this new last year and it has become a family favorite)
  • Star Wars Holiday Special (New in 2020!)
  • Home Alone
  • Home Alone 2
  • Santa Clause
  • Santa Clause 2
  • Santa Clause 3
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • Decorating Disney Holiday Magic
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas ( We are still debating this one being a Halloween or Christmas movie!)
  • Disney’s A Christmas Carol
  • Prep and Landing
  • Prep and Landing: Naughty vs. Nice
  • Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
  • Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
  • Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year
  • Mickey’s Christmas Carol
  • Pluto’s Christmas Tree
  • The Simpson’s Christmas Episodes
  • Disney Channel Holiday Episodes: Phineas and Ferb, Jessie, Bizzardvark, Guardians of the Galaxy, Kim Possible
  • Disney Junior Holiday Episodes: Elena, Muppet Babies, Doc McStuffins, PJ Masks, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • High School Musical: The Musical The Series, Holiday Special (December 11, 2020)

Family Holiday Movies on Netflix

  • The Grinch (Live Action)
  • The Grinch (Animated)
  • Jingle Jangle (New 2020!!)
  • The Christmas Chronicles
  • The Christmas Chronicles 2 (November 25)
  • Klaus
  • Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special
  • Holiday Classics: Madagascar
  • Happy Holidays: Madagascar
  • Trolls Holiday
  • Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer
  • Dolly Parton Christmas on the Square (November 22)
  • Dragons Rescue Riders Huttsgalor Holiday Holiday Special (November 24)
  • Captain Underpants: Mega Blissmas Holiday Special (December 4)

Family Holiday Movies on Amazon Prime

Most of these movies are not on prime but for rent or purchase on Amazon. I kept them on the list because they are classics that you may want to search for.

  • Elf
  • A Christmas Story
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Classic Cartoon)
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • The Polar Express

Family Holiday Movies Specials and Live

  • Disney Holiday Magic Quest, December 4th at 8:00pm on Disney Channel
  • The Grinch Musical!, December 9th at 8:00pm on NBC
  • The Disney Holiday Singalong, November 30 at 8:00pm on ABC

I always include these holiday family movie favorites in our family Christmas countdown. Learn more about how I plan our Christmas countdown and why it is my favorite family tradition we do year after year.

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