Holiday Movies for Teens and Tweens
These holiday movies for teens and tweens will give you a chance to snuggle up as a family and get into the holiday spirit.
Now that the kids are older, the kiddy Christmas movies aren’t really their thing anymore. They’re getting older and it takes more to impress and keep their interest. Those cute reindeer crafts just don’t cut it anymore!
This was a yearly tradition for us when they were younger. As the years went by, we got out of the habit for a while. But now, I’m missing those Christmas movie snuggle nights. Those nights where we all enjoy a bowl of popcorn, sweets, and a good story.
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Holiday Movies for Teens and Tweens
This is a huge list of Christmas movies for tweens and teens that the whole family can get together and watch. So grab the movies, the popcorn, and get ready to enjoy these Christmas stories with the family.
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Christmas Movies for Tweens
Disney’s Christmas Carol – Scrooge is not the nicest of people, especially when it comes to the holidays. To change his ways, he’s visited by three ghost who help him see the real meaning of the holiday.
Home Alone – Watch and laugh as Kevin McCalliser is left home for the holidays and must protect, outwit, and defend his home from two bumbling thieves. It’s on of our favorite holiday movies for teens and tweens!
Deck the Halls – Two neighbors have it out to see who can put together the biggest and brightness decorations for the house. It’s a comedy that’s full of laughs as you watch the neighbors duel it out.
Elf – Buddy the Elf has been raised in the North Pole. Buddy knows he is different from the rest. He sets off to New York City to find his father and helps show everything some Christmas spirit.
Nightmare Before Christmas – Tim Burton’s holiday film has become a must watch for the holidays. Instead of the boring scare tactics, Jack Skellington wants to bring holiday cheer. When his ideas suddenly put Santa at risk, he creates a Christmas nightmare instead.
Miracle On 34th Street – A department store Santa is convinced that he’s the real deal. Now, he has to change the mind of the world and of an unbelieving 6-year-old.
Enjoy some Christmas rice krispie treats during the movie!
Christmas Movies for Teens
I’ll Be Next Door for Christmas. – With parents that are over the top during the holidays, the plan for this 16-year-old is to hire actors and plan a dinner next door when her long-distance boyfriend visits.
The Last Holiday. – Learning she only has a few weeks to live, one woman decides to spend her life savings so that she can spend her last holiday on a European vacation. This is one you’re going to want tissues for!
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – Another classic holiday movie to watch with the family! This is a story that follows the Griswolds on a holiday vacation that goes wrong in so many ways.
It’s A Wonderful Life. – George Bailey wishes he had never been born and an angel is sent to earth to make his wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted. He also see how they would be different if he was never there.
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. – After a boy sees a man in Santa Claus suit kissing his mother, he thinks that the real Santa wants to replace his father, so he goes to prank-war with him.
Christmas with the Kranks – Their daughter has just joined the Peace Corps. Grumpy Luther Krank and his sweet wife, Nora, decide to skip Christmas this year. They forgo the gifts, the tree, the decorations, the cards, and the parties to go on an eventful cruise.
Grumpy Old Men – Two neighbors have been dueling out for years but when Ariel moves in next door, it’s time to take the war up a notch.
Krampus – For teens who enjoy more scary Christmas stories, Krampus might be a good one to watch with the family. Jack’s lack of festive spirit unleashes the wrath of Krampus, a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers. PG-13+
Bake some cute Christmas cookies beforehand and enjoy them with the movies!
Holiday Movies for Teens & Tweens
Fred Claus – Santa’s brother is forced to move to the North Pole to work for Christmas. While he is working for cash, he learns what the holidays are really about. Full of laughs, teens and tweens will enjoy watching this Christmas movie!
Alone for Christmas – When the family leaves their dog home tovisit relatives on Christmas Eve, burglars break in to steal the presents under the tree. Using a variety of tricks to stop the crooks, he saves Christmas in a fun and adventurous way.
A Christmas Story – In this holiday classic, Ralphie, a young boy growing up in the ’40’s, dreams of owning a Red Rider BB gun. He sets out to convince the world this is the perfect gift.
Snow Day – When an overnight snowstorm makes it impossible to travel, it’s time to take a snow day. Full of laughs and a little tween romance, Snow Day follows the story of fun and crushes.
Four Christmases – Four Christmases follow the story of a couple who find themselves stuck by the fog on Christmas morning. Their exotic vacation plans soon become a family holiday full of laughs, mess-ups, and fun.
Jingle All the Way. – A dad finds himself moving from store to store on Christmas Eve searching for the final present on his list. Unfortunately, it’s nothing but a mess and competition to get the last gift.
The Holiday – A romantic holiday story that follows two women on opposite sides of the world. When the two women swap houses, they discover that a change of address can really change their lives.
Teen & Tween Christmas Movies
Chilly Christmas – A heartwarming story about a dog and a young boy who runs away from home on Christmas Eve to foil a bunch of animal thieves.
Polar Express – Another classic film that’s good for young tweens, the Polar Express tells the story of a doubting young boy who takes a magical train and finds out that believing is seeing.
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey – A grouchy woodcarver bonds with a boy while constructing a Nativity scene for him.
Once Upon a Christmas – Santa’s good-hearted daughter Kristin must save Christmas by foiling her evil sister Rudolpha’s nefarious scheme to do away with the holiday. In the process, she falls in love and sacrifices her immortality to save the day.
The Santa Trap – A community has mixed feelings over Santa’s permanent residence in their small town.
Christmas for a Dollar – When her father brings home one dollar in change and lets the children use it to buy special gifts for each other, the Kamps come to find that money isn’t what fills Christmas with joy, love, and miracles.