Christmas, TV and Movies

G-Rated Christmas Movies

These G-rated Christmas movies are perfect for younger audiences to watch with their families. The perfect holiday movie night movies!

One of my favorite holiday activities is watching Christmas movies with my family. But not all of the Christmas classics that I love are appropriate for my small kiddos. So I compiled a list of G-rated Christmas movies that are suitable for any young audience.

These movies include several classics and some TV specials. They are perfect for little ones!

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*I also included relevant content warnings. We all make different parenting choices and some subjects or content may not be suitable for all kids of families.*

G-Rated Christmas Movies for the Kids

The Polar Express

This film adaptation for the classic children’s book The Polar Express quickly became a Christmas classic. While some parts may be scary for younger children, the movie is definitely appropriate for most children. (Watch on HBO Max)

Frosty the Snowman

The classic Christmas tale of the snowman that came to life. We love watching the animated Frosty the Snowman every year. There’s nothing truly scary and a great song. (Purchase on Amazon Prime Video)

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

This stop-motion classic is my all-time favorite Christmas movie. It’s full of fun characters and catchy songs. There is a brief scene with the Winter Warlock that may be frightening. But it’s over quickly! (Rent on Amazon Prime Video)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph is definitely a Christmas classic. It has memorable characters and excellent songs. But while it’s rated G, it does contain a lot of bullying. The whole movie is about people being rejected by their peers. So proceed with caution if you don’t like your kids to consume that type of content. (Purchase on Amazon Prime Video)

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas is another fun classic movie. It has a great message! Again, it does have a lot of bullying, so be aware of that. (Watch on AppleTV+)

The Muppet Christmas Carol

A fun retelling of the classic Charles Dickens novel. But with The Muppets! This movie is so much fun. And definitely a less scary version of A Christmas Carol. Some parts may still be a frightening for young kids. (Watch on Disney Plus)

Santa Buddies

The son of Santa Paws forgets the true meaning of Christmas. So the Buddies team up to remind him that Christmas is about giving and not receiving! (Watch on Disney Plus)

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

A collection of three different Christmas themed stories staring Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy. Donald’s nephews wish it was Christmas every day. Goofy’s son, Max, starts to doubt the existence of Santa Clause. And Mickey and Minnie star in a retelling of The Gift of the Magi. These are fun stories featuring many beloved Disney characters. It’s important to note that they contain slap-stick animated violence and tobacco use. (Watch on Disney Plus)

Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas

Another collection of Christmas themed stories with classic Disney characters. This movie tells five stories and includes more characters, like Scrooge McDuck. Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck compete in an ice skating competition. Donald’s nephews travel to the North Pole to get removed from the naughty list. Max brings his girlfriend home for the holidays. Donald’s temper gets away from him as he pursues a quiet and peaceful holiday. And Pluto runs away and becomes one of Santa’s reindeer. These stories contain slap-stick violence and characters losing their temper. (Watch on Disney Plus)

The Santa Clause 2

Santa Clause is in search of a wife so he can remain Santa. His son is on the naughty list. And back at the North Pole, a robot Santa is taking over! This is a sequel to The Santa Clause starring Tim Allen. His character is less brash in this movie, which I think contributes to the G rating. It is probably better for slightly older children with longer attention spans. (Watch on Disney Plus)

The Santa Clause 3

Santa invites his in-laws to the North Pole for the holidays. Meanwhile, Jack Frost has a plan to take over the North Pole. This film is less memorable than the other two The Santa Clauses but it’s still a fun watch. (Watch on Disney Plus)


Think of this as a kid-friendly, holiday version of Pitch Perfect. Anna Kendrick plays Noelle, the daughter of Santa Claus. When her brother, the next Santa, doesn’t return from vacation Noelle goes out to search for him. She has to find him before Christmas! This one was a lot of fun. Kendrick sings and her character is adorably charming. (Watch on Disney Plus)

The Star

A donkey and a bunch of his animal friends follow a star and end up being part of the First Christmas. This movie is based on the religious tale of the birth of Jesus. (Rent on Amazon Prime Video)

The Year Without a Santa Claus

Santa has a cold and doesn’t feel needed, so he decides to take Christmas off. Two of his elves search the world to find people that still believe in hopes Santa will change his mind. (Rent on AppleTV)

Annabelle’s Wish

A young calf’s Christmas wish is to learn to fly so she can be one of Santa’s reindeer. (Rent on Amazon Prime Video)

If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie

A fun Christmas movie starring the lovable mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Mouse and his friends are having fun preparing for various holiday activities. (Watch on Amazon Prime Video)

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

George and the Man in the Yellow Hat can’t decide what to get each other for Christmas. Can they find their gifts before Christmas Eve? (Watch on Peacock TV)

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One Comment

  1. I love all of these!! I especially love the older ones like Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town. They always bring me right back to my childhood!

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