Christmas Eve can be a day of both preparation and anticipation. If you are looking for something to do as a family to just push pause for a few hours, then we got you covered. Here are five Christmas movies to watch while you wait for Santa!

1. An All Dogs Christmas Carol


Who would not love a story that combines Christmas, Scrooge, and dogs? Well, An All Dogs Christmas Carol combines all three! This animated musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved A Christmas Carol is the perfect binge movie to watch while you wait on Santa. An All Dogs Christmas Carol is rated G, meaning that the entire family can enjoy!

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

2. The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day is just 38 minutes long, which allows you to make this the first thing on your watch-list and gives you plenty of time for more. This animated short brings a beloved holiday book to life for young children. Based on the 1962 children’s picture book with the same name, The Snowy Day centers around what happens when Peter explores his neighborhood on, you guessed it, a “snowy day”. This short is also rated for everyone. So, it is definitely something that the entire family can also enjoy together!

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

3. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Released in November 2020, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, never gets old. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey tells the story of a toy maker and his granddaughter who are planning to build a magical invention. This machine can change the life of many people. Some of the cast members of the movie are Forest Whitaker, Madalen Mills, Keegan-Michael Key and more. If this is your first time watching this movie or if watching it has become a tradition, this is one movie that you must have on your list!

Where to watch: Netflix

4. Holiday Rush

If you haven’t seen this 2019 hit, make sure to get cozy, stock up on snacks, and load Netflix. This adorable holiday treat follows the story of a widowed radio DJ and his four spoiled children. In the story, the father and his kids have to tighten their belts and pull together when their life of luxury turns lean just before Christmas. Are they successful? Well, watch and see!

Where to watch: Netflix

5. The App That Stole Christmas

This PG movie is nothing short of hilarious. The App That Stole Christmas follows the success of a tech entrepreneur’s Christmas shopping app. However, things turn out to be not-so-full of Christmas cheer when he starts to realize his invention might be ruining the holiday spirit.

Where to watch: Netflix

Want more choices? Check out Romper’s list here or for much much more!

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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