The holidays are a great time to spend time with your children watching programs and movies that bring the holiday magic inside when the weather turns cold. Introduce young ones to perennial classics or start a new holiday tradition of stringing — and eating — popcorn while enjoying a newer gem.
The Bishop's Wife
Cary Grant plays an angel sent to help a new bishop reconnect with the people around him — especially his wife.
A Christmas Story
A comic look at a 9-year-old boy's singular desire for a Red Ryder BB gun and his schemes to get it for Christmas.
It's a Wonderful Life
George Bailey sees what the world would be like if he had never been born and Clarence gets his much-deserved wings.
A little boy thinks he's wished his family away forever, but after some comic adventures, all he wants for Christmas is their return.
Miracle on 34th Street
Whether you choose the original 1947 version or the 1994 remake, this story of faith and Christmas spirit is a heartwarming classic.
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Kermit and pals reenact Dickens's classic with Michael Caine as a delightfully dour Scrooge.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
An incredible stop-motion animated vision following the exploits of a Pumpkin King who decides to try his hand at Christmas.
A 9-year-old girl who still believes in Santa finds a wounded reindeer and assumes it belongs in the North Pole.
Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney perform timeless Irving Berlin songs to save a struggling ski resort.
Blue's Clues — Blue's Big Holiday
Blue and Steve visit celebrity friends celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa and romp through winter snow.
Chanukah at Bubbe's
Join grandmother and the puppets that live with her in her boarding house as they put on a Chanukah play.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
An animated story so popular, even the little Charlie Brown tree has become a classic icon of the Christmas spirit.
Frosty the Snowman
A mediocre magician's hat brings a snowman to life. But what will happen when the weather gets warm?
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss's charming tale of the Whos will make even the grumpiest Grinch's heart swell up with holiday happiness.
Lights: The Miracle of Chanukah
Animated dancing letters fill this retelling of the Jewish struggle against the Greeks.
The Magic School Bus — Holiday Special
See what an unhappy holiday the world would have if recycling had never been invented with the Friz.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Join a couple of misfits for ageless adventures narrated by Burl Ives (the snowman) and filled with sing-along songs.
A Rugrats Kwanzaa
Great Aunt T brings everything needed to celebrate Kwanzaa with the Carmichaels.
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Ever wonder how Kris Kringle became Santa Claus? Find out in this animagic classic sweetly narrated by Fred Astaire.
When a boy's snowman comes alive, they fly together through magical adventures of friendship.