The Best Christmas Movies For Kids
One beloved holiday tradition for many families is gathering in front of the television to watch a classic Christmas movie. As long as people have been making movies, they have made Christmas movies, and many of these films are watched every year by millions of people.

If you want to start a Christmas movie tradition with your kids, try one of the following all-time classics. These movies are great for kids of all ages. Watch them once, and your kids will want to watch them again and again.

"A Charlie Brown Christmas," based on the "Peanuts" comic strip by Charles M. Schultz, is one of the most popular Christmas movies of all time. It is shown on television every year, and it is available on DVD. Your kids will love to watch Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, Linus, Lucy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they learn the true meaning of Christmas.

For many people, "It's a Wonderful Life" is the greatest Christmas movie of all time. Starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, the movie tells of George Bailey, who feels frustrated by what he perceives as his failures in life. When his guardian angel steps in to show him what life would be like without him, George realizes how wonderful his life really is.

If your kids like movies that are just a bit creepy, Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" is the perfect choice. When Jack Skellington, the king of Halloweentown, learns about Christmas, he decides that it is time to start celebrating the holiday. The movie is just scary enough to give kids a delightful thrill.

In the classic "Miracle on 34th Street," a young girl begins to worry that Santa Claus is not really real. A department store Santa tries to assuage her fears and bring the holiday season to life for her. The movie has been remade a number of times, but the 1947 original version starring Natalie Wood and Edmund Gwenn is still the best.

For many families, the Christmas season is not complete without a reading of Dr. Seuss's classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." In 1966, the book was turned into a classic animated film, narrated by Boris Karloff. Your kids will love to hear about the Grinch, whose heart was three sizes too small.

If your kids love the Muppets, watch "The Muppet Christmas Carol" with them. This film is based on the Charles Dickens novel, and stars Michael Caine as Scrooge, along with the whole cast of your favorite Muppets, including Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.

"A Christmas Story," based on a novel by Jean Shephard, is one of the most popular Christmas movies ever made. All Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder BB gun. Your kids will love all of his antics as he waits to unwrap his presents on Christmas morning.

There are many other great Christmas movies for kids out there. Watch one of these titles with your kids to start a new holiday tradition.Author Bio: 
Laura Greening is a mom and a part time wedding planner. She loves to write about wedding planning and preparation. She is currently working as a consultant for Wallao, a flower girl dress store, based in Los Angeles, CA.

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