Christmas is a time of cheer, celebration, and relaxation. The most relaxing part of the Christmas season is the time spent watching some Christmas-themed movies with the whole family. Kids love animated films. With the help of computer animation, animated films have been more popular among kids. We have compiled a list of some of the best animated Christmas movies that are worth watching during this Christmas season.
These animated Christmas movies are not only entertaining, but they’re full of positive spirit and Christmas-themed messages.
Best Animated Christmas Movies For Kids And Family
For this list, we have gathered some of the greatest animated Christmas films and TV specials. You can stream them instantly on Amazon Prime Video.
“Rise of the Guardians” is an animated holiday family entertainment and a great Christmas movie for both young kids and adults. The character “Santa Claus” makes the movie more appealing to kids. Kids can even watch it during the Thanksgiving holiday and at any time when they lose a tooth.
“Arthur Christmas” is a 2011 animated classic Christmas movie. The movie features some fun characters such as Arthur, Steve, Santa, Mrs. Santa, American James, Bryony, and Santa Elves. The clash of different characters makes it an ideal Christmas movie. Both kids and adults will love this equally.
“Tokyo Godfathers” is a 2003 Japanese animated film directed by Satoshi Kon. This is one of the most surprisingly uplifting Christmas tales to come out of the Anime world. The movie is full of unexpected twists, turns, and miracles at every turn. As Christmas is the “season of miracles,” why not give Tokyo Godfathers a try?
“The Snowman” is an old animated Christmas TV movie. The movie tells the tale of a lonely young boy who builds a snowman that comes to life at Midnight on Christmas Eve. Together with the snowman, the boy embarks on a magical journey through an amazingly animated winter wonderland.
“Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” is another old animated Christmas television special directed by Rankin and Bass. The film reflects on what Santa is all about and the true spirit of Christmas. A great movie for children! Entertaining for even adults with a child-like heart and sense of humor.
“The Year Without a Santa Claus” is one of the most underrated animated Christmas movies, according to Bustle. The movie portrayed the story of a weary and discouraged Santa Claus when he decided not to give out gifts on Christmas Eve. Anyone will enjoy the movie regardless of age.
Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, “Mickey’s Christmas Carol” is a 1983 animated television special adapted from Charles Dicken’s masterpiece A Christmas Carol. Kids will enjoy watching this animated Christmas cartoon movie during this holiday season.
“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” is Bill Melendez’s animation masterpiece. Even after 50 years, people still look forward to this holiday special as the holidays roll around.
“The Little Matchgirl” is a 2006 animated short film based on Hans Christian Andersen’s book with the same name. The Walt Disney Company produced and distributed the film. The film tells the story of a poor young girl who has a burning desire to find comfort and happiness in her life. The story and the delicate animation make it a must-see movie around the Christmas holiday. The story also reminds the value of compassion and charity.
“Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” is a 1964 animated Christmas comedy movie directed by Larry Roemer. The story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer documents the experiences of Rudolph, an adorable reindeer born with a glowing red nose.
“Frosty The Snowman” is a 1969 animated family comedy film. The story shows the generous side of Santa Claus instead of portraying him as just a present deliverer. The easy storyline also makes it enjoyable for kids.
“A Christmas Carol” is a 2009 animated Christmas family drama directed by Robert Zemeckis. Adapted from Charles Dicken’s timeless classic A Christmas Carol, the star-studded holiday classic features Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, and Colin Firth.
“The Polar Express” is a kid’s Christmas favorite from Robert Zemeckis. The combination of Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks always creates magic. Kids love Trains. And you can take them on a Polar Express themed train ride during Christmas.
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” is a great mix of stop-motion animation, holiday music, and fantasy. And these elements will give younger viewers plenty of chills. It is a must-see animated Christmas movie this season.
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” was the first animated “Peanuts” special. Nearly 60 years old, this animated Christmas classic has been an essential holiday viewing for people of all ages. And the soundtrack, by composer Vince Guaraldi, is also a must-listen during this time of the year.
New Best Animated Christmas Movies
In Christmas 2018, Illumination Studios brought a new animated Christmas movie named “The Grinch.” It’s been 18 years since the Grinch Stole Christmas. In this new remake, Benedict Cumberbatch returned to the big screen as the legendary Dr. Seuss character.
We fans have waited six years for another Frozen movie to return it to the theater. Disney’s Frozen II was released to theaters just before Thanksgiving last year. Everyone was eager to see Anna and Elsa’s next adventure in the Winterland. If you haven’t watched the previous one, watch it now.
Christmas movies make us feel good about the Christmas season. There are many animated Christmas movies that are not mentioned in this list, but are definitely worth our attention!
What are your personal best animated Christmas movies you plan to watch in Christmas 2020? Let us know in the comment section below.