Best family Christmas films on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Now TV

We all seem to have access to one or more streaming platforms these days. With the amount of choice out there, it can be a nightmare working out what to watch with the children. There is nothing better though than sitting down with the family and watching a Christmas film.

Across Netflix, Amazon Prime and Now TV here are the best family friendly Christmas films available in the UK.

Family Christmas Films


Arthur Christmas – Animated film about the son of Santa who goes out of his way to deliver a missing gift.

Nativity – A funny film about a teacher directing the school Nativity at St Bernadette’s.

Miracle on 34th Street – A classic favourite about a little girl learning to believe in Santa Clause.

Santa Claws – Cats have to take over from a sick Santa and rescue Christmas.

Love Actually (coming Dec 14th) – A film that brings together eight separate stories about love in the run up to Christmas.

Amazon Prime

Elf – A human orphan baby is raised by Santa’s elves. The film focuses on Elf as an adult searching for where he belongs in New York. One of the funniest Christmas movies.

Nativity 3 (Where’s My Donkey) – Third in the Nativity series, back again for a big adventure including flash mobs, elves and carols.

Now TV

Disney A Christmas Carol – Animated adaption of a Christmas classic by Charles Dickens’

The Nightmare Before Christmas – Misadventure of a character Jack Skellington, who discovers Christmastown.

The Grinch – Dr. Seuss’ hit story of the creature ‘The Grinch’.

The Polar Express – Animated story of a boy who doesn’t believe in Santa, until a train conductor takes him on a journey to the North Pole.

Frozen – Not strictly a Christmas film but contains lots of ice so perfect for this time of year.

If you are looking for something to watch without the kids, see my post of top Netlfix shows for mums.

*Films were available on the above platforms at time of publishing.

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  1. November 29, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    ooh… this is a really handy list! I watched Arthur Christmas last week and loved it!

    • admin
      November 29, 2017 / 8:03 pm

      We did the same thing, I do love a Christmas film.

  2. November 30, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    Frozen will be my fav! Brings back good memories!

    • admin
      November 30, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      Frozen is a firm favourite for us as well! Or as my toddler calls it ‘let it go’ film.

  3. December 2, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    Some great choices here! We’ve just seen this evening that one of my faves, The Holiday, is now on Prime! Thanks for linking this to #DreamTeam.

    • admin
      December 3, 2017 / 9:21 am

      Thanks for reading my blog and commenting! The Holiday is a great one.