One of the very best of Netflix's increasingly Hallmark-rivaling roster of live-action holiday originals, this musical tale of a jaded toymaker given another shot at magic is a visual feast of splashy special effects, eye-popping choreography and seasonally appropriate sentimentality. Rated TV-PG.
‘Christmas movies for kids’ might sound a bit redundant at first glance. After all, aren’t most Christmas movies meant for family viewing? Sure, other than, say, Bad Santa or Die Hard, the majority of holiday-themed films are safe for kids… but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re going to appeal to them. A wintry Hallmark romcom might be met with ice-glares from the elementary schoolers on the couch, while something like Edward Scissorhands is just going to leave them confused. These 25 movies, though, are like candy canes for the wee ones’ souls, and will get every parent placed on their children’s personal nice list.