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The Best Christmas Movies to Stream on Amazon Prime

The Best Christmas Movies to Stream on Amazon Prime

By Movieguide® Staff

Here is Movieguide®’s list for the best family-friendly and faith-filled holiday movies on Amazon Prime!

 

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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE is the Christmas classic starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed about the struggling owner of a small-town savings and loan company who’s at the end of his rope but, with the help of a bumbling but lovable angel, discovers he’s the richest man in the world! IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE is arguably the best movie ever made. It’s certainly the most uplifting movie ever made, an instant masterpiece by Director Frank Capra with brilliant performances by Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, and a cast of terrific character actors.

ARTHUR CHRISTMAS

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
ARTHUR CHRISTMAS shows just how Santa Claus gets all those gifts to the children on Christmas Eve. Playful and heartwarming, ARTHUR CHRISTMAS has a strong moral worldview that stresses every child is valuable, but it also has an emphasis on Santa and the “magic” of Christmas.

THE GRINCH (2018)

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
THE GRINCH (2018) is a great movie about the true meaning of Christmas triumphing over alienation and materialism. It features powerfully loving parents and children, a joyous community of inspired Whos, and a terrific character arc for the Grinch, plus great Christmas carols and hymns focusing on Jesus Christ and His redemptive divinity, lordship and love.

THE POLAR EXPRESS

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
THE POLAR EXPRESS is a fun-tastic holiday adventure for the whole family about a boy who travels on a magical train to the North Pole. THE POLAR EXPRESS lacks any references to Jesus Christ, the real reason for the Christmas season, but it is superbly done and contains positive moral lessons for children of all ages.

THE STAR

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
THE STAR is a wonderful, hilarious, deeply reverential animated family movie centered on the birth of Jesus, but from the perspective of a lowly donkey named Bo. THE STAR is tremendous fun, with great moral, spiritual lessons along the way. It’s a must-see Christmas movie for every family.

ELF

Quality:
***
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
In ELF, a very tall elf must leave the North Pole and travel to earth to find his real parents, and, in the process, he creates quite a stir! This cute, funny Christmas comedy has, regrettably, no mention of the Christ of Christmas.

THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS is a thoroughly delightful, brilliant, enthralling movie about how Charles Dickens crafted the beloved Christmas classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL and practically invented the way Christmas is celebrated today. THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS is an instant holiday classic, with a marvelous performance by Dan Stevens as Charles Dickens, who delightfully interacts with the characters from his story. It’s one of the best Christmas movies ever made, filled with good will toward men.

WHITE CHRISTMAS

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
The 1954 movie WHITE CHRISTMAS is a timeless classic Christmas musical which remains entertaining for all ages. This Oscar winner is set in green Vermont where a successful musical duo follows two sisters to a hotel in Vermont run by the duo’s beloved General from World War II. WHITE CHRISTMAS is enchanting and filled with beautiful dance numbers, fabulous photography and gorgeous singing from the whole cast.

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