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10 Kids Holiday Movies and Shows to Watch with the Entire Family

Family holiday movies and shows you won’t wanna miss! 

By Peacock Staff
How The Grinch Stole Christmas

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We’ve been nice all year waiting for our favorite kid-friendly holiday movies and shows to return to our screens! From every version of the Grinch to the lesser-known Frosty the Snowman film, these are some of the best holiday favorites for kids you can watch on Peacock. 

1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)

With a heart two sizes too small, the Grinch tries to steal Christmas from the residents of Whoville. But this green meanie gets schooled that the holiday is about so much more than presents and feasts. Touching all our hearts, it’s one of the most treasured family Christmas movies that has spawned several versions based on Dr. Seuss’ classic book.

Stream How the Grinch Stole Christmas! on Peacock.

2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) 

Jim Carrey slipped effortlessly into the role of the Grinch for this live-action flick. With a snarl in his voice, a spike to his mohawk, and green fur covering him from head to toe, he creeps from his lonely perch on Mount Crumpit to steal Christmas from those below. But don’t call it a bad attitude! As the story unfolds, we learn that some people in Whoville have been more naughty than nice to the Grinch in the past, which explains why he despises the season. Coming to Peacock Dec 20, 2023. 

Stream How the Grinch Stole Christmas on Peacock on Dec 20. 

3. Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) 

The Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) wants to steal Christmas from the holiday-loving town of Whoville. His plans are almost derailed by an ambitious 6-year-old Cindy Lou Who (Cameron Seeley) who has set a trap to capture Ole St. Nick, hoping he’ll give her mother Donna Who (Rashida Jones) a lighter workload. And the childhood trauma that causes the Grinch to cringe every Christmas is revealed. The inspiration for Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical (2020), the 85-minute show features the classic hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” introducing a new generation to the Grinch. 

Stream Dr. Seuss' The Grinch on Peacock.

4. Santa Claus is Coming to Town (1970) 

How did Santa and Mrs. Claus come to be? This classic kids Christmas special explains all. Raised by toy-making elves, Kris Kringle (Mickey Rooney) secretly brings gifts to a town that’s banned fun, falls in love with a beautiful schoolteacher, and teaches an old wizard some new tricks in this wintery adventure, as told by a plucky narrator (Fred Astaire). Coming to Peacock Dec 20, 2023. 

Stream Santa Claus is Coming to Town on Peacock on Dec 20.

5. Casper’s Haunted Christmas (2000) 

The weather outside is frightful, but Casper the Friendly Ghost (Brendon Ryan Barrett) is still finding it hard to serve up scares in the holiday-loving town of Kriss. His three ghostly uncles take matters into their own hands and hire Casper’s look-alike cousin Spooky (Samuel Vincent) to finish the deeds. 

Stream Casper's Haunted Christmas on Peacock.

6. A Garfield Christmas (1987) 

Garfield (voiced by Lorenzo Music) travels with his faithful owner Jon (Thom Huge) to the family farm for their annual celebration. While there, the ​​pasta-loving cat falls into the perfect Christmas gift for grandma. Through his thoughts, this orange and black tabby reveals how love is the best holiday gift. 

Stream A Garfield Christmas on Peacock.

7. Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas 

Curious George (Frank Welker) can’t contain his excitement for Christmas Day, even though it's 12 days away. But the man in the yellow hat (Jeff Bennett) helps the inquisitive little primate see all the things they can do leading up to Christmas, low-key teaching impatient little viewers that waiting for the big day can be fun.

Stream Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas on Peacock.

8. The Legend of Frosty the Snowman (2005) 

We all know the tale of that jolly, happy soul. But did you know the original 1969 TV special has a sequel? This animated film features Frosty the Snowman (Bill Fagerbakke) showing the town of Evergreen just how much fun they can have in the snow. Narrated by Burt Reynolds, children and adults can all believe in magic again with the help of a top hat. 

Stream The Legend of Frosty the Snowman on Peacock.

9. Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962) 

In this animated musical loosely based on Charles Dickens’ timeless Christmas tale, nearsighted Mr. Magoo (Jim Backus) stars in a stage production about the miserly miser who is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Let’s just say his performance brings down the house — literally. With its catchy tunes, this is a holiday hidden gem. 

Stream Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol on Peacock.

10. The Little Drummer Boy (1968) 

This little boy has got it rough with the death of his parents and forced servitude. But with unwavering faith, he finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men en route to Bethlehem.

Stream The Little Drummer Boy (1968) on Peacock.

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