13 Holiday Movies Your Tweens & Teens Won't Scoff At

The holiday season is upon us, and you know what that means. Christmas songs and holiday baking shows. Scrambling to find gifts your kids will love … without breaking the bank. And teens and tweens moaning and groaning anytime they are asked to participate in family holiday festivities. I have teens, so believe me, I understand. The struggle is real.

Fortunately, movies can provide some common ground for shared holiday activities. Even the most sulky teen will linger in the family room when a wholesome holiday movie is on. Holiday magic to the rescue!

If you’re looking to grab a little holiday cheer and perhaps coax your teen or tween out of their room or away from their screen of choice for a couple hours, stream one of these gems and the holiday magic will do its thing. Not sure what to watch? We’ve got you covered with 13 suggestions — popcorn and hot chocolate optional, but strongly advised!

1. Noelle

Starring Anna Kendrick as Kris Kringle’s daughter, this movie has just the right amount of humor and sweetness without being too cringey. Shirley MacLaine, Billy Eichner, and Bill Hader do not disappoint either. 

Watch on Disney+

2. Spirited

An updated 2022 take on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Spirited is a musical comedy starring Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds, and Octavia Spencer. As one Rotten Tomatoes viewer said, “It’s a funny, bouncy romp with strong singing and dancing talent and just the right touch of snark to please any Scrooge.” Did we mention it stars Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell? Need we say more?

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