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Watch with the Kids

We round out our top-50 list with family-friendly holiday movies.

46. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

After you’ve watched the classic animated special a few hundred times, give the live-action adaptation a go. The second-highest grossing Christmas film of all time (following Home Alone), the Jim Carrey-as-the-Grinch comedy captures the stylized world of Whoville while targeting commercialism more directly than the original.

And, yes, the Grinch’s heart still grows three sizes.

47. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

This classic adventure tale is set in Narnia, a magical land that has been cursed so that it’s always winter, never Christmas. The arrival of Father Christmas signifies the end of the White Witch’s reign.

48. Jack Frost (1998)

In the 1998 film Jack Frost, Michael Keaton stars as a dad who comes back to life as a snowman following his untimely death in order to repair his relationship with his son. (The 1996 film of the same name is R-rated and features a snowman terrorizing a small town. So be careful which Jack Frost you sit down to watch together.)

49. Muppet Family Christmas

You can’t have too many Muppet films this time of year. This 1987 TV special has Kermit and friends visiting Fozzie’s mom’s farm for Christmas.

Also worth looking up: the It’s a Wonderful Life-inspired It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, and A Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa.

50. The Santa Clause

Thanks to a rooftop mishap, Tim Allen has to take on the role of St. Nick, and in turn, bonds with his son. Nothing is more heartwarming than a father’s love for his child.

That’s our list. What movies make your must-watch list this holiday season?

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