As the weather gets colder, it’s the perfect time to snuggle up and watch a movie with your family. Movie nights are a great way to spend quality time together while also entertaining your kiddos with new things to watch. So grab some hot cocoa and popcorn, a soft blanket or two, and check out this movie night playlist that features new releases and old holiday classics!
Scrooge: A Christmas Carol
This fantastic children’s film is an animated remake of the timeless classic, A Christmas Carol. You can see the same original characters mixed with some new ones, including the favorite villain-turned-good-guy Ebenezer Scrooge! Learn the importance of kindness and holiday cheer with fun musical numbers and colorful animated characters.
Released December 2nd, 2022 on Netflix
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
Another remake set to release this winter, a remake of the classic, Matilda! Follow the brilliant Matilda Wormwood around as she harnesses her eccentric magic tricks. When Matilda’s teacher discovers her genius, she begins to help her along her journey beyond the capacity of other ordinary children. Matilda becomes a hero as she stands up for the other children and avenges her tormentors with her sorcery.
Released December 9th, 2022 on Netflix
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
The beloved story of the wooden marionette who is mysteriously brought to life in order to console the bereaved Geppetto, a woodcarver, is reimagined by Academy Award®-winning director Guillermo del Toro. Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson’s charming stop-motion movie, “Pinocchio,” chronicles the mischievous and disobedient experiences of Pinocchio as he searches for his place in the world.
Released December 9th, 2022 on Netflix
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
Dreamworks Animation hits us with a furtastic sequel to Puss in Boots (2011) and a spin-off from the Shrek franchise. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish follows our favorite leche-loving friend, Puss, in his new life as a retired-hero-turned-house-cat. If cats have nine lives, Puss is on his last one! In order for him to get back his spark, Puss and his former partner & nemesis, Kitty Softpaws, embark on an epic journey to find the mythical Wishing Star to restore his lost lives! There are some great lessons about friendship and teamwork along the way.
Release date: December 21st, 2022 in theaters
The Amazing Maurice
This British production, Sky Cinema film, follows Maurice: a streetwise ginger cat who comes up with a plan to scam people out of money. By befriending a group of self-taught talking rats, his plans seem to be going well…. Until they meet the mighty bookworm, Malicia. Will Maurice be able to keep up his con? Or does the amazing Maurice meet his match?
Release date: January 6th, 2023 in theaters
Ant-man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Calling all Marvel fans! In this sequel to Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), Ant-Man suits up once again! This action-packed movie follows Ant-Man and the Wasp through an exploration of the Quantum Realm. They interact with strange creatures and embark on a journey that pushes them beyond their known limits! Will they make it back in one piece?
Release date: February 17th, 2023 in theaters
This Christmas classic is one your family can watch every year! Elf quickly captured a lot of fans with this heart-warming tale of a man who was raised as an elf in the North Pole with Santa, who comes to New York City to find his real father. It truly captures the wintery holiday spirit with lots of laughs and lessons on compassion.
Released in 2003
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
“Th-th-th-the, THE GRINCH!” This Dr. Seuss’ grinch Christmas movie is another entertaining film that will surely have your family laughing their heads off! Why is the grinch such a grouch? Find out as little Cindy Lou Who shows the grinch the true meaning of friendship and tries to save Whoville Christmas.
Released in 2000
Many of us grew up watching the Home Alone series and other staple Christmas movies, so why not watch them with our kiddos? Share the tale of troublemaker Kevin McCallister who accidentally gets left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation! Thinking his wish of newfound freedom has come true, he soon comes to realize he will have to protect his family home from burglars who have been breaking into vacant houses.
Released in 1990