This is going to be short and sweet, but I wanted to share our Christmas movie bucket list that we do each year.  I like to do this as a Countdown to Christmas.  I offer the kids a movie and popcorn each day if homework is done and their rooms are tidy.  Obviously this works better for younger children (5-12).  For teens, you may have to bribe them a little to participate in the family time.  I am sure some credits to their iTunes account or Apple Pay can help ;). I feel that it gets the kids in the spirit, and helps them unwind at the same time, which is a win – win for us Martha types 😉

Christmas Movie Bucket List free printable below for downloading.

  • Elf (mild language)
  • A Nightmare before Christmas
  • Home Alone (language)
  • Christmas Story (language)
  • Polar Express
  • Christmas Vacation (language, sexual references)
  • The Star
  • Eloise Christmas
  • Santa Clause 1, 2, 3 
  • Santa Paws
  • Scrooged (language, sexual references)
  • A Miracle on 34th Street 
  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • All I Want for Christmas is you
  • Elmo’s Christmas Countdown (no joke, my kids still want to watch this)
  • Shrek the Halls
  • Santa Claus is coming to Town
  • The Snowman
  • A Hallmark movie (I go through the list each year and find one that is kid friendly)
  • Prancer
  • Jack Frost
  • On Christmas Day we watch Disney in the morning and after the kids are in bed we watch Love Actually.

I know there are a lot of Christmas Movie List printables on Pinterest, but I couldn’t leave you without offering my own simple printable version.  Have fun and don’t forget the popcorn! If there is a Christmas movie not on my bucket list that you feel is essential, then please share in the comments!!!