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25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

holidaysUpdated November 14, 2022

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When I became a mother, I wanted to create magical Christmas memories for my kids. Before my first baby was even a year old, I was planning how to make this holiday season special for our little family. I have carried over many of the traditions that my parents began into my own holiday traditions. But there were other family Christmas traditions I decided to start with my children. One of those traditions was watching a Christmas movie and reading a Christmas book every night of December leading up to Christmas.

When my daughter was just a baby, I began collecting beautiful, funny, and classic Christmas stories that I would store in a basket near the tree. Each night, I have my kids choose one of the books from the basket and we snuggle in tight for a read-aloud. This tradition has become one of our favorites. And now that my kids are older, we’ve added watching Christmas movies to our favorite things to do this season. This tradition is fun, engaging, and meaningful for all of us.

25 Christmas Movies and Books Your Kids Will Love

If you’re looking to add this type of tradition to your holiday season, here are some suggestions for Christmas movies and books your family will love!

Wednesday, December 1

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Watch The Santa Clause and read How Winston Delivered Christmas.

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7 AM/6 Central – The Simpsons
10:30-11:30 AM/9:30-10:30 Central – Family Guy
11:30 AM/10:30 Central – The Santa Clause
1:30 PM/12:30 Central – The Santa Clause 2
4 PM/3 Central – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
6 PM/5 Central – Home Alone
8:30 PM/7:30 Central – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
12-2 AM/11-1 Central – The Simpsons

Thursday, December 2

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Watch Arthur Christmas and read Little Blue Truck’s Christmas.

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7 AM/6 Central – The Preacher’s Wife
9:30 AM/8:30 Central – Jingle All The Way 2
11:35 AM/10:35 Central – Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
2:15 PM/1:15 Central – Disney’s A Christmas Carol
4:20 PM/3:20 Central – Home Alone
6:50 PM/5:50 Central – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
9:30 PM/8:30 Central – Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)
11:30 PM/10:30 Central – The Star (2017)
1:30 AM/12:30 Central – The Little Drummer Boy (1968)

Friday, December 3

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Watch The Santa Clause 2 and read Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree.

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7 AM/6 Central – The Little Drummer Boy (1968)
7:30 AM/6:30 Central – Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
9 AM/8 Central – Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
10:30 AM/9:30 Central – The Star (2017)
12:30 PM/11:30 Central – The Santa Clause
2:40 PM/1:40 Central – The Santa Clause 2
5:10 PM/4:10 Central- The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
7:15 PM/6:15 Central – Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (3018)
9:15 PM/8:15 Central – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
10:20 PM/9:20 Central – Frosty the Snowman
10:50 PM/9:50 Central – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
11:55 PM/10:55 Central – Disney’s A Christmas Carol

Saturday, December 4

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7 AM/6 Central – Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic
8:05 AM/7:05 Central – Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws
10:10 AM/9:10 Central – The Search for Santa Paws
12:15 PM/11:15 Central – Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
2:20 PM/1:20 Central – Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
4 PM/3 Central – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
5:05 PM/4:05 Central – Frosty the Snowman
5:35 PM/4:35 Central – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
6:40 PM/5:40 Central – Home Alone
9:10 PM/8:10 Central – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
11:50 PM/10:50 Central – Daddy’s Home 2

Sunday, December 5

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Watch Home Alone and read Happy Narwhalidays.

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7-9 AM/6-8 Central – Family Guy
10:30-11:30 AM/9:30-10:30 Central – Family Guy
11:30 AM/10:30 Central – Holiday in Handcuffs
1:35 PM/12:35 Central – Daddy’s Home 2
3:45 PM/2:45 Central – Home Alone
6:15 PM/5:15 Central – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
8:55 PM/7:55 Central – Scrooged
12 AM/11 Central – Snow

Monday, December 6

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Watch Angela’s Christmas and read Little Red Sleigh.

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7 AM/6 Central – Stealing Christmas
10:30 AM-12:00 PM/9:30-11:00 Central – Family Guy
12 PM/11 Central Home Alone: – The Holiday Heist
2 PM/1 Central – Jingle All The Way 2
4 PM/3 Central – Scrooged
6 PM/5 Central – Home Alone
8:30 PM/7:30 Central – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
12 AM/11 Central – Snow 2: Brain Freeze

Tuesday, December 7

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7 AM/6 Central – Home Alone 3
10:30-11:30 AM/9:30-10:30 Central – Family Guy
11:30 AM/10:30 Central – Home Alone
2 PM/1 Central – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
4:30 PM/3:30 Central – The Santa Clause
6:30 PM/5:30 Central – The Santa Clause 2
9 PM/8 Central – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
12-2 AM/11-1 Central – The Simpsons

Wednesday, December 8

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Watch Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch and read How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7 AM/6 Central – Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House
10:30 AM/9:30 Central – Unaccompanied Minors
12:30 PM/11:30 Central – Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
2 PM/1 Central – Prancer Returns
4 PM/3 Central – Disney’s A Christmas Carol
6 PM/5 Central – Home Alone (Pop’ N Knowledge)
8:30 PM/7:30 Central – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
12 AM/11 Central – Christmas in Boston

Thursday, December 9

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Watch A Muppet’s Christmas: Letters to Santa and read I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas.

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7 AM/6 Central – Unaccompanied Minors
9:05 AM/8:05 Central – Home Alone
11:35 AM/10:35 Central – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
2:15 PM/1:15 Central – Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story
4:15 PM/3:15 Central – Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 2
6:20 PM/5:20 Central – Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 3
8:50 PM/7:50 Central – Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4
11 PM/10 Central – Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot
11:30 PM/10:30 Central – Home Alone

Friday, December 10

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7 AM/6 Central – Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws & The Search for Santa Paws
11:05 AM/10:05 Central – Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
1:10 PM/12:10 Central – Home Alone
3:40 PM/ 2:40 Central – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
6:20 PM/5:20 Central – Disney’s Frozen
8:50 PM/7:50 Central – Disney’s Frozen II (Freeform Premiere)
11 PM/10 Central – Disney’s Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (Freeform Premiere)
11:30 PM/10:30 Central – Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

Saturday, December 11

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Watch Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas and read The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree.

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7 AM/6 Central – Prancer Returns
9 AM/8 Central – Unaccompanied Minors
11:05 AM/10:05 Central – Jingle All The Way 2
1:10 PM/12:10 Central – Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
2:40 PM/1:40 Central – Disney’s A Christmas Carol
4:45 PM/3:45 Central – The Santa Clause
6:55 PM/5:55 Central – The Santa Clause 2
9:25 PM/8:25 Central – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
11:30 PM/10:30 Central- Last Christmas (Freeform Premiere)

Sunday, December 12

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Watch The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and read The Nutcracker.

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7-9 AM/6-8 Central – Family Guy
10:30a-1 PM/9:30-12:30 Central – Family Guy
1 PM/12 Central – Home for the Holidays (1995)
3:30 PM/2:30 Central – Last Christmas
6 PM/5 Central – Home Alone
8:30 PM/7:30 Central – Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
12 AM/11 Central – Christmas Cupid

Monday, December 13

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Watch The Little Drummer Boy and read The Little Drummer Boy.

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7 AM/6 Central – Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol (Freeform Premiere)
8 AM/7 Central – Kung Fu Panda Holiday
8:30 AM/7:30 Central – The Little Drummer Boy (1968)
10:30 AM/9:30 Central – Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic
11:30 AM/10:30 Central – Home Alone
2 PM/1 Central – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
4:30 PM/3:30 Central – The Santa Clause
6:30 PM/5:30 Central – The Santa Clause 2
9 PM/8 Central – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
12 AM/11 Central – Snowglobe

Tuesday, December 14

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Watch Annabelle’s Wish and read The Snowman’s Song.

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7 AM/6 Central – Home Alone: The Holiday Heist
10:30-11:30 AM/9:30-10:30 Central – Family Guy
11:30 AM/10:30 Central – Almost Christmas
2 PM/1 Central- The Perfect Holiday
4 PM/3 Central – The Preacher’s Wife
6:30 PM/5:30 Central – Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
9 PM/8 Central – Disney’s A Christmas Carol
12-2 AM/11-1 Central – The Simpsons

Wednesday, December 15

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Watch Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and read The Crayon’s Christmas.

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7 AM/6 Central – Call Me Claus
10:30a-12:00 PM/9:30-11:00 Central – The Simpsons
12 PM/11 Central – The Perfect Holiday
2 PM/1 Central – Jingle All The Way 2
4 PM/3 Central- Unaccompanied Minors
6 PM/5 Central – Home Alone
8:30 PM/7:30 Central – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
12 AM/11 Central – Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve

Thursday, December 16

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Watch Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas and read The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey.

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7 AM/6 Central – It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
9 AM/8 Central – The Little Drummer Boy (1968)
9:30 AM/8:30 Central – Disney’s Prep & Landing & Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice
10:30 AM/9:30 Central – Unaccompanied Minors
12:30 PM/11:30 Central – Home Alone
3 PM/2 Central – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
5:30 PM/4:30 Central – The Santa Clause
7:30 PM/6:30 Central – The Santa Clause 2
10 PM/9 Central – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
12-2 AM/11-1 Central – Family Guy Holiday Episodes

Friday, December 17

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Watch It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas and read The Snowflake.

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7 AM/6 Central – The Little Drummer Boy (1968)
7:30 AM/6:30 Central – Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
10 AM/9 Central – Home Alone
12:30 PM/11:30 Central – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
3:10 PM/2:10 Central – Disney’s A Christmas Carol
5:15 PM/4:15 Central – Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
6:55 PM/5:55 Central – Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)
8:55 PM/7:55 Central – Home Alone
11:25 PM/10:25 Central – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Saturday, December 18

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Watch Prancer and read Dasher.

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7 AM/6 Central – Cricket on the Hearth
8 AM/7 Central – Call Me Claus
10 AM/9 Central – The Santa Clause
12:10 PM/11:10 Central – The Santa Clause 2
2:40 PM/1:40 Central – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
4:45 PM/3:45 Central – Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)
6:45 PM/5:45 Central – Home Alone
9:15 PM/8:15 Central – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
11:55 PM/10:55 Central – Scrooged

Sunday, December 19

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7-9 AM/ 6-8 Central – Family Guy
10:30-11:30 AM/9:30-10:30 Central – Family Guy
11:30 AM/10:30 Central – Home Alone
2 PM/1 Central – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
4:30 PM/3:30 Central – Scrooged
6:30 PM/5:30 Central – The Santa Clause
8:30 PM/7:30 Central – The Santa Clause 2
12 AM/11 Central – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Monday, December 20

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Watch A Boy Called Christmas and read 5 More Sleeps’ Til Christmas.

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7-9 AM/6-8 Central – Family Guy
10:30 AM/9:30 Central – Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
12 PM/11 Central – Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
1:30 PM/12:30 Central – Disney’s A Christmas Carol
3:30 PM/2:30 Central – Home Alone (Pop’ N Knowledge)
6 PM/5 Central – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
8:30 PM/7:30 Central – Last Christmas
12 AM/11 Central – Prancer Returns

Tuesday, December 21

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7 AM/6 Central – Prancer Returns
10:30 AM/9:30 Central – Last Christmas
1 PM/12 Central – Home Alone
3:30 PM/2:30 Central – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
6 PM/5 Central – Disney’s A Christmas Carol
8 PM/7 Central – Disney’s Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
8:30 PM/7:30 Central – Frosty the Snowman
9 PM/8 Central – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
10 PM/9 Central – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
12-2 AM/ 11-1 Central – The Simpsons

Wednesday, December 22

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Watch Klaus and read The Polar Express.

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7 AM/6 Central – Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws
9 AM/8 Central – The Search for Santa Paws
11 AM/10 Central – Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
1 PM/12 Central – Kung Fu Panda Holiday
1:30 PM/12:30 Central – Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
3 PM/2 Central – Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
4:30 PM/3:30 Central – The Star (2017)
6:30 PM/5:30 Central – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
7:30 PM/6:30 Central – Frosty the Snowman
8 PM/7 Central – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
9 PM/8 Central – Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)
11 PM/10 Central – Disney’s Prep & Landing
11:30 PM/10:30 Central – Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice
12 AM/11 Central – The Star (2017)

Thursday, December 23

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Watch The Star and read M is for Manger.

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7 AM/6 Central – Kung Fu Panda Holiday
7:30 AM/6:30 Central – Home Alone
10 AM/9 Central – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
12:40 PM/11:40 Central – Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
3:20 PM/2:20 Central – Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
5 PM/4 Central – Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)
7 PM/6 Central – Home Alone
9:30 PM/8:30 Central – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
12 AM/11 Central – Disney’s A Christmas Carol

Friday, December 24

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Watch The Polar Express and read The Night Before Christmas.

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7 AM/6 Central – Love the Coopers
9:30 AM/8:30 Central – Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
12 PM/11 Central – Disney’s A Christmas Carol
2 PM/1 Central – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
4:40 PM/3:40 Central – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
5:45 PM/4:45 Central – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
6:50 PM/5:50 Central – Frosty the Snowman
7:20 PM/6:20 Central – The Santa Clause
9:30 PM/8:30 Central – The Santa Clause 2
12 AM/11 Central – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Saturday, December 25

25 Days of Christmas Movies and Books

Watch The Christmas Chronicles and read Christmas Day in the Morning.

Or check out these Christmas movies on Freeform:

7 AM/6 Central – Home Alone
9:30 AM/8:30 Central – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
12 PM/11 Central – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
1 PM/12 Central – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
2 PM/1 Central – Frosty the Snowman
2:30 PM/1:30 Central – The Santa Clause
4:30 PM/3:30 Central – The Santa Clause 2
7 PM/6 Central – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
9 PM/8 Central – Home Alone
11:30 PM/10:30 Central – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Which Christmas movies and books are you planning to incorporate into your holiday this season? From my family to yours, we wish you a joyful holiday and many blessings in the New Year. Merry Christmas!

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