You’ve shopped, you’ve baked, you’ve even joined in on some reindeer games. Now it’s time for another beloved holiday tradition: festive movies. From classic to modern, animated to live-action, here are the family flicks worthy of your holiday downtime.

It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

The classic story of It’s a Wonderful Life gets a kid-friendly twist thanks to the Muppet gang. In this version, the Muppet Theater is in trouble and a stressed-out Kermit wonders if the world would have been better off without him and his friends. Luckily, his guardian angel (David Arquette) shows him what matters most—with the help of fun musical numbers and a star-studded cast, of course.

Rated: PG
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— Abigail Matsumoto

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