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10 Holiday Movies Every Mom & Kid Must See (PHOTOS)

Movies Kelly Bryant Nov 26, 2015

'Tis the season for heart-warming holiday movies and there are some classics that you simply won't want your kids to miss. Whether you're a sucker for the traditional classics or love some of the more modern seasonal tales, there's just something about cozying up with these familiar flickcs each year.

So as you break out the cocoa and prepare to deck the halls, here are 10 must-see holiday movies to watch with your child. Be prepared, you may go through a lot of popcorn.

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1'Mickey's Christmas Carol'

Mickey's Christmas Carol, an animated take on the Charles Dickens tale, debuted in 1983 and continues to easily speak to kids (and grownups!) about the true spirit of the holidays.

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3'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

Now that your kiddos are probably a little more familiar with Snoopy and the gang thanks to The Peanuts Movie, you have to introduce them to A Charlie Brown Christmas. The old-school animation and classical music by Vince Guaraldi will immediately put you in the holiday spirit.

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It's almost hard to believe that Elf has been around for more than 10 years (it was released in theaters in 2003), but it quickly became a holiday classic. Who doesn't love Buddy, the elf who just wants to find his biological father?

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5'Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas'

No matter how cold the heart, the sweet people of Who-ville will warm it up in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Holiday movies really don't get much more iconic than this one.

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7'A Christmas Story'

There's a reason that at least one cable network plays A Christmas Story on repeat for the 24 hours of December 24 -- it's the bomb. Everyone can root for protaganist Ralphie and his mission to score a Red Rider BB Gun for Christmas.

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9Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

You'll fall in love with this adorable Jim Henson production from the early 80s. Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas may not be the most well-known holiday movie, but it's certainly one of the sweetest. And we love that you can still spy the puppet strings and sticks in the flick.

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