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The days around the holidays are some of the most traveled days of the year and when traveling with children, especially young children, it can be stressful and exhausting. I am lucky that the furthest we have to travel is an hour, but plenty of families have much further to go. Netflix can help keep the kids busy in the car or while sitting in Grandma's house impatiently waiting to open present.
When you download the Netflix app to your smartphone or tablet, you can then watch your favorite movies and shows wherever you have WiFi or 3G/4G. I have it on both my iPhone and iPad which gives me the ability to have 2 kids watching 2 different things at the same time. Tell me that isn't awesome? So when they are getting antsy on Christmas Eve, I can divide them up to buy myself a few minutes till present time!
We love Christmas in our house and in turn love watching Christmas movies. So between Thanksgiving and now, we've been using Netflix to watch some of our favorites like The Polar Express and enjoy some new to us ones like Dreamworks Holiday Classics, which is made up of 4 short films. My four year old absolutely loves those Madagascar Penguins so he likes to request that one. All of my boys also fell in love with Little Brother, Big Trouble and when the little guy had 104.6 fever over the weekend (thank you strep throat), we snuggled up on the couch and watched it together.
There are plenty of holiday titles to choose from on Netflix ranging from preschool ages shows like Super Why to family movies like Santa Paws and finally more adult oriented flicks like National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Basically, there is something for everyone to help get you in the holiday spirit!
- Netflix Holiday Titles
- Mickey's Magical Christmas
- Power Rangers Super Samurai: Stuck on Christmas
- Super WHY: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
- Lady Gaga and The Muppets Holiday Spectacular
- Dreamworks Holiday Classics
- Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales
- I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown
- Thomas & Friends: Ultimate Christmas
- Kung Fu Panda: Holiday
- Phineas and Ferb: Christmas Vacation
- Veggie Tales: A Story of Joyful Giving
- The Polar Express
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Jingle All the Way
- Little Brother, Big Trouble
- The Search for Santa Paws
- Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
More Holiday FunMovie Treats
Looking for something delicious for the family to share while watching some of your favorite holiday movies? Check out this recipe for Chocolate Candy Cane Smoothies. I love this because it uses all natural ingredients and is packed with some protein.
If you and your kids do have a long car ride ahead of you this holiday, bringing along something fun for them to do is a must. I love the idea of this Traveling Lego Box, which can keep their minds and hands busy for a while. Like I said, we aren't going to far for Christmas, but I plan on using this idea when we hit Disney in 2014 (Connecticut to Florida is a long drive with 4 kids!).