What to Watch with the Family This Christmas

Ready to lounge around with the family this Christmas?

Here are some family-friendly movies, shows, and series you can stream free all month long—all available with a free 30-day trial of Faithlife TV Plus.

Charting Christmas
Why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25? How did Saint Nicholas become Santa Claus? Why do we have Christmas trees? Charting Christmas provides answers to these questions and many more as it explores the history of the holiday.

The Birth of Jesus
Draw your children into the biblical story of Jesus’ birth. Based on J. L. Hurlbut’s Story of the Bible, this short film features lovely animation and engaging storytelling that will capture the heart and imagination of any child.

The Ride
It’s Christmas Eve in the suburbs of Chicago, and a tired taxi driver reluctantly accepts one more passenger. He soon suspects that the man has dangerous plans to harm himself. As he intervenes to help, grace intervenes in the life of both men in this Dallas Jenkins film.

When his father is arrested for printing a forbidden letter written by controversial reformer Martin Luther, 12-year-old Storm escapes with the original. On the run from authorities, Storm finds unexpected help in his bold fight for freedom.

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Written by
Matthew Boffey

Matthew Boffey (MDiv, Trinity International University) is the pastor of worship at Christ Church Bellingham. He is also editor-in-chief of Ministry Team magazine, has edited several books, and has written for several blogs and publications, including Relevant online, the Logos blog, and the Faithlife blog.

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Written by Matthew Boffey