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4 Family Friendly Movies to See During Christmas Break

December 16th, 20234 Family Friendly Movies to See During Christmas Break

It's almost that time of year again – the kids will be home from school, they’ll have all the time in the world, and parents everywhere are looking for the best ways to keep their children entertained, and find time to spend together as a family. Thankfully, there are a few great family-friendly movie options that’ll be showing in theaters over the Christmas break.

For those looking for a new film to see with the whole family during the holiday season,, there are plenty of family-friendly movies to see during Christmas break, ones that everyone will enjoy.


In 2023, Disney is celebrating 100 years of magic, and with this, they released WISH, a film meant to show love for all things Disney through its vivid storytelling and much more.

In WISH, viewers will follow Asha, a hopeful young apprentice to King Magnifico, the ruler of Rosas, who can grant his followers' wishes. However, when Asha realizes that the king isn't what people believe him to be, she tries to find a way to stop him with the help of her friends.

Plenty of moments in the movie have callbacks to previous Disney films, as well as characters and instances inspired by famous Disney movies, such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarves or Cinderella. It's a film that dedicates most of its runtime to the beautiful world of Disney, telling the origin of the wishing star that every Disney lover knows about.

The film stars Academy Award® winner Ariana DeBose in the lead role of Asha, and also features the voices of several other significant actors such as Chris Pine, Alan Tudyk, Evan Peters, Natasha Rothwell, Ramy Youseff, and more.

WISH is now playing at AMC Theatres

Trolls Band Together

Get ready to dance all the winter blues away because TROLLS BAND TOGETHER is here to make movie lovers get up on their feet. The third film in the TROLLS franchise, this movie features everyone's favorite Trolls characters, Poppy and Branch, who are now a couple. But when it's discovered that Branch was once part of a boy band named BroZone with his brothers, it becomes their goal to bring them back together.

Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return as Poppy and Branch, along with several other returning cast members such as Zooey Deschanel, Kenan Thompson, Ron Funches, Icona Pop, and more.

Plenty of additional cast members in the movie signed on for voice roles, including Eric Andre, Daveed Diggs, Kid Cudi, and Troye Sivan as the Branch brothers. Camila Cabello also signed on as Viva, Poppy's older sister. What could be better than getting up and dancing to these great tunes?

TROLLS BAND TOGETHER is now playing at AMC Theatres


Directed by Paul King, the man behind both PADDINGTON films, WONKA is a family-friendly musical film, which stars Timothée Chalamet in the titular role of Willy Wonka. It tells the origin story of Willy Wonka and how he created his chocolate factory. It is based on the character from the children's novel, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl.

Aside from Chalamet, the WONKA cast is star-studded and filled with talented actors, including Keegan-Michael Key, Matt Lucas, Olivia Colman, Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins, and many more. It even features Hugh Grant as the famous Oompa Loompa, one of Willy Wonka's primary helpers.

For those looking for a live-action option for the whole family, WONKA is a good option, with a new look intoWilly Wonka's story and, if the trailer’s any indication, fantastic cinematography and interesting characters.

WONKA opens December 15


MIGRATION is the latest film from Illumination, which brought us movies such as DESPICABLE ME and THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS. MIGRATION tells the story of the Mallard family as they travel south for the cold season, but in doing so, they must travel through New York City to get to the Bahamas — and it turns their lives upside down.

The movie features a voice cast of stars, including Elizabeth Banks, Kumail Nanjiani, Awkwafina, David Mitchell, Caspar Jennings, Tresi Gazal, Danny DeVito, Keegan-Michael Key, and Carol Kane. Benjamin Renner, one of the producers for ERNEST & CELESTINE, directed MIGRATION.

Movie lovers can't get better than an animated movie for a family-friendly film night, and MIGRATION is a great pick. It's different from the TROLLS universe or the Disney films and features an original idea that has yet to be done. Plus, with that voice cast, this is a shoo-in for a fun time.

Get Tickets MIGRATION opens December 22

With all of these tremendous family-friendly movies, there is plenty that movie lovers and their families will be able to see when Christmas break comes around. Check out your local AMC Theatre's listings for the best time to go see them.

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