The Best Family Movies and Shows Coming to Netflix This Month

I don’t know about you, but the kids in my life are almost always asking to watch the same show/movie/YouTube unboxing video a few too many times. And in those moments when I hear the familiar intro music cue up again, I can’t help but think, “Isn’t there something else they can *@$%-ing watch?”

Well, we’ve got you covered. Every month, Netflix does us all a solid and releases new content, including new Netflix original family movies and shows, newly licensed family movies, and new seasons of popular kids’ shows. When the first of the month hits, you’ll feel like your family’s streaming options are endless—until it’s time to memorize a whole new set of songs, jokes, and whatever else your kids will be repeating for the foreseeable future.

This month adds some new holiday flicks along with some old favorites. Here are some of the best family movies and kids’ shows on Netflix this month.


New Family Movies on Netflix


A Boy Called Christmas

Rating: PG

Just released on Nov. 24, this new original Netflix film follows a young boy named Nikolas on a quest from the king to bring a little spark of magic and hope to the kingdom. This heartfelt and feel-good reimagining of the Santa Claus story includes elves, a flying reindeer, and more familiar themes and is based on a book of the same name. The new film stars some of our favorites like Maggie Smith and Kristen Wiig as well as Henry Lawfull as young Nikolas.


Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas

Rating: G

Shaun the Sheep is excited for the holiday season, but his joy is quickly dimmed when, during a farmhouse raid to get bigger stockings for the Flock, his little brother Timmy goes missing. Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas follows Shaun as he attempts to rescue Timmy in time for Christmas.


Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat

Rating: PG

Conrad and Sally Walden are very, very bored. It’s a rainy day outside, and there’s nothing to do—that is, until The Cat in the Hat (played by Mike Meyers) walks through their front door. Conrad and Sally are suddenly plunged into the world of their imaginations and experience all sorts of misadventures with their new friend. Trouble arises when The Cat in the Hat needs to go before their mother comes home.


Stuart Little 2

Rating: PG

Stuart Little is struggling with some big things. After he narrowly escapes injury in a soccer game, his mother becomes overprotective of him. On top of that, he’s feeling lonely because his brother, George, has found a new friend. When Margalo, the Littles’ adopted falcon, suddenly goes missing, Stuart and Snowbell must set out to find her.


Back to the Outback

Rating: PG

Maddie, a kind poisonous snake, leads a ragtag group of Australian animals as they escape from a reptile house, where humans gawk at them and make them uncomfortable. Sure that they’ll fit in in the Outback where they won’t be judged for their scales and fangs, the crew sets out on a hilarious road trip across the country, all while trying to escape Chaz, the evil zookeeper.


StarBeam: Beaming in the New Year

Rating: G

Zoey is a girl in the second grade, and the superhero StarBeam is her talented alter ego. When the most powerful villains in her town of Summersette band together on New Year’s Eve, Zoey and the Beam Team must battle them to save the day—with the help of Zoey’s cool cousin, Zara.


New Kids Shows on Netflix


44 Cats (Season 4)

Recommended: TV-Y7

This Italian preschool comedy series follows the adventures of Lampo, Milady, Pilou, and Meatball. These four kittens are all part of a musical group called The Buffycats and each have their own special powers. Lampo’s whiskers can act as a compass, Milady’s fur turns pink when she hears someone tell a lie, Pilou’s wide eyes can distract villains, and Meatball can sense danger with his big appetite.


Go, Dog. Go! (Season 2)

Recommended: TV-Y

Based on the popular children’s book by P.D. Eastman, the Go, Dog. Go! television series chronicles the adventures of a young pup, Tag Barker, in her town of Pawston. With her best pal, Scooch, Tag solves problems and helps the citizens of Pawston in each episode.


 Masha and the Bear (Season 5)

Recommended: TV-Y

This wildly popular series is based on a Russian tale of the same name. Little Masha lives near the forest and has befriended a bear who used to be in the circus. The two have many adventures together in this feel-good show.


Kayko and Kokosh (Season 1)

Recommended: TV-PG

Based on the iconic Polish comic books by Janusz Christa, Kayko and Kokosh follows two brave Slavic warriors as they defend their village of Mirmiłowo from the evil Knaveknights. Kayko’s smarts and bravery plus Kokosh’s incredible strength pair together perfectly, making them a great team.


Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (Season 4)

Recommended: TV-PG

Steven Spielberg himself helped create this popular kids series based on Jurassic Park. In the show, six teenagers attend an adventure camp on Isla Nublar and must band together when dinosaurs escape and wreak havoc on the island.

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