Best Movies to Watch on Hanukkah with your Kids

Dec 02, 2021   |   5 min read

 

Best Movies to Watch on Hanukkah with your Kids

 

This month is going to be about celebration, celebration and some more celebration. Nothing beats the comfort of knowing that you would be spending a lot of time with your loved ones. This time, it is coming a little early which means you can begin the festivities immediately.

The nines days are nothing short of amazing family time where you get to teach your children the importance of values and narrate stories of the resistance of Maccabees resistance against Greek colonizers. However, some people prefer to keep it light and just want to curl up on the couch with the favorite movies and shows.

If you are still undecided on the watchlist for Hannukah this year due to a hectic schedule, don’t worry because we are here to solve all your problems. Here is a list of the best Hannukah movies that you can watch with your kids. Consider this as an early present from us.

 

1.Fiddler on the Roof

While this may not be a classic , no festival is complete without it. It is a movie about Jewish roots and outlines the values in a beautiful way. If you want your kids to learn about the story of the religion in a beautiful way, we would definitely recommend putting this on your watchlist.

 

A brief synopsis of the movie would be that Tevye, who works as a milkman is a father of five daughters, out of which three have to be married. However, the three girls fall in love with completely different characters and then navigate relationships amid anti-semitism. This is one of the greatest Hannukah movies because it comes with an important lesson.

 

2.Mistletoe and Menorahs

Christy, who is looking for a breakthrough with her boss finally receives one as she is invited to his Hannukah party. She wants to do her homework well so she intends to learn everything about the holiday and Judaism itself.

 

It just happens that she meets Jonathan who is Jewish and wants tips to impress his girlfriend’s parents who are Christians. It is a very amusing movie that turns into a slow rom-com as the two characters interact further. It is available on Amazon.

 

3.Peg + Cat: The Hannukah Problem

If you are looking for best Hannukah movies for kids, this is it. It is a math-based series that will also serve as a learning for children. It paints a story of Peg, a little girl who loves music and therefore learns about maths by signing a lot.

 

It also involves her pet cat who adds the shenanigans in the movie that makes it so likeable and fun. Peg invites her friend over to her house for Hannukah and that is when all the fun begins. It is a great so make them their favorite food and enjoy a lovely evening.

 

So, these are some good Hannukah movies that you can watch with your family and enjoy a relaxed and laid back time, off from the stress of day-to-day work.

Frequently Asked Questions

An American tail, The Hebrew Hammer and Mistletoe and Menorahs are great options for adults.

Eight Crazy Nights, Full-Court Miracle and of course the classic Fiddler on the Roof are the movies you can enjoy with your kid.

We always recommend An American Tail and Eight Crazy Night especially if you are having a movie night with kids.

Youtube, Netflix and Amazon are great places to start. You will find hundreds of movies there.

Amazon has a wide range of Hannukah movies but you should definitely watch Full-Court Miracle.