The holidays are here! I’ve rounded up 10 Netflix holiday family movies available in Mandarin Chinese. Not all movies are available in Mandarin so I manually checked each movie to give you this list! You can simply switch your audio to select Mandarin. Hope you enjoy!
How to switch your audio and change your subtitles on Netflix:
Start the movie you want to watch.
In the first few seconds of the video, click on Audio & Subtitles on the bottom of the screen.
Select ‘Mandarin’ for audio.
Select your caption language (optional). I like to choose English so that I can learn along with the audio.
Here are 10 Holiday Family Movies Available in Mandarin on Netflix:
A Boy Called Christmas
IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
A young, ordinary boy embarks on an extraordinary journey to search for his father, who is off to find the legendary village of Elfhelm. Despite the turmoil experienced by the young protagonist, this movie promises lessons of courage and kindness.
IMDb Rating: 6.4/10
This 2020 American Christmas musical fantasy film follows the story of an eccentric toymaker, his kind and curious granddaughter, and a magical invention that could transform their lives forever. This movie is appropriate and inspiring for all age groups–especially for music enthusiasts.
The Christmas Chronicles
IMDb Rating: 7.0/10
Siblings Kate and Teddy Pierce hatch a plan to capture Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. However, when their schemes get out of hand, they both find themselves on an unexpected yet magnificent journey that kids can only dream about.
IMDb Rating: 7/10
Uniquely presented as a stop-motion film, this movie follows the story of an optimistic young bird who was raised by a family of mice, and his journey towards self-discovery.
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
When the new postman Jesper befriends the grumpy toymaker in town, the once coldhearted town of Smeerensburg changes for the better. Touching a bit of Santa Claus’ origins, this 2D-3D blend of a movie has the lessons of kindness and love at the heart of its story. It indeed is a Holiday movie that will melt every viewer’s heart.
A Trash Truck for Christmas
IMDb Rating: 5.6/10
On the day before Christmas, Hank, Trash Truck, Donny the Racoon, Walter the Bear, and Ms. Mona the Mouse decorate the yard and prepare their wish lists for Santa's visit. But then Santa comes crashing into the yard! This cute and simple holiday story on teamwork, helpfulness, and resourcefulness follows Hank and his friends as they help Santa deliver his Christmas presents!
IMDb Rating: 7.0/10
With this 30-minute animated film, follow Angela on a Christmas eve adventure from the church through the town streets as she hurries to make sure that everyone is kept warm and looked after over the holidays. This heartwarming tale shares realistic and positive messages on thoughtfulness, empathy, and humanity.
Alien X Mas
IMDb Rating: 6.2/10
This animated stop-motion film serves an awesome mix of science fiction and holiday spirit that is definitely different from your usual Christmas movie. Watch Santa and the elves overcome an extra-terrestrial invasion and share lessons on gratitude, family, love, and appreciation!
Home For the Holidays
IMDb Rating: 4.9/10
A nominee for Outstanding Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production, this 2017 Short centers on Oh and Tip with their mission to share the Christmas festivities with Boovsland while also trying not to completely destroy the entire city. This is a cute holiday animation that teaches a good message about friendship and teamwork.
IMDb Rating: 4.9/10
When widowed hip-hop radio DJ Rashon "Rush" Williams was suddenly fired, he and his four overindulged children must downsize and move in with his aunt just before Christmas. A good riches-to-rags Christmas story that teaches the value of family and love, especially during difficult times. Parental Guidance is suggested.
Aside from these entertaining holiday movies on Netflix, you can also introduce your child to Mandarin through storybooks about simple everyday activities that teach important life lessons and showcase Chinese culture!
Looking for a place to start? You can check out my wide selection of bilingual books available in Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Cantonese, and English. A gift of a second language is priceless!