Top Valentine's Day Movies for Families and Kids

In the coldest month of winter, a lovely holiday warms the hearts of millions across America: Valentine's Day. With all the preparation for your children's Valentine's party chances are you might need to entertain your kids while getting them in the mood for the festivities. What better way than a kid's movie about the holiday of love!

The following list contains child-appropriate movies and television specials about everyone's favorite love-centric holiday. Of course, any of the Disney Princess movies would also work, but these are movies specifically about Valentine's Day.

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"Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!: Hurray! It's Valentine's Day!" (2013)

Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!: Hurray! It's Valentine's Day!
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Once a popular PBS special, this science-fiction based series provides educational entertainment centered around a theme of friendship. Kids will learn about natural science as they embark on interesting adventures with the Cat, Nick and Sally, Fish and Thing 1 and Thing 2.

Truly enjoyable for all ages, the beloved tall-hatted feline of Dr. Seuss is really a fun way to entertain your child for hours on end.  Buy from Amazon »

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"Madly Madagascar" (2013)

Madly Madagascar
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Our wild Madagascar friends are back in a direct-to-DVD Valentine's special. Valentine's Day is Alex's favorite holiday, and he and the gang all have plans for the big day of love. And that crazy King Julien? Yeah, he's got a love potion. Nothing dangerous about that! T

T​he DVD also includes 2 bonus features: "Hammy's Boomerang Adventure" and "First Flight" for about 36 minutes of fun for your kids to enjoy. Buy from Amazon »

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"VeggieTales: Lettuce Love One Another" (2012)

VeggieTales: Lettuce Love One Another
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Love is always in the air with VeggieTales, but this DVD focuses even more on amour with three hilarious stories and 10 fun tips on how to show love to others! The DVD also includes 3 of the famous VeggieTales Silly Songs: "Sneeze If You Have To," "Endangered Love," and "The Biscuit of Zazzamarandabo."

Especially great for Christian children, the remarkably entertaining vegetable cast of this great series teaches kids important values through short lessons. Watch it all or just the special, either way you're sure to laugh and sing along. Buy from Amazon »

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"Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown" (1975)

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (DVD) (1975)
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This classic and much-loved "Peanuts" story centers on the romantic yearnings of Charlie Brown. As Valentine's Day approaches, Lucy tries to get Schroeder to give her a card, Sally chases after Linus, and poor Charlie Brown dreams of getting just one valentine. The DVD also includes "You're in Love, Charlie Brown" and ​"It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown."

Another Charlie Brown Valentin's Day special,​ "A Charlie Brown Valentine," is also available on DVD. This special aired in 2002, after the death of "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz, but it was based on one of his cartoon strips.  "A Charlie Brown Valentine" focuses on Charlie's desire to give the Little Red-Haired Girl a valentine and contains some truly memorable moments. Buy from Amazon »

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"Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You" (2010)

Winnie the Pooh - A Valentine for You: Special Edition
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"Winnie the Pooh" and his many stories has long been a cornerstone of the Disney movie franchise. Fortunately, that means there have been not one but two Valentines day mini-movies of this popular animated film.

The special edition release contains two classic "Winnie the Pooh" stories. In "Un-Valentine's Day," Rabbit forces everyone to promise that they will not send Valentines, causing secret Valentine sending chaos. "A Valentine for You" tells the story of the time everyone got worried that Christopher Robin had been bitten by the love bug, the Smitten. Buy from Amazon »

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"Elmo Loves You!" (2009)

Elmo Loves You
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In this "Sesame Street" special, Elmo has love on his mind. And who does Elmo love? You! Even R.E.M., Trisha Yearwood and John Legend make guest appearances in this fun Valentine's Day special. 

In the movie, Elmo wants to make a special card for someone he loves very much, but he is having trouble deciding what to put on the card. Elmo's good friends Rosita and Grover show Elmo they love him by helping him and being his friends. 

Especially great for younger audiences, this is sure to be a repeat film for your family, especially during the holiday. Buy from Amazon »

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"WordWorld: My Fuzzy Valentine" (2009)

WordWorld: My Fuzzy Valentine
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WordWorld teaches young children about letters, letter sounds and words through stories about a group of silly animals and their adventures. Kids love watching the show, and the animals are created from the letters that make up their name so kids can easily begin to grasp the concept that letters come together to form words. This WordWorld DVD contains two love-filled episodes.

In "My Fuzzy Valentine," SHEEP decides to make a special Valentine song for her pal BEAR all about being fuzzy. In "The Love Bug," BUG wants to sign a Valentine for his favorite WordFriend, but he has to learn how to write his name first. Buy from Amazon »

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"Mickey & Minnie's Sweetheart Stories" (2004)

Mickey & Minnie's Sweetheart Stories (DVD) (2004)
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This Valentine's Day inspired program contains some of Disney's best-loved animated short films starring Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck, Pluto and other classic Disney couples. Combining the best of Disney friendship, love and humor, this collection presents classic stories that fit any time of year and showcases the vintage "Pluto's Heart Throb." 

Also containing episodes "Mickey's Rival," "The Nifty Nineties" and "Mickey's Delayed Date," this DVD comes with hours of Valentine's fun for the whole family. Buy from Amazon »

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"Barney: Be My Valentine" (2005)

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A magical adventure with Barney and friends follows along as everyone attends a special celebration of the Queen of Hearts at the Valentine Castle. There, the gang has fun with activities, making snacks and singing songs. Kids will learn about Valentine's Day, colors, rhyming and more in this never-before-seen-on-TV special. 

With over 15 songs in this video, kids are sure to love the magic and wonder of Barney and his school-aged friends.  Buy from Amazon »

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"Blue's Room: It's Hug Day" (2005)

BLUE'S ROOM: IT'S HUG DAY
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This is a DVD from the Peabody award-winning "Blue's Room" (a spin-off of the popular "Blue's Clues"). It's a holiday of hugs in Blue's Room! Open your arms to everyone you APPRECIATE in this Hug Day play date filled with dance, heart-art, stories, pretend and, of course, hugs!

This Nick Jr. original is sure to delight younger audiences with more antics from everyone's favorite mystery-solving blue dog, Blue. Play along at home and discover the magic of this classic DVD.  Buy from Amazon »

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Clifford The Big Red Dog: "King Clifford" & "Be My Big Red Valentine" (2002)

Clifford The Big Red Dog - King Clifford / Be My Big Red Valentine (2002)
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Scholastic Entertainment brings you this DVD with two adventures with Clifford, the Big Red Dog, "King Clifford" and "Be My Big Red Valentine." In both, Clifford's heart is as big as his body so he never lets his best friends down. Discover the joy of this classic children's book come to life in these beautifully animated short specials. 

The DVD features 8 episodes centered on the heart including "Cleo's Valentine Surprise" and "Wedding Bell Blues." Especially great for younger children, these stories help teach kids the value of love and friendship through fun animal characters.  Buy from Amazon »

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"Alvin and the Chipmunks: A Chipmunk Valentine" (2007)

Alvin and the Chipmunks - A Chipmunk Valentine (DVD)
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Animated favorites Alvin, Simon and Theodore return to the screen in "Alvin and the Chipmunks: A Chipmunk Valentine." After Brittany rejects him, Alvin transforms into a chipmunk Casanova. Now Brittany can't resist him, and they go to the Valentine Ball together.

Problems (and hilarity) arise when Alvin discovers that he's only Alvin — not the charming character he had imagined. This release also features three more episodes all about young love. 

Especially with the popularity of Hollywood blockbuster Chipmunk movies, these cartoon classics are sure to be a favorite of your kids.