Best Family Movies and Shows That Just Hit Streaming Services in January

The streaming services are serving up some quality family content this month.

The cold and snowy days of January are the best time of year for TV viewing with the kiddos. Enjoy some fun outdoor winter activities together, then curl up on the couch with hot cocoa and enjoy one of these picks.

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts

Streaming Jan. 1, 2022

  • Where to watch: HBO Max

Muggles, here’s your chance to celebrate an iconic film series. Lead actors Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint reunite to pay tribute to the franchise and its 20th anniversary of the first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Other stars from the films also contribute to the magical special.


Streaming Jan. 1, 2022

  • Where to watch: HBO Max

It’s time to introduce your kids to the 1982 film version of the beloved Broadway musical. Annie is an orphan in New York City during the Great Depression. Life changes overnight for the girl when she’s adopted by America’s richest man, Oliver Warbucks. You’ll find yourself singing along to the movie’s catchy soundtrack in no time.

Dunston Checks In

Streaming Jan. 1, 2022

  • Where to watch: Hulu

This film is a fun ’90s flashback. A villainous jewel thief and his orangutan check into the prestigious Majestic Hotel with the intention of robbing guests of their jewelry. The concierge’s sons befriend the animal, which leads to a series of hijinks around the hotel.


Streaming Jan. 12, 2022

  • Where to watch: Disney+

The newest team in the MCU is making its way to Disney+. The movie centers around a race of immortal aliens with superhuman powers. An unexpected tragedy forces the Eternals to band together to fight an evil group called the Deviants. Older kids and Marvel lovers will enjoy the action-packed film.

Hotel Transylvania Transformania

Streaming Jan. 14, 2022

  • Where to watch: Amazon Prime

The fourth and final chapter in the Hotel Transylvania series hits Amazon Prime this month. The movie’s plot this time around has the Ghoulie crew turning into humans, while Mavis’ husband, Johnny, turns into a Ghoulie.

Ada Twist, Scientist Season 2

Streaming Jan. 25, 2022

  • Where to watch: Netflix

The popular Netflix show is perfect programming for your curious little ones. Young scientist Ada Twist and her best friends Rosie and Iggy go on adventures, solve problems and discover science in everyday life. The show is produced by former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama.

The Ice Adventures of Buck Wild

Streaming Jan. 28, 2022

  • Where to watch: Disney+

This all-new Ice Age spinoff movie premieres on Disney+ at the end of the month. When the possum brothers Crash and Eddie go in search of a home of their own, they encounter weasel Buck Wild. The three go on a mission to stop the Lost World from becoming dominated by dinosaurs.

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