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A touching list of Christmas movies for kids

Holidays have finally arrived. Curling up on the couch with your kids is priceless, and it is always the platonic time for some quality family time amongst the chaos of the season watching some pompous movies. Let the family party begin; do not forget to bring a bowl of popcorn, or hot chocolate. Here is a list of films from timeless classic to new animated features, check out this selection of Christmas movies the entire family is sure to enjoy!


1-   A Christmas Story

   A Christmas Story is a cheerful and opulent story of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s! Your family will follow Ralphie who is 9-year-old on his hopeless quest for a genuine Red Ryder BB Gun despite everyone’s warning. All the magic of the motion picture will come to life from the family’s snapping stove, the playground experiment with a wet tongue on a frozen lamppost, the dreaded school bully, and even the classic leg-shaped lamp! As a story it is nice, but be cautious the language is terrible for kids to see.


2-    The Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he flounders into Christmas Town, and is so fascinated with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident harpies, ogres, and imps of Halloween town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween, and kidnapping Santa Claus. This movie teaches kids how to be themselves as Jack Skellington learns through his failure of taking over the role of Santa .It also REALLY stimulates your imagination and creativity, which is always a plus.



3-    Jingle All the Way

Jingle All the Way is a heartwarming tale about a boy and a dog, who, through a chance of destiny, are drawn together by an unbreakable band. The protagonist is a faithful young boy, who stops at nothing to save his new friend and find him a good home. The only complaint would be the narration, as it was a little too “documentary” for a children’s television special, but all-in-all, Jingle All the Way is a masterpiece and is perfect for the whole family.


4-    Miracle on 34th street

A classic holiday movie for the whole family. It has numerous moral messages to convey, such as, the importance of childhood wonder, trust, and standing up for what you believe. The story is about an old man who is institutionalized as insane and crazy for his claiming that he is the real Santa Claus.


5-    Elf

Lusty holiday favorite for both kids and parents. Buddy the elf, who is adopted by Santa goes off to New York to find his “real” dad, that being his biological father. Light hearted, easy family movie. Nothing inappropriate or uncomfortable for anyone. Just sit back and enjoy. You are guaranteed a laugh.

6-    Home Alone

It is Christmas time and the McCallister family is preparing for a vacation in Paris. While the rest of the family was in a rush to make it to the airport on time. They forgot Kevin the youngest in the family who enjoys being alone at home. Meanwhile, a pair of bumbling burglars takes advantage by looting the neighborhood. It’s up to Kevin to defend his home, using every prank in his well-stocked arsenal to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice.


7-    Frosty the Snowman

A simple story line and mildly touching when some scary/sad scenes of a threatened snowman who tries to escape from a wicked magician, that quickly melt into happy situations make this half-hour tale appropriate for your kids. Parents will enjoy reliving their childhood and sharing this classic with their kids, and the beloved holiday song figures prominently throughout this short feature. Kids of all ages will have fun singing along.


8-    A Charlie Brown Christmas

Despite the onset of the cheerful holiday season, Charlie Brown finds himself depressed. The image of the sorrowful but endearing Christmas tree, unable to support even one decoration, prominently parallels the Charlie Brown character. That sad fir springing to life at the end, as Charlie’s melancholy recedes, reechoes with young and old alike. Filled with humor, A Charlie Brown Christmas is a wonderful antidote to the holiday blues.


9-    How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of whoville. Grinch is a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and tries to steal it from the whos, which he equally detest. Yet child named Cindy Lou Who, decides to try befriend the Grinch. The solitary creature failed to achieve his aiming. He returns what he stole and become the guest of honor at the who’s Christmas dinner.

10- The Muppet Christmas Carol

An American musical, fantasy-comedy film, and a retelling of the classic of Charles Dickens novel, “A Christmas Carol”.  The story is about a miserly financier called Ebenezer Scrooge, and he how he changes to be good. This story is beautifully done and teaches great lessons. This movie is in memory of Jim Henson. (The creator of the Muppets). It really is a great version of the classic story and makes you think about your life and if you’re spreading enough joy.

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