Every year I wait for the Christmas movies to start coming on TV so that I can sit down with my children and share some time with them. These are some great movies to do that with. My children and I sit down with our popcorn or cocoa and get lots of smiles and laughter together. I am sure that there is a movie here among this list that you can share with your children this year.
Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer – This is one of the first movies that most children will see about Christmas. We see how it is to be different than all of the other reindeer, and how Rudolf deals with it, he leaves. We see him on his journey to find out where he belongs. He winds up in the North Pole with Santa, and finds where he is supposed to be. A movie for all children to see.
Frosty The Snowman – Children love how this movie comes on because all of the kids in the movie are running around singing their song and they are happy. They put a hat, from a magician on the head of the snowman that they just built. Much to their amazement their snowman comes alive, and is real. Then he starts to melt because it is too hot for him, so they try to get him to someplace cold, and the magician is chasing them to get his hat back. They have quite a journey ahead of them but it helps kids think that anything is possible.
Mickeys Christmas Carol – This is the same story as A Christmas Carol but better for children with Mickey Mouse.
Twas The Night Before Christmas – The town learns that Santa has decided not to visit their town, because someone from their town sent him a rude letter. All of the letters that this town sent to Santa is returned unopened. Father Mouse, who is a clock maker, and his son Albert, who wrote the letter, try to convince Santa that he should stop by this town by building a clock to chime on Christmas eve. There are somethings that go wrong but in the end it turns out happy, which is what children look for.
A Charlie Brown Christmas – Charlie Brown sees that everyone has different meanings for their Christmas. He decides that he wants to find the true meaning of Christmas for himself.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas – This animated version is a wonderful movie to sit down and watch with your children. They get to see someone who is unhappy and has a chance to steal others happiness, and he does. Then something happens, the Grinch sees that the Whos even without all of their Christmas stuff is still happy, and his heart grows. He understands what love and Christmas is all about.
The Polar Express – This is a wonderful movie for children to watch. They see what happens when you lose your Christmas spirit. They watch a little boy get the chance to have his Christmas joy back, and he can still hear the bell ring.
Prancer – In this movie a little girl finds a reindeer in the woods and convinced that he is one of Santas reindeer she tries to nurse him back to health.
Home Alone – Every year my family sets down to watch this movie together. This has been a much watched Christmas movie in my house since before I had children. And regardless how many times we have watched it we still look forward to watching this movie every year. We watch the sad part of the little boy left home all alone without his family at Christmas. Then we laugh all the way through as he fends off burglars trying to rob his home thinking that everyone is gone on vacation. Definitely a must for when family members are over at your house for Christmas.
The Santa Claus – This is a great Christmas movie, because it is different than most Christmas movies. In this movie Tim Allen scares Santa Claus and he falls off of the roof and dies, and this in turn makes Tim Allen the next Santa. He actually gets fat, grows a beard, and becomes jolly. At first he refuses to take up this responsibility, but soon learns that it is his destiny.
Most of these movies come on every year on the TV so just check the listings in your area for the weeks before Christmas and be ready for some family time.