Don’t miss these films this Christmas
Now that you’re all warmed up in a blanket with your presents by your side, it’s time to enjoy some family time. And what’s more fun than watching a heartwarming movie with your loved ones. So here are a few choices for you…
There are many lessons to be learned from Buddy the Elf, played by Will Ferrell. For one, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing for all to hear.” Oh, and that maple syrup can go on spaghetti.
A Christmas Story
Inspired by Jean Shepherd’s book, this beloved holiday movie features an iconic leg lamp, an improbable Christmas gift wish, and so much more.
Miracle on 34th Street
Do you believe in magic, if not then watch this movie. Both the original and the remake will warm your heart as the real Santa Claus helps a skeptical mother and daughter believe.
This one’s as adventurous as it is festive! A young boy and a group of Golden Retrievers must join forces to stop a bank robbery.
Accidentally left behind while his family heads off on a Christmas vacation in Paris, Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) must defend his home against two bumbling burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) who are taking advantage of the fact that so many families are out of town. Kids will be impressed by Kevin’s ingenuity in protecting his turf and will alternate between laughing and cringing at the slapstick violence that ensues in this beloved family Christmas movie.
The 2017 film The Star tells the story of the first Christmas through the eyes of Bo, a lovable donkey who wants to escape the monotonous life he experiences in his village. After breaking free, he teams up with friends Ruth and Dave to follow the North Star and see where it takes them.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
This Dr. Seuss classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas will have the whole family laughing — and maybe even tearing up! This heartwarming family Christmas movie has a wonderful message for kids and grown-ups alike, with tons of quotable moments.
The Muppet Christmas Carol
What happens when you add Charles Dickens with the Muppets? A holiday classic is born. In this version of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Kermit plays the role of Bob Cratchit, with Miss Piggy as his wife and Michael Caine as his miserly employer, Ebenezer Scrooge. Gonzo appears as Charles Dickens to help narrate the tale. A lovely combination of originality and faithfulness to its literary predecessor.
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
When Anna and Elsa realize that they have no family holiday rituals, Olaf goes on a mission to find them some. As he visits the townspeople and asks them about their family customs, kids will be reminded of their own cherished traditions.
This version of the North Pole uses a highly trained team of elves to take care of Christmas business, but when one gift is left behind it’s up to Santa’s hapless son, Arthur, to make sure no kid goes without a present. Arthur’s underdog status makes his journey feel extra triumphant.