Now that the holidays are here, what can we keep our children busy with? Asides from the outings and family trips, how else can we keep our children engaged? Movies are a great way to keep them engaged. Our children must be informed and educated about the importance of this season. Movies can help us do that. Movies also provide entertainment. As you read on, you’ll discover some Christmas movies to watch with your children during the Holidays.
The Christmas period is the season of the birth of Christ. But, it’s more than the celebrations, and our children need to know that. So, let’s look at some movies that can entertain or inform our children about the Christmas season.
Christmas movies to watch with your children
Are you wondering what to watch with your children this holiday? If yes, try these movies below.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas is an animated television special that aired in 1965. The first television program was based on Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip Peanuts. Despite the arrival of the joyous holiday season, Charlie Brown is melancholy in the special. Lucy suggests he produces a Christmas play in the neighborhood, but his best attempts are derided by his friends when he chooses a natural but small, Christmas tree as the centerpiece.
In this movie, Charlie Brown is depressed by the commercialism he sees all around him and seeks to find a deeper meaning to Christmas.
Lucy suggests that Charlie Brown become the director of the school’s Christmas pageant after complaining about the overwhelming materialism he observes throughout the holiday season. Charlie Brown agrees, but it proves to be a difficult task. He needs Linus’ help to realize the true meaning of Christmas when an attempt to restore the correct spirit with a forlorn tiny fir Christmas tree fails.
In this movie, Buddy (Will Ferrell) was mistakenly brought to the North Pole as a youngster and fostered by Santa’s elves until he reached maturity. Buddy, the grownup, unable to shake the notion that he doesn’t belong, journeys to New York in full elf regalia in pursuit of his birth father. Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman, happens to be present. Walter unwillingly attempts to build a relationship with the childlike Buddy when a DNA test confirms this, with progressively disastrous outcomes.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer had a gleaming nose, and if you saw it, you’d swear it glowed. The other reindeers used to make fun of him and call him names; they never allowed Rudolph to participate in any reindeer activities.
In the movie, Rudolph meets Santa Claus and asks him to be on the sleigh team one day. Santa loved Rudolph but couldn’t put him on the team because it was hard. When the other reindeers heard this, they laughed at him and kept making fun of him. Finally, they said the children would scream if they saw his bright and shiny nose.
Rudolph became downcast and went home in shame. Then, a massive snowstorm hit just before Santa set off on Christmas Eve. The sky turned dark, and the weather became foggy. Santa became afraid that he wouldn’t deliver the gifts to the children because of the darkness. Immediately he remembered Rudolph and his shiny nose.
This movie has a lot of lessons in it. Don’t fail to show it to your children.
National Lampoon Vacation
The Griswold family, Clark (Chevy Chase) and his wife Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), as well as their children Rusty (Anthony Michael Hall) and Audrey (Dana Barron), travel across the country in their station wagon from their home in Chicago to Walley World, a Disneyland-like amusement park in California, in “National Lampoon’s Vacation.”
If you haven’t seen this movie, I suggest you do.
All I want for Christmas is you.
Mariah is longing for a pet for Christmas. So Mariah pets a dog named Jack to prove her responsibility, but it’s not long until the playful dog flips the Careys’ Christmas family celebration upside down.
Miracle On 34th Street
In this holiday classic, an older man named Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) takes the place of a drunk Santa Claus in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle is such a sensation that he appears regularly at the chain’s flagship store in Manhattan. However, when Kris Kringle shocks customers and coworkers by claiming to be Santa Claus, a court fight ensues to determine his mental health and, more crucially, his genuineness.
Angela’s Christmas is a comical, heartwarming, and touching story about the power of family and a child’s simple wish to see that everyone is safe, warm, and loved during the holiday season.
Movies provide an excellent means to learn and be entertained. It also helps when children come to their discoveries and answers. This also aids in developing creativity, improves their thinking abilities, and stimulates their imagination. All the movies listed above can be seen on Netflix, NetNaija, etc., or you can visit a store and purchase a CD.
Have a wonderful Christmas holiday with the right movies.
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