It’s that time of year again. It’s cold, there is snow on the ground and Santa will be jingling his way into town in just a few days… If you’re not on the naughty list of course. It’s time to start getting in the Christmas spirit! So, grab your kids, your Snuggies and a cup of hot chocolate and settle in for a Christmas movie marathon! Here is the Crazed Content top 5 list of Christmas movies that you and your children will enjoy
#5– A Garfield Christmas Special
This “movie” came out as a TV special back in 1987 — long before most of your kids were born but it is still an excellent selection for your movie marathon. The plot revolves around Garfield, Jon and Odie traveling to Grandma’s house for the Holidays and all of the mischief they find along the way. It’s universal themes of giving and love along with Garfield’s crazy antics put it on our list of faves.
#4– It’s A Wonderful Life
This movie is a classic and most everyone has seen it a dozen times. The film is about an angel who helps a man to see how things would be if he never existed. The black and white cinema masterpiece is a touching part of most everyone’s family tradition and is worth the watch for you and your kids. Some may be surprised that it didn’t rank higher on the list but because of it’s content and themes it’s not necessarily as captivating for kids as other movies.
#3– The Santa Claus
The plot of this movie is one that you’re whole family will love. After Santa dies falling off his roof, Tim Allen (who plays the lead character) becomes Santa Claus. This movie is all about believing and your children will have tons of fun witnessing all of the Christmas magic. There are also two other films in this series, none quite as good as the first but all are wonderful choices.
#2– Frosty the Snowman
Originally released back in 1969, Frosty the Snowman is a timeless classic that both children and their parents have been enjoying for generations. The plot revolves around a snowman that comes to life and brings joy to the towns children until he melts away. You will laugh, cry, ooh and ahh for 30 minutes and it will definitely put you in the Christmas spirit.
#1– Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer
Like Frosty, this classic was also released back in the 1960’s and has it’s own famous theme song! Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer has been one of the most well known and popular Christmas movies all time, and for good reason. Even though the animation is outdated and your original copy is probably on VHS, this family film tops our list because it will bring you a heart full of good memories and a smile on your face. The movie’s plot which revolves around a little outcast reindeer has themes that many school age children can relate to and will keep you and your children captivated until the heart warming end.
So hurry up and go scan your TV guide to see where you can find these films for your Christmas viewing pleasure. You will be passing down a love for these classic films to your children who will probably continue to enjoy them for years to come!