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Dec. 13th, 2010 at 10:40 am
Note: This list was initially posted on my personal bog, but I have improved it just for you.
Just in case you are looking for seasonal entertainment, I have compiled a list of both Christmas in Movies and Movies at Christmas. Before planning your Family Home Evening around one of these, though, please preview the movie–not all are appropriate for all. Also, not all will elevate your mood. But some will.
True: MPAA ratings mean nothing to me. If Rs offend you, prepare to be offended.
Click on the title to watch the trailer of each.
About a Boy
Special Shout-outs to:
Small One–If I had to choose one of these movies to show my children, this is the one I would choose. It includes the Nativity but tells it through a different perspective, one that will hook your kids’ interest. Running about 30 minutes, it is ideal for FHE or (gasp) a very special Primary. I think you can find the whole thing on You Tube, but that would be a crappy viewing experience. I bought this on one of those Disney animated shorts Christmas compilation about 5 years ago. I think that is your best bet. Worth it.
The Muppet Christmas Carol–this is, in my opinion, the best Christmas Carol ever. Better than Dickens. Granted, I did not see the Patrick Stewart one- man-show version, but my bet is for anything that includes Animal.
Meet Me in St. Louis–Family favorite. I have probably seen this movie more times than any other on this list. It will get you singing.
Joyeux Noel–This is the only foreign language film on the list. If you watch it, you will not only enjoy it, but you will be elevated to the level of Artsy Fartsy. I know you can’t resist now.
What are your favorites?