Thursday, December 3, 2009

Need Help with Holiday Movie Selection

Holiday Movies I was very lucky to win $25 Amazon card in My Bilingual Boys giveaway, and I want to spend it on some new holiday movies. I admit that I am stumped, so I am turning for help to my Internet friends. The only Christmas movie that my daughter watched so far is How The Grinch Stole Christmas. We have some others at home – It’s a Wonderful Life (my favorite), White Christmas (my husband’s favorite), Muppet Christmas Carol (we watch it every year too), but all of them are kind of adult movies. Anna is very sensitive, and she hates any conflict. She doesn’t watch much TV at all. She hides her face when Winnie the Pooh is attacked by bees even though she watched this movie multiple times already. But I keep wanting to watch something this Christmas as a family that will not scare or confuse her. So please share – what are your favorite movies for little children? And, by the way, it’s a lot easier to reply to comments when you have your email enabled in your blogger profile :)

13 comments:

Mari-Ann said...

We LOVE Christmas movies and have lots of them, so I am more than happy to pass on what I know: my son (2.5) is crazy about A Charlie Brown Christmas. The only con to it is that the word "stupid" is said a few times. My husband and I explained to James that that's not a nice word to say.
Another big favorite with James this year is Frosty the Snowman. Very wholesome. Another good one is Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (the one from the 70's). Oh and Little Drummer Boy is an oldie but goodie. I really like Elf, but it's geared more toward adults and older children, I think.
It's great your daughter likes The Grinch - James did NOT!

Cindy said...

We like Polar Express. But it can be scary. I think it is on TV tonight.

Infant Bibliophile said...

Why not get the Curious George Very Monkey Christmas movie that you won the soundtrack to? She might be excited to have both together. My son hasn't watched much tv at all, so it's hard for me to answer from a child's perspective. Like a previous poster, Charlie Brown instantly came to mind.

Infant Bibliophile said...

PS You could experiment with clips on youtube and see if any of the movies grab her interest before you buy them too.

My Boaz's Ruth said...

Obed is getting the Charlie Brown Christmas for Christmas.

The Harris Family said...

We love Elf and I'll be home for Christmas. Both are funny and cute. Aubrey likes them but they are geared to a little older audience so She also likes the Mickey's once (and twice)upon a Christmas.

SANDRA said...

My sons loved Santa Buddies. It is about a group of puppies who help Santa during the holidays. It had some wonderful moments about the true meaning of Christmas..giving.

I views it with the kids and I really enjoyed it too.

Debbie said...

Santa Buddies is a cute movie. Another one is The Angel Doll.
The Velveteen Rabbit is one of my favorite kids movies.

My all time favorite but of course it is more of an adult movie is Miracle on 34th Street. Selena hasn't watched it yet, but I know my kids loved it when they were younger.

Susana said...

Our favorites are Frosty, Rudolph, Santa Claus 1,2, & 3, Christmas Oranges, Mr. Krueger's Christmas, The Polar Express, Charlie Brown Christmas, Elf and Home Alone.

Joe watches all of these and enjoys them all. I hope you find some that you and your family will enjoy and make traditions each year! Good luck:-)!

Jenny said...

The best kid's Christmas movie has to be Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas! It is seriously cute and not scary in any way!

The animations are wonderful and the stories have a moral to them.

Ticia said...

Hmmmm..... Ones with few conflicts.

Having just watched Rudolph that would probably be a little too scary. She might like the Grinch Who Stole Christmas, check her out on the book first to see. Mine loved it.

That's about all I can think of offhand, if you hadn't said you already had Muppet Christmas Carol I would have said that one, it's my favorite (and Mickey's Christmas Carol while good might scare her, the Ghost of Christmas Future might be too scary).

Autumn said...

Tommy is very sensitive like Anna and he's okay with The Polar Express. He just likes it because of the trains. There are a few scary parts that we just fast forward.

Mom and Kiddo said...

For kids, definitely Charlie Brown.
For adults, The Bishop's Wife.

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