There’s something about a Christmas movie marathon that seems to set the mood perfectly for the holidays. For our family it begins the moment we pull out the Christmas tree. Elf and The Santa Clause are our go to holiday movies to kickoff the season. They are fun, feel-good movies that we all enjoy, but we also like to watch a few you’ve maybe not heard of. Here are a few holiday movies for the whole family that reinforce important messages about the moments we celebrate.
VeggieTales: The Ultimate Christmas Collection ~ This set contains VeggieTales’ entire Christmas collection. (The Toy That Saved Christmas—a lesson in giving; The Star of Christmas—a lesson in how to love; Saint Nicholas—a story in joyful giving; It’s a Meaningful Life—a lesson in being content; and The Little Drummer Boy—a story about hope, love and forgiveness.)
We were just introduced to this collection this year and it is already a favorite with the boy. It delivers like most VeggieTales do. It offers equal parts fun and faith. I love the central message of these videos, putting the focus where it should be at Christmas.
It’s available only in DVD.
Peanuts Holiday Collection ~ Includes the following titles: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown/ A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving / A Charlie Brown Christmas and more.
We love this collection. Every October, November and December we pull them out and watch them more than once. They have definitely become a family tradition. A matter of fact after our Thanksgiving meal the kids head downstairs to watch the Thanksgiving episodes while the adults skim the Black Friday ads. It is perfect set-up.
Buck Denver asks…Why Do We Call it Christmas ~ With humor and tact Buck Denver and his puppet pals cover everything from cutting down trees, hanging stockings, Santa Claus and what all of these things have to do with Jesus’ birthday. Want to know more? Check out my review from last year.
It’s available only in DVD.
More Christmas Favorites
Here are a few more of our favorites, but some younger kiddos may not be so entertained. A lot of these movies can be found in both DVD and Blue-ray formats.
- Use your discretion on what is appropriate for your child. These movies are merely suggestions and you should read and consider reviews of these movies before watching them.
- Be sure and check Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu or another provider if you have an instant streaming option.
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