Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Christmas movies for kids

Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

Starring Richard Attenborough, Dylan McDermott, Elizabeth Perkins and Mara Wilson 
You'll fall in love with the magic of Christmas all over again with "Miracle on 34th Street," the modern day remake of the 1947 classic film about a young girl who gets the ultimate Christmas wish when she meets the real Santa Claus. This tale is a mix of a Christmas Miracle and a loving romance. 
If you love Christmas movies, you will definetely love this.
Love this film, it is a real treat and all the actors do a great job. 

Elf (2003)

Starring Will Ferrell, James Caan and Zooey Deschanel
When he's 30, and still young by Elf standards, he learns that he's really a human. Buddy decides to go in search of his father (who's on Santa's naughty list), to find out where he belongs. He walks to New York (through the Lincoln tunnel) and is immediately run over by a cab. The chain of events starts at that moment ...
Absolutely delightful and recommended to viewers of all ages. If you want a Christmas feel-good movie, this is it. 



The Santa Clause (1994) 

Starring Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson
On Christmas Eve night...charlie is waken by a clatter on the roof...and tells his father...they investigate and discovers a man in a red santa clause suit. Scott is not convinced but Charlie is..and with a bit of begging from Charlie, Scott puts on the suit. They head off and delivers santas gifts...for what he thinks is a one night deal...he doesn't want to except the fact that there is Santa ...but with the help of Charlie and a few elves and reindeer, he beileves. 
A wonderful holiday film. This is one Christmas movie that you would want to add to your collection. It has a mixture of fun and excitment.

Home Alone (1990)

Starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern
Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister is accidentally left home alone by his family while they fly off to France for Christmas vacation. Kevin loves his freedom, eating sweets and staying up late -- until he is forced to defend his home from a team of burglars. But Kevin learns that self-defense can be fun too, as he goes about flying to defeat the bumbling thieves.
This movie was a favorite amongst many when it first came out in 1990, and this movie still remains a classic and will continue to be a classic for many more years to come.



Curly Sue (1991)


Starring James Belushi, Kelly Lynch, Alisan Porter and John Getz
James Belushi stars as a homeless, con-man stuck with a cute little girl with curly hair. In another one of their typical cons, they hit the jackpot. They get taken in by Kelly Lynch, who plays a tough, attorney. She lets them stay the night after she hits Belushi with her car and eventually they make their way into her heart as well. She may need them even more than they need her. 
All in all it is a great movie. Little Curly Sue will steal your heart.

The Polar Express (2004) 

Tom Hanks directed and voiced many of the characters in this excellent take classic children’s novel.
When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. 
Based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg.
I would highly recommend this to anyone with a 3D television. The picture is stunning and the 3D effects are breathtaking.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Starring Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski
He's mean, he's green, and he doesn't like Christmas.  
Pretty much all of us know the classic Dr. Seuss story about the Grinch, a somewhat green meanie, who wants to stop Christmas from coming to his local neighbor's, the Who's. 
When it comes down to it, the movie was good. It may not appeal to everyone, but it still has a charm to it.

The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation (2010)  
Starring Gary Valentine, Elisa Donovan, Brennan Bailey, Dean Cain, Paris Hilton as Bella and Mario Lopez as Zeus (voice)
"The Dog Who Saved Christmas" is the story of Zeus, a former police dog who is adopted by the Bannisters, a family concerned about being robbed over the holidays. We soon discover that Zeus has a psychological problem though, and it's one that prevents him from being any good as a guard dog. Due to an on the job trauma, Zeus is afraid to bark. Being useless as a guard dog makes him unwanted by the family's matriarch Belinda, and she is determined to return him to the pound after Christmas, despite the rest of the family's love for the dog. It's up to Zeus to prove himself during a Christmas robbery that two bungling burglars have been planning for a while. 



  1. Hi Dusana,
    I prefer the original version of Miracle on 34th Street made in 1947 - I watch it every year in between wrapping presents and making cards. It's A Wonderful Life is also one of my favourites at this time of year. Oddly, in my family the Beatles' movies Hard Day's Night and Help! are equated with Christmas as well - the BBC used to show them around Christmas each year when my brothers and I were kids and the association just stuck.
    Love the blog.

    1. Hi Nick,
      Thank you for your lovely comment.
      I have to admit I have not seen the original version of Miracle on 34th Street, but will definitely watch this Christmas.

      Dusana :-)

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