Not only is this one of the best Christmas movies in existence, the song "White Christmas" is still the best-selling single of all time. After you watch it, you'll be in the mood to do some caroling yourself.
In both this film and the version , storybook characters like Mother Goose, Tom Piper, and Little Boy Blue get mixed up in nursery-rhyme antics that end in a march of toy soldiers that puts any Nutcracker display to shame. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a good one to start with because as Rudolph teams up with a group of misfit toys, it teaches kids to be accepting of their differences.
It's nice that A Charlie Brown Christmas gives kids permission to feel a little melancholy — and then gives them the spirit to keep going. By now, there are lots of different movies about our favorite three-decker toadstool and sauerkraut sandwich including one that stars Jim Carrey , but our hearts grow three sizes whenever we see the gorgeous Chuck Jones animation in this '60s special.
Go behind the story of the timeless Christmas carol with this half-hour special, about a boy who meets the Wise Men on the way to Bethlehem. It's impossible to watch this one without getting the song stuck in your head, so be prepared to thumpity-thump-thump your way through the rest of the day. Watch out for the Winter Warlock! This hourlong special combines some of the best things you can put into a holiday movie: Jim Henson puppets including a Kermit narrator , a Gift of the Magi -like story, and, of course, singing woodland creatures.
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The songs were written by Paul Williams, who has contributed some of the best Muppet songs including "Rainbow Connection". Frosty isn't the only snowman that's ever come to life. This gentle adventure tale is based on the book by Raymond Briggs , and its near-wordlessness and short running time means its appropriate for your youngest little elves.
There have been film adaptations of A Christmas Carol going back as far as , and there's something to recommend in pretty much all of them. But for kids, the best Ebenezer Scrooge is the Scrooge they already know — Scrooge McDuck — who does a fine job inhabiting the role of the famous miser in this kid-friendly abridged version of Dickens' tale. A Christmas Story is simultaneously very nostalgic and completely unromantic about the holidays.
It looks like a Norman Rockwell version of Christmas, but Ralphie and his family find as many ways to ruin the holidays as celebrate them — something we can all relate to. Who wouldn't want a Mogwai under their tree? Rudolph usually gets all the glory, so it's nice to see one of the other reindeer get the spotlight for a change. And since the movie is about an 8-year-old girl nursing a wounded Prancer back to health and returning the animal to Santa, it has a good message about being giving and caring during the holidays.
Okay, the best parts of this movie are about how 8-year-old Kevin sets a series of booby traps to stop a pair of robbers from a home invasion, which isn't exactly in the Christmas spirit. But the experience does teach him to appreciate being with his family during the holidays, which is something we all need to be reminded of once in a while. Michael Caine stars as Scrooge in another adaptation of A Christmas Carol reimagined by a set of beloved characters. Unlike Mickey's Christmas Carol , The Muppet Christmas Carol is feature-length, and includes original songs, so it's better for kids who have a longer attention span.
For those who need a little dose of Halloween to cut through the Christmas treacle, this stop-motion movie from the mind of Tim Burton shows what happens when vampires, skeletons, and witches take over the Christmas season. Songs by Danny Elfman, especially "What's This," are good enough to earn a spot on your yearly holiday playlist. Everybody knows Santa is a magical, all-powerful being, but nobody really thinks about what it actually takes to do his job. This movie, about a divorced dad who unexpectedly has to become the next Santa, is great for those with questions about the inner workings of the North Pole.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has defeated Predators. He's beaten Terminators. But Jingle All the Way knows that he's still no match for the mob who wants to buy the hottest toy of the year on Christmas Eve. Use this as a reminder to get your shopping done early. Don't be surprised if you catch yourself watching this one even if your kids aren't around — it's so funny, it's easy to forget that it's only rated PG.
The Polar Express uses innovative motion-capture animation to really make it feel like Tom Hanks has been transported into the beloved Chris Van Allsburg book.
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The North Pole has never looked so beautiful, either. It's the Muppets again — only this time, they're in a minute TV special for viewers with shorter attention spans. Doesn't Kermit look great in a Christmas sweater, though? The special follows the Muppet friends as they try to re-deliver lost letters to Santa.
If you like the look of The Polar Express , the same director — Robert Zemeckis, who directed Back to the Future — used the same motion-capture technology on Jim Carrey, who took on multiple roles for this version of the Dickens classic. This series of short, minute adventures goes behind-the-scenes with an elite squadron of elves as they prepare for Santa's arrival and maintain the security of the North Pole.
Created by Disney, they have a lot of the same snap and wit as the Disney shorts that are shown theatrically before movies. Arthur's underdog status makes his journey feel extra triumphant. Join Peter as he crunches through the snow on a walk to bring Christmas Eve dinner to his grandmother's house. Mariah Carey does the voice of this movie's main character, a little girl who wants a puppy for Christmas, but it's really worth watching to get your kids as into the song as you are. When Anna and Elsa realize that they have no family holiday rituals, Olaf goes on a mission to find them one.
As he visits the townspeople and asks them about their family customs, kids will be reminded of their own cherished traditions. Use this one to tide your kids over until Frozen II comes out in November. For those who want to see more of The Grinch but less of Jim Carrey , this movie — from the studio that brought us the Minions — offers a feature-length glimpse of his life. Benedict Cumberbatch provides the voice of The Grinch. Last year's big Christmas release showed a version of The Nutcracker that has never been seen before.
Type keyword s to search. Matthew Foster, 6, paid a visit to the big man on Dec. Before Matthew approached Santa's Wonderland, Wolf said she spoke with Santa -- explaining that her son was autistic and blind. Santa then took Matthew's hand and allowed him to explore his beard, face, hat and coat, Wolf said. Matthew also asked Santa if he could touch his "eyes that twinkle" just like in "The Night Before Christmas.
Wolf shared the moving photos on Facebook, where they quickly garnered over , likes.
She added, "Santa reached out to me and said it was such a joy to meet your son and that's just what I do. Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's, where Matthew met Santa, told "GMA" it began offering free photos with Santa 10 years ago and many of its stores host special sessions for deaf children as well as low sensory events for kids on the spectrum. All rights reserved. Play Misty Wolf. A boy's encounter with Santa Claus is warming hearts across the globe. Misty Wolf. Mom captures the magical moment when blind son visits Santa Claus. Democrats weigh masking whistleblower's identity in potential Hill testimony.
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