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PinkyBurgerhead Fri 26-Nov-10 10:24:25

I'm really looking forward to Christmas and part of it for us is snuggling up on the sofa with a good cheesy movie to get into the spirit.

Can anyone recommend good Christmassy films for little ones? I'm finding it tricky as muppets Christmas carol terrifies my son who can be quite sensitive.

I've never seen polar express, for example... would this be good one?

Thanks!

sethstarkaddersmum Fri 26-Nov-10 10:26:34

The Snowman?

Tikiinasantahat Fri 26-Nov-10 10:26:51

Polar express is quite scary "mild peril" and all that grin we like Olive the Other Reindeer.

mufti Fri 26-Nov-10 10:27:41

miracle on 34th street

PinkyBurgerhead Fri 26-Nov-10 10:31:55

snowman a BIG no-no as it will definitely end in tears!

Thanks for the "mild peril" heads-up in Polar express.

Miracle on 34th st... can't remember that one and will definitely check it out!

Olive the reindeer - will google!

Tikiinasantahat Fri 26-Nov-10 10:33:22

Olive was only three quid including postage on Amazon the other day - there are clips on youtube. Nothing scary in that one.

TimeForCake Fri 26-Nov-10 10:53:53

There's a little cartoon called The Santa Clause Brothers if I remember rightly. About 45mins -1hr long I think but lovely all the same. I remember having it on video 7 or 8 yrs ago but it was very popular with the little ones.
Maybe a google search will find it?

mufti Fri 26-Nov-10 10:55:55

robbie the reindeer?

UnquietDad Fri 26-Nov-10 10:58:01

If you can get hold of the Jane Hissey/Little Bear Christmas specials they are well worth it. There are two of them I think.

RipMacWinkle Fri 26-Nov-10 10:58:49

I love ELF but I'd have to watch it again to check what age it's pitched at.

I don't remember if it has any scary bits in it.

PinkyBurgerhead Fri 26-Nov-10 11:05:37

Have booked Robbie and the Santa Claus Brothers from the library, thanks!!!

No luck with old/little bear DVDs on amazon, although that would have been great for wussy sensitive kids.

I love Christmas films. When the kids are in bed, I'll make DH watch the muppets one with me.

PinkyBurgerhead Fri 26-Nov-10 11:06:58

ELF - I hate Will Ferrell! Sorry!

What's the one with Dudley Moore...?

PinkyBurgerhead Fri 26-Nov-10 11:08:21

Ah, Santa Claus the movie, of course.

blush at my lack of Christmas spirit towards Will Ferrell!

HerbWoman Fri 26-Nov-10 12:21:48

I love Miracle on 34th St, but my DD could only be bothered to watch it last year (age 10) and DS (age 5) really not interested. I usually try to catch it every year though.

mufti Fri 26-Nov-10 13:20:05

i love, its a wonderful life, but prob too old for her.

tomhardyismydh Fri 26-Nov-10 13:22:30

ELF its hilarious and kids and grown ups will love it so much.

tomhardyismydh Fri 26-Nov-10 13:23:00

just seen you dont like it!

tomhardyismydh Fri 26-Nov-10 13:23:47

the grinch?

tomhardyismydh Fri 26-Nov-10 13:25:40

does cat in the hat have an xmas theme?

mamadiva Fri 26-Nov-10 13:29:26

The Santa Clause
Mickey mouse Christmas Carol
The snowman
Father christmas
Snata Clause the movie
Home alone

dinkydoo68 Fri 26-Nov-10 14:24:28

Lampoons Christmas Vacation is a MASSIVE hit with my DS (8) & DD(6)

edwardcullensothermarriedwoman Fri 26-Nov-10 14:38:25

Santa Claus the Movie is a MUST in our house on Christmas Eve, it's lovely. However can be a bit long for little ones.
Jingle All the Way is another one that's really funny.

BlackBag Fri 26-Nov-10 15:54:15

I too have a wussy sensitve child DD (5) who really does hide behind the sofa or stands in the hall at the hint of mild peril the 3 year old DD is a different matter, would n't want to meet her on a dark night - she's rock hard.

Leslaki Fri 26-Nov-10 17:23:04

I second mamadiva - you must have th same taste in Xmas films as us!! grin

mummyshreddingnora Fri 26-Nov-10 19:50:26

Santa Claus the movie - is the BEST one!!! grin

Elf.... we love it here - but discovered the other day (yes watching it already) that its a PG and the word 'pissed' is in it! shock was sat there hoping that DD didn't hear it!!!

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