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the best kids christmas films?

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scabbysnake Wed 24-Aug-11 19:26:51

looking to get one for the boys christmas hamper this year. they will be 4yr & 5yrs. we already have polar express, snowman, father christmas and christmas carol. need to start getting bits early and ds putting on a christmas dvd this evening has got me in gear grin

MonsterBookOfTysons Wed 24-Aug-11 19:32:04

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. It is a cartoon film with whoopi goldburg. I dont know how easy it is to get it on dvd. smile

pointydog Wed 24-Aug-11 19:32:48

Elf is hilarious

Thefoxsbrush Wed 24-Aug-11 19:45:25

Santa Claus the movie!

Tinkerisdead Wed 24-Aug-11 19:45:57

Miracle on 34th street
The home alone films
Elf is indeed a good one

Tinkerisdead Wed 24-Aug-11 19:46:43

Oh yes santa Claus the movie is a brilliant one!

hayleysd Wed 24-Aug-11 19:47:20

Home alone 1 & 2

redlac6 Wed 24-Aug-11 19:49:10

Santa Claus the movie

johnnycomelurky Wed 24-Aug-11 19:52:05

A Muppet Christmas Carol - very funny but not quite as funny as Elf grin

scabbysnake Wed 24-Aug-11 19:54:52

wow lots of replies smile
which one is santa claus the movie, the tim allen one?
our christmas carol is the muppet one

pointydog Wed 24-Aug-11 19:58:26

The recent animation of The Christmas Carol, with Jim Carrey as the voice of scrooge, is also good.

pointydog Wed 24-Aug-11 19:59:00

Also love The Grinch which also stars Carrey in the lead role.

pointydog Wed 24-Aug-11 20:00:30

The Bear is in the same style as The Snowman. Very sweet and gentle.

redlac6 Wed 24-Aug-11 20:03:35

Santa Claus the movie is the one with Dudley Moore. Although The Santa Clause with tim Allen is good too

scabbysnake Wed 24-Aug-11 20:04:04

ooo haven't heard of the bear before!

Hassled Wed 24-Aug-11 20:05:32

Home Alone (seconded). Still makes me laugh like a drain and very Christmassy.

YaMaYaMa Wed 24-Aug-11 20:05:38

Muppet Christmas Carol

kangers Wed 24-Aug-11 20:09:18

santa claus 1, 2 and 3 with Tim Allen and Home alone 1

sjuperwolef Wed 24-Aug-11 20:12:38

miracle on 34th street is the best xmas movie ever smile

Caboose Wed 24-Aug-11 20:30:32

My vote would be for Elf - always makes me chuckle. Other great ones are The Muppet Christmas Carol and The Santa Clause.

LordOfTheFlies Wed 24-Aug-11 22:39:53

The animated Christmas Carol (Jim Carey one) is excellant but not for young DCs.I took my DCs to see it at cinema (not in 3D thankfully) and she freaked out when Marleys face appeared. The ghosts are okay but the red-eyed horses are a bit scary.
I think it's a PG.

Could you stomach the Barney DVDs. Mine loved Barney Christmas Star and Night Before Christmas (thankfully they mysteriously found their way to the charity shop were outgrown )

NLatlarge Wed 24-Aug-11 22:42:49

I love Home Alone too but not for children as young as the op's. It is violent and potentially scary for them.

MrsDBouquet Wed 24-Aug-11 22:51:13

I love all Christmas films.

Miracle on 34th Street always makes me cry.

Lassie is set with a Christmas ending.


There is nothing wrong for Home Alone 1 and 2 for 4 and 5 years old ? (They are both PG). Don't bother with 3 and 4 as they no longer feature Macaulay Culkin and aren't as funny. smile

hairypotter Wed 24-Aug-11 22:54:59

I love Elf and The Santa Claus 1 2 and 3. Home Alone and The Nightmare before Christmas when they are a bit older.

I really should get around to watching miracle on 34th street and it's a wonderful life sometime. <uncultured heathen emotion>

BabyDubsEverywhere Thu 25-Aug-11 00:27:45

Just been through my lis, the ones i have that i make the kids watch with me are as follows grin

A Christmas Carol (Animation)
A Christmas Carol (Jim Carey)
A Christmas Carol (Kelsey Grammer)
Home Alone 1
Home Alone 2
Jingle All The Way
Miricle On 34th Street
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Nightmare Before Christmas
Santa Claus The Movie
Santa Clause 1
Santa Clause 2
Santa Clause 3
Shrek The Halls
Simpsons Specials 1
Simpsons Specials 2
The Grinch
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
The Hog Father
The Muppets Christmas Carol

Ps, theres no such thing as a bad christmas movie grin

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