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Gentle Christmassy film?

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HiawathaDidntBotherTooMuch Thu 06-Nov-14 22:23:51

DS is 6, but is quite young and innocent in his tastes. I am looking to buy a Christmassy DVD or two for us to snuggle up with on Christmas Eve.

He loves The Snowman on DVD, and I have bought The Polar Express DVD As he liked the book so much.

Any other ideas please?

SunnySomer Thu 06-Nov-14 22:24:41

Arthur Christmas

berceuse Thu 06-Nov-14 22:29:24

We watched The Magic Reindeer this week (must have been on my lovefilm list since last Christmas). I thought it was a sweet film, set on Christmas eve.

SkullytonFlowers Thu 06-Nov-14 22:30:24

i like the santa clause movies smile

BOFster Thu 06-Nov-14 22:30:54


SisterMoonshine Thu 06-Nov-14 22:32:01

Yep - Elf.

hugoagogo Thu 06-Nov-14 22:35:11

Not sure 'Elf' is that gentle - although it is brilliant.

What about 'a Muppet Christmas carol'?

SisterMoonshine Thu 06-Nov-14 22:39:59

Ikwym, but if he likes Polar Express - and that is quite nightmarey...
I think Elf's gentle enough.

rallytog1 Thu 06-Nov-14 22:51:03

Miracle on 34th Street - the original version. We watch it every year.

poolomoomon Fri 07-Nov-14 10:06:29

Another vote for Elf here or Frosty the snowman. Polar express is the best though IMO.

spaghettiarms1 Fri 07-Nov-14 10:09:45

Arthur Christmas or Muppets Christmas Carol fsmile

JustAShopGirl Fri 07-Nov-14 10:29:05

Home Alone - hilarious and Christmassy - our Christmas tradition now.

We always look out for the short animated film Prep and Landing too - it is really good.

JubJubBirds Fri 07-Nov-14 10:30:32

Muppets Christmas Carol!! Always!

Or Santa Clause?

TSSDNCOP Fri 07-Nov-14 10:32:32

Arthur Christmas is my favourite.

I heart Bryony Elf.

averythinline Fri 07-Nov-14 10:35:38

I would watch polar express first my ds got upset at that age even though loved the book....prep and landing great also Arthur Christmas..we tried polar express again at 8ish and was ok ..but still liked the book better...he is v sensitive on visual things though smile

Seriouslyffs Fri 07-Nov-14 10:37:25

Polar Express is boooooring!

kiwidreamer Fri 07-Nov-14 13:08:53

Nothing beats Arthur Christmas it really is fabulous, I've bought Polar Express for not-particularly-sensitive 6 & 3yr olds - do I need to rethink my choice??

There are a bunch of Mickey Mouse Christmas DVDs that we all love to watch --all year long-- which might be an option??

CMOTDibbler Fri 07-Nov-14 13:10:17

Prep and Landing is brilliant

IAmACircle Fri 07-Nov-14 13:19:18

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ladymariner Fri 07-Nov-14 14:21:29

Just be careful with The niece watched it one year and sobbed! 25 years later and she still can't watch it grin mind you I'm like that with Dumbo

It's not Christmas with us till we've watched Muppet Christmas Carol!!

Everythingwillbeok Fri 07-Nov-14 15:52:42

When Santa fell to earth is the most gorgeous Christmas film ever.The first time I watched it I wasn't sure as its German and dubbed in English and seemed a little bit cheesy, but I've seen it now at least six times and its so lovely and the scenery is stunning. So Christmassy I could watch it now with a hot chocolate!!

itstheyearzero Fri 07-Nov-14 15:57:21

My DS (5) loves Jingle all the Way. Not gentle as such but he can relate to the little boy in it.

VirtualPointyHat Fri 07-Nov-14 16:04:58

If you have netflix, the christmas bunny! so cute! DH and I watched it 3 times last Dec

Allstoppedup Fri 07-Nov-14 16:17:13

Another vote for Arthur Christmas. I was surprised by how enjoyable it was.

WhizzpopWhizzBang Sat 08-Nov-14 21:49:57

Muppets Christmas Carol
Elf (LOVE Elf!)
Santa Who?
The Snowman
Snowman and the Snowdog
Father Christmas (Raymond Briggs)

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