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Your favourite Christmas film to watch with kids.

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user1471461752 Wed 05-Oct-16 11:15:56

We started an Xmas tradition a couple of years ago where we buy a new Xmas film and snuggle up together to watch it.

We first watched Arthur Christmas and then last year was Elf. They loved them but particularly elf. (They are 5and 7)

Any recommendations for this year?

smEGGontoast Wed 05-Oct-16 11:25:59

Raymond Briggs Father Christmas is one of their faves. And mine. I could cry with joy at their little faces when they watch it!

They also like
The Snowman
The Snowman and the Snow Dog
Rise of the Guardians
The Grinch
The Santa Clause
Miracle on 34th Street
Santa Claus the movie
The Polar Express
The older ones like White Christmas too!

Voteforpedr0 Wed 05-Oct-16 11:28:22

Home alone 1 & 2
The snowman
Muppet christmas carol
Mickeys oncentre upon a Christmas
Mikeys twice upon a Christmas

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Wed 05-Oct-16 11:29:20

Prep & Landing.

Words cannot express how good it is.

user1471461752 Wed 05-Oct-16 12:25:19

Thanks. I will have a Google!

Strikingclock Wed 05-Oct-16 12:39:40

An unusual one ...

...Het Paard van Sinterklaas /St Nicolas's horse

it's a Dutch film but I think you can get it with Eng subtitles (it's fairly easily understood without subtitles though)

Very natural, non-sentimental but lovely about a Chinese girl living in Belgium who believes that, if she is good, St Nicolas (celebrated on 6th Dec in parts of N. Europe) will bring her whatever she wants ie a horse. Really lovely film.

Oh and once all the prep has been done, we always watch Tom & Jerry "The night before Christmas" on Christmas eve too without fail!

AmberNectarine Wed 05-Oct-16 12:41:45

Muppet Christmas carol or home alone 2

MumOfTwoMasterOfNone Wed 05-Oct-16 12:46:16

I really didn't like Polar Express. Found it a bit creepy I don't know why confused
Love miracle on 34th street, elf also. Home alone is also fab grin

Middleoftheroad Wed 05-Oct-16 12:48:59

Home Alone 1&2 win hands down!
We also enjoy
The Santa Claus
The Grinch etc

They're 10 now but used to love The Polar Express, Mickey's One Upon a Xmas and The Snowman.

JesusDontWantMeForASunbeam Wed 05-Oct-16 12:52:41

The Polar Express creeps me out. I just don't get it.

We've got Miracle on 34th street for this year as DP hates Elf angry

Jellyshoeshurtmyfeet Wed 05-Oct-16 12:53:39

Our favourites are A Christmas Story and Jingle All the Way 😊

Tuiles Wed 05-Oct-16 12:56:02

We always watch Home Alone.
And now Arthur Christmas too.

Kids love sitting down with Xmas lights on and popcorn.

MumOfTwoMasterOfNone Wed 05-Oct-16 14:14:38

I'm really glad it's not just me Jesus. I've only ever heard positive things about it before but I won't be volunteering it to the DC.

RueDeDay Wed 05-Oct-16 18:38:08

shockshock How can you hate Elf?! shockshock

sonlypuppyfat Wed 05-Oct-16 18:50:40

Who on earth can hate Elf!

ShesAStar Wed 05-Oct-16 18:50:51

Tom and Jerry's version of The Nutcracker, my DC have watched it so many times we're on our 3rd copy! Luckily it's only about £3.00 from Amazon. The soundtrack is the classic Nutcracker music so really nice to have on in the background.

JesusDontWantMeForASunbeam Wed 05-Oct-16 19:37:20

I know he's a dick. I thought he was winding me up because I love Elf. So I put it on. Not one smile was cracked by him.

Chocolatecake12 Wed 05-Oct-16 19:49:35

Jack frost - I love that film, so sad! Not a great one for little kids tho!

mamalovesmojitos Wed 05-Oct-16 19:57:09

Home Alone 1 and 2, every time!

NotAMammy Wed 05-Oct-16 20:05:12

I'm pretty sure it's the animation on Polar Express that's so creepy. It's in the uncanny valley or whatever it's called.
Original Miracle on 34th St IS Christmas for me
The first two Home Alone's are fun.
The Snowman/The Snowdog (a gorgeous concert hall near us does a showing of the Snowman with live orchestra every year, it's one of my dreams to go see it)
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Arthur Christmas

I buy myself a dvd every year and mix up the family ones with old school classics like Holiday Inn. Probably not as much fun for kids, unless they lurve Bing Crosbie or dance and song numbers!

starburst1979 Wed 05-Oct-16 20:06:32

olive the other reindeer is the fave in this's our Xmas eve tradition smile

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 05-Oct-16 20:43:51

Nativity (the first one)
Nativity 2 at a pinch

DH likes Christmas with the Cranks (because he's a huge fan of Jamie Leigh Curtis) it is funny though

JasperDamerel Wed 05-Oct-16 21:40:11

Nativity and The Greatest Store in the World are the only films that everyone likes. Also, the Snowman (and the snow dog).

Ladymoods Wed 05-Oct-16 22:25:43

We went to see Get Santa last year and it was completely brilliant, we all loved it.

DixieWishbone Wed 05-Oct-16 22:32:19

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