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Christmas movies without the existence/otherwise of Santa as plot device

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ecuse Wed 14-Dec-16 11:12:22

OBVIOUSLY this is a ridiculous PFB question.

Can anyone recommend good Christmas movies for families that don't touch on the existence or otherwise of Father Christmas?

My PFB is just young enough (5.5) that, to my knowledge, the question of whether or not you believe in Father Christmas hasn't yet arisen. I'm sure other kids will start telling her FC doesn't exist soon enough but I don't want to be the one to sow the seeds of doubt grin.

I know lots of Christmas movies do the whole "some cynical kids don't believe in Santa but WE KNOW he really exists" thing. But I don't really think the fact that he might not be real has occurred to her yet and I just want to preserve the magic of unquestioning belief for a little longer....

So - any good fun family Christmas movies which just take Santa as a given?

MyPatronusIsABadger Wed 14-Dec-16 11:17:27

I might be wrong on the ages as we've no DC yet, but Arthur Christmas (although about a family line of Santa's so not one that doesn't age), Mickey's or Muppets Christmas carol as no Santa or the snowman?

Chocolatecoin Wed 14-Dec-16 11:23:13

Nativity 2 has Santa just in a very small role - fabulous movie about a primary school. The kids do see santa, briefly but its not a major part of the movie. Might be worth a watch?

FATEdestiny Wed 14-Dec-16 11:29:23

Home Alone
Nativity 1, 2 and 3

FATEdestiny Wed 14-Dec-16 11:29:59

Elf
The Snowman

Lunde Wed 14-Dec-16 11:30:26

Home Alone
Muppet Christmas Carol
Also the Prancer movies don't really focus on Santa - more the story of the child trying to care for the Reindeer they find

FlopIsMyParentingGuru Wed 14-Dec-16 11:40:14

Muppets Christmas carol

MaverickSnoopy Wed 14-Dec-16 12:42:25

I was thinking about Home Alone but isn't there a bit where FC comes out smoking and Kevin says "obviously you're not the real FC"? This to me is planting the seed because our DC think he store FC and North Pole FC is the same person. I'm probably massively overthinking but for those of you who have kids who have seen it, don't they question it?

bowchikkawowwow Wed 14-Dec-16 12:43:04

Love actually?grin

bowchikkawowwow Wed 14-Dec-16 12:43:47

Or the grinch

dinkystinky Wed 14-Dec-16 12:44:19

Home alone
Its a wonderful life
Snowman
Snowman and snowdog

iklboo Wed 14-Dec-16 12:52:21

Arthur Christmas is BIG on the Santa plot line, that he definitely does exist (as a family hereditary title) and how he manages things. It's our Xmas Eve movie.

I'm not sure It's A Wonderful Life would be entertaining enough for a 5 year old. It's a bit wordy / worthy for me (I admit I'm a philistine & don't actually like it that much).

dinkystinky Wed 14-Dec-16 13:02:29

Depends on the child Iklboo - my eldest hated its a wonderful life at 7, his brother at 5 loved it...

Sirzy Wed 14-Dec-16 13:06:18

People not believing in Santa is a big part of the elf storyline. Like always by the end they prove he does exist!

iklboo Wed 14-Dec-16 13:21:46

Very true dinky

skippy67 Wed 14-Dec-16 13:26:43

Die Hard.

iklboo Wed 14-Dec-16 13:37:02

Skippy grin

chocolateworshipper Wed 14-Dec-16 16:47:27

Another vote for the Nativity films

IAmSashaFierce Wed 14-Dec-16 17:10:45

Jack Frost

goose1964 Wed 14-Dec-16 17:14:48

The magic reindeer

Pyrrha Wed 14-Dec-16 17:18:09

I came on to say Die Hard...maybe in a few years though!

Jack Frost doesn't feature santa I don't think; it is a pile of wank but hey ho!

HandbagCrab Wed 14-Dec-16 17:21:09

Nightmare before Christmas?

Out2pasture Wed 14-Dec-16 17:23:29

White Christmas with Bing Crosby

AmyAmoeba Wed 14-Dec-16 17:31:10

www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/santa-spoiler-alerts

Revealall Wed 14-Dec-16 17:33:48

Arthur Christmas doesn't question it does it? Just gets more hi tech as the years go by.

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