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Monday, December 14, 2020

List: Ten Christmas movies to watch as a family this holiday season.

 A friend of mine goes all out when it comes to their Elf on the Shelf game.  We're talking about glitter explosions in the bathroom, surprise craft stations designed by the little guy, and crazy, gravity defying hiding spots for their magical Elf.  Meanwhile, my most exciting hiding place is the fridge..  While I may not have the patience to compete with my friend, she did have one idea that I decided was manageable.  The weekend before Christmas, she'll have their Elf on the Shelf appear on the kitchen counter with a bag of popcorn, a box of candy, and a note that their Elf set up a movie night as a treat for the family.  The Elf picks the movie which eliminates any potential arguments, the family snuggles up on the couch in their pajamas, and they enjoy the film while munching on their magical snacks.

I thought this was a great idea!  It's pandemic friendly, festive, and it helps me slightly up our Elf on the Shelf game.  In preparation of our upcoming movie night, here are ten family friendly Christmas movies that I think would be perfect for the occasion!


ten family friendly christmas movies to watch this season

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Ten family Christmas movies to watch this season.


This classic Christmas tale is one of my favorites.  We love the movie as much as we love the book.  This is a fun film to watch as a family, especially if you have an appropriately timed hot chocolate break!
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Idea:  As an extra fun surprise, you can have your Elf on the Shelf gift the kiddies with their own golden tickets.

This twist on the classic tale of Jack Frost is one of my most favorite modern Christmas movies.  The story is original.  The animation is superb.  And the cast is absolutely fantastic.  The lead characters are played by Jude Law, Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, and my girl crush Isla Fisher.  While there are some dark parts to the movie, it's perfect for the older kids, especially those who may not still believe in the Christmas spirit.
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This classic Christmas movie is one that never gets old!  The feel good story, unrealistic animation, and catchy tunes make it the perfect watch for a holiday season movie night.
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While I'll admit that this isn't the absolute best film of all time with some of the worst acting, it has a great story line and real lessons to be learned.  Every time my daughter watches this Christmas movie, I wait to see how long it takes her to scoop up our pooch for some extra love!
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This is one of our holiday favorites to watch as a family!  The movie has become a classic.  It's perfect for the family movie night because it has the Christmas magic for the kids and the discreet, adult humor for the old people.
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This is yet another Christmas classic for families to watch together.  The second movie far beats the first one because it takes place in New York and has a lot more laughs.  The best character in the entire Home Alone series is the hotel concierge.  Am I right, "you filthy animal"?
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7.  Elf
This Christmas movie is one of the only Will Ferrell movies that I actually enjoy.  It's practically guaranteed to make you laugh while getting you in the holiday spirit.
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This feel good film is great if you have older kids.  It tells the story of famous artist Thomas Kinkade and how he got the inspiration he needed to begin his career.  Bonus points if you know how this film made the list..
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This Christmas movie was funny to watch as child, but is even more hilarious to watch as adult.  It's the fun filled adventure of a father trying to get the last "it" toy of the holiday season.
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This movie is not only my favorite Christmas movie, but it's one of my all time favorite kid's movies!  This is the perfect movie to watch as a family.  The classic tale of The Grinch is done in the best way and with a lot of laughs.  I was going to tell you my favorite scene, but I can't pick just one, "sicko"!
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What's your favorite Christmas movie?

6 comments :

  1. My favorite since childhood is Year Without a Santa Claus. The songs are fantastic. I waited every year to get to watch it once! My second fave was the Grinch. Our family favorite here is one you didn’t mention: A Christmas Story. Lots of Cleveland connections. My son was obsessed with the Home Alone movies when he was around 10 years old. And one of my fave memories of him was taking him and his friends to see Elf when it came out in theatres for his birthday. I can still picture him laughing his head off when Buddy poured maple syrup on his spaghetti.

    I’d have to have Covid to watch a Mariah Carey movie. Just saying!

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    1. LOL @ your Mariah comment! Love her as a singer, but as an actress, not so much. I would have never watched it if it wasn't for my daughter. While the acting was still awful, the message about puppies is quite endearing and 100% accurate. I've seen A Christmas Story a few times, but it never really hooked me. LOL @ the Elf movie. My favorite part is when he screams "SSAANNNTTTAAA" at the mall. hahaha

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  2. Home Alone is popular in my country as well, the rest not so much or not at all LOL I love watching festive episodes of my favourite multicam sitcoms, but none of them is on the air currently, so nothing to look forward too, sadly. Last year I watched Klaus on Netflix, this year I will probably watch festive episode of All Creatures Great and Small and then Roald and Beatrix on Sunday if they put it on torrents by then.

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    1. Klaus was OK. The only scene I really liked was when he sings in the jail house. lol Have you ever watched Rise of the Guardians? I feel like you'd like that one.

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  3. Elf, Charlie Brown Christmas, Grinch, Arthur's Christmas, Home Alone are on the top of our list each year. Jason and I watch Bad Santa and Harold and Kumar when Allison goes to bed.

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  4. The cat almost agrees with you. Geez, that is bad. Only one I haven't seen is 8 I think. Elf is one of the only Will Ferrell movies I can stand indeed. But what? No Die Hard, Gremlins, or Just Friends? Just watched Harold and Kumar the other week, not a bad christmas one for adults.

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