Have I ever mentioned how much I love Christmas? In case you missed my favorite holiday children’s books, catch them here. I also love watching Christmas movies throughout December. Here are my favorites, in order. =)
A mother who hasn’t gotten over the loss of her two daughters is less than thrilled about the opportunity to look after an orphan boy. But her husband embraces the presence of a child in their home and wants to give him the love he’s missing so desperately. Set in the pioneer era, this story is both touching and humorous. It can be watched all year round, but due to the Christmas festivities toward the end of the movie, we always watched it at Christmas time.
We stumbled across this movie just a few years back and I loved it immediately. Get your box of tissues out, It contrasts two people. One, a man caught up in work and the commercial life, and the other, a young boy who just wants to make his dying mother happy. Their paths cross on Christmas Eve in a memorable and moving encounter.
Three words: it’s a classic.
Another classic that my family watched annually, my grandma owned a black-and-white version that I love. There are tons of versions on Amazon but I couldn’t find the one I grew up on. However, I’ve recently fallen in love with this musical rendition since being in the show myself last Christmas. The music is gorgeous, but some scenes would be scary/creepy for small children.
Watch it for the kids…you may even find it cute and funny as a grown-up. I do. =)
Andrew and I watched this for the first time last year and we both really liked it. Andrew actually laughed, which is quite something for him. (Usually I have to look at him to know if he thinks something is funny because he just smiles.) Anyway…Arthur Christmas was entertaining and cute and I can’t wait to watch it again this year!