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Rick Deal
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Turn theA/Cdown low, brew
up some hot chocolate, and gather
the family around to enjoy these
classic holiday films that are sure to
get you in the Christmas spirit!
Miracle On 34th Street
A remake of the 1947 film by
the same name, this film is about a
department store Santa that just so
happens to be the real Santa Claus.
Mr. Kringlemeets a six year old girl
named Susan who doesn’t believe
in Santa, and makes it his mission
to help her believe again. She has
adopted the belief that is better not
to hope, because you will never be
disappointed if you never hope to
begin with. Can Santa help Susan
to hope and believe again? Find out
in this updated true Christmas
classic!
Rudolph The Red Nosed
Reindeer
This is the story of
everyone’s
favorite
misfit
reindeer. Rudolph isn’t like the
other reindeer, he was born with
red, blinking nose. For much of
his life the other reindeer treated
Rudolph like an outsider. They
would not play with him and
they refused to accept him as
one of their own, all because he
was different from them. All of
this changes one fateful night,
when the winds and snow are
too much for Santa to get
through. Santa needs the light of
Rudolph’s nose to guide his
sleigh through the storm. It all
comes down to this; can
Rudolph save Christmas?
Elf
Buddy is a young child in an
orphanage when Santa comes to
deliver presents. Without Santa
realizing it, Buddy climbs into
his bag and secretly rides with
him back to the North Pole. Not
knowing what else to do, Santa
and the elves decide to raise
Buddy themselves, as an elf.
Buddy is full grown adult before
he is told that there is a reason
why he is so much larger than
the
other
elves.
Once
discovering that he is a human,
Buddy sets out to meet his real
father and his own people and
hilarity ensues in this piece of
Will Ferrell brilliance.
Joyeux Noel
This film is based on the
true story of a ceasefire between
opposing forces during World
War I; a ceasefire that lasted only
one day - December 24th, 1914.
Against
the
orders
and
instructions
from
their
superiors, Scottish, French and
German soldiers set down their
weapons
and
celebrated
Christmas together not as
enemies, but as human beings.
This powerful story is perhaps
not appropriate for younger
children considering the themes
and content, but is a great film to
watch with your older children.
Follow up with a family
discussion on the things that
unite and separate us as human
beings.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
This movie is a true
Christmas classic if ever there
was one. Charlie Brown is tired
of the commercialism of
Christmas, and wants to find the
true and deeper meaning. He
becomes the director of the
Christmas pageant, at Lucy’s
suggestion,
but
this
only
frustrates him more. After
trying, and failing, to restore the
Christmas spirit with a small,
sickly Christmas tree, Charlie is
discouraged. In the end, he
needs Linus’ help to rediscover
the true meaning of Christmas.
It’s a Wonderful Life
You can’t have a list of great
Christmas movies and not
10 Great Holiday Films