Top holiday videos to watch with the family
By Melissa Brodsky
Life is hectic. Parents are working hard all day. Kids are at school and then busy with activities in the evening. When everyone is finally at home, they are so often connected to their smart phones or other electronic devices that they are only accounted for and not really present. What happened to family time?
The holiday break is closing in and soon, and everyone will be home. It’s a great time to disconnect from the devices and reconnect with the loved ones. What better to celebrate family time than cuddling on the couch with a big bowl of popcorn and a holiday-themed video?
Why not rent a video at the local Redbox or run into WalMart? They carry an incredible selection of movies on Blu-ray and DVD. Blockbuster has both rentals and videos for sale, all at reasonable prices. Or, your local library is a great place to turn when budget is an issue.
But what to watch? Here are some suggestions.
Animated and cartoon Holiday Movies are great for the kids and kids-at-heart.
Charlie Brown Christmas
Frosty the Snowman
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Nightmare Before Christmas
The Polar Express
The Muppets Christmas Carol
Classic holiday movies never get old.
Miracle on 34th St.
It’s a Wonderful Life
A Christmas Carol
These might not be classics yet, but let’s call them Modern Holiday Classics:
The Santa Clause
A Christmas Story
Holiday Romance movies for when the kids are a little older or aren’t home and it’s just the two of you cuddling on the couch.
While You Were Sleeping
The Family Stone
Bridget Jones Diary
The kids are completely over the whole Christmas animated movie thing. You know this because they aren’t looking up from their texting and you can actually hear their eyes rolling at the very suggestion. Perhaps they’d be more interested in some relatable teen-angst movies.
Fun Teen-Angst Movies
Pretty In Pink
10 Things I Hate About You
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