Sharing a classic family Christmas movie is one of the special moments of the season. These movies are some of the most loved Christmas stories available on DVD.
Classic Christmas Feature Movies
Miracle on 34th Street, the classic family Christmas movie about a young girl who has doubts about Santa Claus must be THE Christmas film of all time. The original film (1947) is the one to watch, especially if you grew up with this classic. For those of you who haven’t seen it yet it gets rave reviews and is one of the most popular movies sold on Amazon. So this is one you have to add to your must see list.
A newer classic for Christmas is The Nightmare Before Christmas. This movie has somewhat of a cult following and the craftsmanship of the animation is excellent. This movie won’t be for every family but it is certainly one to consider for your Christmas watch list (if you aren’t too sure if it’s your family’s style of movie maybe rent it first).
The Muppet Christmas Carol is a wonderful version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale. This movie has become a holiday tradition for many families.
Last, but not least of the feature films, is this Seuss Christmas classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Not only is the movie a joy to watch during the holiday season but the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a children’s classic that is worth adding to your home library if you do not own a copy already. Together they make a wonderful Christmas DVD and book collection.
Christmas Animated Movie Classics
A Charlie Brown Christmas is a remastered television classic with all the Peanuts characters as Charlie Brown tries to put on a school Christmas pageant. If your kids haven’t seen Peanuts yet this is the perfect excuse to introduce them to Snoopy and the crew. For the grown-ups it’s a good excuse to watch Peanuts again.
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas is from the Disney Gold Classic Collection. This Walt Disney classic includes Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto as well as Minne and Mickey. There is something magical about these cartoons – especially the holiday ones.
The Original Christmas Classics includes the classic 1964 television special Ruldolph the Red Nosed Raindeer. The 1970 animated film Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town plus the two classics Frosty the Snowman and Frosty Returns. These movies have been part of a child’s Christmas for over 40 years.