'Tis the season! I wanted to share some Christmas movies that have been a blessing to me and my family in my growing-up years. These are family-friendly, encouraging, fun, and edifying. I'm looking forward to enjoying these in the future with my children. I pray that these suggestions are a blessing to you and your family! Please share with me what movies have been a part of your family's lives; I would love to check them out!
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The Nativity Story
A beautiful re-telling of the birth of Jesus Christ and the events that led up to it. Very Biblically accurate and carefully done. I love the depiction of Joseph as a gentle protector throughout this film and the depiction of Mary as a very ordinary young woman who embraced God's calling upon her to be the mother of Jesus even in the face of adversity. Every family would benefit from watching this film year after year. It brings the story of Jesus' birth alive. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Christmas At Plum Creek & A Christmas They Never Forgot
For those of you who loved the Little House on the Prairie television series, these are wonderful "Christmas" editions of the show. Simple, sweet, and extremely family-friendly, these are a "must-watch" during the Christmas season :-).
A Christmas Carol
One of the "older" versions of the classic story. Alistair Sim's characterization of Scrooge is excellent. We would usually watch this version of A Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve (accompanied by sugar cookies and hot chocolate, of course! :-)) after attending the Christmas Eve service at church.
The Ghosts of Dickens' Past
One of my sister's favorite films. This is an excellently-done fictitious retelling of the events in Charles' Dickens life that led to his writing of A Christmas Carol (based on real events). It is a wonderful, heartwarming family movie that you will want to watch over and over again.
It's A Wonderful Life
Jimmy Stewart is tremendous as always in this heartwarming Christmas film. We usually watched this movie after decorating our Christmas tree, having our traditional meal of my mom's beef stew, and making sugar cookies together. After turning on the lights of the Christmas tree, "oohing" and "aahing," we would settle down with a hot cup of cocoa and a thick cookie (or two . . . or three ;-).)
The Small One
This Disney film is so very, very sweet. The heartwarming story of a little boy and his quest to find a home for his beloved donkey, Small One. The ending will bring tears to your eyes and a smile to your face.
Love's Christmas Journey
This film comes highly recommended to me. I am looking forward to enjoying it in the near future, the Lord willing!
I pray that these films will be an encouragement and a blessing as you draw near to the Lord Jesus as a family and individually this Christmas season! Joy to each one of you!
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