Christmas is just around the corner! I love everything about this time of year from the beautiful music to the extraordinary decorations. We try and do as much as we can to get in the Christmas spirit and one of our favorite things is watching Christmas movies together.
We usually get started right after Thanksgiving and watch as many as we can before the big day arrives. Here is a list of our top five favorite animated Christmas movies.
1. Charlie Brown Christmas
Charlie brown searches for the true meaning of Christmas. As the Peanuts gang begins their regular Christmas traditions, school plays, Christmas tree decorating and writing cards, Charlie Brown ponders the true meaning of Christmas. This is a true classic that reminds us what Christmas is really about.
2. Frosty the Snowman
This is a heartwarming story of a snowman that comes to life. In order to stay alive he must stay away from the nasty magician Mr. Hinkle. The children help him through his journey and find friendship along the way.
3. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
He’s a mean one Mr. Grinch. The poor Grinch was mistreated as a child and does not share Whoville’s love of Christmas. He has decided if he cannot enjoy the season then the Whos won’t either. So he sets out on a journey to steal the joy of Christmas from the citizens of Whoville. However a little obstacle named Cindy Lou (a simple, sweet, and loving Who) sees what the Grinch has planned to do and sets out to grow Grinch’s heart by not ONE but TWO.
4. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Twas a time of reindeer games in Rudolph’s little town and he was excited to say the least. But poor little Rudolf couldn’t play in the reindeer games because he the other reindeer made fun of him for his shiny red nose. So in his sadness he leaves his village during the games and sets out on a journey. On his journey he discovers a group of misfit toys that are outcasts just like him. They continue on their journey together to find out that being different is okay and makes them special and unique.
5. The Polar Express
Take a magical ride on the train to Santa’s Village. Children listen carefully to the soft sound of night as a train is said to stop by on Christmas Eve. It takes you on an incredible journey through a frozen landscape towards the home of Santa himself. And all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the delicious sweets and Hot Cocoa his helpers provide as they dance through the aisles.