I don’t often recommend movies, but during Christmas, who doesn’t like a good Christmas movie with the family? Here are a few of our favorites!
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Who doesn’t love the original Charlie Brown movie? I grew up watching it and every year, we never fail to watch it as a family. It’s a good reminder of the true meaning of Christmas and a chance to escape the commercialism of the media. And of course the movie features the good old King James Bible! You can’t beat that!
This is a new one for our family! We just watched it this month and we fell in love! With a back drop of an orphanage in 1917, this is a story about forgiveness, broken dreams, friendship and love. And I’m not talking romantic love either! This move was very clean, no qualms on showing it to all ages and perfect for a family movie night. Come prepared to laugh, cry and be moved through the story of Rose and Iron Gates. You’ll never forget it!
Seasons of the Heart
This movie isn’t all about Christmas, but the movie wraps up at Christmas and it plays a crucial part. We’ve had this movie for over 15 years, and we love it so much. It’s got it’s funny parts, but the movie is more of the touching kind and asks the question, “What season is your heart in?” Could you love another mother’s child when God chose to take your own? Watch this movie. It’s a powerful, touching film.
Silent Night (2002 Hallmark History film)
If you love history and have means to do a little editing, this movie is great! It’s based on a true story, set during the winter of 1944 in Nazi German. Like I said, it needs editing. There are a few words I had to cut and a few scenes that needed editing for content (Santa, a brief mention of alcohol, etc.) and age sensitivity (realities of post-war PTSD). I recommend an adult watch it first, edit the content (you can write down times when things need to be muted/skipped or get a free editing program like Freemake Video converter *this is not sponsored; I just like this program. I did purchase a license from them at a discount, and I recommend it. Just the basic package. It gets rid of branding, etc.*) But seriously, who wouldn’t like a story of American GI’s and German foot soldiers getting stranded in a cabin for Christmas together? It’s very interesting and inspired my short story from last year (click here for the first part!)
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That’s all for now! Have a Blessed Day and Merry Christmas!
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