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Family Christmas Movies

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This holiday season kids may spend some extra time watching television holiday specials and movies. But don’t fret because according to a recent study by Massey University School of Educational Studies watching preferred movies helps children learn.

Experts say that parents no longer have to worry about their children spending a lot of time at home since by watching their favorite movies they exercise their minds.

Also, the American Academy of Pediatrics currently recommends that children watch no more than one to two hours of "quality" media, including movies, TV and videos, each day.

So, light up the holiday season with some great movies for the family to watch. Also, consider putting some logs on the fire, passing out the cookies and hot cocoa to enjoy these holiday classics. Create a wonderful holiday experience that your family will treasure forever by sharing some valuable family time together.

Also, tell us your favorite Christmas movie! Here are some movie recommendations for this holiday season.

Jack Frost (1998) PG. 101 minutes. A wonderful story about second chances. A dad, Michael Keaton, is reincarnated as a snowman and attempts to make things right with his young son.

Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977) TV. 24 minutes. This story told is told by Santa’s donkey Speiltoe who tells the tale of his ancestor Nestor. Nestor is blessed with long-ears which seem to get him into trouble. On Nestor’s journey he meets a cherub named Tilly and discovers the life lesson of enjoying the journey not the destination.

Christmas with the Kranks (2004) PG. 99 minutes. Since their daughter isn’t coming home for the holidays, her parents (the Kranks) decide to skip Christmas. Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis are at their finest in this hilarious holiday tale.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) PG. 130 minutes. This black and white classic never won an Oscar but its story warms the heart every holiday season. After a business setback, George Bailey makes a wish that he never existed. His child-like guardian angel, Clarence shows Bailey what life would be like if he was never born. Grab the Kleenex for this family classic.

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A few more that I love to watch every year:
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Polar Express
Christmas Vacation (Chevy Chase)
Plains, Trains and Automobiles

Thanks for the list and pass the popcorn!

December 9, 2010 - 8:09pm
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