Tsue ~ That's What She Said: Family Movie Night: Holiday Family Classics ~ The First Christmas Snow

Monday, November 26, 2012

Family Movie Night: Holiday Family Classics ~ The First Christmas Snow

Although the technology of modern movies for children and families is certainly impressive, there is something so classic and enchanting about the holiday specials I enjoyed as a child.  Of course, I am referring to the series of specials from Rankin and Bass, including the wonderful tales of the story of Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reiindeer.  My sisters and I looked forward to enjoying those special stories with relish every year.

Inspiring Holiday Movies for Children, Family Friendly Holiday Movies

Wanting to add more of those enjoyable family titles to our home movie collection, as well as pick up a few for holiday gifts, I was surprised to discover that there were Rankin and Bass shows that I had not yet seen! What a wonderful opportunity to explore new shows with my own family!

Classic Family Holiday Specials, Rankin and Bass Holiday Specials

One such title is The Christmas Story: The Story of the First Christmas Snow.  Unlike some of the other specials that focus on the fable of the holiday, this family movie carries the spirit of Christmas within its plot and is comparable to The Little Drummer Boy.    With so much in media pulling my children, older as they are, into adulthood far too quickly for my tastes, sharing a family movie night with a delightful holiday themed show with a solid message is a welcomed respite.

After Sister Theresa (voiced by Angela Lansbury) rescues an orphan shepherd boy from a lightning storm, she lovingly nurses him back to health. However, the boy suffered injuries during the storm and wakes up blind and discouraged in his new surroundings. With Sister Theresa’s help, the pint-sized shepherd with the king-sized heart learns that seeing goes deeper than what your eyes show you. Together, they discover that unconditional love can overcome any obstacles.

Excited to have found a wonderful source of these favorite holiday classics, as well as titles that are new to me, I was pleased to note the availability of a number of collector's sets, including a variety of titles at a very budget friendly price. 

Christmas Movie Classic, Holiday Movies For Kids, Christmas Movie Gifts, Family Friendly Holiday Movies
Pick up a DVD to share with your own family 
this holiday season from Warner Home Movies!

from Warner Home Movies and  That's What She Said!

Which classic holiday specials are your favorite?
Do you share movies you loved as a child with your own children?
Which ones?
Tell me in a comment below!  I'd love to hear your thoughts!

I  received various film titles to explore for the purposes of creating this feature.  The opinions above are both honest and of my own experiences. 


Pam said...

I love to watch Rudolph the Red nosed reindeer each year.

Barb W. said...

This looks like a really cute movie! We love so many Christmas movies, it would be hard to choose one.

Grace Hodgin said...

I love these kind of movies and we always have a Christmas movie night to watch all of our dvds.

Crystal Threeprncs said...

I like so many Christmas movies, but A Christmas Story is my all time fav.

Melanie a/k/a CrazyMom said...

I love Peanuts.. but this year I added the Muppet's Christmas to the list..LOVE it

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