Whether you want to get into the spirit in the run up to Christmas or overload on festive charm over the holiday season itself, snuggling up on the sofa to watch a Christmas movie with the kids will never lose its magic.
To help you choose what to watch, Soreen have come up with a small sackful of suggestions, followed by a seasonally squidgy Soreen snack idea that’s perfect for movie munching.
Movies first though…..
The Snowman (1982)
Short, but very sweet, this simply animated film about a Snowman coming to life is charming, captivating and magical all at the same time. There’s no words to speak of, except for the famous song ‘Walking in the Air’ and because it’s only half an hour long it’s a great pre-bedtime treat for the little ones.
Definitely one for older children, this little monsters running riot in a small American town story is packed with havoc and mayhem…in a fun way. It has a Christmas backdrop rather than a full on Christmas theme, but all the action takes place over the holiday season so it’s still suitable as a festive movie.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
In our opinion this is much better than the 90’s movie version. If you can get your kids past the ‘oh no it’s in black & white’ hurdle then there’s plenty for them to enjoy in this heartwarming story of a department store Santa who turns out to be the real thing. All say ‘awwww’.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
A sort of Halloween meets Christmas mash up, where ghouls, goblins and vampires line up alongside Santa in a stop motion musical fantasy that’s colourful, quirky and sometimes downright odd. Tim Burton produced it, so that might give you an idea of what to expect.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
In our desire to bring you something different we’ve sidestepped the more recent Jim Carey movie and gone for this mid-sixties animated classic. All about a grumpy green creature that hates Christmas, but then learns to love it. A great story that’s also great fun.
A Christmas Carol (2009)
To make up for not choosing the Jim Carrey version of the Grinch we’ve gone for his take on the Dicken’s classic, featuring Jim as a computer animated motion capture Scrooge. Everything’s present and correct, including the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and future and of course Tiny Tim. You’ve got to watch at least one movie adaptation of this story at Christmas time, so try this version.
So there are our kids’ movies with a festive flavour and if you want to watch them whilst snacking on something that’s every bit as Christmassy as your viewing, we suggest our Soreen Limited Edition Festive Joy Loaf. The title says it all really, because it’s bursting with winter spices, raisins, currants, cherries and citrus that all add up to a truly joyful seasonal treat. Slice and top with butter before the movie starts, then pass round and tuck in.
Oh and one last thing…we hope you have a super squidgy Christmas and an extra squidgy New Year with very best wishes from everyone here at Soreen.