Christmas movies to watch with the kids this festive season

It’s Christmas this weekend, the kids are all on school holidays, and everyone’s a bit exhausted. A great way to wind down and celebrate the festive season is by watching a family movie. Also read: A list of Christmas movies and shows that aren’t set in winter Here is a list of movies you can watch with the kids to... Read more → The post Christmas movies to watch with the kids this festive season appeared first on CapeTown ETC.

Christmas movies to watch with the kids this festive season

It’s Christmas this weekend, the kids are all on school holidays, and everyone’s a bit exhausted. A great way to wind down and celebrate the festive season is by watching a family movie.


Also read: A list of Christmas movies and shows that aren’t set in winter


Here is a list of movies you can watch with the kids to get in the Christmas spirit this week:

1. Klaus

“Klaus” is set in 19th-century Norway, where Jesper Johansen is a lazy and spoiled boy undergoing postman training. On a trip to prove his worth, Jesper discovers a woodsman named Klaus, whose house is filled with handmade toys.

Jesper and Klaus (accidentally) set up a system to help get toys to all the children in the town through letter-writing.

Watch the trailer here:

2. Shrek the Halls

“Shrek the Halls” sees fan-favourite character Shrek, urged by Donkey, planning Princess Fiona a special Christmas surprise.

On his mission for a present, Shrek is given a copy of the book “Christmas for Village Idiots”. As he follows the book’s advice in setting up for an intimate family Christmas, Donkey has other plans.

Watch the trailer here:

3. Happy Holidays from Madagascar

“Happy Holidays from Madagascar” shows a popular crew of characters embracing the holiday spirit in a set of holiday and Christmas-themed stories.

Picture: Netflix

4. Scrooge: A Christmas Carol

The animation is based on the classic story by Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol”, but takes an exciting musical form for younger viewers.

The well-loved story remains the same: on a wintry Christmas Eve, selfish Ebenezer Scrooge has one night to face his past and change the future before time runs out.

Watch the trailer here:


Also read: Scrooge: A Christmas Carol – festive season Netflix animation


5. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

In this magical Christmas story, Jeronicus, a toymaker, is heartbroken after his assistant steals his book of ideas and a unique matador doll he had made.

This upsetting event causes Jeronicus to lose his will to create new toys until years later, when his granddaughter visits him.

Watch the trailer here:

6. Christmas on Mistletoe Farm

In this brand-new British movie, a father who has lost his wife inherits a farm at Christmas. He takes his kids with him and tries to get used to life in a village.

Meanwhile, his kids hatch a plan to stay there forever.

Watch the trailer here:

7. The Christmas Chronicles

“The Christmas Chronicles” follows the siblings Kate and Teddy Pierce as they scheme to capture Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

As the plan fails, the kids team up with Saint Nick and his loyal elves to help save the holiday before time runs out.

Watch the trailer here:

Also read:

5 fun ideas for making Christmas decorations at home

Picture: Netflix

 

 

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