Family Movies to Watch in December
When the weather gets cold, there’s nothing better than making some popcorn, grabbing a few blankets, and hitting the couch to watch some movies. It’s a great way to spend time as a family!
This December, if you’re looking for some movies that the whole family will enjoy, then check out these. You’ll find funny movies, sentimental movies, and even a few classics on this list!
- Jack Frost: Peter Huiskes sums up the plot of this movie by saying: Jack Frost is a singer who’s on the road most of the time, so he can’t spend a lot of time with his son Charlie, although they love each other very much. When Jack dies in a car accident, Charlie becomes a very sad young man, until… Jack returns as a snowman! Now they can do all the things they’ve missed when Jack was human, but what will people think when they see Charlie talking to a snowman and what will happen when the weather gets warmer?
- Miracle on 34th Street (1947): IMDB says: Doris Walker, a no-nonsense Macy’s executive, desperately searches for a new store Santa. She hires Kris Kringle, who insists that he’s the real Santa Claus. But he has many skeptics like her and her six-year-old daughter, Susan. So he goes to court to try and prove it. Is he the real Santa Claus?
- The Santa Clause: According to IMDB: Divorcé Scott Calvin is disgusted to learn that his ex and her husband have tried – and failed – to break it easy to their 6-year-old son Charlie that Santa isn’t real. On Christmas Eve, Scott reads The Night Before Christmas – then receives an unexpected visitor on his roof. When he’s startled by Scott’s calling out and falls, the Santa impersonator disappears, leaving only an 8-reindeer sleigh and a suit with instructions to put it on if he’s involved in an accident. Scott does and is transported around the town, dropping gifts through chimneys until he’s taken to the North Pole and informed by a group, who claim they’re elves, that he is now Santa. Charlie is proud of his dad’s new job, though Scott’s convinced it’s a dream. Until his hair turns white, his beard refuses to stay shaved, he gains weight inexplicably, even for his sudden love of junk food – Now he’s accepted it, there’s just one problem: how to keep it secret from his disbelieving family?
- The Muppet Christmas Carol: Kenneth Chisolm says: The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser’s redemption on Christmas Eve.
- Gremlins: Yes, Gremlins is a holiday movie! Nick Riganas summarizes it as: In search of the perfect Christmas present for Billy, his teenage son, Randall Peltzer, comes up with a “Mogwai”. But, this otherwise sweet and furry pet companion comes with a warning: should its unwise owner break the three fundamental guidelines of owning such a unique creature, all hell will break loose. Of course, Billy disregards the strict rules, and as the once-adorable animal spawns terrifying minuscule critters, the suburban haven of Kingston Falls is under siege. Now, there is no turning back, and destruction is at hand. Is there an escape from this endless Yuletide nightmare, and the horrible menace of the Gremlins?
- Home Alone: This is a holiday must-watch! John Wiggins sums up the movie by writing: It is Christmas time, and the McCallister family is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But the youngest in the family, Kevin (Macaulay Culkin), got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz (Devin Ratray) and was sent to his room, which is on the third floor of his house. Then, the next morning, while the rest of the family was in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin, who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents’ bed, and making a mess. Then, Kevin discovers two burglars, Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern), about to rob his house on Christmas Eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars, and bring them to justice.
So, gather up the kids, get a few blankets, load up on the snacks, and get ready to binge some great movies this December. The whole family will love spending time together – and watching some fantastic films!