The clock is ticking and the holidays are right around the corner and you know what that means. For those of us who love to curl up under a warm blanket while it’s snowing outside so we can catch a classic flick with our kids, then Netflix has got you covered this season. Whether it’s comedy, or good old classic Charlie Brown, here are some of my favorite holiday films now showing on Netflix:
1. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – Nothing says holiday mayhem like the Griswolds on yet another action packed vacation. Check out the holiday edition of their vacation antics and trust me, you’ll want to spend a day watching all the “Vacation” films. Personally, my favorite line ever in a “Vacation” movie when the family keeps going around the same roundabout over and over again — “Look! Big Ben, Parliament!…Look Big Ben, Parliament!”
2 The Polar Express – This one is a family classic — the animation is beautiful and if you have a son, this is the perfect film for them. The Polar Express tells the story of a young boy who boards on a powerful magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’s home. Here’s a bonus — Tom Hanks is the train conductor — need I say more?
3. All I Want is a Dog for Christmas Charlie Brown – Since we just brought home a puppy this holiday season, this title is even more fitting for my family. But for those of us who grew up with Charlie Brown, it’s never too late to introduce your kids to all of these holiday classics.
4. Jingle All the Way – Interested in watching a silly movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger? Then this 90’s holiday family comedy will fit the bill.
5. The Nightmare Before Christmas – You can always count on Tim Burton to create an animated feature that can turn this holly jolly time of year into a creepy Christmas tale. Despite having recently presided over a very successful Halloween, Jack Skellington, aka the Pumpkin King, is bored with his job and feels that life in Halloweenland lacks meaning. Then he stumbles upon Christmastown and promptly decides to make the Yuletide his own.
Disclosure: I am a member of the Netflix Stream team. While I have received a complimentary subscription to NetFlix, all opinions are my own.
December 22, 2013