I look forward to the holiday season for a multitude of reasons. Besides being with the family and creating more beautiful memories, it’s the time of the year I get to binge-watch my old favorites and find new ones to add to the list!
I don’t know if anyone else’s family has ever done this, but for years during Thanksgiving break, we would all sit down and watch the EXTENDED versions of Lord of the Rings, The Godfather, and even Gone with the Wind (don’t trip, it’s a classic). I loved sitting with my sister and pa
Thanksgiving is just a few days away! If you are looking for something fun to watch with the family (whether it’s after the meal or the big game)that day, be sure to check our list of fun family movies that everyone will enjoy!
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
If you have young children, or just looking for a little nostalgia, people of all ages will absolutely adore this pick. The kids will enjoy watching Charlie Brown and the gang attempt to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner.
When two adversarial turkeys find a time machine, they take a wild trip to the past to try to take turkey off the traditional Thanksgiving menu.
The Christmas Chronicles
After accidentally crashing Santa’s sleigh, a brother and sister pull an all-nighter to save Christmas with a savvy, straight-talking St. Nick
Treasure hunter Benjamin Gates (played by Nicolas Cage) is on a mission to steal the Declaration of Independence to protect a legendary treasure from getting into the wrong hands.
In the mood for a double feature? Watch National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets, also available on Disney Plus.
This story from Roald Dahl is sure to entertain the whole family. You’ll all be rooting for Matilda, the little girl with big powers who outsmarts everyone in her world.
This charming tale about Remy, the rat who dreams of being a chef, feels especially appropriate for Thanksgiving.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Get in the Christmas spirit as you watch the Griswold family attempt to host a big family Christmas party that ultimately turns into disaster after a hilarious disaster.
Curly Sue helps a homeless man con people to give them food and shelter, which will make you feel extra thankful for your own blessings this year.
It’s A Wonderful Life
The reigning king of Christmas movies, Frank Capra’s poignant fable stars Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, a man with big ambitions (and a bigger heart) who defers his dream of leaving small-town Bedford Falls, but makes personal sacrifices that create a staggering ripple effect of inspirational goodwill on earth—a great message for young viewers watching at home. He even helps an angel get his wings. It’s the perfect way to close out Turkey Day—and get the kids excited for Santa.
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
Decades after his trusted apprentice betrayed him, a once-joyful toymaker finds new hope when his kind and curious granddaughter comes into his life.
Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.