You struggle to keep the magic of Christmas alive until it’s ruined by a family movie night or an unfortunate choice at the cinema. We tell you which Christmas movies to pay attention to and from what age of the child you can watch them with him. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Recently, it happened to the TV presenter Adela Popescu that she was going with her children to the movie “Teddy Bear’s Christmas”, released recently. Nothing seemed to be inappropriate for her six-year-old and four-year-old boys, respectively, until her friend, the actress Dana Rogoz, warned her in a message to leave the gym as soon as possible because it is said about Santa Claus that he would not be real, which she did.
Few parents are warned in time if they want to protect their children’s belief in the magic of Christmas. That’s why we offer you a list of movies that you should avoid during the holidays, no matter how harmless and well-made they may seem.
Regardless of the choice you make when going to the cinema with your children, we suggest that you do not opt for recently released films and wait for reviews to be sure that it is not something unsuitable for the little ones.
A Very Goofy Christmas (1999)
It’s a short film that was included in the ‘Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas’ compilation, it’s about Goofy trying to convince his skeptical son, Max, that Santa Claus is real, but without a particularly convincing argument.
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“Miracle on 34th Street” (1947)
The little girl at the center of the story, Susan (Natalie Wood), doesn’t believe in Santa at first, which could lead to all kinds of questions from the kids. In the end, Susan realizes that she was wrong and believes in Santa Claus very much.
“The Santa Clause” (“Who is Santa Claus?”, 1994)
At the beginning of the film, Santa Claus falls from the roof of the main character, Scott Calvin, and dies. This accident causes Scott to inherit not only Santa’s red suit, but everything that his job entails. It’s a fun theme, but for adults. From the children’s point of view, there are too many characters talking about the fact that Santa Claus is not real.
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“Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus” (1991)
A girl’s belief in Santa Claus is ridiculed in this animated story. In the end, the story is sweet and delightful, but only if the little ones are not distracted by Virginia’s doubts.
“The Elf” (2003)
A comedy more suitable for ages seven to eight, “The Elf” brings to the fore the elf Buddy played by Will Ferrell. He’s in the Christmas spirit, but that doesn’t mean other characters don’t roll their eyes at the name Santa. Even the children in the film talk about the possibility that the parents are the ones behind the gifts.
“The Polar Express” (2004)
Even though it seems like a suitable movie for the days of December, waiting for Christmas, watching it, some children may wonder why the main character, a little boy, doubts the existence of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. It can be seen after the age of six or seven.
“The Christmas Chronicles” (2018)
Set after the age of ten, not seven as initially indicated, this film briefly touches on the subject of the existence of Santa Claus. Amidst the chaos created by the holidays, the boy begins to tell his little sister that there is no Santa Claus. He does not say everything and does not explain, but still the theme is touched. After they accidentally break Santa’s sleigh, they spend the whole night trying to save Christmas.
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Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
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