Films for the Festive Period
Sitting down in front of the television around Christmas time, watching some classic films that appeal to a range of children’ s ages is a great way to keep everyone happy and occupied. There are many new films available but we thought we would take a look at some traditional films that stand the test of time.
Have a look below;
A selection of children’s films from to traditional to the modern.
The Railway Children,
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1971) – Do yourself a favour and catch the original version of this classic film, which takes golden ticket finder Charlie and his flawed and funny companions through the magical candy factory of Willy Wonka
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) – Eccentric American inventor Caractacus Potts, played by Dick Van Dyke, rebuilds the family roadster to float, fly and drive on the open road. Adventure is around every corner as the car clearly has a mind of its own.
Jungle Book (1967)– This animated jungle movie about Mowgli, a child raised in the Indian jungle by wolves, will have your family singing and dancing to beloved tunes including “Bear Necessities” and “I Wa’Na Be Like You.” When the evil tiger Shere Khan arrives on the scene, his friends Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear try to convince him to leave the jungle.
Wizard of Oz (1939) – A lost girl from Kansas follows the yellow brick road with a Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion in search of the wonderful Wizard from Oz who she hopes can get her safely back home.
The Muppet Movie (1979)– After a meeting with a movie mogul, Kermit the Frog makes his way to Hollywood in search of fame and fortune. Along the way he meets classic Muppet characters including Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and Miss Piggy, who join him on his adventure.
More modern classics;
Shrek 2 (Shrek 3 was not top rated)
Puss in Boots