If the weather outside is frightful, it's the perfect time to snuggle up on the couch with a mug of something hot and watch a favorite Christmas movie!
And if you are watching these movies together as a family, movies that focus on the real meaning of Christmas are probably important to you. In the midst of a season focused on consumerism, it is good to serve ourselves a reminder that Jesus is the true reason we celebrate.
Whether you are just beginning to dust off all the classic VHS tapes or you are a Christmas movie junkie that has been watching holiday movies for weeks already, here are a few movies you should add to your list of what to watch with the family this year:
A moving depiction of both Mary and Joseph as they make difficult decisions and go on a long journey to Bethlehem leading up to the birth of Christ. The perfect movie to watch during the few days before Christmas.
This one is an established classic. Not only is it endearing, but the movie's primary message about rejecting the glitter of commercialism and consumerism in favor of the true Reason for Christmas is also a needed reminder in the middle of a busy holiday season.
Arguably the best adaptation of Dickins's enduring novel, this film has something for the whole family. Perfectly balancing seriousness and humor, this film can warm the coldest heart and remind us all what is truly important in life.
This one may not show up on most lists of Christmas movie recommendations and that is a shame. Whether you watch the 1947 original or the 1996 remake, settle in for an uplifting tale of an angel guiding a preacher back to loving his family and ministry.
An adaptation of Max Lucado's 2013 novel, sit together as a family and enjoy the reminder that miracles are still possible and God's light still burns bright.
The definition of a true classic, this one has stood the test of time. After watching, you could talk with the family about appreciating the blessings in your life and the joy of each other's love.
The most recent entry on the list, this one is the perfect movie if you have little kids. A fun and sincere approach to the nativity story, the offbeat humor will have everyone in the family laughing together and experiencing Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem in a new way.
Whatever movies you put into the rotation this year, enjoy the snuggles with the kids and the time spent together. These moments are precious and fleeting. Our prayer is that your kids will taste and see that the coming Savior is good by the love you share with them through the holiday season.