Saturday, December 12, 2009

Children & Family Christmas

A Child's Christmas in Wales (1987)
55 min.
Based on the poem by Dylan Thomas.
(From Amazon) A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES takes you on a lyrical journey back to the magic and marvel of boyhood where no two moments were ever alike and life was embraced with belief instead of doubt. On this special Christmas Eve, Old Geraint shares these heartwarming memories with his dearly loved grandson, Thomas. In one evening he does more than recall his cherished youth . . . he relives it.

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A Grandpa for Christmas (2007)
85 min.
(From IMDB) Bert is an old-time movie-star singer/ hoofer, who's retired from showbiz and estranged from his daughter and 9-year-old granddaughter, Becca. Bert, about to sell his house and move into a retirement home, suddenly finds himself caring for Becca when her mom is hospitalized - and the bond between the two of them grows (Bert takes Becca to school everyday; she meets his old show-biz friends).

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Little Women (1994)
118 min.

(From Netflix) Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel comes to life in this sensitive, soulful adaptation. Four sisters battle life's vicissitudes in Civil War-era America after their father leaves to join the conflict.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
75 min.

(From Netflix) Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans. This music-filled, stop motion-animated delight springs from the gleefully twisted mind of Tim Burton.

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Winter Holiday Stories Holiday Collection (2007)
23 min.

(From NY Public Library) Little drummer boy: Tells the story of a poor boy who goes to see the baby Jesus and has nothing to give but a song on his drum -- One zillion Valentines: Two enterprising friends, Milton and Marvin, prove that valentines are for everyone -- Sam and the lucky money: For Chinese New Year, Sam receives some "lucky money" to spend in Chinatown. After being tempted by many nice things, he decides to help the less fortunate.

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Snow (2004)
90 min.

Nick Snowden is next in line to take over the duties of Santa Claus. When the bumbling trainee loses his prized reindeer three days before Christmas, he undertakes a journey from the North Pole to California to bring it back. There, he falls for a friendly zookeeper, runs afoul of a mean-spirited hunter and struggles to conceal his true identity in this family-friendly comedy.

1 comment:

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Little Women! Of course - the best!