Holiday Movie List link

Here’s a link to Commonsense.org’s list of holiday films, ranked by age.

I haven’t seen all of them, but it looks like a pretty good list…

One Hockey Night

BLUE SPRUCE nominee 2012

One Hockey Night

written by David Ward

illustrated by Brian Deines

Toronto: Scholastic Canada, 2010

30 pp.

Ages: 4 +

Interests: hockey, moving to a new home, siblings, Christmas, winter

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Nine Days to Christmas

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1960

Nine Days to Christmas

text by Marie Hall Ets & Aurora Labastida

illustrated by Marie Hall Ets

44 pp.

Age: 4 +

Interests: Christmas customs in Mexico, pinatas

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Baboushka and the Three Kings

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1961

Baboushka and the Three Kings

text by Ruth Robbins

illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov

Berkeley, CA: Parnassus, 1960

Age: 4 +

Interests: Russia, folk tales, Christmas

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The Snowman

Raymond Briggs

London: Puffin, 1978

30 pp

Age: 3 and up

Interests: Christmas, winter, snow, magic

By the same author/illustrator: Father Christmas, Fungus the Bogeyman, UG: Boy Genius of the Stone Age, and books for older audiences: When the Wind Blows, and Ethel and Ernest

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Meet Me in St. Louis (1945)

Meet Me in St. Louis

Rated: Canada – PG (parental guidance?! probably because of Hallowe’en sequence) ; USA – Approved
Length:  113 min.
Age: 4 and up. (more for comprehension and attention span)

Scary Factor: Hallowe’en scene (see below)

Intense stuff: the Christmas Eve scene with the snowmen makes me cry, but I don’t think children will be such marshmallows over it!

Interests: history, family, musicals, song and dance, old movies

Next: Judy Garland: The Wizard of Oz

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