By- Erika Semprun
The holidays are a wonderful time to share with loved ones. But just because Christmas is around the corner doesn’t mean that learning should be put on pause! Santillana has compiled a list of holiday movies that are sure to teach your students or children a lesson or two.
#1: A Charlie Brown Christmas
In this movie that addresses the spiritual and material aspects of the holiday, Charlie finds himself upset when he feels disconnected from the true meaning of Christmas. Everyone around him is focused on the gifts, but aren’t the holidays about so much more? A Charlie Brown Christmas teaches young kids that although gifts and holiday lights may be fun, Christmas is about spending time with loved ones and reflecting on your faith.
#2: Mickey’s Christmas Carol
Mickey’s Christmas Carol focuses on appreciating what you have and those around you. But the best part is that this beloved film is filled with humorous and adorable bits. This holiday favorite takes audience members on a journey to witness how Mickey, Donald, and Goofy celebrate their Christmas holidays. Put on the movie and get ready to laugh throughout one of the most heartwarming and festive Christmas films out there!
#3: The Polar Express
One of the most enchanting holiday movies out there, The Polar Express teaches the importance of faith in the unknown and in ourselves. This story works to give hope and reassurance to those who feel lost and shows audience members that anything is possible if you put trust in your faith and yourself.
#4: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a must-watch holiday film for several reasons. The iconic movie tells the story of the Grinch, who feels shunned by his community and thus sets out to destroy Christmas. The film is not only laugh-out-loud funny but astoundingly captivating. How the Grinch Stole Christmas shows audiences the importance of being kind to others and that Christmas is much more than decorations and gifts under the tree.