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Timeless Movies for Kids

Updated on October 13, 2017
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Kenna has worked in the entertainment business for over 20 years, helping to promote special events with celebrities and fundraisers.

Though the story doesn't seem like it's for kids, they will still enjoy the animation and exaggerated characters. Even the adults will chuckle at the thought that Frosty the Snowman's marriage is threatened by jealous Jack Frost voiced wickedly by Paul Frees. Frosty, voiced by Jackie Vernon, is a character that kids have related to for decades. The movie arrived in 1976 and with two great screen legends, Andy Griffith, best known as Andy Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show, and Shelley Winters, who won two Oscars for A Patch of Blue and The Diary of Anne Frank.Griffith is the movies narrator and Winters voices Frosty's wife.

Jack Frost Gets Jealous

The Smurf's Holiday Celebration

The Smurfs are bound to put a smile on any kid's face during the holiday season with The Smurf's Holiday Celebration. They are so cute, but their stories are full of action. At times, the creatures that threaten the lovable Smurfs might not make some of the youngest kids to happy. Though parents may want to keep a watchful eye, a happy ending is sure to put a pleasant smile back on kid's faces.

Produced in the late 1980s, the story follows the little blue creatures. It is another old but goodie movie that entertains. The producers combined two of their holiday shows from the televisions series and made one silly holiday movie with clever and funny Christmas songs like "Goodness Makes the Badness Go Away" and "'Tis the Season to Be Smurfy."

The Smurfs First Holiday Celebration

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

The children of Junctionville are having their letters to Santa Claus returned without being opened, which means Santa didn't read their letters. Nobody knows why they didn't get delivered. Alas, a very bitter soul has angered Saint Nick by claiming Christmas is "a fraudulent myth!" Kids will not know a 'fraudulent myth" is, so parents will need to define such big words before the kids get confused.

The disbelieving rodent named Albert Mouse must be humored and turned around to believe in Santa. Following the story of Albert being persuaded to change his belief in Santa and does change his belief in Santa makes the story fun for the kids because Santa returns to Junctionville. The ending is very charming -- inspired by Clement Moore's poem - 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Joel Grey, George Gobel, Tammy Grimes and John McGiver are featured voices. The animated story was introduced in 1974.

Prologue -- 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Let it Go - Frozen

Frozen is truly a timeless movie for all ages. "Let It Go" unleashes our desires to let our worries go. The song won an Oscar because it adds so much to the fateful tale of two sisters longing for their rekindled relationship. The frozen spell keeps the movie suspended in time as a lovable snowman offers charm and includes a reindeer acting like a domesticated dog.

This movie can be watched over and over again. It is so much fun for kids because most DVDs have a sing-a-long version where there are captions for the lyrics to each song.

Let It Go - Frozen


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    • Kenna McHugh profile image

      Kenna McHugh 5 years ago from Northern California

      You are welcome; they are classics!

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      Moira Garcia Gallaga 5 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thanks for the tip Kenna Mchugh, should check these films out.

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      ~Christina 5 years ago from Northern Virginia

      I love Twas the Night Before Christmas; and the classic Frosty specials. A few years back they made a sequel (Frosty Returns? something like that) and it was *awful*. Shouldn't mess with the classics!

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      Cindy A. Johnson 5 years ago from Sevierville, TN

      Twas is one of my favorite Christmas cartoons.

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      Twila Nelson 5 years ago from Carmichael, California

      Sweet classic family oriented movies. The kids love these movies and I love hearing some of the voices that we don't get to hear everyday. Thank you!