The Tuesday 12: 12 Merry and Magical Christmas Movies to Watch with your Students!

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In this week’s edition of The Tuesday 12, we’re looking at 12 merry and magical Christmas movies to share with your students!

1.  Elf (2003)

Buddy the Elf is one of my all-time favourite Christmas characters! What’s not to love?!

2. Frosty the Snowman (1969)

One of my favourites from childhood! A great way to remind students about the magic of Christmas.

3. The Polar Express (2004)

I love Chris Van Allsburg and this charming movie is at the top of any Christmas viewing list!

4. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

We just watched this today! I always tear up a little when Linus recites from the Gospel of Luke.

5. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

I hope that our students are able to appreciate this classic Christmas tale.

6. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

The classic puppet and stop-motion animation may seem out of date to our students in this age of digital animation, but I hope they can still find the value in this classic.

7. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

A great take on Dickens’ classic Ebenezer Scrooge story starring the lovable Muppets (and Michael Caine)!

8. Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983)

Scrooge McDuck is a great way to introduce A Christmas Carol to your young students.  A touching and heart-warming version that is sure to be a hit with your students!

9. Home Alone (1990)

A hilarious look at how Kevin defends his home against would-be Christmas burglars! A laugh from beginning to end!

10. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

I prefer this original Grinch movie to the one starring Jim Carrey.  A great way for kids to discover that Christmas cheer cannot be stolen.

11. The Santa Clause (1994)

Who doesn’t love to watch Tim Allen slowly morph into the man in the red suit?

12. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

In this fantasy, Jack Skellington wants to take over Christmas and redo it in his own Halloweentown way! May be a bit scary for younger kids, so preview to make sure it is okay for your students.

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