Christmas Gift Guide 2012: Best Family DVDs

These family movies might be a bit cheesy but we love cheese at Christmas and these are certainly our all time favourite movies to watch over Xmas together with the family. You will love them even more if you like pets and dogs 🙂

THE 12 DOGS OF CHRISTMAS

If you love dogs and puppies you will LOOOOOOOOOVE this movie! My 6 year old son Diego and my personal favorite family film! It’s Christmas time and it looks to be a dismal season for motherless 12-year-old Emma O’Connor who has been sent to her unwelcoming Aunt Delores. On her arrival Emma is caught in the middle of a town war over the “No Dogs allowed” law. With the help of her schoolmates, an unlikely band of grownups and a diverse canine corps of over 60 dogs, Emma attempts to win over the citizens of Doverville by staging a holiday pageant, “The 12 Dogs of Christmas”, and in doing so, may save not only the dogs but herself.

VELVETEEN RABBIT

In this feature film, one of the most beloved family tales of all time comes to life in an enchanting combination of live-action drama and animated adventure. It’s the story of a young boy named Toby who is sent by his busy father to spend the holiday season in the home of his stern grandmother. This is a very sweet movie but I warn you! you will shed some tears (of joy, of course). It’s inevitable. The perfect xmas movie.

Toby’s world instantly changes when he discovers the house’s magic. where three forgotten toys including a special stuffed rabbit unlock a world of imagination that will change all their lives forever. The voice talents of Golden Globe Winner Jane Seymour, Emmy Award Winner Tom Skerrittand Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn star in this heartwarming story about how we bring the things we love to life, inspired by the classic children’s book by Margery Williams and directed by Michael Landon, Jr.

SANTA’S DOG

You have probably heard of “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman” but there is one special character whose story has never been told — until now. That character is Hercules. Santa bestowed upon him the title of “Naughty and Nice List Maker.” It is Hercules’ duty to select one child each year on the Naughty List and give that child the opportunity to make the Nice List. But, the chosen child must prove they are worthy. This year, Hercules has chosen an orphan boy named Max Moogle, an adorable twelve-year-old boy with a knack for getting into mischief who
dreams of being part of a loving family.

A CHRISTMAS WISH


Martha Evans, an attractive 28 year old shows the wear of years of working double shifts at minimum wage. Martha is close to despair when her ‘never-do-well’ husband abandons her a few days before Christmas, leaving her homeless and destitute. With her two young daughters and stepson in tow, Martha travels cross-country looking for work, finally landing a job as a late-shift waitress at a small town diner. Still, with her car broken down and the bills piling up as fast as her troubles, it looks like it’s going to be a very bleak Christmas for the Evans family. In a desperate cry for help, Martha reaches to higher power…and her prayer seems to work a small miracle. Unbeknownst to her, the sympathetic townsfolk and a concerned new admirer have been working behind the scenes to make her season bright. The kindness of strangers ultimately renews Martha’s faith, not only in humanity but also in the God who answered her prayer. The owner of the local diner, an attractive, no-nonsense woman in her mid to late 60s takes pity on Martha and her kids. As their bond builds, the two find unexpected comfort in the values of true friendship. Could blowing the dust off the beloved old recipe for home-made root beer be the answer to their prayers?…

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