Christmas in my family

The form Christenmas was also historically used, but is now considered archaic and dialectal; [35] it derives from Middle English Cristenmasse, literally "Christian mass". In the Luke account, Joseph and Mary travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem for the census, and Jesus is born there and laid in a manger. In the Matthew account, magi follow a star to Bethlehem to bring gifts to Jesus, born the king of the Jews.

Christmas in my family

Wednesday, December 17, 12 Days of Family Christmas Movies -mostly- on Netflix Streaming Keep reading all the way to the bottom for the winners of the two most recent Advent giveaways, and my next to last giveaway of the season, which just might help you enjoy these Netflix recommendations a little more.

As I've written about here and talked about hereour family likes to avoid watching Christmas movies during Advent, then we watch one movie every night of the twelve days of Christmas while eating Christmas treats in a cinematic and gastronomical Christmasplosion.

Christmas in my family

But this new baby has been making me feel pretty Netflix-y, and, since I'm a responsible parent AND a professional blogger. I decided to make the sacrifice of pre-screening many, many Christmas movies that Netflix Streaming has to offer. I've watched quite a few and they have always been too badly animated, or too badly musical, or too Jim Carrey for my taste.

So, even though this one is very short, and takes quite a few liberties with the plot, I've always really Christmas in my family it. As have my kids. We love how familiar characters are cast in the story and how it manages to get Dickens's message of redemption across with humor.


There are some slightly scary parts, but it's Goofy as the ghost of Marley, and Pete as the undertaker, so I really think all but the most sensitive kiddos would be okay with it. It's a good starter version. It's the Muppets, so, like Mickey's version, we've got familiar faces in the roles, but in this version we also get great songs, top notch live actors, and a VERY faithful adaptation of the book, complete with actual quotes.

I actually think this version is also a little less scary than the Mickey one, but it's more sophisticated plot may be more difficult for little kids to understand. But they won't mind, because they'll be watching Kermit. And, just as a quick aside, if you find yourself poking about on Netflix and you think to yourself, as I did, "Hey, there's Scrooged!

I loved that movie when I was a kid. I'll be a cool mom and let my big kids watch it this year. And maybe other stuff, but that was as far as I made it.

And I'll let you decide from there. White Christmas I am a huge fan of Bing Crosby, and we watch a lot of his movies as a family. So I was really excited to see this one available on Streaming this year.

It's got war and slapstick for the boys and dancing and romance for the girls, how could you go wrong?

It's mostly just an excuse for a bunch a musical numbers, but there is a sweet story of helping out an old buddy woven in there.

Plus Phil tells Bob that what he really needs to do is get married and have nine kids. It's very funny and very Catholic, and features an adorable Christmas pageant, which makes it appropriate for the season. It would be worth watching just to hear Bing Crosby singing as Fr. And there's a grumpy rich old coot and the sisters' blind faith in miracles, and it's all just lovely.

It's slower than today's movies, of course, but my kids really think it's funny. Our family actually usually watches the St.

Nicholas one on December 6th for St. Nicholas Day, and we've got another, older Veggie Tales movie called The Star of Christmas that is in our regular Christmas movie rotation. But, really, you mostly can't go wrong with Veggie Tales.

They are funny and clever and sweet. Bush Christmas Here's where I'm going to go a bit rogue on you. Including this grainy black and white movie from the 40s wherein a bunch of little kids defeat some horse thieves.Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Christmas [Ann Voskamp] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Christmas in my family

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My Christmas is special because of these very traditions which we have formed as a family. The 1st of December is my favorite day in the year because it marks the beginning of my Christmas. On the 1st of December my family and I go to the shops and buy a special new tree decoration.

She blessed everyone in the family and their friends, adding, “Please bless our Christmas family that they’ll like our presents for them. Bless them to have a Merry Christmas.” Early Christmas morning, the family gathered around their tree.

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