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Teen-approved holiday movies

Teen-Approved Holiday Movies to Watch Worry Free

by Kay Burmeister

Counter Culture Teens chime in with their list of teen-approved holiday movies. So grab your hot cocoa with marshmallows and gingerbread, a comfy blanket, family, and friends and prepare for binge-worthy Christmas movie magic!

My favorite Christmas movie of all time is the Grinch. While it does not include the true meaning of Christmas, it has a good message. The lesson of the movie is learning to love others even when they don’t love you back. It also promotes forgiving others, like when the Grinch learned to love others even when they were not nice to him and the people of Whoville learned to forgive him for trying to steal Christmas from the town.

Another one I love watching Christmas day is A Christmas Story. It gives me and my family a good laugh, but I believe that it is not a kid-appropriate movie because of certain jokes that are in there such as the leg lamp. I love all these movies but it’s sad that they talk about Christmas, Santa, and Santa’s magic, but never include the real meaning of Christmas, Jesus’ birth.

The one movie I want to see is The Star, which is the animals’ point of view of Christ’s birth and talks about the real meaning of Christmas.

It is disappointing to think that there are kids and even adults who don’t know about Christ and the real meaning of Christmas. So if you are ever given an opportunity to spread his word go for it! Have a happy holiday and don’t forget Jesus is the reason for the season.

“Charlie Brown Christmas has a great message along with a few kicks and giggles.” – Charley

“Elf is funny and you don’t have to worry about the bad stuff in the world.” – Preston

The Adults Chime In

The Counter Culture Mom Facebook group gave a few suggestions as well:

  • The Bishop’s Wife
  • Christmas in Connecticut
  • Christmas Vacation
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Little Drummer Boy
  • The Littlest Angel
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • Nativity Story
  • Polar Express
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Scrooged
  • The Santa Clause
  • White Christmas

Don’t forget to check out the Christian Christmas favorites on Pureflix!


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  • BJ Miksic
    Posted at 22:44h, 11 September Reply

    I also highly suggest a Hallmark made for TV called Silent Night. A German mother takes her son to their cottage to celebrate Christmas during WE II, so he thinks. But she is really going to sneak him across the border to protect him from being taken into the Hitler youth. At the cottage, American soldiers show up with a wounded soldier.. She disarms them and allows them to come in. A little later, German soldiers show up, and she disarms them. They learn to put the war aside and enjoy a Christmas celebration. The characters bond. In the end, the Americans take a young German soldier with them to get him out of the country to give him a better life. It is a wonderful story.
    It stars Linda Hamilton.

    • CCM Team
      Posted at 06:08h, 12 September Reply

      Oh! We will have to check this one out.
      Do be careful with Hallmark movies, as they have been throwing in LGBTQ+ affirming material!

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