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10 Classic Family Movies to Watch with Your Kids This Winter

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Cuddling up to enjoy a family-friendly movie is a great way to spend a cold winter night. 
Here are 10 of the best classic family movies to enjoy with your kids.

It's November, and the seasons are changing. Cooler weather means we get to spend more time cuddled up together as a family. There's nothing better for family cuddle time than classic family movies!
Whether you like the older classics or a few of the newer ones, you'll find something to enjoy together. So, grab a nice hot cup of tea and snuggle up to one of these great family movies.

Classic Family Movies
During this time of year, plenty of cable channels are putting on your favorite classics. If you don't have cable, never fear! You can stream from an IPTV box too.

Take the opportunity to introduce your kids to some of the movies you grew up with. There are plenty of classics to enjoy, and not all are holiday movies. Here are some ideas to get you started.

1. The Princess Bride
A classic fantasy story about pirates, swordplay, giants, villains, and true love. What movie day is complete without the Princess Bride?

2. The Goonies
A group of good friends set off on an adventurous treasure hunt. They face all kinds of danger, mischief, and villainy.
The Goonies is a true 1980's classic that everyone should experience.
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter, a classic? Of course, it is! These movies, which are based on the book series by J.K. Rowling, are magical.
Start with the first movie, The Sorcerer's Stone. Your children will love watching Harry and his friends grow into wizards. They'll even get into a little trouble along the way.

4. Star Wars: A New Hope
Star Wars has everything you need: droids, hyperspace, and romance. This classic family movie trilogy begins with A New Hope. It's a well-loved movie that any family can enjoy on a cold fall or winter day.

5. Home Alone
Kevin gets left behind in his house while his family leaves for vacation. What could go wrong? Well, everything!

This movie from the 80's will have you and your family laughing out loud!
6. The Iron Giant
This moving tale of a developing friendship between a huge robot and his boy pal will warm your heart on any cold day. Even though it's based in the cold war era, The Iron Giant still has great messages for kids today.
7. The Wizard of Oz
When Dorothy and Toto get swept up in a tornado, she winds up in a magical, fantasy world far from Kansas! It may be from the 1930's, but it still lights up the imagination! This classic is sure to please the whole family.
8. A Christmas Story
Watch Ralphie learn a lesson about gun safety. Sure, A Christmas story is a bit dated. It aired in the early 80's, but the family humor and lessons are still valuable today!
9. The Karate Kid
No, not the new Karate Kid. This is the 1980's version with Ralph Macchio as Daniel-son. Introduce the original Mr. Miyagi and where wax-on, wax-off actually came from.
10. Alice in Wonderland
Travel down the rabbit hole with Alice in this 1950's classic. It's colorful and unusual. It may inspire your kids to read the classic fantasy novel too!

Gather Your Family Together
What are you waiting for? Gather everyone together and pick from this list of classic family movies. You'll enjoy some family time and a great movie as well!

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