Winter holidays are related to warmth, family, children, magic and home. It’s true that with the near and dear ones we spend the most amazing time during holidays, that is why we have prepared for you a list of cartoons appropriate for whole-family viewing. So pop some popcorn and prepare some hot chocolate, turn on the garlands and invite everyone in front of the screen. Happy viewing, pleasant viewing!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
The Grinch is a nasty creature who despises festive celebrations and Whoville inhabitants for their cheerfulness. Dressed up as Santa and carried by a reindeer who is in fact his dog, the Grinch sets out on Christmas Eve to spitefully steal Christmas from the citizens of Whoville. It looks like it’s going to be a sad holiday this year.
Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983)
Disney’s remake of „A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. The cartoon tells the story of a money grubber, who is visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve. The spirits represent his past, present and future. The purpose of their visit is to get Mr. Scrooge to think about his behavior.
The Polar Express (2004)
This cartoon is about a boy who does not believe in the existence of Santa Claus, miracles or the magic of winter holidays. But on Christmas Eve, something unusual is happening to him. The magic train “Polar Express” stops near the boy’s house. It will take him to the North Pole to Santa Claus. That’s where the whole amazing story begins.
The Madagascar Penguins in: A Christmas Caper (2005)
Christmas is coming, and all the inhabitants of the Central Park are happy and preparing for the holidays. Except Ted the polar bear. But the youngest penguin, Private, decides to cheer the sad polar bear, and therefore goes in search of a gift for him. On his way, he is nearly made himself a gift to a nasty dog, and his penguin friends rush to help him, getting into various troubles. This cartoon about kindness and friendship is just what you need on Christmas night.
A Christmas Carol (2009)
“A Christmas Carol” is a cartoon version of Charles Dickens’s story about a mean old man who forgot about kindness and friendship. As well as in 1983’s “Mickey’s Christmas Carol”, 3 ghosts embodying the past, present and future, come to Scrooge on Christmas Eve. They come to show all the negative aspects of his personality. After meeting them, Scrooge reconsiders his behavior and attitude to life.
“A Christmas Carol” is an instructive cartoon that children will enjoy especially on Christmas Eve.
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Have you ever wondered how Santa Claus manages to offer gifts to children from all over the world in just one night? Here is the answer: it is possible thanks to the state-of-the-art technologies from the North Pole. But errors occur even in modern technologies, and this year, due to an error, a child will be left without a gift. And it’s high time for Arthur, the youngest son of Santa Claus, to show how he can help. Arthur, along with his grandfather and an elf called Bryony, are going on a sleigh ride. They are in a hurry because dawn is coming soon, and the children will start to wake up and search for gifts under the Christmas tree.
Saving Santa (2013)
Because of an attack on the North Pole, Christmas and gifts for children are in great danger. This year, someone kidnapped Santa, and after all the holiday will not come without him. The eccentric elf Bernard is the only one who can rescue Santa. Despite his shortcomings, the little elf manages to save Santa, and Christmas!
We are sure that you and your children will learn from these cartoons a lesson of kindness, dedication, mutual understanding and magic. In addition, we hope that the animated characters will be able to inspire you to choose a costume for the upcoming carnival race Maratonul de Crăciun.
Please be reminded that the costume race will be held on December 17, 2017 in the Great National Assembly Square. Participation is limited, so hurry up and register as soon as possible by following the LINK.
Together let’s make a fabulous race this year!