HELP Christmas Movie

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  1. PinkFish

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    Does anyone have any suggestions on a good 30-60 minute christmas video to show for my Christmas party. We are watching Polar Express as a grade level the day before the party and I am trying to find a short video to show my second graders for the end of our party after we have made our Crafts. I was thinking about buying Merry Christmas Curious George but I don't want to spend the money if it isn't worth it because I just went bought Berenstain Bears Christmas and it wasn't worth my money...
     
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  3. Upsadaisy

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    Did you try your local public library? Or record something aired on TV?

    My favorite older Christmas movie is Prancer, but it is a full-length movie.
     
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    The cartoon version of The Grinch.
     
  5. MrsC

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    Exactly what I was going to say--this is my all-time favourite.
     
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    I love The Grinch... also Charlie Brown Christmas is one of my favorites. Kids (and me!) LOVE Snoopy!!!!! :D
     
  7. oldfashioned

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    "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" and "Frosty the Snowman" both run less than 60 minutes.
     
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    Charlie Brown Christmas was my first thought :)
     
  9. runsw/scissors

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    I love Charlie Brown Christmas, but as a class movie...would it work? Linus tells the nativity story and they sing Hark the Herald at the end. How would that go over in public schools these days?
     
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    Would it really be an issue? I'm not kidding, would it? It's a classic and don't these parents love classics too??
     
  11. FarFromHome

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    We almost watched the cartoon of a Christmas Carol. It is 50 minutes long.
     
  12. buck8teacher

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    My students always enjoy Garfield's Christmas
     
  13. runsw/scissors

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    I don't know. I'm just asking. I have never taught in a public school and don't know what the rules are. I suppose it might depend on the school/admin/community. I know it only takes one parent to spoil things sometimes though. I might have an activity planned that is seemingly innocent, and one parent blows a gasket because of soem unforeseen XYZ. And religion can be a hot button issue. I have often wondered about Charlie Brown Christmas in the public schools.
     
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    There was a TV movie version of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever back in the 80's. I think it was only about an hour long.
     

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