Harriet the Spy is one of those stories that reminds you exactly what middle school was like. You laugh, you cringe, you remember the friendships, you remember friends turning on each other…
Like I said, you cringe.
But it’s also a feel-good movie that your kids will love and since it was released in 1996, there’s a good chance they haven’t seen it.
They totally should.
You already know what a huge Dickens fan I am. I’ve never read one of his books that I didn’t absolutely love. Of course, A Christmas Carol is the story most of us are introduced to first (because there are so many movies based on it) and I’m no different in that respect. So it remains one of my favorite stories ever, even though I didn’t actually read it until years after I first saw it on film.
Disney’s version is awesome in that it is the one film version that captures Dickens’ sense of humor. With Jim Carrey playing Scrooge, you’re gonna get some sense of humor. So this holiday season, you should totally watch it with your kids and make a delicious meal to go with it.
Do you remember this wonderful film based on Lynne Reid Banks’s classic middle grade novel? My oldest boy watched this one over and over. I think it’s one of those movies that every kid wants to live in at some point or other.
In short, this film is perfect for this time of year. The holidays lend themselves to lessons about tolerance and The Indian in the Cupboard makes the lesson fun. Also, this meal? Perfect way to use all that leftover turkey. I mean, I can’t even.
Oh me. Oh my. Have you seen the Netflix production of The Little Prince yet? Because it’s my new favorite.
Of course the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery is amazeballs, too, so I wouldn’t expect any less.
And the film is oh, so perfect for a family movie night. I’m not kidding, I belly laughed at Jeff Bridges’ Aviator and cried alligator tears at the end. I think you will, too.
Because what could be better than a story about a story?