I believe the movie “Frozen” will become a traditional Christmas classic. Four years ago we took a chance to see it with 18-month-old Bryce. He did well, and the review I wrote about the movie follows.
But last year just before Christmas five-year-old Bryce watched it again with his grandfather Chuck, who never saw it before. They both loved it! Bryce, of course, didn’t remember the first time he saw it so I decided to share what happened.
Last Saturday morning, my children asked me if I would help them with babysitting. They wanted to take the two older grandchildren to a full-length movie–their first.
They asked if I would keep the younger, who is 18 months old. I said yes, but I thought I had a better idea. I suggested that the 18-month old and I would go, too, with the understanding that when he got fussy, he and I would leave. We thought it was a good plan, so this is what we did.
We went to see the new Disney movie called “Frozen”. It was fun and wonderful. At first, I was concerned that this was a little girl’s movie. In the movie, the two sisters grow up, and one meets a wonderful prince. However, the real fun begins when something goes wrong in their kingdom and a little feisty, funny-looking snowman named Olaf steals the show. Together with a klutzy reindeer named Sven, there is a lot for the little boys.
What a wonderful new Disney movie. It was perfect for our little fellows, ages 18 months to 3 years, and it had grown up humor that went right over the little ones’ heads. I believe this film is right up there with Snow White, Bambi, and other classics. We all loved it.
So you’re probably wondering about what happened with the 18-month old?
I’ll tell you what happened. We made it through the entire film. Bryce was totally fascinated with the big screen. He watched, sitting in an umbrella stroller until he fell asleep. We tipped the stroller back to make him more comfortable.
Finally, he awoke and cried a little. I walked him back into the foyer away from the audience but where I could still see the movie. He started watching again, and then I went back and set down with him in my lap. He watched the rest of the show.
It was a wonderful thing to do with the grandchildren during the holidays. What a blessing!
So it occurred to me that the movie “Frozen” may become a classic Christmas movie, always airing during the holidays for each new generation of toddlers much like “Cinderella” was for us Baby Boomers.
How young do you take children to the movies? What other classics work well for this age group? Do you remember watching classic movies during the holidays? What movies do you remember?