Family, Fun, Feel-Good Comedies
We all need to laugh more with family, fun, feel-good comedies that give us a break from all of the sad elements in our world today.
Dr. Diane Howard
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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving / The Mayflower Voyagers
This is a delightful, G-rated Charlie Brown movie in which the Peanuts gang celebrates Thanksgiving. Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown’s for Thanksgiving. With Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, Chuck attempts to host a traditional holiday feast. In this Emmy-winning film, dinner becomes a disaster when Snoopy and Woodstock serve toast and popcorn as the main dish. However, Marcie steps in and saves the holiday. In the end, Linus tells the history of Thanksgiving,
The Brown family arrives at a London train station and discover a talking bear they name Paddington. When they realize he has lost his home, they invite him into theirs. Paddington is sweet but curious and ends up causing humorous chaos. This stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Ben Whishaw, and Nicole Kidman. It is the story, based on a classic, is of a lovable but naïve bear and his new London family. This heart-felt movie it is full of laugh-out-loud comedy.
The Last Flight of Noah's Ark
In this Disney movie, a crew of misfit castaways turn a crashed plane into a boat to save themselves and their animals. This is an entertaining movie with cute kids, comical animals, and a funny misfit crew. The cinematography is delightful. Ricky Schroder is a stand-out.
This is another wonderful Robert Logan movie with spectacular cinematography and beautiful nature photography. The child actors and tame animals are delightful as usual in many of Logan's movies. Harrowing adventures and narrow escapes are suspenseful as usual.
Toy Story 4
This delightful Disney, Pixar, G-rated movie for the whole family shows the power of teamwork. Bonnie, new owner, makes another, Forky. Old toys are challenged to include, help Forky. The movie is filled with many exciting adventures, events and has some good themes about the values of family, serving others. The importance of taking care of others; maturing to find real love in good positive, male/female monogamous relationships; sacrificial love; and finding the purpose are stressed.
PETER RABBIT deals with discovering what is true to resolve conflicts and find reconciliation. It is about the mischievous and adventurous Peter Rabbit, who leads his animal friends to battle against the McGregors. This movie is PG-rated and is appropriate for children through adults. This charming film is based on Beatrix Potter books and is full of delightful British humor.
PADDINGTON 2 is full of heart and laughs. This film (PG) is a sequel to the highly entertaining first PADDINGTON movie. These are based on the beloved books by English author Michael Bond. Although Paddington ends up in a prison in PADDINGTON 2, the sequel is less scary than the first PADDINGTON movie with Nicole Kidman as the menacing taxidermist in the first film. When Paddington is in prison, the initially intimidating-looking inmates befriend the kind Paddington with lots of physical comedy.
It's Your 50th, Charlie Brown
The holidays continue to bring out some of the best on television, such as It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown. This 50th anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas is celebrated first with a retrospective followed by the animated classic movie. This report reveals why Craig Schulz, original creator Charles Schultz’s son, thinks interest in his father’s “Peanuts” has endured for so long.
Peanuts Help Us Celebrate Christmas
In “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” Linus says, “Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about...‘And there were... shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them... for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord..."
RACE FOR YOUR LIFE, CHARLIE BROWN
RACE FOR YOUR LIFE, CHARLIE BROWN-When the Peanuts gang goes to summer camp, they participate in a river-raft race against some cheating bullies. This classic movie, along with the other Peanuts movies created by the Schultz Family, presents enduring Christian themes through the stories of the comic antics of The Peanuts characters.
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
In Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, love in families and in the community triumph over materialism, greed, and hostility. The story is about the people of Whoville, who are full of joy as they prepare for Christmas. The Grinch who decides to steal to visit every home in Whoville to steal Christmas trees, ornaments, and gifts. This is a delightful movie with skillful animation and entertaining comedy. It incorporates Christmas carols that focus on the redemptive love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Childhood innocence comes alive in CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, Disney’s live-action and realistic CGI movie. This delightful movie celebrates the rediscovery of the joy, innocence, and value of childhood for all. CHRISTOPHER ROBIN addresses the importance of protecting childhood innocence for the well-being of us all. Christ said that we must become as little children to enter the kingdom and that the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven are as little children.
Peter Rabbit 2
This entertaining, endearing, family movie promotes valuing, defending, caring for family and community. It also makes a case against deceit, manipulation, commercializing British traditions (and other national traditions). The live action animal characters in this film are amazing and delightful.