Christmas is magical. It would be good to keep thinking about it even as adults, but when you are a child it is almost an obligation to live that day, and the night that precedes it, with curious eyes and a happy heart. And that exceptional faith in the imagination, trying to awaken the arrival of Santa Claus with gifts to put under the tree. Despite the near isolation during the holidays, it is possible to continue feeding the imagination of children thanks to the magic box of the television, and the movies and programs dedicated to children. The proposals that you will find below are only tips and suggestions to spend Christmas in serenity, between great classics and news, cartoons and live action, you tube channels and songs to sing as a family.
Rai for the late 2020 holidays offers some Disney classics in prime time. The dances open on Sunday, December 27 (Rai1, 9:25 pm) the fairy tale, Cinderella, who at 70 still makes children dream, and not only, from all over the world. The story is known to all: a young orphan lives as a servant under the orders of her stepmother and stepsisters but, with the help of adorable mice and a friendly fairy, she will meet Prince Charming.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
On December 28, Rai1, 9:25 pm Another must-see title for Disney lovers. The love story between Bella, a bookish girl in 18th century France, and the prince / beast, victim of a terrible spell. In the middle, the obnoxious Herculean Gaston, a very nice series of animated objects, and the Oscar-winning song, Beauty and the Beast.
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARVES
On December 29, Rai1, 9:25 p.m. Disney’s first feature film (dated 1937), is indeed a true movie legend. Snow White escapes from the evil stepmother Grimilde who loves her more than dead, finding hospitality in the house of the seven dwarfs.
On Disney +. 100% Christmas movie, live. Santa Claus, peace to his soul, has passed away, leaving the baton to his son Nick Kringle, who does not adapt to the stressful role. His sister Noelle, in charge of keeping the Christmas spirit, proposes a few days of leisure but he disappears and she is forced to get him back. Also in the cast is Shirley MacLaine as the elf Polly.
On Netflix. Christmas adventure, always with real actors, starring a toymaker (played by Forest Whitaker). Betrayed years before by the unfaithful apprentice and now unhappy in addition to lacking original inventiveness, he “suffers” the arrival of his niece who, like Frank Capra’s angel in La vita è bellissima, will change everything.
December 24, Italy1, 2.30pm. Cartoon produced in 1995 by Steven Spielberg, never achieved great success. And it’s a shame, because the story of Balto, half dog and half wolf, who faces a terrible journey to bring medicine to the village children suffering from diphtheria, is a beautiful fairy tale, adorned with comic secondary characters, starting with Boris , goose. Rough Russian but with a good heart.
THE ENDLESS STORY
December 29, Paramount, 9:10 p.m. A cult fantasy released in 1984, based on the novel by Michael Ende directed by Wolfgand Petersen, it narrates the adventure of young Bastian who, through the pages of a book, experiences Fantàsia’s fight against Nothing, together with Atreyu, in flight. with the lucky dragon Falkor. Among the scenes that made all the children of the 80s cry, the sequence in which the horse Artax sinks in the quicksand of the Swamp of Sadness stands out.
THE SON OF SANTA CLAUS
On December 30, Sky Cinema Christmas, 8:45 a.m. Cartoon from 2011 that begins by revealing the question of questions: how does Santa Claus manage to bring gifts to all the children of the world in one night? A forgotten gift and Arthur, the clumsy but adorable youngest son of Santa Claus, will do the rest. Anti-rhetorical fable.
On Netflix. Animated series based on the comic of the same name by Luke Pearson, tells the life of Hilda, a curious and independent girl, who fights with magical creatures and a thousand adventures. 2 seasons available.
PEPPA PIG ITALIAN
Official YouTube channel dedicated to the life of Peppa, an anthropomorphic pig, and her family. The British series, born in 2004 (in Italy the first season arrived the following year), has been a resounding success among the little ones. The youtube channel offers episodes and compilations that promise guaranteed fun.
WARNER BROTHERS KIDS
Another YouTube channel reserved for the iconic Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo characters. Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry, Sylvester Cat are just some of the protagonists of the episodes reproduced strictly in the original language. One way to start chewing on some English.
CHRISTMAS WITH YOYO
In RaiPlay. The thematic program for children, which aired between 2016 and 2018, is worth recovering to entertain the little ones, with the reproduction of Christmas songs and fun sketches, within a colorful setting suitable for children.
THE COMPLETE GUIDE:
CINEMA: THE FIRST VISIONS: HERE IT IS BUT WITHOUT THE BIG SCREEN
CHILDREN: THE MAGIC OF CARTOON BETWEEN WORSHIP AND NOVELTYTO
CULTURE: IN PLATEA OR IN THE MUSEUM BETWEEN JAZZ AND VAN GOGH
TV SERIES: COMEDY, HORROR, FANTASY, FOR EVERYONE
SPORT / 1: ENGLISH FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL
SPORT / 2: THE COMPANIES AND THE CHAMPIONS ‘STORIES
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