Now that the holiday season is among us, we can expect some new films hitting the big screen. We all love a trip to the cinema over the Christmas period, whether we’re after some laughs, adventure or some romance, sitting down for a couple of hours is just what we need sometimes to escape from the festive madness!
If you want a family outing at the cinema, here are the latest children’s films that will be showing over Christmas.
(Source: The View Cinema)
A Christmas Star
Noelle O’Hanlon and her friends live in a quiet and peaceful village in Ireland. However, their tranquil country life is threatened when Pat McKerrod sets his eyes on their home for his new planned development.
What Pat doesn’t know is that Noelle is no ordinary little girl. Born under a Christmas Star, she has a unique and special gift that means she can perform big miracles.
Teaming up with her friends and a friendly woman from the village called Angela, Noelle decides to stand up for herself and risk everything to save her home.
This charming festive film has an all-star cast, including Rob James-Collier, Suranne Jones, Liam Neeson, Pierce Brosnan, and Kylie Minogue.
Introducing Erin Galway-Kendrick as Noelle, A Christmas Star is a family-friendly adventure that is perfect for the holiday season.
The Good Dinosaur
Can you imagine what the world would be like now if that asteroid had missed our planet 65 million years ago and the dinosaurs had survived?
The Good Dinosaur explores that idea to great effect and follows the story of Arlo: a friendly and spirited dinosaur who becomes separated from his family and unwittingly befriends a human cave-boy named Spot.
Arlo is an Apatosaurus, a species that has been around on earth for millions of years. So, naturally, he’s far more articulate and well-spoken than young Spot, who is a little bit more animalistic and feral.
The two bond as they embark on a thrilling journey filled with self-discovery and manage to get themselves in a number of scrapes along the way, resulting in some hilarious consequences. Will Arlo and Spot ever find their families again?
Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios are behind this animated gem which features the vocal talents of Lucas Neff, Judy Greer, and Neil Patrick Harris.
Having ventured inside the mind in this summer’s hit Inside Out, Disney and Pixar will reach deep into your heart when The Good Dinosaur hits cinemas this holiday season.
Christmas with the Coopers
Charlotte and Sam Cooper have a lot of children and grandchildren, all of whom are descending upon their home for the holiday season. Suffice to say, so many family members together under one roof is a recipe for disaster, but Sam and Charlotte are determined that this Christmas will be different.
Eleanor Cooper is sick of turning up to family events on her own, enduring that patronising look her family always give her. In an attempt to get out of this misery, she asks a stranger in the airport to be her pretend boyfriend while she’s visiting and takes him with her to the family home.
Hank Cooper is just about getting by as a single father, while his daughter starts acting up and running circles around him.
Every Cooper has their own struggles and frustrations they’re bringing with them to Charlotte and Sam’s, so it’s hardly surprising that tensions start to mount.
All Sam and Charlotte wanted was to bring everyone together for a joyful holiday season. Can they get everyone back in the Christmas spirit before they all go their separate ways until next year?
This festive comedy has a fantastic ensemble cast, including John Goodman, Diane Keaton, Olivia Wilde, Ed Helms, Anthony Mackie, Amanda Seyfried and Marisa Tomei.
Directed by Jessie Nelson, Christmas with the Coopers is a charming and hilarious festive treat that will really get you in the holiday spirit!