One of the most magical days of the year is approaching and families are already thinking of plans to have a great time with the little ones in the house. Because, we cannot deny that boys and girls take center stage in a very special day for them: the day of Reyes.
The night before they arrive Melchior Caspar and Balthazar It is typical to leave them a small appetizer to recharge their batteries, which is usually made up of a Christmas product, such as polvorones or a piece of nougat. The next morning, if the children have behaved well, their Eastern Majesties will present them with a gift, which will most likely focus all the children’s attention for the rest of the day.
However, due to the excitement, the little ones tend to get out of bed early and the day becomes very long; thus, many parents choose to watch a typical movie of these dates with their children. But, to be frank, it must be said that many Young people and adults also use these days to watch movies with a Christmas spirit. And that is part of the magic of days like Reyes, which reaches both adults and children.
If you have not yet chosen the films that you are going to devour this January 6, here are some that can be a great option both to see with our friends or family, and to enjoy it with our children.
Matilda (Danny DeVitto, 1996)
There is no doubt that it is one of the classics of Christmas. This work of the director Danny DeVitto 1996 based on the novel by Roal Dahl tells the story of a girl with intelligence well above average and with amazing powers that suffers the contempt of the adults around her. The film conveys the message of the importance of culture, defends books as liberating elements and criticizes television and many behaviors in society. Without a doubt, it is a good way to enjoy the Three Kings Day and, in turn, transmit a teaching that can help the little ones in the house.
‘Polar Express’ (Robert Zemeckis, 2004)
An animated film that will awaken the illusion of the sons and daughters is none other than the one directed by Robert Zemeckis, the film tells the story of a train conductor who guides a boy to the North Pole who doubts the existence of Santa Claus.
‘A father in distress’ (Brian Levant, 1996)
This play starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and directed by Brian Levant tells the adventures a father has to go through to get his son’s favorite toy. Although it is not a film as such on Three Kings Day, it touches a common point that Christmas and the celebration of January 6 have: gifts.
‘Harry Potter’ Saga
Christmas is a time to remember those films of the magical universe that bring us Harry Potter. If you still don’t know the JK Rowling plot, you are one of those lucky few who can get that very special feeling of seeing them for the first time. If, on the contrary, as usual, you have already seen the eight films of ‘The Boy Who Survived’, it may be the perfect moment to devour them again.
And, the aura that surrounds these films, with Hogwarts castle as a fundamental element, is closely linked to Christmas and teleports us back to our childhood. It is also a great option to watch with children, especially the first movies where Harry, Ron, and Hermione were tweens in their first years.
‘Klaus’ (Sergio Pablos, 2019)
Finally, the animated film made in Spain can be a great option to wait for Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar to arrive. This story created by Sergio Pablos, nominated for Oscars for Best Animated Film, narrates a alternate view of the legend of Santa Claus Through the experiences of Jesper, a postman destined against his will to an island in the polar circle, who befriends a mysterious carpenter named Klaus. Without a doubt, it is a great work that transmits a message of reconciliation, Christmas spirit and goodness.
In addition to the aforementioned films, we can always make use of many other film classics, which have infinite options to taste these days tinged by an aura of magic and illusion: ‘Home alone’ (Chris Columbus, 1990), ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ (David Hand, 1937), ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise, 1991), ‘The island of the treasure’ (Byron Haskin, 1950), ‘Mary Poppins’ (Robert Stevenson, 1964), ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ (Henry Selick, 1993) ‘Sleeping Beauty’ (Clyde Geronimi, 1959), ‘The three wise men’ (Adolfo Torres Portillo and Fernando Ruiz, 1974), etc.