Christmas TV 2014: What to watch with the kids this Christmas

Christmas is a time for curling up with lots of snacks and films, right? So check out our pick of the best movies on TV this festive time.


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Christmas TV 2014: What to watch with the kids this Christmas

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Joseph4 of 114

Joseph

Joseph

Cameron5 of 114

Cameron

Cameron

William6 of 114

William

William

Jake7 of 114

Jake

Jake

Joshua8 of 114

Joshua

Joshua

Jamie9 of 114

Jamie

Jamie

Lewis10 of 114

Lewis

Lewis

Benjamin11 of 114

Benjamin

Benjamin

Ethan12 of 114

Ethan

Ethan

Luke13 of 114

Luke

Luke

Ella14 of 114

Ella

Ella

Bethany15 of 114

Bethany

Bethany

Eleanor16 of 114

Eleanor

Eleanor

Olivia17 of 114

Olivia

Olivia

Laura18 of 114

Laura

Laura

Holly19 of 114

Holly

Holly

Courtney20 of 114

Courtney

Courtney

Amber21 of 114

Amber

Amber

Caitlin22 of 114

Caitlin

Caitlin

Jade23 of 114

Jade

Jade

Jacob24 of 114

Jacob

Jacob

Daniel25 of 114

Daniel

Daniel

Thomas26 of 114

Thomas

Thomas

James27 of 114

James

James

Harry28 of 114

Harry

Harry

Samuel29 of 114

Samuel

Samuel

Jack30 of 114

Jack

Jack

Oliver31 of 114

Oliver

Oliver

Ryan32 of 114

Ryan

Ryan

Adam33 of 114

Adam

Adam

Amy34 of 114

Amy

Amy

Georgia35 of 114

Georgia

Georgia

Emma36 of 114

Emma

Emma

Charlotte37 of 114

Charlotte

Charlotte

Grace38 of 114

Grace

Grace

Sophie39 of 114

Sophie

Sophie

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Abigail

Abigail

Hannah41 of 114

Hannah

Hannah

Emily42 of 114

Emily

Emily

Alice43 of 114

Alice

Alice

Is your child called one of the names mentioned in this article? Can you prove the survey wrong? Let us know via the comments box below44 of 114

Is your child called one of the names mentioned in this article? Can you prove the survey wrong? Let us know via the comments box below

Is your child called one of the names mentioned in this article? Can you prove the survey wrong? Let us know via the comments box below

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puss-in-boots-movie

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Scrooge

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u201cA person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.u201d52 of 114

“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely

u201cNever be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.u201d53 of 114

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.”

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself

u201cThere are those who say fate is something beyond our command. That destiny is not our own, but I know better. Our fate lives within us, you only have to be brave enough to see it.u201d54 of 114

“There are those who say fate is something beyond our command. That destiny is not our own, but I know better. Our fate lives within us, you only have to be brave enough to see it.”

“There are those who say fate is something beyond our command. That destiny is not our own, but I know better. Our fate lives within us, you only have to be brave enough to see it

u201cAlways be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.u201d55 of 114

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else

u201cYou have enemies? Good. That means youu2019ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.u201d56 of 114

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life

u201cLife isnu2019t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.u201d57 of 114

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself

u201cI am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them Iu2019m doing it myself.u201d58 of 114

“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.”

“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself

u201cLife is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.u201d59 of 114

“Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.”

“Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it

u201cOh, yes. The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from itu2026 or learn from itu201d60 of 114

“Oh, yes. The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it… or learn from it”

“Oh, yes. The past can hurt

u201cImperfection is beauty, madness is genius and itu2019s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.u201d61 of 114

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring

u201cA ship is safe in harbor, but thatu2019s not what ships are for.u201d62 of 114

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.”

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for

The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.63 of 114

"The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all."

"The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all

u201cI would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.u201d64 of 114

“I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.”

“I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody

This too shall pass65 of 114

"This too shall pass"

"This too shall pass"

u201cI believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miraclesu201d66 of 114

“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles”

“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls

u201dNobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ainu2019t how hard you can hit. Itu2019s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. Itu2019s how much you can take, and keep moving forward. Thatu2019s how winningu2019s done.u201d67 of 114

”Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning’s done.”

”Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning’s done

u201cDonu2019t ever let somebody tell youu2026 You canu2019t do something. Not even me. All right? You got a dreamu2026 You gotta protect it. People canu2019t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you canu2019t do it. If you want somethinu2019, go get it. Period.u201d68 of 114

“Don’t ever let somebody tell you… You can’t do something. Not even me. All right? You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.”

“Don’t ever let somebody tell you… You can’t do something. Not even me. All right? You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period

Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?69 of 114

"Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?"

"Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?"

If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his friends.70 of 114

"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his friends."

"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his friends

u201cIf you had an ounce of self-esteem, of self-worth, of self-confidence, you would realize that as trite as it may sound, beauty is truly skin-deep.u201d71 of 114

“If you had an ounce of self-esteem, of self-worth, of self-confidence, you would realize that as trite as it may sound, beauty is truly skin-deep.”

“If you had an ounce of self-esteem, of self-worth, of self-confidence, you would realize that as trite as it may sound, beauty is truly skin-deep

u201cEven the smallest person can change the course of the future.u201d72 of 114

“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”

“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future

u201cWhen are you going to understand that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage!u201d73 of 114

“When are you going to understand that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage!”

“When are you going to understand that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage!”

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didnu2019t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover.74 of 114

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover."

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover

The best revenge is massive success.75 of 114

"The best revenge is massive success."

"The best revenge is massive success

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down u2018happyu2019.  They told me I didnu2019t understand the assignment, and I told them they didnu2019t understand life.76 of 114

"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life."

"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life

Fall seven times and stand up eight.77 of 114

"Fall seven times and stand up eight."

"Fall seven times and stand up eight

Limitations live only in our minds.  But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.78 of 114

"Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless."

"Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless

u201cJust because you fail once doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything.u201d79 of 114

“Just because you fail once doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything.”

“Just because you fail once doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything

u201cNothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!u201d80 of 114

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!”

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!”

There is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.u201d81 of 114

"There is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

"There is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think

If you look at what you have in life, youu2019ll always have more. If you look at what you donu2019t have in life, youu2019ll never have enough.82 of 114

"If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough."

"If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.83 of 114

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it

The question isnu2019t who is going to let me; itu2019s who is going to stop me.84 of 114

"The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me."

"The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.85 of 114

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop

Just keep swimming86 of 114

"Just keep swimming"

"Just keep swimming"

u201cGet up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.u201d87 of 114

“Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.”

“Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight

u201cTake my love, take my land, take me where I cannot stand. I donu2019t care, Iu2019m still free, you canu2019t take the sky from me88 of 114

“Take my love, take my land, take me where I cannot stand. I don’t care, I’m still free, you can’t take the sky from me"

“Take my love, take my land, take me where I cannot stand

Fairytales CAN come true - but you've got to make them happen. It all depends on you.89 of 114

"Fairytales CAN come true - but you've got to make them happen. It all depends on you."

"Fairytales CAN come true - but you've got to make them happen. It all depends on you

u201cBottom line is, even if you see 'em coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So what are we, helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come. You can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's when you find out who you are.u201d90 of 114

“Bottom line is, even if you see 'em coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So what are we, helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come. You can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's when you find out who you are.”

“Bottom line is, even if you see 'em coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So what are we, helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come. You can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's when you find out who you are

So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday.91 of 114

"So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday."

"So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.u201d92 of 114

"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye

Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.u201d93 of 114

"Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”

"Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle

u201cThe things that make me different are the things that make me.u201d94 of 114

“The things that make me different are the things that make me.”

“The things that make me different are the things that make me

u201cLife is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfil it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is life, fight for it.u201d95 of 114

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfil it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is life, fight for it.”

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfil it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is life, fight for it

u201cAll that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.u201d96 of 114

“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.”

“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost

u201cAnd above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.u201d97 of 114

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it

u201cThe really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.u201d98 of 114

“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.”

“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day

u201cPeace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.u201d99 of 114

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without

u201cDo not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. itu2019s yours.u201d100 of 114

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.”

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours

u201cRemarkable is a choice.u201d101 of 114

“Remarkable is a choice.”

“Remarkable is a choice

How to Train Your Dragon102 of 114

How to Train Your Dragon

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Mary Poppins and children

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