When the weather outside is chilly and white, why not head to your happy place – curled up on the couch watching a family flick with your loved ones? Watching a fab movie is one of the coziest ways to appreciate the chill in the air and the snowflakes falling.
Most Royal Chill
Frozen isn’t just “cool,” it’s also one of the most successful movies ever made. You won’t hear many complaints from your kids when popping this now-classic movie on (especially if you have young daughters).
Most Snowy Ride
The Polar Express (2004)
The North Pole is cold, like really cold. Santa’s hometown is a quaint winter wonderland populated by worker elves, reindeer and, of course, Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Once a year, on Christmas Eve, children slip away from their homes and visit Santa and the North Pole via the Polar Express. Tom Hanks has all sorts of roles as the hero boy, father, conductor, a hobo, Scrooge and best of all, Santa.
Most Retro Pop
A Christmas Story (1983)
A Christmas Story has become a cultural icon with its Red Ryder B.B. gun, leg lamp and of course Ralphie’s bunny suit. One of the unforgettable snowy scenes in the movie is when Flick gets his tongue stuck to a frozen pole. Kids, don't try this at home.
Most Chill Cameos
Snow Day (2000)
“Roads closed, schools shut, rules were made to be frozen,” is the tag line of Snow Day. Chris Elliott, Jean Smart, Chevy Chase, Pam Grier and even Iggy Pop appear in this Paramount/Nickelodeon release.
Most Talented Tappers... on Ice
Happy Feet (2006) or Happy Feet 2 (2011)
Singing penguins reign supreme in this Antarctic adventure along with Mumble, a penguin who is far better at dancing then singing. How can you resist these guys, especially when they’re voiced by stars like Robin Williams, Elijah Wood, Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman.
Most Moving Snow Dwellers
March of the Penguins (2005)
This beautiful documentary about the lives of penguins in Antarctica is a joy to watch for young and old. The film follows the emperor penguins of the South Pole during their snowy journey to their traditional breeding grounds. There’s nothing like seeing the real thing!
Most Neanderthal Snow Movie
Ice Age (2002)
Go back in time to the oh-so-snowy Ice Age with an odd group of pals that includes a sloth named Sid, a woolly mammoth named Manny and a saber-toothed tiger named Diego. The curious collaboration between the three is for a very good reason -- to return a human child to his father.
Most Literary Winter Scenes
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005)
Based on the first book in C S Lewis’ classic series, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe follows four children as they enter a wardrobe and exit into the wintry land of Narnia. There, they meet a mystical lion that guides them to their destiny.