It is common for families to watch Christmas movies during the winter holiday season. Many families even have traditions revolving around these movies, and they gather to watch the same ones year after year.
While a Christmas movie is normally a source of heart-warming fun, it can also be a source of spiritual truth and great family discussion. Parents should consider facilitating these discussions at Christmas and all year long.
How One Special Christmas Movie Can Lead to Great Family Discussion
The 1946 film It’s a Wonderful Life is a perennial Christmas favorite in the Embry family home. Each year, we look for new spiritual insights and life principles in this thought-provoking Hollywood classic—the movie is full of them. One obvious exercise involves asking ourselves and our kids to consider what life would be like for everyone around us today if we had never been born.
This really gets everyone thinking and encourages them to reflect, not just on their own personal attitudes and behaviors toward others, but also on their priorities in life as well. The good thing is you don’t have to wait until next Christmas to do it. So pop some popcorn, watch the movie, and prepare for some great family discussion.