Family Holiday Movie Night!
Have a family holiday movie night at home. Pick out a family classic (some ideas below). Let your kids make tickets, serve your favorite snacks and experience memories being made!
Here’s a list of some great holiday movies for kids:
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
A Christmas Carol (1951)
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
A Christmas Story (1983)
Frosty the Snowman (1969)
The Polar Express (2004)
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
Home Alone (1990)
"Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!"
― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Children’s Hunger Fund
This year, hundreds of compassionate volunteers like you will join Children’s Hunger Fund to wrap tens of thousands of toys for children who might otherwise go without this Christmas. You can be the difference between despair and hope!
Children’s Hunger Fund (CHF) has practiced gospel-centered mercy ministry for over twenty years. Since 1991, 99% of total contributions—over 1 billion dollars in food and other aid—has been distributed through programs serving more than 20 million children across America and around the world.
To volunteer, donate or participate in the toy wrap, visit: http://childrenshungerfund.org
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Whew–OK–the turkey and stuffing have been devoured and we have all counted our many blessings. Now, it is time to decorate for Christmas! So, break out the Christmas tree, the Christmas lights and the Christmas decor and have some fun while connecting with your family. Turn on some holiday tunes, drink some hot chocolate and really get into the decorating spirit!
Now, Christmas decorating isn’t the same without the The Elf on the Shelf making its appearance. This is a must have for every child for Christmas–it is so much fun for the parents and the children.
Learn more at: http://www.elfontheshelf.com
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Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Well it’s the day before Thanksgiving and two days before the wildest shopping day of the year! While you’re out, please consider picking up an extra gift for a family that’s unable to buy gifts for their children this year and drop it off at a Toys for Tots donation center.
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
To volunteer or to find a donation center near you, visit: http://toysfortots.org
What is National Family Week? National Family Week is an annual celebration observed during the week of Thanksgiving. National Family Week is designed to build community connections and honor those who strengthen families. To honor family week, spend time with your family–honor and love each other–and build lasting bonds with each other.