A Big Kid At Heart…My Love Of Childhood Movies!

I’ve always loved nothing better than snuggling up on the sofa with a blanket and watching a movie. When I became a mummy I couldn’t wait for the day when Alice was old enough to sit and watch a film with me. She seemed to take longer than a lot of her friends to have the attention span to sit through a film. But then the day came…

You won’t be surprised to read that the first film Alice sat through was Frozen. I remember buying the DVD because I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. It was right at the beginning when everyone was Frozen mad! The first time I put the DVD on, Alice watched about 10 minutes and then asked for Sofia the First, which was her favourite programme to watch at the time. I was gutted!

In fact the first time I watched Frozen I wasn’t feeling very well, Alice was at preschool and Holly was having a nap. I snuggled up and watched it. I knew Alice would love it, but I would have to wait for her to be interested.

It was long until that day came. Alice came home from preschool telling me that her friends were talking about Elsa on the TV. I told her that I had it and her face lit up. We put the DVD on and there she sat mesmerised by it. This was the start of Alice’s love of Frozen.

Over time her love of watching films has grown and her love of all the princesses. She still isn’t a big fan of watching a film, but it id definitely getting better as she gets older.

Holly on the other hand, loves a good film and her attention span is much better than Alice’s was at this age. She is a little whirlwind and never sits still for very long. Sometimes at the end of a long day, its a good way to get her to sit and rest for a while.

I love that I can now watch all my old childhood favourites with my girls. One film that Alice does love is 101 Dalmatians, the original one and it’s great to watch it again with her.

We also love The Little Mermaid, Sebastian is my favourite and Finding Nemo, but of course we also now love Finding Dory.

The girls and I get to choose the films we watch and Andy gets to choose the television watch it on!!! Anyone else have a husband who is obsessed with having a new television, each time wanting a bigger screen. Having recently moved house he is eyeing up the Ultra HD TV Panasonic and tells me that the films will come to life even more….I’m not convinced! 

A recent film that I love and would happily watch again and again, in fact I probably will now that the girls got the DVD for Easter. Is The Trolls. What a lovely happy uplifting film it is. I love all singing and my girls adore it. Holly’s first trip to the cinema was to see The Trolls at the mini club, she didn’t move all the way through it.

And after watching Moana last week, this is a new favourite of ours.

I think as an adult we are all big kids at heart and still love to watch children’s films. I asked some of my fellow bloggers what their favourite childhood movie is and why…

The Goonies! I love it all. There’s humour, adventure and love –  Coffee Cake Kids  and  Kelly Allen Writer

Cinderella… I’m sure that’s what spawned my love of shoes!! I love watching it with my kids now as it still feels as magical – Twinderelmo

Cool Running! It is such a happy feel good film that I used to laugh at as a child and it shows that anything is possible with hard work and determination. I still love it now and it never fails to cheer me up when I’m feeling sad. – Newcastle Family Life 

Elf! I love it so much. If I am having a naff day, it’s guaranteed to put a smile on my chops. The kids and me (try to) sing along to it together at Christmas time. – Life Is Knutts

The Little Rascals! It just never gets old. I used to be in love with Alfalfa as a child, now I can’t quite see the appeal. – Life With Boys 

Mary Poppins! Who wouldn’t want her as a Nanny, singing, adventure and that bag! Could do with that bag these days, why do little ones need so much?! – A Blogs Life 

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! I watched it constantly as a child. I remember the first time I saw it was at my Grandma’s house, so it has fond memories of her (she died when I was 16). My children love it now too – although I had to wait until I thought they wouldn’t be terrified by the child catcher! I took my eldest two children to see the stage version and they were completely blown away. I love all the songs and Caracatus Potts’ inventions – Cardiff Mummy Says

Heidi! I still watch the old film I had as a child and the newer version today. I love how everything turns out ok in the end and how she heals her grandfather’s heart. – Mummy In A Tutu

Toy Story! Because I always used to think my toys came to life as a child and the song ‘ You got a friend in me ‘ has me smiling ear to ear now. It’s a really nice story of friendship and adventure and I think that’s an important message for kids & adults. Anytime it’s a rainy day and we go to stick a film on I always bribe the kids to put Toy Story on. – The Unnatural Mother

So many wonderful childhood favourites of mine, I’m off to watch some more!

What is your favourite childhood film?

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  1. 21/04/2017 / 07:34

    Toby loves watching films too. All the Toy Story films always go down well. And he’s been enjoying The Good Dinosaur recently too. I bought Trolls the other day but we’ve not watched it yet – one for the weekend I think 🙂

  2. 21/04/2017 / 08:24

    I have so many favourites from my childhood! Disney plays a huge part – Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Aladdin have to top the list. We also loved Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (although even at quite old my sister would still mysteriously disappear from the room every time the child catcher appeared!). Max sadly still isn’t quite at the age where he can sit through a film – he’s entranced by Toy Story, but the appeal wears off after 10/15 minutes (which I find odd as he can sit through a good hour of Paw Patrol!)
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  3. 21/04/2017 / 15:12

    Awww some great choices here. We’ve had Moana on repeat since it arrived! I also lived Mary poppins and chitty chitty bang bang.
    Thanks for featuring us x

  4. 21/04/2017 / 19:59

    So many fab films!! My favourite from early childhood is Bambi, it was the first film I can remember watching and I cried myself stupid! Still do! Later on it was The Lion King, and now it is definitely Moana! Great list, there is nothing more comforting than snuggling up on the couch and watching a movie like this!
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