There is no right or wrong way to celebrate Easter. Every family has their own unique traditions. It could be enjoying a specific meal or dessert. Or going to a religious service. Spending the day with loved ones. Decorating the house with fluffy stuffed bunnies and plastic eggs. The list goes on and on. One tradition to start this year? Take time to watch some holiday themed movies. They will put a festive twist on the Netflix and chill mentality. Don’t know where to start? No problem. Here are four movies to add to your to-do list this Easter.
Watch This Easter Movie: Hop. This next movie is fairly recent (it was released in 2011) but it has all the makings of a holiday classic. It tells the story of the soon-to-be Easter bunny – who has dreams of making it big in Hollywood. The film blends live actors with animated animals. That creates the perfect mix of reality and fantasy. With an all-star cast (James Marsden, Russell Brand, and Kaley Cuoco to name a few) this is a movie everyone can enjoy. Music, dancing, and tons of animated cuteness. What more could you possibly need?
Watch This Easter Movie: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Okay, so this is not technically an Easter themed movie. It is entirely focused on chocolate and candy, however. That is more than enough reason to watch it on Easter! Pop in the DVD, grab a chocolate bunny from your Easter basket, and enjoy. Willy Wonka is a classic. It will make you laugh, smile, and totally appreciate your sweet tooth. A word of advice? Stick to the original 1971 version of the film rather than 2005’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. You will have a fun and fabulous Easter celebration!
Watch This Easter Movie: The Greatest Story Ever Told. Now for something more serious. There are many films based on the life of Jesus Christ. This might be something you want to add to your Easter movie-watching day. It all depends on how you celebrate. The Greatest Story Ever Told is definitely one of the best, if you are after something beyond chocolate and bunny rabbits. This film showcases the life of Jesus Christ. There is plenty of drama and action - and incredible scenery as well. Plus you can try to spot some of the A-list cameos throughout the film. You might be surprised who you will find gracing your television screen.
Easter is one of my all-time favourite holidays. I love the bright colours, the time spent with family, and of course, all of the sweets. Many of these movies have become a part of my own traditions....and now they can be part of yours as well.
Which will you watch? How do you celebrate Easter?