What’s your favorite movie for Easter?

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I posted this Easter week in 2014. Are there any new movies that have come out since then that you’d add to the list? Or maybe some classics that I missed?

When I was a kid, the major three TV networks aired Holiday Specials. My mom would make popcorn in a big pot on the stove, or if we were lucky, my brother and I’d get to shake the aluminum-foil bursting “Jiffy Pop” right on the electric burner. We’d gather on the sofa or in chairs to watch — get this — as a family – the “Holiday Special.”

Around Halloween, it was Wizard of Oz and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Christmas had a bunch of great ones. My favorite was Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, but we also watched A Charlie Brown Christmas, and my Mom and Dad’s favorite — It’s a Wonderful Life.

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For Easter 2014, I’d love to rekindle the tradition of sitting down with family to watch holiday movies together. Unfortunately, my son’s having a riotous good time at UCSB and my daughter will be off to see Lorde, Lana Del Rey, Beck and Arcade Fire. Yes, she’s going to Coachella!

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If I can convince my husband, or maybe alone, I’m going to check out Netflix, Apple TV, or Google Movies to watch my list of must-see Easter movies:

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1. The Robe. Starring Richard Burton, Jean Simmons,  and Victor Mature. 1953. Won 2 Oscars.
2. The Ten Commandments.  Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter. 1956.  Won 1 Oscar.
3. Ben Hur.  Charlton Heston. 1959.  Won 11 oscars.
4. Passion of the Christ.  Mel Gibson director. 2004. Not for the faint of heart!
and at theaters:

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5. God Is Not Dead.  I’m going to see this sometime this week. It’s made my list based on a friend’s recommendation.

Do you have other movies to add to my top five picks? Have you seen all five of these movies?

2 thoughts on “What’s your favorite movie for Easter?

  1. 💜 ‘Easter is Fertile Heathenish Paganism’ ~ Best “Easter Movie” NEVER!!! Made; if I Was a Gambling (Sinful 🤔 ?) Man I Would Bet on Monty Python making a Good Fist (ooo err missus 🙈🙉🙊!!!) of an “Easter Movie” with Such a Title, just like ‘Life of Brian’ which is a “Classic Easter Movie” that “Always Looks On The Bright Side Of 3DLife” 😂🤣😅😆😁😄😃😀🙂

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