Christmas Day Movie Releases 2014

2014 December 18

We have created a  new tradition of sorts…

Now that our kids are all older there is less ‘Early Morning’ present chaos and more… ‘can we sleep in on Christmas Morning’ types of conversations going on over here. We get up and I toss our favorite Breakfast Casserole into the oven.

Christmas Stockings from Amazon Super cuteEveryone comes down at the same time.
THIS IS A RULE. They remind each other.
Along with the rule about creating a sleeping cave in the upstairs family room and yes they still sleep slumber party fashion together on Christmas Eve.

In the morning we take turns shrieking with surprise and unwrapping the Stocking and ‘Santa’ gifts. But we leave any family gifts for later after a few photos, changing into new clothes and breakfast.

Then we take our time enjoying the rest of the gifts and the morning.
We leave the wrapping paper mess alone most of the day. THIS IS A RULE, I remind them.

Starting a couple years ago, we had Christmas all wrapped up (ha ‘unwrapped-up’?) by early afternoon. The roast beast was nestled in the oven for a long winter’s nap. And we drove over the river and through the woods to see Les Miz at the movie theater!

You have to understand. We are a showtunes-roadtrip-singing kind of family. We’ve seen a lot of plays and the girls listen to music from all types of Broadway shows.

And this year.
One of our most favorite musicals of all time.
Opens on Christmas Day!

Into The Woods — PG

Into the Woods opening Christmas Day

Oh. How to describe a Stephen Sondheim musical?

Chaos. Brilliance. Genius.
A Wolf and a Witch and Red Riding Hood.
Cinderella and her Prince.
A Baker and his Wife.
A Boy and his Cow.
Rapunzel and her Hair.
And a Big Tall Terrible, Awesome, Scary, Wonderful Giant in the sky!

We already bought our tickets. Christmas Day. Matinee.
Hope the roast beast doesn’t burn while we’re out.
Who’s dying to see Meryl Streep as The Witch?!


I’m torn this year though, because a book I fell in love with several years ago has also been made into a movie and comes out on Christmas Day.

Unbroken — PG 13

Written by Laura Hillenbrand (same author who wrote Seabiscuit). And directed by Angelina Jolie… you know? Maleficent?

 unbroken movie directed by angelina jolie out Christmas Day 2014


The Interview with Seth Rogan also comes out on Christmas Day.
But first it’s rated R. I probably wouldn’t have seen it. And second we have the North Korean’s to thank for leaking most of it already. #Weird.

WAIT! Nevermind, according to The Interview will NOT come out Christmas Day and there is no plan to release it at all, not even on DVD. Oops. Sorry Sony.

But in case you’re looking for other fun family movies BEFORE Christmas Day or during the holiday break?

Night at the Museum, part 3: Secret of the Tomb – PG

Opens Friday December 19th, 2014 (This Friday!)

Annie the new production for 2014 — PG
Also opens this Friday, December 19th.


The Hobbit Part 3 – PG 13

I’ll be honest I saw the first movie of this series and yawned a lot.
I thought we would rent the 2nd one and well… just didn’t get around to it and now the 3rd one is already out? I’m pretty sure we won’t see this one in the theaters but maybe we’ll try to rent the 2nd one and catch up? Anyway, The Hobbit is already in theaters right now.


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5 Responses
  1. December 18, 2014

    We actually have done movies on Christmas Day here, too! We tend to do so when we’re home for the holidays and not visiting family, traveling, etc.

    Also, I’ve heard that Into The Woods is a good flick and I really want to see it!

  2. December 18, 2014

    I definitely want to see Into The Woods and The Hobbit 3! More than likely we’ll see this after Christmas though as our tradition is stay in, unwrap gifts, get stuffed and enjoy all the great movies and parades on TV.
    Twitter: yummommies

  3. December 20, 2014

    I really want to see Into the Woods! It looks so good. We used to go to the movies on Christmas but now we stay home and cook and watch movies together.
    Twitter: mym0mmybrain

  4. December 23, 2014

    We started a tradition of going to see a movie on Christmas a few years ago. My mom and I can only remember like 2 years back–which was Les Miz, and last year was the Mary Poppins one (why can’t I think of the name?!). This year will be Annie, but Into the Woods should follow suite this weekend!

  5. January 5, 2015

    Did you enjoy Into the Woods? I want to see the movie so badly! I might go see it this weekend.

    And as for the Hobbit: the first movie in Peter Jackson’s film trilogies is always a lot of talking. But the second and third films always bring it back! The second and third films did just that, again!

    – Shanna

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