If you have been living in the middle of nowhere and had not been into a grocery store for the past month you will be forgiven for not realising that this very weekend is Easter. However, if you do not fall into that category, the question is how could you miss it? The stores are brimming with bunnies, eggs and hot cross buns, not to mention all kinds of Easter-themed paraphernalia.
However, what happens if you have someone in your family who just doesn’t want to get into the spirit of the season and feel all of the requisite magic that naturally comes when you and I can hear the sound of the Easter bunnies paw thumping in the distance? Well, if they aren’t in the spirit and you’re worried that they may end up dragging the day down and putting a frown on the children’s faces don’t worry because we have you covered. Here are a few great Easter movies to watch with your family to really get you all into the Easter spirit.
If you are looking for a recent gem, then look no further than Hop. This 2011 film features Russell Brand as the voice of the son of the Easter Bunny. The son, E.B., doesn’t want to take on the role of the future Easter Bunny, oh no, this young bunny would much rather go onto become a rock and roll star. Therefore, our E.B. runs away in the middle of the night and heads out to Hollywood where of course trouble ensues. Over time everyone will discover what the true meaning of Easter really is.
If you happen to have young children at home during the Easter holidays, why not head out to the theatres and watch Peter Rabbit. This movie does not deal specifically with the topic of Easter; however it does teach some very important lessons and of course is filled with a whole bunch of fun-loving rabbits.
For an adult movie, one cannot go wrong with the Passion of Christ, this movie is the greatest earning Christian movie of all time and for a good reason. While it is far too graphic for young children to view – they would be far better suited to something like Peter Rabbit – one cannot deny, that it is one of the best loved Christian films of all time. It will certainly be a good choice if you are trying to convey the important message behind Easter to teens or young adults in the family who may have forgotten the true meaning for the holiday is not chocolate or candy but rather the sacrifice that was made for the sins of humanity.
But if the Passion of Christ is far too graphic for you and your family and you would prefer to watch an animation film that the children can also enjoy while conveying the true meaning of Easter, don’t worry there are still plenty more options. An oldie but still a cute family movie is An Easter Egg Adventure in which a local bakery gets robbed and when an innocent person gets blamed, the local teacher Harriet Hare has to step in to help.
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