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With Christmas rolling around you can’t help but think of Christmas songs, movies, and shows. Everyone somewhere deep down has a secret love for Christmas, whether they like it or not. Even though I wish that people would wait till farther in December to start with the Christmas festivities, I still do have some favorite songs and movies.
Ever since I was a little kid I loved the movie The Polar Express. I was always big into the whole “Santa Claus” type deal. I still just like the idea of him and the feeling that you get on Christmas day when you wake up and see the tree with all of the presents below it. The Polar Express really gets me in the mood for Christmas. Just the way they take a kid that doesn’t believe in Santa and they take him to the North Pole and show him around. It instills the fact that you don’t have to just be young to have Christmas spirit. Yeah I know Santa isn’t real but it’s still great to convince the kids that he is and their reaction to presents from Santa. I think it shows there is still hope for the ever-fading idea of Santa.
I think with the way that times are changing, a lot of parents are losing the will to try and get their kids to believe in Santa. To me I think that it is a great way to keep your kid active in the Christmas spirit and get them to think outside of the box on things. It helps them be more open-minded toward things. It almost helps them accept things that they don’t see, and learn that you don’t have to see something to believe in it. Christmas time is to me the best time with the food, the family aspect, and the gift giving. Everyone should see how much of an impact Christmas can have on everyone, and just put everyone in a better mood.

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6 responses to “The Polar Express

  1. I wish the myth of Santa was as powerful as it was when I was a kid. I feel like it helped with my character that I have now. If they respect the fact that they have to be good to get presents then they will be good. if they know they will get the things without having to behave well, they will not go out of their way to behave well. I really hope that everyone upholds the tradition of Santa as parents and as family or friends.

  2. I agree the spirit of Christmas has really been lost in these recent generations. Children are starting to think not believing in Santa is cool. There is nothing wrong with believing in Santa at a young age, because you only have so little time to experience those things and you have plenty of time to grow up. Santa should be a part of your childhood you look back on and remember how fun it was and how excited you were for Christmas.

  3. austin04

    Christmas time is always a favorite time for me. The spirits of good doings. How its better to give than it is to receive. I have never really had money during this time of the year so I was always just receiving and not doing any giving. This is the first year that I have been able to make my own money. It feels really nice, to be able to get other people gifts.

  4. I would agree with the Polar Express being a great movie to put you in the Christmas spirit! And it makes kids put the whole Santa thing in mind, because this movie is enough to make you believe in him which I think needs to start happening. Kids are just expecting Christmas presents and not appreciating them.

  5. Personally I have never seen this movie. I know, I know, let me hear it. But honestly I have just never been interested in it. I have my personal favorites that I like to watch and I was never interested in watching a new one. maybe one day I will finally watch this and be able to decide for myself just how great is!

  6. Dave

    It’s an excellent movie with a great storyline. I especially love the song Believe from the soundtrack. Pretty much sums up my feelings about Christmas.

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