Christmas movies to avoid
If your family is like mine, you're probably knee-deep in Christmas themed movies right now. Since I've been diagnosed with a terminal illness, I've noticed that several Christmas movies are actually awfully depressing. Please share the names of Christmas tales that are dark, disturbing, sad - whatever you want to call it.
The Family Stone - It's a funny movie with an all-star cast. It has sweet moments. However, the wife dies of breast cancer and it obviously takes a toll on the family. Those parts really upset my oldest kid (youngest didn't watch). She was crying that Christmas will never be the same without me. And while I'm sure that's true, there's no need to remind her about that via film.
Home Alone - It's a funny movie that we all loved before I was diagnosed. This time I was infuriated at how little those parents cared for poor little Kevin. I put my kids above all else and here I am going to die before they're grown. It's not rational, I know it's just a movie, but it bugged me. This one didn't bother the kids though.
Christmas with the Kranks - It's incredibly funny and used to be a family favorite. Unfortunately, one of the supporting characters has cancer. She and her husband are elderly, lack family support, live alone, and clearly depend on each other. There are some serious moments where it's obvious she feels bad and her husband is very sad. This one bothered Sidney and me. She'll be the spouse left behind and I know she's scared for me and for our family. This one didn't bother the kids though.
Please share any movie titles that are best avoided. I'd love to hear about any Christmas movies that don't have any depressing moments too.