Happy Easter — Easter baskets are filled with candy and magic, where magic equals a nest of colorful paper strips and some hard-boiled eggs painted like a sunset. Also, swag — a lot of parents like to add a gift of some sort to the Easter basket, and by parents I mean the Easter Bunny. It’s a team operation.
We have had a tradition in our family of including an Easter movie among the assorted goodies, which was fairly easy at first, but with two kids and Easter Sunday showing up year after year it has become harder and harder to find films worth sitting through. Our justification of what makes a movie an “Easter movie” has stretched to include such factors as rabbit characters, spring release dates, and proximity to the check-out line at Target.
As you may recall, my kids won’t be home for Easter Sunday (although we’ll probably do something on a later date), so this post should really be called “Top 15 Family Easter Movies That I Won’t Have to Watch This Year,” but the editors hold us to a character count (like Twitter, but with less hashtags).
The following list of Easter movies is not in any particular order and it includes some obvious choices, but I’ve also put in some of my kids’ favorites from our more creative/desperate Easter baskets that aren’t, technically, movies, but the kids don’t care and they (mostly TV specials and holiday episodes of
popular shows) are usually quite a bit shorter, which is nice.
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