Movies and TV Shows I'll Watch With My Children

This blog is to keep track of the must-see movies and shows that I hope will be staples in my kids childhoods. I’m not planning on starting a family anytime soon, but it’s never too early to plan the most important part of their upbringing, right?

A Christmas Story - Age 6

This is my favorite Christmas movie. It absolutely never gets old. So much happens yet nothing of any importance really happens at all, and every moment is hilarious. I am definitely going to make it a tradition to watch this movie at Christmas every year.

I hope A Christmas Story will show my kids that no matter how much a holiday may suck, it’s still magical because it’s the holidays.

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Phineas and Ferb - age 4

I don’t really watch this show, but if it had been on when I was little, it would have been my favorite. It’s very creative and actually really funny. 

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Community - Age 16

One of my favorite sitcoms. I love Community’s group dynamic. I especially love how distinct (yet believable) each character’s personality is, I think that’s something a lot of current sitcoms don’t have.

I hope Community will show my kids that college is going to be great, even if it still kinda sucks.

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Flight of the Conchords- age 15

I only recently finally watched this show, but as soon as I saw one episode, I was hooked. Their New Zealand accents just make everything perfect. I really hope that my kids will have a similar sense of humor to me, because if they don’t we won’t get along very well, so this show will hopefully help shape their sense of humor.

I hope Flight of the Conchords will show my kids how things don’t have to be outrageous to be funny.

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Rugrats, The Rugrats Movie, and Rugrats in Paris - age 3

I was obsessed with Rugrats in elementary school, and I want my kids to have the same chance I did to be crazy about this show. I find the tv show to be pretty mind-numbing now, but the movie is still excellent.  

I want Rugrats to show my kids that adventure and excitement can be found anywhere. 

Monk - Age 13

Monk is my favorite show of all time. The cases are immersing, the characters are amazing, and it’s perfectly funny and quirky and heartwarming. Monk will always make me smile, no matter what, and that’s what I love about it.

I hope Monk will show my kids that it’s our quirks that make us who we are, and it’s our character that shows us what we can do.

Gravity Falls - Age 10

One of my current favorite cartoons. The show is just so goofy, creative, and insanely funny. The animation style and especially the colors are great, and Grunkle Stan is absolutely my favorite. 

I hope this show will show my kids that they should enjoy their childhood (and especially their summer vacations) while it lasts.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Age 5

Another one of my all-time favorites- there is just something magical about this movie. I don’t care how untrue to the book it was, Gene Wilder is absolute perfection. As you can tell from the gifs I chose, I love Willy Wonka’s weird and wonderful personality and his perfect snarkmaster attitude.

I want this movie to show my kids that they should always have a little faith in the unreal. 

The Lion King- Age 3

My all time favorite movie, the first one I ever saw in the theater. The Lion King is definitely the best Disney movie out there, and it’s fun and entertaining but also has a lot of meaning. It’s also a good way to introduce youngsters to Shakespeare. My mom and I used to listen to the Lion King soundtracks (we had three) all the time, and that’s definitely a tradition I’ll pass down. 

I want this movie to show my kids that the people from your past never really leave you, and it’s always best to face your responsibilities.

This blog is to keep track of the must-see movies and shows that I hope will be staples in my kids childhoods. I’m not planning on starting a family anytime soon, but it’s never too early to plan the most important part of their upbringing, right?