Thursday, September 8, 2011

Grandparents Day is this Weekend... Movies to Inspire!

Happy Grandparents Day...
to any of you, reading my blog today,
who happen to have the blessing
of being a Grandmother
or Grandfather!

Grandparents Day is officially marked on the calendar on Sunday, September 11th, 2011. I know some people have celebrated this occassion in advance this year, due to the date of the event... so I decided to go ahead and post about it now.

I am trying to think of my Favorite Family Movies, that are about Grandparents - so check out these few and let me know if you have any suggestions...

A Grandpa for Christmas - yes, of course it is a Christmas Movie... but it is so much more! It is beautiful to see the relationship between Bert, the Grandfather, and Rebecca, the Grandaughter, develop over time. It is a precious Hallmark Movie and I look forward to watching it every time it is on the Hallmark Channel.

*Click Here - for my complete movie review, pictures, etc...

The Waltons - no, this isn't a movie... but to me, Grandpa and Grandma Walton are such terrific Grandparents - they had to be included. Perhaps you could watch the best episodes with Grandpa and Grandma. To me, their best, is their last episode together - titled: Grandma Comes Home. I also love it when they celebrate their Anniversary, Grandma wears her gown, Grandpa wears a dark suit, and they dance... it's so lovely!

Heidi - Every one seems to love various versions of this film... about sweet Heidi and her Grandfather. I am particularly fond of the Shirley Temple Version. She is such a terrific little actress!

*Heidi on DVD

Come Away Home - This is about a Twelve-year-old, named Annie Lamms. Her parents have decided she should spend the summer with her Grandpa.... and then, the adventure begins!

The Princess Diaries 2 : The Royal Engagement -  Both of these Movies show the growing relationship between a Grandmother and Granddaughter, who have never met.

Meet My Mom - A Soldier Love Story - a sweet story of a mother and son, who go to live with her Mother... and start their lives aknew.

To Grandmothers House we go... this is a sweet Christmas family film. In spite of the name Grandmother being in the title, she isn't in the movie much. The movie stars the Olsen Twins, as little girls and their goal is to make it to Grandma's House by Christmas. They do and she looks like the traditional grey haired, with bun, cookie baking, Grandmother. Perfectly sweet.

Generation Gap - A rebellious teenager is forced to spend the summer with his grandfather (Edward Asner), a retired World War II Colonel. Their differences may go deeper than just the years that seperate them, but the two slowly develop a mutual respect - and love - for one another.

Homecoming - This is a Sweet and Emotionally stirring story of four young children who seek out their grandmother, after being abandoned by their mother in a mall parking lot. However, their Grandmother, unfortunately, is neither welcoming or pleased to have them in her home, but eventually her heart begins to gradually open up to them.

Meet Me in St. Louis - A Beautiful Movie Musical, starring Judy Garland. The Film is set in 1903, in which a happy family is on the verge of leaving their hometown and moving to New York. An important part of this tight-knit family is Grandpa, who escorts Esther to the Christmas Dance!

Hope you enjoy these family films.

God bless you all...
Precious Grandparents
who Love and Care for your

Happy Grandparents Day!


  1. Pollyanna isn't her Grandmother. It's her Aunt. Just an FYI. :)

  2. You are so right - she was her Aunt Polly. I removed it. Anyone have any other "Grandparent" Movie ideas?

  3. Very fun. :) How about Father of the Bride 2 - all about the impending birth of their new grandchild AND child - including the hilarious delivery scenes - of both grandkid AND child. :) A fun flick for Grandparents Day! :)


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