Movie Mom’s Gift Guide 2016: Movies

Posted on November 27, 2016 at 3:55 pm

There’s something for everyone in this 2016 movie gift guide!

TCM has the largest selection of DVDs and movie goodies anywhere. And the best gift any lover of classic movies can hope for this holiday season is a subscription to Filmstruck, a gorgeously curated selection of great films and great extras.

Fox Home Entertainment has some classics, too, including family favorites Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Carol (George c. Scott version), The Nutcracker, and The Sound of Music.

2016 releases for families include Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Peppa Pig: Sun, Sea and Snow.

The best animated films of 2016 are available on DVD/Blu-Ray, Zootopia, Finding Dory, and Kubo and the Two Strings.

And some of the year’s best family fantasies are, too, including Pete’s Dragon, The Jungle Book, and The BFG.

Superheroes can be found in Captain America: Civil War and space explorers in Star Trek: Beyond (with a very cool gift set — and for the true completist Trekkers out there, the Roddenberry Vault has some cutting-room floor goodies).

For music-lovers, check out the terrific George Martin PBS series Soundbreaking, and go behind the scenes with more than 150 interviews, including Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton, or Dave Grohl’s Sonic Highways.

For sports fans, try Color Line of Scrimmage, a documentary about the 1950’s, segregation-era championship all African-American 1956 Burley High School team, not just undefeated, but un-scored on.

For anyone — check out the selection from The Great Courses. They are wonderful!

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