Family Movie Nights

To help families spend time together and share common experiences, The Leadership Institute provides recommendations for Family Movie Night. Each week, a new movie recommendation and explanation is available for your consideration. Enjoy the show!

Jingle Jangle
Here’s a whimsical and imaginative story to consider as Christmastide comes to an end. Soon after the inventor and toymaker Jeronicus Jangle finishes a prototype of his latest wondrous toy,… Read More
Going My Way
It’s the final movie night of the year. For a change of pace, why not end with a calm and uplifting classic? Bing Crosby stars as the Father Charles O’Malley,… Read More
The Christmas Chronicles
The young Katie and her teenage brother Ted are having a rough holiday season. They’ve grown apart with age, and their family is about to celebrate their first Christmas without… Read More
Elf
Here’s a Christmas film that’s admittedly more on the secular side, but has become a seasonal favorite by offering a fun and hilariously entertaining story. While Santa is delivering presents… Read More
3 Godfathers
While most Christmas films are sure to feature iconic seasonal imagery like snow and evergreen trees, this one’s a bit different. It’s a Christmas western set in the arid deserts… Read More
Home Alone
As another season of Advent begins, here’s a seasonal classic from the 90s. Kevin is feeling ignored, unloved, and miserable. His large family is preparing for a holiday trip and… Read More
Klaus
And so Advent has come to an end, and Christmas is over. But wait, the liturgical season of Christmas doesn’t end on Christmas day! The Christmas season is still upon… Read More
Miracle on 34th Street
“Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day. It’s a frame of mind.” Christmas is fast approaching and the season of Advent is coming to an end. But we have just enough… Read More
The Santa Clause
Our Christmas film season continues with a classic from the 90s. Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) hopes to share a nice Christmas with his son Charlie, but his recent divorce makes… Read More
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Although telling scary ghost stories is no longer the popular Christmas pasttime it once was, there is one ghost story that has remained a holiday favorite since its publication over… Read More
The Christmas Toy
Advent has begun! As we look forward to celebrating the birth of our Lord, who can resist getting into the spirit of the season with Christmas movies? This week we… Read More