Posted on December 17, 2011

Christmas Gift Guide – The Polar Express

Christmas/ Christmas Gift Guide/ gifts/ Review
My favourite part of Christmas is the afternoon of Christmas Eve when our family shut out the world and snuggle up on the sofa with a box of Christmas chocs and some mugs of hot chocolate and watch a Christmas movie! We do it every year; last year it was Elf this year it will be The Polar Express! I have watched this movie before 3-4 years ago and I loved it! I have hidden this copy away from the kids for our Christmas Eve treat though – I sat and watched it on my own whilst Boo was at school yesterday morning so I could do my review and I really cannot wait to sit down with the whole family and watch it again! 
I have to say that the animation is incredible and the characters are scarily life like! It really is a beautiful Christmas movie that I will watch over and over again and I just know that the kids will LOVE it! The Polar Express has recently been re-mastered in 3D and  unfortunately we don’t have a way to watch that version so we got the normal version to enjoy instead! I would absolutely love to watch this film in 3D – I am sure it will be amazing!! 
The story follows a young boy who is in bed awake waiting for the sound of sleigh bells ringing from Santa’s sleigh. At five minutes to midnight his room begins to shake, and he hears a sound outside his window. He jumps from his bed and sees a train in the middle of his street. He grabs his robe and rushes out the front door to look at the train. The trains conductor asks the boy if he is getting aboard. He asks, “Where are you going?’ ‘To the North Pole, of course, this is the Polar Express!’ At the last minute, The boy jumps on the train and finds other young boys and girls going to the North Pole.
I really don’t want to tell you what happens along the way but there are several complications that need to be overcome before the children finally get to the North Pole to meet Santa! This is a wonderful story; one which you and your children will love! Make sure you believe this Christmas – I do ;O)

“At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.”

The Polar Express Blu-Ray Disc is available to buy on Amazon for just £8.99, The Polar Express 3D version is just £14.99 and the DVD is £9.47 – A really great film that every family should have in their collection :O)

* Warner Bros. sent us The Polar Express on Blu-Ray for the purpose of this review.

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  • KARA December 20, 2011 at 11:10 am

    I still have never watched this, caught glimpses but thats it.
    Wish we did something nice like that Xmas Eve, I have to cook a whole dinner for Ashley's fam and then run them all over the county xxx

  • SusanKMann December 19, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Love this film and wish I had this tradition on xmas eve. My oldest birthday is then but might make this a boxing day tradition. x

  • Homebird December 17, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    It make me feel so fuzzy and how scarily weird is the Tom Hanks animation!?!
    Truly love this film.

    Sam x

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