With the Easter long weekend upon us, why not cook up some popcorn and hot chocolate for the kids and settle in for an Easter movies night at home? It’s a great way to have a special Easter treat without breaking the bank.
There aren’t as many Easter movies as we’d like to pick from but some of the older ones are well worth a re-watch. There is, however, a slowly growing number of post-2000 Easter movies that will hold the attention of the little ones as well as being a bit of fun for mum and/or dad!
Here are our top picks for Easter movies to watch with your family:
5. Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie (2005)
A bunny called Irontail goes bad after losing the chance to become the next Easter Bunny. Peter Cottontail is the new Easter Bunny but it is his son, Max, and his friends who try to save Easter from Irontail and his friends. They have a terrible plan to make it Winter….forever!
4. Winnie the Pooh: Springtime With Roo (2004)
Rabbit decides to cancel Easter, declaring it “Spring Cleaning Day” instead. This isn’t well received by Pooh and friends!
3. The Dog Who Saved Easter (2014)
Zeus the dog checks in to doggy daycare while his family heads off for a holiday. A rival business decides to sabotage the daycare and Zeus and his friends must use all their tricks to save the daycare- and Easter!
2. Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Not strictly an Easter movie, this is the story of the Immortal Guardians coming together to protect the innocent children of the world against “bogeyman” and evil spirit, Pitch. The Easter Bunny is one of these guardians and his gorgeous eggs, fear of heights and Aussie accent are sure to delight young and…er… not-so-young!
1. Hop (2011)
Even the Easter Bunny knows the struggle of parenting. His son, E.B, heads to Hollywood to become a drummer in a rock’n’roll band.