I love everything about Christmas. I love getting the trees decorated, hanging stockings, putting presents under the tree and enjoying the wonderful holiday feeling for those last few weeks before Christmas.
I also love sharing all of our favorite traditions and holiday favorites with our kids. It’s such a joy to be able to share the experience with them and see them enjoy it so.
One of our favorite traditions has always been to watch the old Christmas movies that my husband and I grew up watching as children. The most memorable and favorite of all, of course, is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Nothing brings back those memories of Christmas like watching it now with my family.
And just like it did when I was young, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer still teaches children an important message about how it’s OK to be different. As we watch the show tonight, we’ll have the chance to talk to our kids about acceptance, respect and diversity.
The kids will enjoy watching the movie and will be able to understand what we’re talking about after seeing Rudolph get teased for looking different.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is a great way to talk about a serious subject in a fun way that the younger kids will understand.
It’s a message that Pacer wants us to share with our kids this holiday season.
PACER’s ShineBright campaign encourages us to use the classic Rudolph story to start a conversation with our children about our differences. By talking to our children about how Rudolph felt when he was teased, we can help children understand and talk about why it’s important to accept and to be kind to one another.
As part of the ShineBright campaign, PACER has created an entire activity kit and a discussion guide to go along with the movie, so when we watch Rudolph with our children, we can talk about what makes each different person special.
You can get the classic movie in ebook form as “The Legend of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and can even get a ShineBright t-shirt. A portion of the sales will be donated to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
So tonight, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on TV, be sure to gather your family to watch together. Share with your children how Rudolph’s unique red nose helps him to ShineBright and use the activity guide from PACER to talk about what makes each one of us special in our very own way.
I am a ‘ShineBright’ Ambassador and have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own.