Mimi Borowich

Top ten family films for a snow day

While the Northeast of America got a snowy Sunday, and Israeli citizens gear up for their fifth snow day in a row, today might be a day to stay indoors for a change (especially due to black ice). Here are some recommended family films for a snowy day:

10. The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe (2005): PG 143 min: (for older children)


Three siblings discover a doorway in their wardrobe to a magical land, where a wicked witch has kept the land in perpetual winter.

 9. Jack Frost (1998): PG 101 min:

Jack Frost Movie

A deadbeat dad (Michael Keaton) gets reincarnated as a snow man in order to spend quality time with his son.

8. Snow Dogs: (2002): PG 99 min:

Snow Dogs

A Florida dentist (Cuba Gooding Jr.) inherits a team of sled dogs in Alaska. He decides to keep the dogs and enter them in a local race.

7. Happy Feet (2006): PG 108 min:

happy feet

In a land of singing Emperor penguins, one little penguin cannot sing, but discovers a passion for tap dancing instead.

6. Mighty Ducks (1992): PG 100 min:

Mighty Ducks

A Lawyer and former star hockey player (Emilio Estevez) is ordered by the court to coach the local peewee hockey team.

5. March of the Penguins (2005): G 80 min:

King Penguin

Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this documentary follows the journey of Emperor penguins through the treacherous Antarctic winter

4. Eight Below (2006) PG 120 min (for older kids):

Eight Below

A sled dog trainer in Antarctica has to leave his dogs behind due to an approaching storm. He then tries to rescue them.

3. Ice Age (2002): PG 81 min

Ice Age

During the Ice Age, a saber-tooth tiger, wooly mammoth and a sloth team up to return a lost human baby.

2. Home Alone (1990) PG 103 min:

Home Alone

When a family goes on vacation, their son is accidentally left behind and has to fend for himself. Havoc and hilarity ensues.

1. Disney’s Frozen (2013): PG 108 min:

Disneys Frozen

Anna teams up with friends to save the kingdom and find her sister, who has frozen their land in eternal winter.

About the Author
Mimi Borowich has been a radio show host for over seven years. She has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and has worked on several television programs including Sesame Street, Reading Rainbow and The Ellen Degeneres Show. Mimi has a B.A. in film & Education from Columbia University, and an M.L.S from CUNY. She made aliyah in 2008, and is currently a school librarian in Jerusalem.