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Top Valentine's Day Movies for Families and Kids


Valentine's Day is the first fun day to celebrate after the official holiday season is over. Here are 10 Valentine's Day movies for kids and families. Of course, any of the Disney Princess movies would also work, but these are DVDs specifically about Valentine's Day.

1. Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!: Hurray! It's Valentine's Day!

Cat in the Hat - Valentine's Day
Photo © NCircle Entertainment
Featuring episodes from the science-based TV series for preschoolers The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, this DVD provides educational entertainment centered around a theme of friendship. Kids will learn about natural science as they embark on interesting adventures with the Cat, Nick and Sally, Fish, and Thing 1 and Thing 2.
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2. Madly Madagascar

Madly Madagascar
Photo © DreamWorks
Our wild Madagascar friends are back in a direct-to-DVD Valentine's special. Valentine's Day is Alex's favorite holiday, and he and the gang all have plans for the big day of love. And that crazy King Julien? Yeah, he's got a love potion. Nothing dangerous about that! The DVD also includes 2 bonus features: "Hammy's Boomerang Adventure" and "First Flight." (Runtime 36 minutes total, NR)
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3. VeggieTales: Lettuce Love One Another

VeggieTales: Lettuce Love One Another
Photo © Big Idea Entertainment
Love is always in the air with VeggieTales, but this DVD focuses even more on amour with three hilarious stories and 10 fun tips on how to show love to others! The DVD also includes 3 of the famous VeggieTales Silly Songs: "Sneeze If You Have To", "Endangered Love" and "The Biscuit of Zazzamarandabo."
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4. Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (DVD) (1975)

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown
Photo © Warner Bros.

This classic and much-loved Peanuts story centers on the romantic yearnings of Charlie Brown. As Valentine's Day approaches, Lucy tries to get Schroeder to give her a card, Sally chases after Linus, and poor Charlie Brown dreams of getting just one valentine. Also includes You're in Love, Charlie Brown and It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown.

Another Charlie Brown Valentin's Day special, A Charlie Brown Valentine, is also available on DVD (compare prices). This special aired in 2002, after the death of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, but it was based on one of his cartoon strips.  A Charlie Brown Valentine focuses on Charlie's desire to give the Little Red-Haired Girl a valentine and contains some truly memorable moments.

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5. Winnie the Pooh - A Valentine for You: Special Edition

Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You
Photo © Disney
This special edition release contains two classic Winnie the Pooh stories: in "Un-Valentine's Day," Rabbit forces everyone to promise that they will not sent Valentines, causing secret Valentine sending chaos; and "A Valentine for You" tells the story of the time everyone got worried that Christopher Robin had been bitten by the love bug, the smitten. The movie also contains a bonus story, "My Hero." NR
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6. Elmo Loves You! (2009)

Elmo Loves You
Photo © Sesame Workshop
Elmo has love on his mind, and who does Elmo love? -- You! Elmo wants to make a special card for someone he loves very much, but he is having trouble deciding what to put in the card. Elmo's good friends Rosita and Grover show Elmo they love him by helping him and by being his friends. Viewing children will learn about love and other emotions as they watch this lovable show featuring guest appearances by Trisha Yearwood, John Legend and R.E.M. NR

7. WordWorld: My Fuzzy Valentine

WordWorld: My Fuzzy Valentine
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WordWorld teaches young children about letters, letter sounds, and words through stories about a group of silly animals and their adventures. Kids love watching the show, and the animals are created from the letters that make up their name, so kids easily begin to grasp the concept that letters come together to form words. This WordWorld DVD contains two love-filled episodes:
  • "My Fuzzy Valentine": SHEEP decides to make a special Valentine song for her pal BEAR.
  • "The Love Bug": BUG wants to sign a Valentine for his favorite WordFriend, but he has to learn how to write his name first.
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8. Mickey & Minnie's Sweetheart Stories (DVD) (2004)

Minnie & Mickey's Sweetheart Stories
Photo © Disney
This Valentine's Day inspired program contains some of Disney's best-loved animated short films starring Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck, Pluto, and other classic Disney couples. Combing the best of Disney friendship, love, and humor, this collection presents classic stories that fit any time of year and showcases the vintage "Pluto's Heart Throb." NR
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9. Be My Valentine - Love, Barney (DVD) (2005)

Barney: Be My Valentine
Photo © HIT Entertainment
A magical adventure with Barney and friends, as everyone is invited by the Queen of Hearts to Valentine Castle. There, the gang has fun with activities, making snacks, and fifteen songs. Kids will learn about Valentine's Day, colors, rhyming and more. Never seen on television. NR


Blue's Room: It's Hug Day
Photo © Nick Jr.
This is a DVD from the Peabody award-winning Blue's Room (a spin-off of the popular Blue's Clues). It's a holiday of hugs in Blue's Room! Open your arms to everyone you APPRECIATE in this Hug Day play date filled with dance, heart-art, stories, pretend, and of course, hugs! NR
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