5 Beloved Children’s Christmas Books and Movies
We all have children’s books and movies that have stuck with us into adulthood. For me, a lot of those favorite stories are Christmas stories. As a child I couldn’t wait to read “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” so I could witness the Grinch having a change of heart, and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” because the little tree deserved just as much love as the bigger, more lush trees. I also loved watching all of the Christmas classics on TV. As an adult, I still get excited when I see these timeless classics.
Christmas is such a magical time of year for children and adults alike, so why not take a trip down memory lane and make lasting memories for your children (and yourself) with these books and movies?
Christmas books and movies
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. The Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise it comes anyway. Could Christmas be more than presents?
The Night before Christmas by Clement C. Moore. Santa and his reindeer make their Christmas Eve visit to the world’s children.
A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles Schulz. Surrounded by other kids with extremely commercial ideas about Christmas, Charlie Brown struggles to understand the true spirit of the holiday.
Skye is a Library Assistant Specialist at the Williamsburg Branch Library. Some of her favorite children’s authors are Beverly Cleary, Chris Van Allsburg, and Shel Silverstein.