Christmas from Page to Screen
More and more, it seems new movies in theaters and on television are adapted from novels and short stories. Christmas movies are no exception to this rule. In fact, some of the most beloved Christmas movies are based on the written word. Whether it’s a picture book, a short story or a novel, these books are just as magical as the movies they inspire, and both transport participants to Christmases full of family, love, redemption, traditions, flying reindeer and Whos down in Whoville.
This isn’t a complete list, but it does include some of my favorites (Rudolph!), as well as some more recent additions. If you’re in the mood for some holiday cheer, browse the HCPL catalog and request a book or movie (or both!) today!
Kimberly’s Movie Picks:
- The Christmas Blessing – based on The Christmas Blessing by Donna VanLiere
- The Christmas Box – based on The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans
- The Muppet Christmas Carol (my personal favorite film version of this book) – based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
- The Christmas Shoes – based on The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere
- A Christmas Story – based on A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd
- Christmas with the Kranks – based on Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas – based on How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss
- The Polar Express – based on The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – based on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Robert L. May
- ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – based on ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore