Christmas from Page to Screen

book treeMore 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:

Flickr CCNUC Christmas Tree 2010_08 Photo by: Shawn


I'm one of those who's right

I'm one of those who's right in there with you about A Christmas Carol being a favorite basis for a holiday movie.  I love the Muppet version -- though the one starring George C. Scott is my favorite.

It seems like every member of

It seems like every member of my family has their own favorite version of A Christmas Carol. We end up watching several variations of that story every Christmas! It's fun to spot the differences and see how each script adheres and deviates from the novel.

Thanks for reading!