Christmas Books and Films
For many people, Christmas books and films are an important part of the holiday celebration. These classic stories provide a fun and entertaining way to teach us about the spirit of Christmas. Whether you read The Polar Express to your children on Christmas Eve or watch Scrooge in A Christmas Carol with your extended family after a delicious Christmas dinner, you're creating lasting holiday memories.
Popular Christmas Books and Films
At LoveToKnow Christmas, our goal is to give you the inside scoop on your favorite Christmas books and films. We'll give you author biographies and behind-the-scenes movie trivia. We'll even explain how your favorite Christmas books and films helped to shape our country's ideas about the holiday. For example:
- Did you know that the Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas! bears a striking resemblance to animator Chuck Jones? The animator behind Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote, Jones admits to sneaking elements of his own appearance into the Grinch in an attempt to capture the proper facial expressions.
- Did you know that the classic Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life was once considered to be subversive and pro-Communist? In 1947, the film was criticized for its negative portrayal of the capitalist banker Potter and its glowing portrait of the common man Bailey.
- Did you know that Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas was initially rejected by Disney for being "too dark" for a Christmas film? The movie is now a cult favorite loved by people of all ages for its touching, if somewhat macabre, story.