Christmas Books and Films

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Christmas books read during the holiday season and favorite Christmas films watched together are just a few ways families celebrate the Christmas season. These special activities strengthen family bonds as beloved Christmas traditions.

Christmas Books and Films for Families

Christmas stories provide a fun and entertaining reminder about the true spirit of Christmas and why it's celebrated. You can create lasting holiday memories by reading The Polar Express to your children on Christmas Eve or watching Scrooge in A Christmas Carol with your extended family after a delicious Christmas dinner.

Intriguing Backstories of Christmas Books and Films

Many of these Christmas books and films often carry a very interesting backstory. Your family may find themselves intrigued with the history of who, what, when, where, why, and how their favorite Christmas book or film came into being.

Share Backstories of Christmas Stories

Sharing a captivating tidbit before reading or watching a Christmas classic adds a touch of nostalgia and a greater appreciation to your family tradition. One such interesting backstory is the famous poem, Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Popular Christmas Books and Films Trivia

Other interesting tidbits about your favorite Christmas books and films include biographies and behind-the-scenes movie trivia. You can explore how these creative stories have shaped the present Christmas celebration and holiday culture. A few glimpses into some of these include:

  • In How the Grinch Stole Christmas, animator Chuck Jones included a few elements of his own physical appearance into the Grinch as a way to capture the desired facial expressions.
  • It's a Wonderful Life was once considered subversive and pro-Communist in its negative portrayal of the capitalist banker Mister Potter pitted against the common man George Bailey.
  • Disney first rejected Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas for being "too dark" for a Christmas film.

Christmas Poems

Some of the Christmas books available include humorous Christmas poems that provide jolly break from the sometimes crazy rush swirling about Christmas celebrations. You can entertain your children while waiting in line to see Santa with a few Christmas poems. For those celebrating the birth of Christ, there are many books of Christian Christmas poems.

Add Christmas Books and Films to Holiday Traditions

There is always room to establish new traditions along with the old. For example, the cherished classic A Charlie Brown Christmas often shares the stage with new classics like The Santa Clause movies saga. Building on one Christmas film or book, provides a variety of stories for your family throughout the entire Christmas season.

Christmas Books and Films