A Few of my Favorite Holiday Books and Movies

This post is linked with Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. Be sure to take a peek at what they are reading.

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I was inspired by The Tattooed Book Geek to post  a few of my favorite Holiday movies and I decided to add a few books in there too. This is a book blog after all right?

Favorite Books

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This book is a set of 3 interconnected stories.

Goodreads Blurb

A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.

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Goodreads Blurb

Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Year’s there’s something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.

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I loved the Little House books as a kid and I still enjoy rereading them now and again.  One of my favorites is The Long Winter.

Goodreads Blurb

The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as Pa, Ma, Laura, Mary, Carrie, and little Grace bravely face the hard winter of 1880-81 in their little house in the Dakota Territory. Blizzards cover the little town with snow, cutting off all supplies from the outside. Soon there is almost no food left, so young Almanzo Wilder and a friend make a dangerous trip across the prairie to find some wheat. Finally a joyous Christmas is celebrated in a very unusual way in this most exciting of all the Little House books.

Favorite Movies

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I have enjoyed A Christmas Story since I was a kid.  The great thing about this movie is that I enjoyed it from the kid’s perspective and now I enjoy it from the parents perspective.  Also, thanks to this movie, I can’t see the word FRAGILE without pronouncing it          Frah-gee-lay. (It must be Italian)

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When this movie first came out I was a little wary because I am not a huge Will Farrell fan.  I was pleasantly surprised at how family friendly this movie was.  My young children at the time LOVED it and we have watched it every year since. I even have video of my kids reenacting scenes from the movie when they were only 5 and 3.

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I love the music in this movie.  When my kids were little, a neighboring town had Polar Express train rides at night for the kids.  They could wear their pajamas and hot chocolate and bells were handed out.  Of course, Santa was at the end of the trip at the “North Pole”.

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This is a movie I didn’t enjoy until I was an adult.  Favorite quote: “You surprised to see us Clark?” “Eddie if I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet I wouldn’t be more surprised than I am now.”  There are some other great quotes but they are not family friendly.  Go HERE to read more quotes.

Favorite TV Specials

What are some of your favorite Holiday books and movies? I would love to know.

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12 thoughts on “A Few of my Favorite Holiday Books and Movies

  1. Greg Hill says:

    The Polar Express is a nice movie, and Christmas Vacation is fun. Some people just LOVE that movie and while I’m not THAT into it, it has its moments. Charlie brown Christmas is probably one of my all time favorites, and I listen to the soundtrack all the time in December. Nothing else puts me quite in the holiday mood like that. 🙂

    The Grinch is of course awesome. And I liked that holida anthology, there were some cute stories in it. I thought it was better than the summer one that came out last year.

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  2. Jean Saveraid says:

    Enjoying reading your blog. Holiday movies … my fave is Christmas Vacation. I am inclined to quote lines from the movie. One of my favorite is … we are going to have the Hap-hap-happiest Christmas ever … in the midst of things going totally wrong. Just hacking up a bone .. the other night when a dog was under our table at my family’s Christmas table.
    Hadn’t thought about The Long Winter by Laura Ingals Wilder. Love the entire series. Read it many times … when I was young, in college for Kiddy Lit class and now just for fun.

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