December is here, the time we celebrate the greatest story of all—the advent of a holy baby/Savior. Of course, my favorite version of the Christmas story is found in Scripture, but I love that the spirit of that story can be found in countless venues and styles of story.
So I thought I’d share my favorite Christmas books and videos with you fellow storytellers, in case you’re looking for something to watch or read. And I’d love to have you share your favorites as well.
Here you go!
Miracle on 34th St (the Maureen O’Hara version, of course)
Christmas in Connecticut (the Barbara Stanwyck version)
Ernest Saves Christmas (Yes, seriously. Cracks me up every year. “Them’s pizen snakes!”)
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer
Babes in Toyland
The Holiday Inn
Die Hard (What can I say? It’s a tradition with my husband and I.)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the original animated version. LOVE Boris Karloff’s “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch…”)
Muppets’ Christmas Carol (“Light the lamp! Not the rat!”)
The Christmas Carol (Patrick Stewart version)
It’s a Wonderful Life
Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Christmas Pudding
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson (I adore this story. “Hey! Unto you a child is born!”)
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie
And I’ve ordered a new book that I just discovered: Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien. What fun!
So how about you?