Skipping Christmas – John Grisham
Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
Don’t see the movie (Christmas with the Kranks). Rather, let the master of legal drama draw you in with this sweet tale of a couple who decide to not celebrate the holiday, and then are compelled to change their minds.
Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
Suits of armour enchanted to sing carols, Sirius Black hanging Santa hats on the elf heads mounted in his home... Christmas at Hogwarts and #12 Grimmauld Place is always quirky.
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
In the early chapters of the novel, the March sisters complain about having no presents, but then sacrifice their Christmas meal to feed a hungry family. It’s the nicest reminder that this season is also about giving.
A feuding Santa Claus family, and a race to deliver a present to a child before Christmas... this movie is a completely new take on the holiday.
One man’s in love with his best friend’s wife, another has a tendre for his secretary, and the British PM hunts for his beloved on Christmas Eve. This movie is strange, but it will leave you smiling and in a festive mood just the same.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
NOT the Jim Carrey version. The original animated movie voiced by Boris Karloff is a wonderful way to get into the Christmas spirit. My favourite line, “Then he slid down the chimney. A rather tight pinch. But if Santa could do it, then so could the Grinch.”
From HT Brunch, December 23
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