A weekly meme hosted @ The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic is:
Top 10 Holiday Books
1) The Night Before Christmas- Clement Clarke Moore
I always enjoyed reading this on Xmas Eve before going to bed. It brings out the Xmas spirit in everyone.
2) How the Grinch Stole Christmas- Dr. Seuss
It really turns the holiday on its head with a great message about redemption, overconsumption, and how to melt someone's heart with kindness. The 1966 animated movie is enjoyable, practically a carbon copy of the book.
3) A Christmas Carol- Charles Dickens
I had a pocket-sized children's edition of this story & was pretty freaked out by the ghosts, but it's a great message.
...Wow, this is a tough topic :/ I'm usually so caught up with planning for the big day, that I don't read many holiday-themed books (just my regular reading material). Since Christmas movies tend to be more my fortee this time of year, here's some favourites:
4) National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
The funniest movie ever! My family & I watch this every Xmas Eve, and have for a decade (ever since I was old enough to watch it).
5) It's a Wonderful Life
Classic tearjerker that never fails to bring your hopes up.
6) Edward Scissorhands
You're probably wondering how this ties into the holidays, but the scene with Edward carving the ice sculpture is just magical.
7) The Polar Express
The book has amazing illustrations, and the movie has impressive animation with toe-tapping music.
8) Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
This is a hilarious SS special that I used to watch every year. The music is great and Cookie Monster (my fave Muppet) has many funny bits. Here's a sampling from YouTube:
This is a good movie for Thanksgiving as well. The mice always make me laugh :D
10) The Family Stone
The latest edition to my Xmas movie bonanza. It's such crazy fun with some tearjerker moments as well. The cast was fantastic!