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Seasonal Stories and Movies: Beyond Elsa and The Grinch


Books, Movies, Music

  • Mother and daughter sitting together and reading

Jan, Queen's Square | July 12, 2021

Every year, I look forward to all the wonderful holiday season movies and stories.  There’s nothing better than snuggling up with a cozy blanket, hot cocoa, great snacks, fave peeps (or pets!), and indulging yourself with a story which has a happy ending. It is a wonderful vacation for your brain and body.

Besides, Santa and librarians everywhere agree that children benefit from the gift of amazing books every holiday season.

If you are a “nice story” junkie like me at this time of year, here is a list of Seasonal movies, and books which I recommend you try.  All these titles are available at Idea Exchange.


Dr. Seuss’ how the Grinch Stole Christmas - The original short movie is the best

Polar Express

Frosty The Snowman

Paw Patrol Winter Wonder Show

Tom & Jerry Winter Tails

20 Holiday Adventures - Includes lots of different celebrations

4 Kid Favorites. Merry Masterpieces


The Nutcracker and the four realms

Home Alone

A Little Princess  - A classic with Shirley Temple


The Santa Claus, then 2 and 3

It’s a Wonderful Life


The Sound of Music

Little Women

Christmas with the Kranks - A family tries to skip Christmas

Miss Potter - An amazing story set in 1902 London about a woman attempting to publish books

The Christmas Ornament - A young widow doesn’t want to celebrate Christmas

The Last Holiday

A Christmas Carol - This is the original and many variations are available


Miss Holly is Too Jolly by Gutman, Dan (Christmas Hanukah)

A Little House Christmas by Laura Ingalls  (Fiction)

A Little Princess by Burnett, Frances Hodgson (Classic Fiction)

Little Lord Fauntleroy by Burnett, France Hodgson (Classic Fiction) -ebook

The Hundred Dresses by Estes Eleanor (Jewish) -ebook and book

The Miracle Jar by Penn, Audrey  (Jewish) -ebook

Little Women by Louisa Alcott (Fiction)


Polar Express by VanAlsberg, Chris

Twas the Night before Christmas by Moore, Clement

The Mitten by Brett, Jan

The Snowy Day by Keats, Ezra Jack

Snowman Magic by Tegan, Katherine Brown

No Two Alike by  Baker, Keith

Sammy Spider’s First Hanukkah by Rous, Sylvia (Jewish) -ebook

Boris and Stella The Perfect Gift by Goldma, Dana

Kevin’s Kwanzaa by Bullard, Lisa  -ebook

Together for Kwanzaa by Ford, Juwanda  -ebook