Stuff in The Pail: Christmas

  Christmas is right around the corner,  and today, I have an awesome list of my favorite movies, music, and books to get you in the spirit…

 

Movies

• My absolute favorite Christmas movie is A Charlie Brown Christmas. It’s a perfect mix of secular and Christian, plus I can relate to Charlie Brown… Just love it.

  • The Polar Express. There’s something magical about riding a train to the North Pole, and I find it interesting how it parallels C.S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce.

The Santa Clause is a definite must. The sequel is really good too, by the way. It’s hilarious and fun.

The Christmas Carol, whether the Disney animated one, or one of the live-action renditions, is a classic story.

• Last but not least, Elf is one of my favorites. Seriously, it’s one of the most hilarious movies…

Music

Lauren Daigle’s Christmas album Behold, has a cool retro sound to it. It’s lovely.

Lindsey Stirling’s album Warmer in the Winter. I love it so much. There’s a mixture of instrumentals and songs with vocals.

  • A Country Christmas from MCA records (1995). It sounds obscure, but it is awesome. It has ten songs by people such as George Straight, Alan Jackson, and Reba McEntire.

• The song O Come, O Come Emmanuel. It’s like the best.

Books

The Family Under The Bridge by Natalie Savage Carson. This is a delicious children’s book about a grumpy old homeless guy who lives in Paris and has his heart stolen by three children…

The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The book is soo good.

Santa’s Twin by Dean Koontz. Yes, Santa has a twin… An evil twin… who kidnaps Santa and tries to ruin Christmas.

• This is technically a fairy tale, but the Little Matchbox Seller by Hand Christian Anderson is wonderful.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas, and may God bless,

Blue Pail Bloggers.

 

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