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Christmas Movies, Page to Screen

Some of our favorite holiday movies are based on a book, screenplay, or short story.

It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946, based on the book The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

White Christmas, 1954, from a song by the same name by Irving Berlin

A Christmas Story,1983, based on the book In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd

Eloise at Christmastime, based on a book by the same name by Kay Thompson

Christmas With the Kranks, 2004, based on the book Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, versions 1966 and 2000, based on the book by the same name by Dr. Seuss

Miracle on 34th Street, 1947, based on screenplay The Big Heart by Valentine Davies.


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