What’s better than a Christmas film? One that is based on a book! Here are some of my favourites.


How The Grinch Stole Christmas

I think this is one of the most obvious ones to go with, but I’ve always loved this! I do have to admit, I’ve never actually read the Dr Seuss book (please don’t kill me) but the film is brilliant. I love that the characters definitely look worthy of a Dr Seuss book and the surrealism of it all. The song that Cindy Lou sings, and it does get me a little bit tearful.

I’m really excited for the new version of this that is out this year. It’s got Benedict Cumberbatch as The Grinch. What more could you wish for?


The Muppet Christmas Carol

Okay so there are thousands of adaptations of A Christmas Carol out there, but this is the best one. I love The Muppets anyway so my opinion on this may be a bit biased. But this one really brings out the Christmas spirit. And the songs in it always put me in the right mood!


The Polar Express

How did I never know that this is based on a book?! I always thought it was just a film until I was researching for this post.

This is another one that I have always loved watching. It absolutely terrifies me with the ghost on top of the train, but I still really enjoy the film. It’s probably one of my favourite ones to put me in a Christmassy mood.

Now, all we need is a live-action remake of this with Benedict Cumberbatch!


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