Christmas Book-to-Movie Adaptations #BookBloggerHop #coffeeramblings

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.

What’s your favorite Christmas book-to-movie adaptation?

(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham was turned into Christmas with the Kranks starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis. I love this movie because it is so incredibly relatable to me. From feeling obligated to buy so much from firefighter fundraising calendars to boy scout sponsored Christmas trees, and other obligations such as Christmas cards for anyone and everyone you ever met, a holiday party, etc… This movie totally spoke to my American Suburbanite heart. AND it is absolutely hilarious to boot.

Audible put out a list of Christmas books (with Audible samples) turned into movies and that article can be found here.

  • Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has many movie adaptations including Scrooged and Disney’s cartoon version
  • Miracle on 34th Street (though it was first a movie and then a book)
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and its many movie adaptations – the most recent being in 2019
  • The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern, a self-published story, was turned into It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Let it Snow – a YA book by multiple authors was turned into a movie of the same name by Netflix
  • A Dog Named Christmas by Greg Kincaid was turned into a movie of the same name in 2009
  • And, last but certainly not least, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Stole Christmas was adapted to a cartoon movie in 1966 and a live action movie in 2000 and 2018.

What is your favorite Christmas book turned into a movie?

20 Replies to “Christmas Book-to-Movie Adaptations #BookBloggerHop #coffeeramblings”

  1. That’s such a good movie and book. “A Christmas Carol,” specifically Disney’s version, is one of our favorites. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Tessa! ❤

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  2. We always watch It’s a Wonderful Life. I like the movie, The Shop Around the Corner, a 1940 movie with Jimmy Stewart based on a Hungarian play. The movie, You’ve Got Mail is based on it also.

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    1. It’s a Wonderful Life is such an amazing classic. My father-in-law always hated that I’d turn to it on Christmas Eve. I guess he didn’t share my love of the story. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  3. I watched Christmas With the Kranks once and never again, definitely not my favourite. I loved A Dog Called Christmas and after watching the movie I read the whole series. Of course Christmas Carol will always be my favourite.

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    1. I read the book it’s based on first (Skipping Christmas by Grisham) with my church book club, so I wonder how that framework impacted my reaction to the movie. A Christmas Carol is a universal favorite, isn’t it?

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      1. Yes, I read the book before watching the movie. I think I had a hard time with Tim Taylor and Jamie Lee Curtis in the roles. They were not how I pictured the characters at all.

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