Question of the Week: Holiday Books & Movies

When I was much younger, I re-read books more often. Every Christmas break, for instance, I managed to re-read The Lord of the Rings. These days I’m more likely to re-watch certain films during the holidays, whether or not they have anything to do with those holidays. For instance, I often caught The Godfather and its sequel during the holidays, when TV channels load up on movies. These days, it’s easy to pop in a disc or order a movie on demand.

After Christmas dinner, we’ll likely fire up Die Hard, The Thin Man, L.A. Confidential, or some other not-obviously-Christmasy movie set during Christmas. (I would choose Brazil or In Bruge, but those might be too much for my mother-in-law.) And while we just had a Hobbit party centered around food and drink, and incidentally a screening of the movie downstairs, I still feel the LotR trilogy is a good annual tradition to continue, whether it’s on the page or the screen.

Are there books or films you revisit every year or so? Is it during a convenient time (time off from work or school)? Or is it something you associate with a particular season or holiday?


2 thoughts on “Question of the Week: Holiday Books & Movies

  1. Christmas for me means going back to my parents’ house, where many of my childhood books remain. That means every holiday I usually re-read one (or all) of the following: Heidi, Black Beauty, The Secret Garden, Alice in Wonderland, and one or more Anne of Green Gables books.

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