Christianity Today has an interesting article–favorite non-Biblical Christmas story. We’re not just talking movies here, but stories, which might have been told through any media–television, movies, dance, opera, cantata, print, etc.
A few (evangelical Protestant) celebs weighed in on the article. One man stated that his favorite story was It’s A Wonderful Life, while a woman stated that her favorite story is The Littlest Angel.
My favorites are:
The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffman
I also love a story called The Little Lost Angel that came out years and years ago, about a little angel who came to sing with the big angels to the shepherds, but then fell asleep and lost her way back to heaven. She wanders around earth doing various good deeds for people and eventually makes it back to heaven. It’s such a sweet story. I have the book.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (movie and novel).
A Charlie Brown Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Little Drummer Boy
Miracle on 34th Street
Finally, I love an old Twilight Zone story called “The Night of the Meek,” where an old drunk becomes the real Santa Claus. I wish they would show this on TV again, but I’m guessing it can be purchased in Twilight Zone compilations on DVD.
What are your favorites?