Christmas spirit infusion

'Christmas books Holiday reading' by  Carissa Rogers (CC BY 2.0)
‘Christmas books Holiday reading’ by Carissa Rogers (CC BY 2.0)

To celebrate Christmas week, the QUT Library has lots of Christmas-themed offerings that will be sure to get you all primed and jolly for the season!

So bring some Christmas magic into your life with some books and movies that are all about Christmas.


A Christmas carol / Dickens, Charles. Come spend Christmas with Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley, Ebenezer Scrooge, and all the ghosts of Christmas. A classic Christmas tale.

Letters from Father Christmas / J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Baillie Tolkien. This classic festive book of Tolkien’s amazing Father Christmas letters written to his children between the 1920s and the 1940s

The night before Christmas / Clement Clarke Moore The well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor is brought to life in a festive pop-up edition.

How the Grinch stole Christmas No holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville in this heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit on even the smallest and coldest of hearts. It’s classic Dr Suess.


The polar express  On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’ home. Based on the Book by Chris Van Allsburg.

Frank Capra’s It’s a wonderful life George Bailey, a desperate and suicidal man, is visited by a guardian angel who shows him how important he has been to those around him in his life

Breakfast at Tiffanys A lonely, struggling writer becomes enchanted with his neighbor: an independent young woman who strives to be a high-climbing socialite with a penchance for high-fashion and wild parties. But, soon he uncovers the vulnerability she has at heart. Based on the novel of the same name by Truman Capotel.

The nutcracker : Ballet On Christmas Eve, a young girl’s nutcracker doll transforms into a prince who battles an evil Mouse King and escorts the girl to the magical Land of Sweets. This recording is of the acclaimed Bolshoi Ballet performing in Moscow


Do you have a favourite Christmas themed book or movie that is integral to your Christmas celebrations?

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