Christmas Films from Fingal Libraries

by Fingal Libraries
by Fingal Libraries on December 2, 2014 in Libraries

Fingal Libraries stock a wide variety of DVDs and films – coming up to Christmas we have highlighted some of the seasonal selection we have available. Coming up to Christmas time there is nothing better than gathering the family together on the couch to all enjoy a Christmas film together.  It helps ease the pressures […]

Fingal Libraries stock a wide variety of DVDs and films – coming up to Christmas we have highlighted some of the seasonal selection we have available.

Coming up to Christmas time there is nothing better than gathering the family together on the couch to all enjoy a Christmas film together. It helps ease the pressures of the busy Christmas period and allows everyone to bond and enjoy themselves. Fingal Libraries can help you find the perfect movie to choose and it will cost you absolutely nothing as all of our DVDs are free of charge and you can keep them for 3 weeks which gives you time to watch them over and over again!

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A Monster Christmas

This cute story of two abominable snowmen saved from a scientist trying to capture them by a seven year old girl and her family is sure to hold the attention of all the children in your house as it is short at only 40 minutes long. Starring the voices of Ray Liotta and Emilio Estevez this film is sure to become a family favourite!

Miracle on 34th Street

So good they made it twice! We have both the original 1947 version or the remake from 1994 available in the Library. Both of these films are a great reminder that if you believe in Santa Claus dreams really can come true!

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The Family Stone

A feel-good film set around Christmas time and featuring those large families that we can all relate to. Starring a large cast of well known actors including Diane Keaton, Claire Danes, Craig T. Nelson and Sarah Jessica Parker among others, this film has it all – humour, romance and sadness. Rolling Stone Magazine says that it is a film with a “sharp comic edge” and I have to agree it really is a laugh a minute comedy. For me this is a must watch each Christmas!

Dinosaur in the Snow

Featuring 7 episodes of Jim Henson’s “Dinosaur Train” this seasonal DVD is perfect to engage younger viewers. Watch episode 2, “Cretaceous Conifers” to see the Pteranodon Family learn all about Evergreen Conifer Trees.

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An All Dogs Christmas Carol

If you liked Don Bluth’s “All Dogs go to Heaven” you will love this film! You’ll see all your favourite doggy characters again and watch them get in to lots of seasonal scrapes with baddie Carface being given the Dickens experience and being visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. Hopefully Carface will be transformed from a Holiday Humbug to a Yuletide Hero!

The Twelve Dogs of Christmas

Before this story was a film it was a picture book written by the then 8 year old Emma Kragen (anyone feeling inadequate?!). After selling over 500,000 copies of the book it was made in to a feature length film. Follow along the story as Emma brings together a cast of humans and dogs for a spectacular Christmas pageant in order to strike down her town’s “No Dog” Law. If you love dogs and love Christmas this is the film for you!

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A Nanny for Christmas

Perfect film to sit down to on a cold afternoon with a cup of hot chocolate. A great choice for those romantics who love Christmas!

 

Along with all of the above there are lots of other Christmas films available to borrow from Fingal Libraries. These titles include favourites such as “Eve’s Christmas, “White Christmas”, “Christmas Shoes”, “Polar Express”, “Elf”, “The Snowman” and also “The Muppet Christmas Carol” along with many many more!

If you’d like to borrow any of these films please ask staff in your local Fingal Branch or browse the online catalogue for your favourite Christmas DVD.

By Enid Bebbington