Monday, December 23, 2019

Christmas Stories Resource Page: Literature, Film and Television


Charles Dickens

G.K. Chesterton's Biography "Charles Dickens" (1906)

Charles Dickens and Christianity

25 Worthwhile Quotes From Charles Dickens

"A Christmas Carol" (1971 - Animation)

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" as a Reimagining of the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus

Marley's Bowels of Compassion (or Lack Thereof)

The Reception of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" in Greece

Charles Dickens' "The Cricket on the Hearth"


Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Match Girl"


Russian Tales

Nikolai Gogol's "The Night Before Christmas" (1951 - Animation)

Leo Tolstoy's "Papa Panov's Special Christmas" (animation)

Russian Cartoon: "The Christmas Visit" (1959)


Greek Tales

Christmas in Greek Literature

Christ at the Castle: Papadiamantis’ Tale Captures the Genuine Spirit of Christmas

"The Gleaner: A Christmas Story" by Alexandros Papadiamantis

"The Slacker's Christmas" (Alexandros Papadiamantis)

"The Christmas Bread" (Alexandros Papadiamantis)

"The Cantankerous Man": A Christmas Story by Alexandros Moraitidis

"John the Blessed": A New Year's Eve Tale by Photios Kontoglou

"All-Bright Theophany": A Short Story by Alexandros Papadiamantis


Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's "The Happy Prince"


Henry van Dyke

"The Story of the Other Wise Man" (1989 - Animation)

Movie: "The Fourth Wise Man" (1985)


O. Henry

O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"


Silent Films

"Massacre of the Innocents" (a silent film from the 1910's)

Silent Movie: "The Flight Into Egypt" (1903)


"It's A Wonderful Life"

The Story Behind "It's A Wonderful Life"

How Frank Capra's Christian Faith Influenced His Films


Films About Jesus

Popular Depictions of Jesus On Screen

Robert Powell and His Portrayal of Jesus

"The Passion of the Christ": An Orthodox Perspective