The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Here in Media Services at Indiana University Bloomington, we’re getting ready to celebrate the holidays with some of our collection’s Christmas films! Check out some of our favorites below, and then check them out from Media Services!

 In this Gen X Christmas classic, all nine year old Indiana boy Ralphie wants for Christmas is a genuine Red Ryder 200-shot carbine action air rifle. All his parents tell him is, “You’ll shoot your eye out.” Relive the holiday dysfunction with A Christmas Story, located in our browsing collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every member of the family, from grandparents to anti-capitalist hipster grandchildren, will enjoy Charlie Brown and the gang’s rediscovery of the true meaning of Christmas. Find it in our browsing collection.

 

 

 

Celebrate the season with nine intertwined love stories set around Christmas and starring some of the UK’s biggest stars. Some call the relationships the films follows wildly romantic; others call them wildly unhealthy. Regardless, check it out in our browsing collection.

 

An unconventional choice, this classic is nevertheless set on Christmas eve and offers an action-packed alternative to countless other treacly holiday films. Ask for it at the Media reference desk. Yippie-ki-yay!

 

 

 

 

Will Ferrell is an optimistic human raised as an elf at the North Pole, Zooey Deschanel is the manic pixie dream girl who steals his heart, and James Caan is his gruff, Grinch-like father in this endlessly quotable modern holiday classic. Grab it in our browsing collection.

 

 

 

 

Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby lead an all-star cast in Irving Berlin’s Christmas favorite. Check it out from our browsing collection and enjoy it over winter break.

 

 

Of course, this is not all of our Christmas movies: search iucat.iu.edu to see if we own your favorite, or stop by and browse our collections. Happy Holidays!

Meghan R.