Daily Archives: December 22, 2015

Read the real stories this holiday season

By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor

The last two months of every calendar year, our days are decorated with holiday stories. We learn them from classic holiday movies and television specials, holiday music, and real-life stories, new and traditional, told to us by relatives at family gatherings this time of year.

We know all about beloved Christmas characters like Santa Claus, Rudolph, Buddy the elf, Ebenezer Scrooge, and the Grinch who stole Christmas. But many of these stories we know and love from movies and TV started out as books and written stories. Revisiting a few of these this Christmas season myself, I’ve realized that in the cases of some of my holiday favorites, the movie I know really is different than the book it started out as.