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BOOK (AND MORE) FOR BOOMERS – DECEMBER 2016

–by Sue Schafer Manager, Sylvania Branch, Toledo Lucas County Public Library
PUBLICATION DATE: December 2016

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If you are feeling frazzled and rushed, why not stop by the library and check out some of your favorite holiday movies? From heartwarming to funny, you’re sure to find something entertaining! Here are some suggestions to help you get in the holiday spirit.

Elf [DVD videorecording], New Line Productions, 2003
Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.

Miracle on 34th Street [DVD videorecording], 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 1947
In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain’s main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.

It’s a Merry Muppet Christmas Movie [DVD videorecording], MGM Home Entertainment, 2002
On Christmas Eve, an angel petitions God to send help for Kermit the Frog who has lost all hope after losing the Muppet Theatre.

Mickey’s Christmas Carol [DVD videorecording], Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2013
It’s the same old classic Charles Dickens story with an all-star Disney cast. Uncle Scrooge McDuck is appropriately enough Scrooge and is visited by his dead partner and three spirits in one night to remember the joys of Christmas.

Krampus [DVD videorecording], Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2016
While the holiday season represents the most magical time of year, ancient European folklore warns of Krampus, a horned beast who punishes naughty children at Christmastime. When dysfunctional family squabbling causes young Max (Emjay Anthony) to lose his festive spirit, it unleashes the wrath of the fearsome demon. As Krampus lays siege to the Engel home, mom (Toni Collette), pop (Adam Scott), sister (Stefania LaVie Owen) and brother must band together to save one another from a monstrous fate.

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