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Holiday Digital Movies

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eBooks:

  • Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem by Maya Angelou The author inspires us to embrace the peace and promise of Christmas so that hope and love can once again light up our holidays and the world.

  • How to Spell Chanukah…And Other Holiday Dilemmas by Emily Franklin 18 writers offer funny, irreverent, and nostalgic takes on a holiday that holds a special place in Jewish hearts…and stomachs.

  • Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story by Angela S. Medearis In an African village live seven brothers who make family life miserable with their constant fighting. When their father dies, he leaves an unusual will: by sundown, the brothers must make gold out of seven spools of thread.

  • A Literary Holiday Cookbook by Alison Walsh From Christmas and Thanksgiving to Halloween and New Year's, this seasonal cookbook offers 17 full four-course holiday meals from 25 classic works of literature.

  • No More Holiday Blues by Dr. Wayne Dyer Recapture the true spirit of Christmas, Hanukkah, and other holidays with specific ideas for overcoming self-defeating attitudes, rekindling childhood excitement, and making holidays experiences of joy.

 

Audiobooks:

  • The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere A chance meeting on Christmas Even brings successful attorney Robert and 8-year-old Nathan together. Robert is shopping for a family he hardly knows, and Nathan is shopping for a mother he is soon to lose.

  • Hannukah Lights by Lucjan Dobroszycki and Daniel Mark Epstein Recollections of childhood celebrations are brought together, from the Yiddish translation of "A Visit from St. Nicholas" to a mother reminiscing about her childhood Hannukah celebrations.

  • Have Yourself A Minimalist Christmas by Meg Nordmann ​ ​Do you feel the urge to scale back this holiday season? These actionable steps help you craft a peaceful, slower, and less expensive holiday.

  • Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher The strange rippling effects of a tragedy bring five lonely and haunted strangers together in a large, neglected estate house near a Scottish fishing town.

 

Movies:

  • A Christmas Winter Song A woman strikes up a friendship with a homeless man and, through music, the two help each other reconcile with their families just in time for Christmas.

  • Mistletoe and Menorahs When a man and a woman make a deal to learn each other's holiday traditions, they realize they have a lot in common and fall in love.

  • Every Other Holiday Two sisters' only wish is to spend the holidays as a family, forcing their divorced parents to work out their issues and find love again.

  • The Man Who Invented Christmas This is the story of the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol. Charles Dickens mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today.

 

Music:

  • A Very Trainor Christmas by Meghan Trainor The first holiday album from this Grammy award winner includes standards like “Silent Night” and “White Christmas,” as well as six original compositions.

  • The Great Music of Chanukah and Christmas by The December Ensemble This collection captures the spirit of two major end-of-year holidays. The playlist consists mainly of classics like “Hava Nagilah” and “What Child is This?”

  • The Hanukkah Lounge by Jean Marie Riachi Get into the Hannukah mood with this 13-piece collection which contains such favorites as “Hannukah Oh Hannukah” and “I Have a Little Dreidel.”

  • Kwanza by Archie Schepp Celebrate this African-American holiday with the music of Archie Shepp, a respected elder jazz saxophone player.

  • Winter Solstice by Various Artists Enjoy an assortment of winter- themed songs by classical musicians, such as Tchaikovsky’s “Winter Reveries” and Vivaldi’s “L’inverno.”

National Short Film Day

December 28th, 2020

National Short Film Day commemorates the day the motion picture industry was born: December 28th, 1895. When you've finished your holiday movies, enjoy these in short sittings, or have an anthology marathon!

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Films:

eBooks:

  • Short Films by Nathan Parker Experienced professionals are interviewed on all aspects of short film production in this filmmakers' resource covering screenwriting, casting, shooting formats, location scouting, soundtracks, computer effects, and distribution.

  • Making Short Films by Jim Piper Create real movies using consumer digital video format without spending a lot of money or time.

  • I Made a Short Film Now WTF Do I Do with It? By Clarissa Jacobson This guide to promoting your short film is jam-packed with hard-earned knowledge, tips, and secrets on how to enter film festivals, promote your movie…and SUCCEED! 

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