Hello everyone! Today I’m going to be doing the Christmas Movie Book Tag that I found on Aoife’s blog, as Christmas films are definitely one of my favourite parts of the festive season, although I definitely need to do an updated favourites list because it’s changed so much in the last few years. Onto the post!
Elf- choose a book that puts you in the Christmas mood
Mistletoe and Murder is one of my favourite festive reads! It’s so cosy and Christmassy, as well as having quite a dark mystery element as well. And I’m a massive Wells and Wong fangirl so it’s probably not a huge surprise I’ve picked it!
It’s a Wonderful Life- choose a book with a character who goes through some serious character development
I was originally going to say Daisy Wells for this but I think it’d be cheating to choose the same book twice, so I think I’m going to go for Flick from Secrets of a Teenage Heiress. I read this ages ago but I remember thinking she really grew up over the course of the story, and I keep meaning to read the sequel because the first one was great!
A Christmas Carol- choose a book/series with a character you didn’t like at first, but grew to love
Generally if I start off not liking a character, there’s not a lot they can do to change my mind about them, so I’m very much struggling for an answer here! That said, Perfect Diego from the Dark Artifices series did grow on me a bit, although I’m still not at the stage of loving him tbh.
Home Alone- choose a book where the parents aren’t present and if they are, they aren’t such a good influence
I think pretty much the worst book parents ever are the Wormwoods from Matilda. I really fancy rereading that and the Witches at some point soon for some reason so I’ve been thinking about them a lot recently.
Frosty the Snowman- Find a book with a snowy cover
I don’t want to use the same one that I said in my last tag post, or double up on any of the books! I’m pretty sure A Girl Called Owl by Amy Wilson has a snowy cover? If not Snowglobe definitely does, I may have said that in the last tag though so sorry if I did 🙈 Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer- Choose a protagonist you couldn’t help but root for. Ade from Boy in the Tower is always my go to for this. I think you’d have to be pretty cold hearted not to feel for him, his situation is so so difficult! Or Cosmo from I, Cosmo, for similar reasons. Plus who doesn’t love a gorgeous golden retriever?
Polar Express- Find a book where characters travel somewhere cold.
I’ve not actually read it yet, but there’s a Tilly Tennant book on my TBR which I think takes place in Lapland? I can’t remember the name, I think it’s maybe Christmas Wish or something like that?
How the Grinch Stole Christmas- Choose a villain you couldn’t help but love.
Cruella de Vil is one of my favourite villains ever, largely because my experience meeting her at Disneyland was so funny! The One Hundred and One Dalmatians is such a great book, I’m dying to reread that too actually.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation- Choose a character with a goofy sense of humor.
Alex Sparrow is hilarious! I love him so much, I wish there were more in the series.
Lifetime/Hallmark movie- Choose a book with the cheesiest romance.
The romance in the Cornish Cream Tea Christmas was pretty cheesy, they literally just met and were in immediate instalove. But it was very cute and I did really enjoy it so I didn’t mind!
Thank you so much for reading! What’s your favourite Christmas film? Do you have any thoughts on the books/characters I chose for my answers?