Christmas Vault – Comfort and Joy

Here are the final five entries of the Christmas Vault. Not everyone sees the point of observing Christmas. When some people see others being happy and in such a festive mood it has a negative effect on them. Some of those people just might be greedy or bitter because deep down they’re actually lonely. A bad experience around the holidays could have been the cause of someone having mixed feelings about Christmas. Whatever the reason could be, these stories cover these people being able to find comfort and joy while in such a negative state of mind.

A Season of Angels DB038867

It is almost Christmas, and Gabriel, short on angels to answer prayers, must rely upon angels Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy, who have made serious mistakes in the past. Leah, married ten years, desperately wants a child. Monica wants a husband, but her lack of faith stands in the way. And Jody must get over the death of her husband and find a new father for her son. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1993.

Silver Bells LT028379

Catherine used to love the holidays: the lights, the carols, the nip in the air. But after her husband’s death on Christmas Eve three years ago, the festivities seemed to start too early and last too long. Christy Byrne is a Nova Scotia Christmas tree farmer looking for his runaway son. Catherine and Christy lives come together one Christmas that they will never forget.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas LT035797 & DV001320

The Grinch , whose heart is two sizes too small, tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise it comes anyway. Could Christmas be more than presents? For grades K-3. 1957.

COMEDY, 102 MIN., COLOR. Jim Carrey recreates Boris Karloff’s famous Grinch role. Based on the well-known Dr. Seuss story, directed by Ron Howard.

It’s a Wonderful Life DV001198

DRAMA, 129 MIN., B&W. Family favorite with James Stewart as down-on-his-luck Everyman, George Bailey, comtemplating suicide. An angel (Henry Travers) shows George the effect his life has had on others in a twilight zone-like sequence. A classic Christmas story with staying power.

A Christmas Carol LT007332 or DB043546

A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.

Classic nineteenth-century Christmas story set in England describes the conversion of grasping old miser Ebenezer Scrooge when he is visited by ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future.

A room with a burning fire place and a decorated Christmas Tree surrounded by gifts. There is also a small wooden table set with a plate of cookies and a glass of milk. There is a lone red ornament in front of the fire place reflecting the contents of the room. The book covers from the list are on top of the image.

A room with a burning fire place and a decorated Christmas Tree surrounded by gifts. There is also a small wooden table set with a plate of cookies and a glass of milk. There is a lone red ornament in front of the fire place reflecting the contents of the room. The book covers from the list are on top of the image.

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