Love them or hate them, you cannot deny that Hallmark movies play a big part in our holiday traditions. We tune in while decorating the tree, baking holiday goodies, or simply getting into the holiday mood. Ridiculed by some for being formulaic, overly sweet, and unrealistic, others enjoy watching movies where everything turns out okay. Let’s face it–we get enough distressing news as it is. For those of you who look forward to this season (and these movies), you have been vindicated! Many Hallmark holiday movies are based on books, and according to one librarian, that means watching them is literature adjacent.

You’re welcome.

Curl up with the book or watch the movie–Salina Public Library can supply both versions!
Try these for instant holiday cheer:

A Mrs. Miracle Christmas
Based on the book of the same name by Debbie Macomber.

The Christmas Train
Based on the book of the same name by David Baldacci.

Maggie’s Christmas Miracle
Based on the book The Red Gloves Collection by Karen Kingsbury.

Mrs. Miracle and Call Me Mrs. Miracle
Based on Debbie Macomber’s books of the same names.

Silver Bells
Based on the book of the same name by Luanne Rice.

Christmas with Holly
Based on the book Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas.

The Christmas Note and The Christmas Hope
Based on Donna VanLiere’s books of the same names.

The Christmas Shoes
Based on the book of the same name by Donna VanLiere. Bonus: It stars Rob Lowe!

Salina Public Library has oodles of Hallmark movies (holiday-themed or not) as well as holiday-themed fiction that hasn’t been turned into a movie just yet. And of course, we have classic holiday movies for your seasonal viewing, too.