Generations of believers in hope and goodwill have made Valentine Davies’ Miracle on 34th Street a treasured part of their holiday traditions. Millions of copies of this award-winning story have sold since its first publication in 1947, delighting readers of all ages. A facsimile edition of the book is now faithfully re-created, offering a new generation--and fans of the original--the beauty of the classic 1940s design. Details of how the book came to be written, and made into a beloved film, are included in a brief historical note.
Experience the magic of Valentine Davies' 70-year-old classic Christmas book for kids, Miracle on 34th Street, in picture book format for the first time! For a little girl named Susan, Christmas could be any other day. She doesn't believe in Santa Claus or magic or miracles of any kind. Then one day she meets Kris Kringle. As she doubtfully tells him the gifts she most wishes for, deep down Susan finds herself hoping that just maybe, he is the real thing. Based on the original holiday classic, Miracle on 34th Street is a heartwarming classic children's book about generosity, imagination, and the spirit of Christmas. Why readers love Miracle on 34th Street: Parents, grandparents, and teachers will have fun reading this classic, heartwarming holiday story to kids Screen-free fun for children during the winter season Ideal holiday gift and novelty stocking stuffer for children
A recreation of the original book offers a new generation the beauty of the classic 1940s design. Details of how the book was written and made into a beloved holiday film are included. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Kris Kringle turns up at Macy's, just in time to replace a drunken Santa & turn a little girl's precocious cynicism into dreams fulfilled.
Full of wonderful stills from the movie, this elegant book recounts the storyline and history of this Academy-Awarding winning Valentine Davies tale in words and pictures.
Comedy with music / All groups / 10m, 10f, 10c (with doubling) Kris Kringle is the personification of good will and holiday spirit. As Macy's holiday Santa, he enchants children and shoppers so completely that he is deemed dangerous by fellow employees who question his competency and plot to ruin him. A small girl's belief in Santa and the magic of the holiday is at stake in a climactic courtroom decision. This hilarious, tender and charming show for the entire family is a Christmas classic. Originally produced by the New York State Theatre Institute. "A delight.... The play bustles from scene to scene with holiday good cheer." - Metroland "A Christmas gift." - Albany Times Union "Gives kids something to cheer about." - Daily Gazette
Someone To Believe In is an original Advent course based on the classic Christmas movie Miracle on 34th Street. Through discussion of some of the themes and characters of this perennially popular film, the course helps us to think more deeply during the Advent season about the coming of Jesus, and what the Christmas story can teach us about our faith today.The course comprises four weekly group sessions which explore the following themes:• Beginning our walk of faith• Responding to challenges in our faith• What does faith mean when common sense tells us not to believe?• Understanding the gift of miraclesEach session includes watching scenes from the 1947 Academy Award-winning Miracle on 34th Street starring Maureen O’Hara and John Payne, with timing references for the DVD, and alternative options to watch scenes from the 1994 version starring Richard Attenborough and Elizabeth Perkins. Each session also includes questions and reflections for group discussion, activities and suggested closing prayers.
Follows the story of Susan Walker, a subdued girl, and her harried, professional mother as they learn about having faith in the Christmas season from a bearded stranger who has all the characteristics of Santa Claus. Original. Movie tie-in.
A heartwarming holiday classic retold in the tradition of a live 1940's era radio broadcast. When a department store Santa claims he's the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court and a little girl's belief makes the difference in the 'miracle.' With live Foley effects and a score of holiday carols, Miracle on 34th Street is a beloved musical that will melt even the most cynical of hearts.