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Christmas Season Resources Online

As Christmas approaches, we've compiled a sampling of audiobooks, videos, and more to help you get in the holiday spirit. Most of the resources below are limited to students, faculty, and staff through our institutional subscriptions to databases such as medici.tv and Academic Video Online. We hope you enjoy this festive collection!


Simon Callow

A Christmas Carol

Through our Pepperdine Overdrive page, you can read an ebook of Charles Dickens's most celebrated work on your computer or phone/tablet using the Libby app. We also have an audiobook version read by renowned actor Simon Callow, and Digital Theater+ carries two different theatrical productions of the beloved holiday classic.

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The First Silent Night

In this PBS documentary hosted by the same actor mentioned above, learn about the moving origins of the world's most popular carol.

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The Nutcracker

Travel to the Land of Sweets with Clara and the Prince in Tchaikovsky's two-act ballet filmed at London's Royal Opera House in 2001.

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The Pepperdine Christmas Cook Book

In the 1930s, George and Helen Pepperdine and family put together a cookbook for holiday essentials like gingerbread men, wassail bowls, and plum pudding. We're delighted to share a digital version of an original copy in our Boone Special Collections and University Archives.

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The Three Tenors Christmas

In 1999, Vienna's opulent Konzerthaus played host to a concert featuring Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, and José Carreras singing a mix of sacred and popular Christmas songs.