‘Tis the season to be jolly and with over 600 festive-themed items the Library has lots of great resources on hand to add a bit of Christmas cheer to your holiday. So take a break from the text-books and journal articles and see what else the Library has to offer!
Christmas favourites (for kids of all ages!)
The Night Before Christmas – C. C. Moore (1985); A Christmas Carol – C. Dickens (1983); The Snowman –R. Briggs(1987)
Why not enjoy a little bit of festive nostalgia or introduce these Christmas classics to a new generation? If you’d rather try something new, there are many fun and beautifully illustrated options in our Teaching Practice collection too.
These books are designed for Education students to use in schools, but can be borrowed by all to enjoy over the break!
The Christmas Craft Book – T. Berger(1990) and Christmas Crafts – H. Devonshire, J. Lancaster, L. Wright (1990)
If you enjoy being creative or need a last minute gift, you might get some fun ideas from our Christmas crafts books! There are some lovely ideas for lanterns, candle holders and of course, that perfect accessory for any student or bookworm, bookmarks!
A (not quite) silent night
CDs: Christmas Music (2003) and Christmas Around Europe (2002)
If your eyes are weary from all of your course reading, maybe some peaceful seasonal music will help your holiday spirit. The Library has classical Christmas CDs that are perfect for relaxing after a busy day of festive fun.
The Highway Rat – J. Donaldson/A. Scheffler (2011), A Christmas Carol – C. Dickens (1983), Little Women – L.M. Alcott (1953), Ratburger and Grandpa’s Great Escape – both D. Walliams (2012, 2015).
From classics such as A Christmas Carol and Little Women to new children’s books like the Highway Rat and Grandpa’s Great Escape, this year’s Christmas TV schedule is crammed full of book adaptations. If you fancy getting a headstart on them they’re all here – and you’ll be able to answer the immortal question: which is better – the book or the adaptation? (We’re definitely not biased…)
DVDs: Shrek (2001); Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) and Gladiator (2005)
If all else fails, pick out some classic films from our DVD collection to enjoy with some turkey sandwiches and the last of the mince pies!
All the items in this post can be found on the Library Catalogue. Remember to keep renewing your loans whilst you are away, as loan periods remain the same all year.
This is one of a series of tips to help save you time and effort finding or using information
This tip was written by Bethan Davies, Caitlin McCulloch and Katie Moore, Trainee Liaison Librarians.