Holiday Who’s Who

View our favorite Yuletide book/DVD characters.

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

The Grinch: “All I have to do is watch or read about his dreary outlook changing into an attitude of joy to brighten my season.” -Nina Frondorf, Newport Branch children’s services librarian

Max: “I named my dog Max because he looks and acts just like him.” -Carol Freytag, early literacy outreach librarian

Cindy Lou Who: “She’s so cute.” -Pat Wade, Newport Branch patron services assistant

“The Nightmare Before Christmas”

Jack Skellington: “The most popular Pumpkin King in Halloweentown discovers Christmasland and decides to put a spooky spin on the holiday.” -Cassie Fischer, Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch patron services assistant

“Die Hard”

John McClane: “It’s the age-old debate: Is “Die Hard” a Christmas movie? Yippee-ki-yeah it is!” -Clara Gerner, Cold Spring Branch adult/teen services librarian


Ghost of Christmas Present: “She’s all glittery and fairy-like but as tough as nails. I love that she hits Bill Murray’s character in the head with a toaster to move him from place to place as she shows him things.” -Chantelle Bentley Phillips, assistant director and Newport Branch manager

“A Christmas Story”

Ralphie: “He has such laser-eyed focus on his coveted Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle that he can barely function.” -Lisa Kuhn, Newport Branch patron services assistant

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”

Clark Griswold: “What holiday would be complete without the antics of the world’s worst great dad?” -Danielle Heiert, Cold Spring patron services assistant


: “Buddy is an elf who was raised by Santa’s elves but learns he is in fact a human and not an elf. He sets out to find his father, and along the way, spreads Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear! This hilariously funny movie never gets old.” -Tammy Clines, Carrico/Fort Thomas information services assistant

“Skipping Christmas”

Luther Krank: “I love his idea to just skip Christmas and his efforts throughout the book/movie (“Christmas with the Kranks”) to make this cruise happen.” -Brittany Parr, Cold Spring Branch children’s programmer

“Miracle on 34th Street”

Kris Kringle: “Go old-school with the classic 1947 version.” -Peggy Kuhl, Cold Spring Branch page supervisor

“The Year Without a Santa Claus”

Heat Miser & Snow Miser
: “I love this duo of feuding brothers who are eventually calmed down by their mom, Mother Nature. (You’re welcome for putting their famous songs in your head.) -Danielle Turner, Alexandria Branch services assistant

“Home Alone” & “Home Alone 2”

Kevin McAllister
: “I just love these movies and if it wasn’t for Kevin we wouldn’t have all of the great moments in either of them.” -Jessica Holmes, Alexandria Branch services assistant

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

The Gang
: “Imogene, Claude, Ralph, Leroy, Ollie and Gladys perform the Christmas story in an unconventional way.” -Anne Fertitta, Cold Spring Branch patron services supervisor




“The Stupidest Angel”

: “Dude has one job: Grant a Christmas miracle to a child of his choosing, preferably WITHOUT unwittingly turning a graveyard full of chatty corpses into brain-hungry zombies in the process.” -Jim Pleshinger, PR specialist



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