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The Twelve Tasks of the Festive Season -- Task the Eleventh: The Polar Express, Part 2: Hans Christian Andersen, "The Snow Queen"

The Snow Queen - Hans Christian Andersen, T. Pym


- Read a classic holiday book from your childhood (to a child if you have one handy).



Alas, I didn't have a child handy, and Holly was singularly unimpressed, so I just settled down on my couch and read Andersen's fairy tale of love conquering eternal ice all by myself!


The story also makes for very atmospheric visuals, of course ...


Russian / U.S. animated adaptation (1959 / redub 1998):



German TV (2014):



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