Get to know the staff here at the Orem Library by reading this list of our holiday favorites. We asked our staff to share the movies, songs, books, and foods they most look forward to during the Christmas season. Library staff responded with many votes for a variety of books, movies, etc. but there were a few favorites that topped the lists. Keep reading to see the results, and then come on down to the Orem Library where all these items are available for check out.

Favorite Holiday Movie

Staff Holiday Favorites | Christmas Librarian List

It’s a Wonderful Life

A man is prevented from committing suicide by an elderly angel, who takes him back through his life to see what good he has done, and how the world would be if he had not been born.


A human baby accidentally ends up at the North Pole and grows up among the elf community. When he’s 30, Buddy learns from Santa that he’s really a human. He decides to go in search of his father, to find out where he belongs.

Favorite Holiday Song

“Carol of the Bells”

Check out Silent night: the greatest hits of Christmas by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to hear “The Carol of the Bells” along with other great Christmas songs.

“Last Christmas”

Check out Music from the Edge of Heaven by Wham! to listen to this classic Christmas song.

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

Check out Christmas Eve with Johnny Mathis to listen to this staff favorite Christmas song.

Favorite Holiday Book

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

By Dr. Seuss
Picture Book

Dr. Seuss’s small-hearted Grinch ranks right up there with Scrooge when it comes to the crankiest, scowling holiday grumps of all time. For 53 years, the Grinch has lived in a cave on the side of a mountain, looming above the Whos in Whoville. The noisy holiday preparations and infernal singing of the happy little citizens below annoy him to no end. The Grinch decides this frivolous merriment must stop.

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Adult Fiction

To bitter, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, Christmas is just another day. But all that changes when the ghost of his long-dead business partner appears, warning Scrooge to change his ways before it’s too late.

Favorite Holiday Food


For an easy eggnog recipe and an introduction to a variety of other holiday cuisine checkout Christmas Cooking for Dummies by Dede Wilson.


Check out 4 Ingredients, Christmas: Recipes for a Simply Yummy Holiday by Kim McCosker and try their recipe for a simple and delicious Choc-Cherry Fudge.