Christmas stories  

Canadian Museum of Nature Santa’s (female) reindeer

Find out more about reindeer, a holiday icon. We all know about Santa’s reindeer, but science tells us that the animals that drive Santa’s amazing journey on Christmas Eve are in fact all female – antlers and all!
  • 2014
  • 00:01:51
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

CBC Animation The Great Northern Candy Drop

This poignant animation tells the true story of Inuk bush pilot Johnny May, who has flown over Kuujjuaq in the Nunavik region of Northern Quebec to drop candy, toys and warm clothing to the children and residents of the community each holiday season for more than 50 years. Featuring the voices of Tantoo Cardinal and Lorne Cardinal, the film is ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:58
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

CBC Animation The Curse of Clara: A Holiday Tale

It’s 1972, and a small-town girl is accepted into the prestigious National Ballet School and selected to play “Clara” in The Nutcracker. Unfortunately that’s when Vickie finds out about the mysterious “Curse of Clara”, which threatens to derail everything. Thankfully, she’s got a good friend, the 1972 Summit Series and an imaginary mentor (in the form of Phil Esposito) to ...
  • 2015
  • 00:21:55
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 12/13/2016

Feature Film The Nativity

Ideal for Religious Studies, The Nativity is not simply a retelling of the story of the birth of Jesus. Shot over two years in Morocco, this visually stunning international production explores the search of the Magi, the tyranny of Herod, and the earthly troubles of lowly shepherds. But at its heart, it is about two people — Mary, a young girl frightened ...
  • 2010
  • 01:30:27
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/19/2015

The Homestretch Reindeer Games: Could Caribou Pull Santa's Sleigh?

Does Santa use reindeer or caribou to pull his sleigh? You may be surprised by the answer! Brian Keating talks about the animal that is the perfect engine for Santa's sleigh, describing their ideal fuel source and a unique bio-mechanical feature that helps these animals hear each other during a Christmas snowstorm.
  • 2012
  • 00:07:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/09/2013