Polar ExpressMovie #10 – The Polar Express   The magic of one train ride. Imagine being encapsulated in that warm safe train car, in your pi’s, with cocoa in hand knowing you are heading for a magical land where thousands of other kindred souls will be gathered. Who wouldn’t believe? Fantastic special effects and every once in a while you can see Tom Hank’s features clearly in the conductor’s face.

Have to admit I’m loyal to the book by Chris Van Allsburg on this one, having read it to my students since its publication in 1985 until I retired from teaching in 1997. Keep the magic.