For today’s post I have decided to do a countdown of my top five favorite fairytales that have a connection to the Winter season. Given it is now the coldest time of the year I felt that talking about wintery fairytales is the perfect idea.
Number 5: The Star-Child by Oscar Wilde
~This is the story of a child born of a star who is raised by woodcutters. It is a very sweet tale by the incredible writer Oscar Wilde!
Number 4: The Snow-Maiden (traditional Russian Tale)
~This is the story of Masha and a snow maiden. It is a very sweet traditional tale that is fun to read for winter.
Number 3: Snow White and Rose Red
~This story is one about two sisters that are helped by a talking bear, only to learn that he is actually a prince in disguise. They help him become human by breaking a curse!
Number 2: The History of a Nutcracker by Alexander Dumas
~The story of the Nutcracker is one that was turned into the iconic holiday ballet! It is a great show, and a beautiful story of a little girl and her toy that comes to life to help fight the Mouse King.
Number 1: The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen
~This is the story that would go on to inspire Disney’s Frozen! It must be noted that this is one that is very different from the Disney (though that is common). In the original the titular Snow Queen is the villain, not the hero!
~I hope you have enjoyed this countdown, did I include your favorite? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!