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Polar Express~ A New Christmas Classic

Updated on September 3, 2012

Are You A Polar Express Fan?

We went to see The Polar Express in the movie theater, and I fell in love. I really loved the story, the animation and the special affects for this movie.

The Polar Express is a 2004 film based on the children's book of the same name authored by Chris Van Allsburg.

It's the story of a young boy struggling with his belief in Santa Clause.

The film was cutting edge for its time, using stop action technology to film the actors and convert them into animated characters.

Why I Love Polar Express

The Polar Express (Widescreen Edition)
The Polar Express (Widescreen Edition)

When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.


Go ahead, disagree. I dare you.

Polar Express is the best movie ever.

Polar Express Movie Information


Directed by:
Robert Zemeckis

Tom Hanks
Leslie Harter Zemeckis
Peter Scolari

Get The Polar Express Train Set

Lionel Trains Polar Express Train Set - O Gauge
Lionel Trains Polar Express Train Set - O Gauge

You can own the ever popular Polar Express train from Lionel. Painstakingly designed to be true to the original, this exclusive Lionel train set features a die-cast metal Berkshire steam locomotive with a new, larger pilot, headlight lens cap and unique whistle. The engine and tender are painted in a dark, matte finish to complete the image.


Polar Express Trailer

Do you believe?

Polar Express Hot Chocolate Fun Favors for a Polar Express Viewing Party

Polar Express Movie Viewing Treat: Hot Chocolate in a Bag

Here's a simple handmade gift you can make for a Christmas, or a winter party favor. Make a couple and pair them with mugs, and they make great teacher's, or grandparent's gifts.

The Polar Express (Deluxe Edition) (Illustrated Board Book & CD)
The Polar Express (Deluxe Edition) (Illustrated Board Book & CD)

The revolutionary computer-animated The Polar Express-based on a best-selling children's book, starring the voice of Tom Hanks and directed by Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis-is a classic Christmas film with a modern look. The soundtrack album also mixes the classic with the contemporary, with immortal versions of the greatest Christmas songs ever penned, such as "White Christmas" from Bing Crosby and new recordings from Josh Groban "Believe", Aerosmith's Steven Tyler "Rockin' On Top Of The World" and others. This Christmas everyone will be getting on board The Polar Express.


Polar Express Train Sets

The Polar Express G-Gauge Electric Train Set by Lionel

This exquisitely crafted Polar Express G-Gauge train set is an exciting gift for the Holiday and beyond and can be run on rechargeable battery technology! You can operate this train using a 9.6 volt rechargeable battery (not included) or use six conventional C batteries (which are included) - it's your choice! The set also comes with an easy-to-operate RC remote controller (with two AA batteries included). But what sets this set apart is the unmatched craftsmanship. The engine and tender have details never before seen in a G-Gauge format. The Observation car has an endearing "disappearing hobo" feature. All of this is available at an unbelievably affordable price. This set includes Locomotive; Coal tender; Passenger coach with two opening doors; Observation car with "disappearing hobo" feature and opening door; Three Polar Express figures (conductor, boy and hobo); Easy-to-assemble G-Gauge track (55" x 72" oval); Easy-to-unpack, easy-to-repack storage box RC remote controller; Six C and two AA batteries.

The Polar Express Train.

This is the train that recreates the excitement of the animated film The Polar Express. Made by Lionel, the train is hauled by a die-cast metal, O-gauge version of a Pere Marquette Berkshire 1225 steam locomotive, complete with a working smokestack (includes smoke fluid) and headlight. Following is its coal tender (which houses the train's air whistle) and two passenger coaches with a third passenger coach that has a rounded observation platform at its rear. All coaches have interior lighting with silhouettes in the windows suggesting lucky riders destined to meet Santa, and are painted in the same vintage red and blue color scheme from the movie, including the gold letters that spell out "Polar Express." Includes four articulated figures representing the movie's characters: the Conductor, the Boy, and the two train engineers Smoky and Steamer. The 12-piece track forms a 60" L x 40" W oval; includes transformer that provides forward and backward movement. Ages 8 and up.


Bo Bunny Press - I Believe - Layout Class Kit, BRAND NEW

Bo-Bunny's I Believe Class kit conveys the joyful sentiments of the season using the My Word Believe album and the Believe paper collection. Share memories past and present as you display this keepsake in your home. Each kit includes:

  • Believe My Word Album

  • Believe Collection Papers

  • Believe Journaling Cut-outs

  • Bella Journee Brads

  • Bella Journee Ribbon Black Rub-ons

  • Metal Binder Rings

  • Double Dot Papers

  • Full Page Color Instructions

Who's Your Favorite Polar Express Voice?

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What Did You Think Of Polar Express?

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    • PastorKay profile image

      Pastor Kay 9 years ago

      It actually scared the pants off my Grandson. We ended up turning it off. Maybe next year.

    • debmc1 profile image

      debmc1 9 years ago

      I like it. I have seen it twice and each time I appreciate it more.

    • dc64 lm profile image

      dc64 lm 9 years ago

      Okay, the thing is, I actually own this movie on DVD, but have never seen it. Maybe I should, huh?

      Your fist 5 stars for getting me to consider it.