One of the kids' favorite parts of December is our tradition of reading a Christmas book each night. Before the month begins I gather up all our Christmas books, wrap them, and place them near the tree. Thankfully, we have a pretty big collection of Christmas books. We have received books from grandparents over the years and I also try to buy 1 or 2 new books each year to keep it fresh.
This is the first year that we actually had 25 books of our own! (Before, we would fudge a bit by wrapping up Christmas books from the library, making sure to read them early in the month so we could return them. Hehe.) Now as we collect a new book each year we will phase out some of the toddler board books that we have obviously grown out of. Except for Santa Mouse. That one will stay in the collection.
I thought I would share our list of 25 Christmas books, in case you're looking for something to add to your library.
Follow The Star by Allia Zobel-Nolan *Board book*
One Baby Jesus: A New Twelve Days of Christmas by Patricia A. Pingry *Board book*
The Brick Testament: The Story of Christmas by Brendan Powell Smith (this one borders on fun/silly)
Christmas in the Manger by Nola Buck & Felicia Bond *Board book*
The Stars Came Out on Christmas by William Boniface
This Is the Season: Beloved of the Year with art by Simon Dewey
Who Was Born This Special Day? by Eve Bunting
Wombat Divine by Mem Fox
FUN & SILLY
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff
The Biggest, Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell! by Lucille Colandro
The Sweet Smell of Christmas (Scented Storybook) by Patricia Scarry
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss
It's Christmas, David! by David Shannon
A Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel
Santa Mouse by Nina Barbaresi *Board book*
Christmas is a Time of Giving by Joan Walsh Anglund (not in print)
The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
The Night Before Christmas by Jan Brett
The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
TRUE and/or TOUCHING STORIES (Guaranteed to make me cry)
Christmas from Heaven: The True Story of the Berlin Candy Bomber as read by Tom Brokaw
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski
Penny's Christmas Jar Miracle by Jason F. Wright
A Christmas Dress For Ellen by Thomas S. Monson
What are some of your favorite Christmas books?
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