December 5, 2017

Ten Christmas Books That We Love

It's December, and that means Christmas books!  When we unpack the Christmas boxes, we all get so excited to pull out the Christmas books again!  This is definitely not an inclusive list, but in no particular order these are ten Christmas books we love at our house.  (This post contains affiliate links).

#1 How Santa Got His Job by Stephen Krensky

This is a new book we found at the library this year.  It was a little old for Little Miss who is 5, but my boys who are 8 and 10 loved it!  "How Santa Got His Job" goes through the many jobs Santa tried before he found the perfect fit.

#2 How Santa Lost His Job by Stephen Krensky

This book is the sequel to book #1.  In "How Santa Lost His Job", a greedy elf is trying to replace Santa with modern technology.

#3 Nine Days to Christmas by Marie Hall Ets & Aurora Labastida

This is a treasured book from my childhood.  I have always loved it because it connects me with my Mexican heritage.  It is a longer book and better for older kids, but explains some Mexican Christmas traditions in story form, through the eyes of a five-year-old girl.

#4  Mooseltoe by Margie Palatini

I picked up this silly book at a thrift store a few years ago.  It is about a Daddy moose who gets caught up in all the busyness of Christmas preparation.  My kiddos and preschoolers always have a good laugh when we read this book.

#5 Christmas in the Big Woods  by Laura Ingalls Wilder

I LOVE the stories of Laura Ingalls Wilder!  When we read this book about the Ingalls family, sometimes I long to live in the time when Christmas was so simple.  I love reading this book to my kiddos and giving them a glimpse of what life was like in a different time and place.

#6 The Polar Express  by Chris Van Allsburg

I'm sure you have heard of this Christmas classic.  My favorite thing about this book is the illustrations.  To go along with this book, our family started a tradition several years ago where we take one night in December and turn our van into the Mini Van Express.  As a family we drive around and look at lights, do a little service, experience the nativity story, and then stop for some hot chocolate.  The idea and printable tickets came from Confessions of a Homeschooler.

#7  Merry Christmas Mom and Dad by Mercer Mayer

Who doesn't love a Little Critter book!?  Little Critter is just a little TOO helpful with Christmas preparations.  I think we all can relate :)

#8 If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff

Another great "If You..."  book by Laura Numeroff.  Mouse is a very busy critter, stringing popcorn, building snowmen, and decorating the tree.  Preschoolers and Sunshine has a cute interactive literacy board to go with this book.

#9 Mrs. Wishy Washy's Christmas  by Joy Cowley

The Mr. and Mrs. Wishy Washy series has been much loved at our house.  This book is a bit longer than the other books in the series.  It is great for preschoolers, with much silliness, and also a lesson about kindness and giving.

#10 An Orange for Frankie   by Patricia Polacco 

"An Orange for Frankie" is quite a long story about a poor family and what they value at Christmas time.  It is a great story of sacrifice and love.  This book is better for older children and is filled with beautiful illustrations.

I love to head over to the library and check out new Christmas books (although Christmas books at our library in December are hard to come by).  If you aren't looking to buy a book and can't find it at the library, there are many read aloud videos on You Tube that you can take a look at.

 What Christmas books do you love?  Leave a comment so I can add them to our list!

No comments:

Post a Comment