Wednesday, December 4, 2013

25 days of Children's Christmas Books

I never grew up with an advent calendar, though I wouldn't mind starting one maybe next year. This year, I am eager to pull out all of my favorite children's Christmas books that I remember from childhood and start collecting some new ones to read with Ri. Instead of the advent calendar, why not read a different Christmas book each day/night of December? We always ended Christmas Eve as a family reading the Polar Express and then the Christmas Story out of the Bible. Here are my top 25 children's Christmas books this year. Some are definitely for Ri's age group and some we may not make it through 2 pages, but hey, consistency and spirit are what its about.

1. The Polar Express
2. Bear Stays Up for Christmas
3. The Night Before Christmas
4. The Small One
5. Christmas in the Manger
6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
7. Olive, the Other Reindeer
8. A Christmas Carol
9. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
10. God Gave Us Christmas 
11. The Christmas Wish
12. Santa's Favorite Story
13. The Pajama Elves
14. Olivia Helps with Christmas
15. Happy Birthday, Jesus!
16. Dream Snow
17. Madeline's Christmas
18. The Jolly Christmas Postman
19. The Nutcracker
20. The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy
21. The Snowman
22. The Snowy Day
23. A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree
24. Hello Little Snowflake: A Christmas Miracle
25. The Christmas Story