Wednesday, November 28, 2012

{ 25 days of christmas - children's books }

In the last year I've started a tradition with the kids where we read books about the upcoming holiday.  A few weeks ago I listed the books we were reading for Thanksgiving.  Same concept for Christmas but instead of 10 books I'm upping it to 25 books and using it as a pseudo-advent calendar.

In the past I've just put them aside but this year I've seen the idea of wrapping up each book and then letting the kids "unwrap" their story.  I LOVE this idea!  Because really, what kid doesn't like unwrapping anything?
The Polar ExpressTurkey ClausCharlie and the Christmas♥KittyBear Stays Up for ChristmasLlama Llama Holiday DramaHow the Grinch Stole ChristmasThe Night Before ChristmasMr. Willowby's Christmas TreeHow Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?Snowmen at ChristmasThe Christmas Quiet BookDream SnowRudolph the Red-Nosed ReindeerThe Night Before ChristmasThe Christmas StoryThe Night Before ChristmasThe Best Christmas Pageant EverA Christmas CarolClubhouse ChristmasSanta's Favorite Story: Santa Tells the Story of the First ChristmasWhen Santa Lost His Ho! Ho! Ho!The Biggest Christmas Tree EverA Wish to Be a Christmas TreeThe Mitten

Some are time honored classics and some are newer.  Some are movies and some are based on our favorite tv shows.  Either way all of them are a favorite and now I have another reason to look forward to bedtime each night.  Besides the obvious reasons at least.

What are your favorite holiday books?



  1. Love your selection we do this too !

  2. We love the dinosaur series :) and snowmen at night is a good one too. I'm doing a book chat in December where we share out favorite Christmas books. You should link this post up :)

  3. what a sweet idea, and a tradition that your kids will cherish! I need to start collecting!

  4. Ahhh!!! What a fabulous reading idea! A Wish to be a Christmas Tree looks cute. I'll have to look that one up!


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