Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Our Christmas Books

A few weeks ago, I posted a favorite Christmas activity of mine on my instagram (sothecooksd).

I like to wrap up all of our Christmas books. When its time to read, I let Hudson pick a few to unwrap. This helps us pick books quicker. It also seems keep him from wanting to open other presents. And it's fun to see what book we will be reading.

I've done this for a few years now. Last year, when I packed away the Christmas decor, I went ahead and wrapped all our Christmas books so they would be ready to go this year.

Several have asked for a list of our Christmas book collection. Each year I try to add to the stack. But for now, here's what we've been reading. The book title or the cover picture is linked to Amazon for easy purchasing. I love that some of the books are also available in board book format. Some of the books are just winter stories. And a lot of these books can be found for $0.01 if you don't mind a used book.

(These are in no particular order...)

The Legend of the Christmas Tree  by Rick Osborne
I love the Christian history lesson involved in this tale of why we decorate a tree each year to celebrate Christ's birth. We have the board book version.

We have the board book version.

What is Christmas? by Michelle Medlock Adams
Filled with fun rhymes, this book lists all the fun aspects of the Christmas season but ends by saying it's all about Jesus' birthday! We have the board book version.

The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado
I love this touching story about a lamp that couldn't go out in the fields with the other sheep. Since he was sleeping in the stable, he was able to witness the birth of Jesus. "God has a special place for those who feel left out."  We have the board book version.

Adorable board book with a simple retelling of the birth of Jesus. 

The Tale of Three Trees retold by Angela Hunt
We have also have the board book version of this one.

A Star so Bright- A Christmas Tale by M. Christina Butler
The last page of this book has a star that lights up. 

Who is Coming to our House by Slate and Wolff
A cute board book about the animals in the stable preparing for Christ's arrival.

A Charlie Brown Christmas (Board Book)

Ten Gingerbread Men by Galloway
Includes little plastic 3-D gingerbread men on each page.

Merry Christmas Mom and Dad by Mercer Mayer
This was my book from when I was a kid. Always a fun read.

The First Christmas Ever Illustrations by Dennis Jones

The First Night by B.G. Hennessy

Annabelle's Wish


Stable in Bethlehem - A Christmas Counting Book by Hulme

The Animals' Christmas Eve - A Little Golden Book
They have re-done the artwork several times for this cute story. We have one of the older versions.

The Christmas Story by Werner

The Christmas Story with Ruth J. Morehead's Holly Babes

Jingle Bells - A Little Golden Book

Mickey Mouse Goes Christmas Shopping - A Mickey Mouse Club Book
Our version of this is super old and falling apart, but we still love it.

Mercer Mayer's The Little Drummer Mouse
I love these little fictional stories that remind us that God uses the insignificant to do the significant.

Great Joy by DiCamillo
Beautifully illustrated Christmas tale.

A Frosty Day - A Little Golden Book

Corduroy's Christmas Surprise

The Pine Tree Parable  by Higgs

The Christmas Tree That Grew - A Little Golden Book

One Snowy Day - By Salzano
A winter counting padded board book.

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The Night Before Christmas - A Little Golden Book
I love the vintage illustrations in this version.

Wake Up, Santa Claus! by Marcus Pfister

The Biggest, Most Beautiful Christmas Tree - A Little Golden Book

The Twelve Days of Christmas
My son LOVES to sing through this book.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - A Little Golden Book
More vintage illustrations!

The Story of Baby Jesus (Alice in BibleLand Storybook)
I love this series from when I was a little girl. Alice travels back into Bible stories. The rhyming lyrics keep everyone entertained and interested. We have several stories about Alice.

Snowmen All Year by Buehner

Let it Snow! by Charles Reasoner (Board Book)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Very Merry Misfits (Board Book)

Tiny Baby Jesus by Mackall
This adorable book talks about Jesus as a baby and then Jesus during his early ministry. I love this one.

I'd love to hear what Christmas books you love to read to your families. Your suggestions will help me to add to our collection!

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