If you’re like our family, you get sick of reading the same old books night after night. This time of the year, we beat the book blues by putting our Christmas books into the rotation. We bring them out just for the season. The kids enjoy re-connecting with the stories and it gives us all some much needed variety in our bedtime reading!
If you want to start the tradition this year and are running low on cash-ola, then setup an online account at the library and “reserve” these books (they will email you when they are ready for pick-up). Then, you could buy them post-Christmas when the whole world seems to be on sale.
- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – Upon pressing the button, something different is illuminated on every page. This book has “hard pages” so great for little ones.
- Bear Stays Up For Christmas – All of the books featuring “Bear” are phenomenal. I enjoy them as much as the kids.
- Reindeer Christmas – This story is precious and heart warming.
- Olive, the Other Reindeer – Remember the part in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer song that goes “All of the other reindeer”? Well, it sounds a lot like “Olive the other reindeer” and someone wrote a whimsical book about Olive the dog who hears the song.
- Polar Express – If you’ve never seen the movie, then watch it first. It will make anyone a believer in the magic of Christmas!
- The 12 Days of Christmas – This book is a work of art. It is a pop-up book and thank goodness it only comes out in December because I’m sure my children would have ripped it to shreds. The authors also have a pop-up version of The Night Before Christmas that is just as beautiful and colorful.
- The Elf on the Shelf – We love this little guy and this tradition. Our guy is named “Scout”.
- Who Is Coming to Our House? – We have the board book and it is told from the point of view of the animals getting ready for baby Jesus’ arrival in their humble “house”.
- Maisy’s Snowy Christmas Eve – I love some Maisy books because they are short and colorful and very appropriate for babies and young toddlers who may not be willing to sit through a long book.
- The Night Before Christmas
- Room for a Little One
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas – A classic!
What are your beloved Christmas stories? Do share, Smarties!