I thought I would share some of our favorite Christmas books so that other families could be blessed by these books like we have been. Each year we bring out these books and find even more at the library that we haven't read yet. I must admit that I hide these books after Christmas because I don't like reading them during the year. I think it makes it more special to only read these for one month out of the year. Otherwise they would just get lost on the shelf with the rest of the books.
The Pine Tree Parable - This story makes me cry every time I read it. It's a wonderful story about giving at Christmas time. Two families interact at a pine tree farm. There are Bible verses on the pages and although it doesn't tell the nativity story, it does capture the true meaning of Christmas.
Christmas in the Big Woods - We love the Little House on the Prairie series and the fact that there are childrens picture books that go along with them. This Christmas story from this series is heartwarming and takes you back to the olden days when life was simpler and Christmas was a very special day in their lives.
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey - Although I don't think this is a true story, it does stand out as a Christmas classic for us. It's about the interaction of a woodcarver, a widow and her son.
The Legend of the Candy Cane - Another classic Christmas tale set in an old prairie town. Your children will discover the gospel story of Christmas using the candy cane as an explanation.
A Silent Night - We love all Mary Manz Simon's books! This book and others in the series are for early readers and portray Bible stories in an easy format for young children to read. The illustrations are great too.
Favorite Christmas Books That We Would Like to Read That Might Get Added to Our List Someday:
Tales of Glory Nativity Play Set - This is a fun paper project families can make to create their own nativity set.
God Gave Us Christmas - What happens when little polar bear asks "Who Invented Christmas?" Mother polar bear gently answers all her child's questions and then decides to take her child on a journey to show how Christmas started and what it really means.
The Christmas Sweater - I knew there was an adult book by this title but didn't know there was also a children's picture book. Looks like a good one.
I hope you have enjoyed our list of favorite Christmas books along with our wish list of the books we would like to read. Have a blessed Christmas season!
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