Over this past Advent we read quite a few great books to help us celebrate. Here is our complete booklist from our Advent countdown, read-a-louds, and even some extra Christmas books we had available to pick up and enjoy. Our favorites are indicated with ***.
***The Family Under the Bridge – Natalie Carlson – We really enjoyed this one, it was a quick easy read that had a heartwarming story.
Advent Countdown and Extras (alphabetical)
A Charlie Brown Christmas – Charles Schulz
Christmas in July – Arthur Yorinks and Richard Egielski
A Christmas Prayer – Amy Parker
***The Christmas Miracle of Jonathon Toomey – Susan Wojciechowski
The Christmas Story – Isabelle Brent
The Christmas Story – Tara Larsen Chang
The Christmas Witch – Steven Kellog
***The Clown of God – Tomie dePaulo
The Gift of the Magi – O. Henry
A Humbug Christmas – Tobin Fraley
Joy to the World – Christmas Stories from Around the World – Saviour Pirotta
***The Last Straw – Frederick Thury
The Legend of the Poinsettia – Tomie dePaulo
***The Little Fir Tree – Retold from Hans Christian Andersen by Cathy Goldsack
The Little Star of Bethlehem – Christine Felicelli
The Man of the House at Huffington Row – Mary Brigid Barrett
Merry Christmas, Little Critter – Mercer Mayer
Mooseltoe – Margie Palatini
Mucky Pup’s Christmas – Ken Brown
***The Night Before Christmas (multiple versions) – Clement Moore
Nonna Tell Me a Story – Lidia Bastianich
Nutcracker – ETA Hoffman
***The Polar Express – Chris Van Allsburg
Rudolph’s Second Christmas – Robert May
***Silent Night – Will Moses
***A Small Miracle – Peter Collington
The Story of Christmas – Linda Jennings
***Timmy’s Gift – A Christmas Story (Precious Moments) – Samuel Butcher
Our Christmas book collection seems to continue growing, year after year. I love adding new books and rereading the old favorites.
Now it’s your turn…. what are your favorite Christmas books?