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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

favorite christmas reads.

so, i was pulling together a list of my all-time favorite christmas reads & i thought i'd share. maybe you'll find a story or two that will become a new family favorite, or perhaps you'll re-discover one you had forgotten about. here's a few books & stories i'm looking forward to sharing with my family this year. if i've missed any of your favorites, please share! i'm always on the lookout for something new.

the tale of the three trees
the polar express
teach the children the true meaning of christmas
how the grinch stole christmas
why christmas trees aren't perfect
the night before christmas
olive, the other reindeer
the christmas orange
the max lucado christmas collection
christmas nails
a special place for santa
m&m christmas poem
the christmas miracle of jonathan toomey
the white envelope
the giving tree
santa's prayer


sarah cool said...


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson. (written back in the 70's)

SO good - very funny and incredibly touching. My parents used to read this outloud to me all the time when I was a kid. :)

Holly said...

Yes, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! We read it every single year.

Also, The Jolly Christmas Postman. It has real letters inside. Such a cute Christmas book. (I am too lazy to go look to see who the author is).

Jon & Heather said...

I am glad you posted these. Me and the hubs are trying to read a story every night til the 25th and now I don't have to search the internet every evening looking for a good one!

Melanie said...

Have you ever read I Believe In Santa Claus? It ties in similarities between Santa and Christ. It is my VERY favorite Christmas book!!

Nicki said...

I Believe in Santa Claus by Diane G Adamson. Simple, well-said, but harder to find. You'll have to order it online.

Toomey Films said...

You might look at the DVD version of The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey with Tom Berenger and Joely Richardson. It's true to the values of the book.

Anonymous said...

What a great list!
Our all time favorite is...

You Are My Miracle (from the creators of You Are My I Love You)
by Maryann Cusimano Love & Satomi Ichikawa.

It is our ALL TIME favorite, I can't get through it without getting teary eyed!

KJ said...

The Christmas Tapestry by Patricia Polacco and Christmas Day in the Morning by...I can't recall at the moment.

Elizabeth V. said...

We love "The Christmas Mystery" by Jostein Gaarder. We read a chapter a night through December building up to the story conclusion on Christmas Eve. It is a favorite tradition for our family.