My Favorite Advent and Christmas Books

christmas-booksAdvent is upon us.  It’s been a joy to see our 9 and 8 year old engage this season more than ever before.  We’ve been waiting for years to see glimpses of their understanding surround the idea of waiting and hoping.  The girls are running with the idea of giving to others this season.  Our second daughter, Norah, who lives and breathes art, created an Advent basket.  It is beautifully lined with ribbon and various cards waiting to be written on and handed out to neighbors and friends.  And Sophia, our story girl, has been asking, “When are we going to read the story about St. Nicholas?”

Over the years, a handful of Christmas books have become family favorites. And we continue to add more! I’ve just about maxed out my number of books on loan from the library. The good news for you is I’ve made some lists!

SO….Cozy up with your family on the couch, grab your hot cocoa, build a fire, and pick a book or two from this delightful list.  Enjoy the season!

Advent and Christmas Read Alouds

Family Favorites

Other Christmas-themed books……

  • Gift of the Magi by O Henry
  • The Polar Express by Chris Can Allsburg
  • Christmas Farm by Mary Lyn Ray
  • The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter
  • The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaola
  • A Christmas Like Helen’s by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

Coloring books

  • Christmas Around the World by Joan O’Brien (Dover)
  • Old-Time Christmas Village Sticker Advent Calendar (Dover Sticker Books)
  • Nativity Stained Glass Coloring Book (Holiday Stained Glass Coloring Book) (Vol i)
  • My Book of Little House Christmas Paper Dolls: Christmas on the Prairie
  • Nutcracker Ballet Paper Dolls with Glitter! (Dover Paper Dolls)

Advent and Christmas Devotional Books

What about you? What are some of your favorite Advent and Christmas books?

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2 thoughts on “My Favorite Advent and Christmas Books

  1. Hi Holly,
    I like your list of Christmas stories because they are both entertaining and meaningful. You might also want to look at Closing the Book on Santa Claus by Ron Chandler. It is about a father who tries to save his daughter’s holiday celebration after it is cancelled at her school. He organizes a rally at city hall, but unexpected calamity prevails. Both of my children enjoyed it.

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  2. Pingback: The Ache of Advent | Awakening Wonder

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