Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Traditions :: Nightly Christmas Stories


Each year after Thanksgiving, we begin decorating for Christmas. My sweet husband brings down all the Christmas tubs from the attic and the boys and I set to work. One tub in particular is especially heavy as it is filled with all sorts of Christmas and holiday stories.

In addition to our daily reading of Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol, the boys and I also read one other book from the Christmas tub each night. It has taken several years to build up our Christmas collection and it seems each year a story is culled and a new one takes its place.

If you would like to build a collection this year or add to your current one, please consider adding a few of these beloved titles:

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
  • The Polar Express  by Chris Van Allsberg
  • The Berenstain Bears Meet Santa Bear by Stan & Jan Berenstain
  • Hanukkah, A Counting Book by Emily Sper
  • The Jolly Christmas Postman  by Janet & Allan Ahlberg
  • The Friendly Beasts, an old English Christmas Carol by Tomie dePaola
  • Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson
  • The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore
  • The Christmas Story by Jane Werner Watson
  • Home for Christmas by Jan Brett
If you don't have the space to store a Christmas book collection, you can always create a digital library using a Kindle, Nook, or iPAD. Another option would be to visit your local library and peruse their holiday shelves.

What are some of your family's favorite Christmas or holiday stories?

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