We try to read a Christmas book under the Christmas tree every night once we have our Christmas tree up. It’s trickier and trickier as kids get older but I usually at least have Claire and Lu with me, and I love how it makes our house feel.
Here are some of our very, very favorites (click on the links below them if you want to find where to get them):
I love to kick off Christmas season with that one so we can get in the true spirit of it all. It is here: and the artwork is fabulous. Maybe I need to just figure out how to copy those gorgeous things and hang them on my walls at Christmas.
When Jesus Was Born in Bethlehem
I always, without fail cry when I read this one:
Seriously, what an amazing classic. It is here: The Gift of the Magi
This one is so fun for the kids…tells all about Santa’s workshop and has all these cool little details that fascinate kids:
It is here: Santa Claus
Great message in this one:
The kids and I read this next one night after night a few years ago. It’s a long one about how Santa began. So many great spirit-filled nights were spent under the Christmas tree with that one.
…back in the days when the kids weren’t going in 46 different directions each night and we could just sit and snuggle close…it is here: The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
Dave’s Dad read this classic to them every Christmas Eve growing up.
Now Dave reads it to our kids.
This is an awesome one. About Santa AND Christ and some similarities.
And, of course, my very favorite that always makes me bawl and my kids look at me with confused smiles while the spirit fills the room.
And how can I not list this one?
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Love that Grinch and his heart.
I don’t have a picture of The Tale of Three Trees
for some reason, but boy howdy, that’s one of my very favorites too. Three trees grow up to be just what they always dreamed, but in a completely different way than they pictured. All centered around parts of Christ’s life
So grateful for great books to bring in the Christmas spirit. I’d love other suggestions because even though our Christmas book basket by the tree is overflowing you can always use a new great Christmas book:)
Another fav. Christmas tradition we need to get going on is back HERE.