Our Top 12 Favorite Christmas Books
It was really challenging to pick just 12 of our favorite Christmas books (actually, the list started with Top 10 but had to be extended for two extra books). Drum roll please...and the winners of our favorite Christmas Books are:
My personal favorite, The Tale of Three Trees. Once upon a mountaintop, three little trees stood and dreamed of what they wanted to become when they grew up. The years pass and the trees nearly forget their dreams. Each eventually receive their wish, but not in the way they expected - in much bigger and better ways than they could have ever dreamed. It's a great message that we may not always get what we want because there is something even better in store for us. This is one of those stories that will always stay with you.
A great telling of the Christmas Story with beautiful illustrations and simple words that speak to the natural beauty of the manger. No tinsel or ornaments yet, the light of the star with dew drops glistening like diamonds and spidery threads like ribbons of silk.
We are currently reading Christmas Jars together and it is a beautiful story of hope and spreading the joy of the season. Rising newspaper reporter Hope Jensen uncovers the secret behind the "Christmas Jars" - filled with coins and bills anonymously given to people in need.
How Santa Got His Job is a fun little humorous read that explains how Santa acquired all the skills that have made him the success he is today. The message in this book can be a great discussion prompt for career education and finding rewarding and satisfying work. This is a perfect read-aloud for the children who don't believe that Santa is real.