One of my favorite Christmas traditions is picking out a new Christmas book every year. Our collection is really growing because I’ve been doing it since McKenzie and Kasey were born (2008!). If you do the Elf on the Shelf tradition it would be a fun idea to have the elf bring a Christmas book on the first night every year! Over the years you will begin to cherish all of your books and they can be passed down to your kids and grandchildren. I LOVE special little things that make the holidays even more meaningful. I thought I’d share our absolute favorite ones to read every year.
HOME ALONE: I’m sure you’ve seen this movie a thousand times like me, but the book is SO cute too! The illustrations are amazing and its a story any child will like.
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: Another movie I’m sure you’ve seen a million times but it’s a classic! Tim Burton illustrated this book himself. I won’t even let the babies handle this one alone because it’s so pretty. (note its at the top of the bookshelf, haha)
THE POLAR EXPRESS: Yet another movie based one… but I love the “if you can hear the bell, then you truly believe” aspect of the book. So cute!
RUDOLPH THE CLASSIC STORY: This will always be one of my absolute favorites! The illustrations are beautiful and vibrant. Hermey is one of the cutest little characters in the story!
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS: Another classic. My kids usually grab this one to read first!
THE GREAT REINDEER REBELLION: This one is super fun and silly. The reindeer go on strike so Santa puts out an ad for more animals to help!
THE CHRISTMAS SNOWFLAKE: This is a customizable book made for your family! It’s about a snowflake who is trying to find a family to live with and she encounters lots of families along the way. Your family’s names are in the book and it even comes with a keepsake ornament.
Here are some other books that have been on my radar. I’m still deciding which one I want to get for this year!
Here is a book I will be reading this December! My book club chose this one because it was Reese Witherspoon’s book pick of the month! I can’t wait to get started on it.
What is a ‘must read’ Christmas book for your family? Leave me a comment below!