I would first of all like to thank Sprite for including me again this year! It is so much fun reading all the posts! It is a highlight of the season for me!
Today I want to spend a little time going back in time and reminiscing about the best books I read with my kids when they were much younger.
It could simply not be Christmas without these books. We read them over and over and over and over.
We talked about community, and sang the songs.
We drank cups of hot chocolate, and ate Christmas candies.
We did voices of animals.
We talked about the stories.
We thought about what perfect really is.
And, Christmas wishes.
and, best of all were the stories we made up ourselves when there were absolutely no words at all.
What did you like to read to your children? Or have someone read to you? And, please make sure you stop by Sprite Writes and see what all the other Virtual Advent participants have to share!
I wish I were your kid.
I thought you wrote that you ate CANDLES. Im reading too fast this morning. Hahahah. Im jolly.
Love your book post. Here is one we read?
JESUS Christmas Story.
It is a cute story of the birth of the Christ Child.
This year I get to share our lovely Christmas books with out tiny person. He has learned how to say STAR.
So many of your favorites were also ours! I just gave The Mitten and The Christmas Wish as gifts and it made my heart happy to do it. Thanks for lovely Christmas book memories!
I can’t wait to share these stories with Miss Audrey!!! <3
A wonderful list of books: I love reading and rereading the Father Christmas Letters. Great fun!
We obviously don’t read any Christmas books, but we seem to have acquired quite a few Chanukkah books over the past few years, and kiddo has her favorites!
All of these are wonderful books! One of my favorite Christmas stories is Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl Buck, my father grew up on a farm during the depression and this story has always reminded me of him…I don’t think I’ve ever been able to read it without crying! I also enjoy re-reading the JRR Tolkien book.
The Mitten (and anything by Jan Brett because Swedish) and The Polar Express and The Snowman.
Some great choices here. I sometimes like to read A Child’s Christmas in Wales aloud to myself. Probably that would be less weird if I found a kid to sit in the room at the same time. 😉
I have a collection of well illustrated children’s books, but only one Christmas book, The Mitten! Of course, it’s because it has knitting on the pages.
I love the Grinch and The Mitten. The others look so good too! I love Children’s books they are so sweet and the photos are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your memories of reading with your children, they sound like very special times.
We read a lot of those titles together when my kids were little. One of our all-time favorites was Santa Calls by William Joyce. Lovely books, Kat!
The children’s Christmas books are some of my very favorite. (even with – or maybe because of? – snow!) Charlie LOVES The Snowman – when we went to the Symphony last weekend, we saw the movie with the orchestra playing the soundtrack. I could listen to it over and over (and over) again! Great post, Kat!
Great post, Kat! I love Christmas books … and have a renewed appreciation for The Snowman since we saw the movie with the orchestra playing the music last weekend.
oops! apparently the first comment really did post!
A fun post! Every year I pull out my favorite children’s holiday stories and relive those momenrs…One of my favorite Christmas books is Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs.
Aww. The Polar Express. I must add that my collection. What a lovely list and beautiful memory.