Each season we bring out a new set of holiday books for our book nook. Even though they’ve been read over, and over, and over, it’s like seeing an old friend each year.
Here are some of our favorites:
Memories of the Manger
This is our absolute favorite Christmas book. It tells the story of the birth of Jesus in the manger through the eyes of a dove. He narrates the book as he talks to all of the stable animals on Christmas Eve. They talk about seeing a star. And how they can’t believe their eyes.
This book is all about Olivia and her two brothers who are anxiously awaiting for Santa Claus. We see Olivia as we always do — getting into trouble. She and her brothers are constantly looking out the window, on “Santa watch.”
They burn cookies, cut down the family tree, and just get into all kinds of trouble. We also have a matching green and white stripped, pajama-wearing Olivia stuffed animal so that helps bring this took to life. I wrote a post about this book last year and we’re enjoying it again this year.
We’re big fans of The Pioneer Woman and my kid’s love her children’s books about Charlie the Ranch Dog. The Christmas version doesn’t disappoint. Charlie is at his finest, being pestered by an itty-bitty kitty.
Santa is Coming to Town — to YOUR town
We found this book last year and love it. It’s customized to the location you live. You can find your state, but there are so many cities too. Not only does the title say your city name, but inside the book it talks about well-known parts of town where Santa is traveling through. See more about this book in my pervious post.
We save one Christmas book to be read only once a year:
We have an old version of this classic tale, and a beautiful pop-up version that has amazing white cut outs on every page. The story is the famous Clement Clarke Moore story, but with illustrated cutouts from Robert Sabuta. It’s far from your typical pop-up book too. These illustrations are beautiful and creative. They literally jet out from the pages, making the story come to life.
What’s your favorite Christmas book?