This is how you’ll find me most mornings in the fall and winter. . .all curled up with my three little kids, a stack a books, a cup of tea, a fuzzy blanket, and a toasty fireplace. Could there be anything better?
I love to read to my children and they can’t get enough of being read to. At the end of each book I always ask, “Another?” and they always squeal, “Yes!” Typically, a couple of hours will go by and my voice will start to give way and I end up having to call it quits and transitioning to snacks.
I never knew that small children would sit so attentively and eagerly for such a long period of time, but my kids simply adore picture books. Since I began collecting picture books with beautiful illustrations and inspiring prose my kids have learned to truly appreciate a quality story. We have a lot of books in our house–A LOT and I dare say that we’ve read the vast majority of them.
One of my favorite collections that I’ve built over the past couple of years is of children’s Christmas books. I scour yard sales, library book sales, school sales, E-Bay etc. I look for books that are beautiful and meaningful.
I think it is especially important for Christmas books to be inspiring, as this time of year is extra special to our family as we celebrate the birth of our Savior. Christmas books should tell stories that touch the soul and leave a child with a lesson that helps point them to the character of Jesus.
The books on the list below are only our family favorites—so far (I leave that disclaimer because you know the collection will grow each year!). We have more, but decided to share only the best!
We hope that this list of books inspires you to share stories of love, friendship, sacrifice, and on and on with your children this Christmas season.
What are your favorite Christmas stories?