Christmas is the holiday that has won and captured America’s heart. The bright lights, delicious food, Santa Claus monuments, and more importantly, the birth of Jesus Christ, has made Christmas everyone’s favorite and most celebrated holiday. In addition to opening up presents, drinking egg nog, trimming the tree, and watching “A Christmas Story”, families should join together and read. Here are five books to read for Christmas.
Children ages 3-6 will love to read this Little Golden Book retelling of the classic 1964 holiday TV special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. All of the other reindeer make fun of Rudolph and won’t let him play in their reindeer games because he’s different. But when Christmas is almost cancelled because of a huge snowstorm, Rudolph comes to the rescue with his wonderful shiny red nose.
A classic bestseller presented in a new size with fresh, bright illustrations. Here is the story of the Nativity told in 200 words that are simple enough for a toddler to understand. From the Annunciation by the angel through Jesus’s birth, the angels’ appearance to the shepherds, and the journey of the wise men, the Christmas story is presented in its most traditional form. Vibrant new illustrations are paired with classic text to bridge the connection between the biblical story of Jesus’s birth and today’s Christmas celebration. This book is unsurpassed as an introduction to the significance of the Christmas holiday.
The perfect gift for children and adults alike, Charles Dickens’ tale of self-discovery has become one of his most famous and best loved works. On Christmas Eve the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley, who warns him that he will be visited by three spirits. During the night, the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come show Scrooge the scenes of his youth, the poverty-stricken Christmas currently being endured by his loyal clerk Bob Cratchitt and his crippled son Tiny Tim—and the lonely future that awaits him if he continues in his grasping ways. He awakes on Christmas morning chastened by his nocturnal experiences, and resolves to be a better man. This volume also includes Dickens’ short story, “A Christmas Tree,” with its evocative description of the delights of the season. With stunning, atmospheric new illustrations that evoke Dickensian London at Christmas time, award-winning artist Robert Ingpen has worked his wonders on this timeless tale.
It’s a very merry Christmas with all your friends from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood in this charming board book with flaps!
It’s Christmastime in the Neighborhood of Make Believe, and Daniel Tiger and his family can’t wait to celebrate! Join Daniel as he makes cookies for Santa with Baker Aker, decorates the Christmas tree with Mom Tiger, unwraps presents with Baby Margaret, and much more! This board book features lift-and-reveal flaps on each spread.
It’s the Christmas season during a time when people had little money to spend. Cookie jars held pennies, not Christmas cookies.
So when Jack smells something delicious coming from the kitchen, he can’t believe his nose. Cookies!
But his excitement turns to disappointment when he learns the cookies aren’t for him. Instead, Mother is baking them for the needy people at their church. While Jack helps roll out the dough, his mother tells him the legend of the Christmas cookie.
In a captivating interplay of simple words and beautiful illustrations, The Legend of the Christmas Cookie tells a tender story of giving—not just cookies, but gifts of the heart that last forever.