Christmas is a treat for both the parents and for the kids. For children, it’s time for Christmas presents and spreading holiday cheer. For parents, it’s time to relax from work and spend more time with families and friends.
If you want your kids to be in awe, have fun, and laugh to their hearts’ content this Christmas, not only because of Santa and gifts, give them a magical Christmas that they won’t forget–a Christmas experience only great books that challenge the imagination can give. To start your Christmas book party, check out these 8 Christmas books you can read to your kids this holiday season.
Merry Christmas, Mouse
This book is ideal for teaching toddlers how to count. This is a story of Mouse trying to decorate a Christmas tree. He starts with putting one star, then he puts two angels, three snowflakes, and so on.
This story is both entertaining and educational. It helps toddlers learn how to count by helping mouse put ornaments on the trees one by one.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Introduce your kids to Little Cindy Lou and Dr. Seuss while teaching them some fun rhymes. This classic is an all-time family-favorite so your kids better not miss this. This pre-Jim Carrey classic tells us a story about the Grinch who desperately wanted to steal people’s Christmas. Then again, despite his ill motives, empathy and kindness led him to a change of heart.
The story has a lot to share so you can keep your kids entertained while stirring their imaginations and leaving them with more valuable life lessons.
The Polar Express
This is a story of a boy who took a train ride all the way to the North Pole. Upon reaching the North Pole, he received an extraordinary gift from Santa–something only kids like him can enjoy.
This story will teach you how to experience and feel Christmas through a child’s eyes. Your kids will surely love the adventure and magic only made for the little ones. For the adults, this is a good reminder that no matter how old you are, if you still truly believe in the magic of Christmas, the Christmas bell will still truly ring for you.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
This children’s book is adapted from a novel with the same title. This is a story of a family of outlaws invaded church one Sunday morning and took over the preparation of the yearly Christmas pageant. Though the Herdman hasn’t heard of the story of Mary, Joseph, and the baby on the manger, they were able to present the best Christmas pageant ever.
This story will teach your kids to see people the way Christ sees us — without judgment and prejudice.
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol is a story about Ebenezer Scrooge who only cares about money and nothing else. With so much for money, he has grown miserable who can’t even stand Christmas. Three spirits visited him and showed him what truly matters in this life. From “Bah Humbug,” Ebenezer Scrooge learned how to say “God bless you!”
Another character to love in this story is that of the little boy named Tiny Kim who overcame any kid of adversity because of his awesome disposition. Overall, A Christmas Carol is one story you can’t afford to miss telling your kids this Christmas.
Llama Llama Holiday Drama
This is another commendable story about Llama Llama who is originally very excited for the Christmas season but just gets overwhelmed by the holiday chaos. This story leaves us with the moral lesson that people are more important and more valuable than any Christmas present you will get.
One Night in Bethlehem
This book is filled with easy rhymes and textured pages your kids would definitely love. This tells us the story of a young boy who wonders what would have happened if he was already alive when baby Jesus was born in the manger. The Gospel message is delivered with sweet naivety, something that you and your little ones would love.
The Night Before Christmas
There are many versions of this story so you can choose which one would be best to read to your kids. This shows us a poem that speaks about how people greatly anticipate the arrival of Saint Nick. Your kids will love to call the reindeer’s names together with Santa so this is definitely a must-read over the holidays.
Christmas is just around the corner and no matter where you are celebrating, I hope you give and receive lots of love this holiday season! Merry Christmas to one and all!
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