There are numerous books for readers of all ages that are centered around Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and likely other Winter holidays that I am not aware of (sorry…no offense intended, I am just not aware of every religious holiday). My family celebrates Christmas, and I try my best every year to avoid the commercialism aspects as much as possible. Our tree will not be up before Thanksgiving, I will not be listening to Christmas music before December, and I do not do any “black Friday” or Thanksgiving day shopping. Holidays are meant to be spent at home, with loved ones. Not in the stores, buying things that are more than likely not needed anyhow.
So, a few of my Christmas favorites include “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, as well as his “The Cricket on the Hearth”.
Another favorite I recently discovered by one of my favorite authors, L. Frank Baum, is “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.” I reviewed this story here: https://booksandopinions.com/2013/11/14/the-life-and-adventures-of-santa-claus-l-frank-baum-2/
Some great stories for the smaller kids (and the kid in you!) could include Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, or Charles Schulz “A Charlie Brown Christmas”.
“The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg was a story before it was ever turned into a movie.
What books are on your list for reading this holiday season?
I love Christmas books, whether it’s a romance or a childrens book, I just love them! Every Christmas I read my children a book called The Magic of Christmas. It’s about Christmas for some little mice, and they love it!
This may be of interest. If you would care to review it, I’d be glad to send the pdf (email at adress shown you in this comment) http://snowfar4.wix.com/1914-christmas-truce
Hello- Thanks for your post. I haven’t read The Cricket on the Hearth, so I will check it out! The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski is my all-time favorite Christmas book. I read it to my kids every single year and highly recommend it!