Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas stories

One of our favorite Christmas traditions is reading a Christmas story every night before bed. I am always looking for a good one so....this week at our book club this week we talked about our favorite Christmas stories (mostly for children)...I compiled a list and thought I'd share.

Snowball Soup by Mercer Meyer
The Gift of the Magi by O’Henry
Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl Buck
The Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell
Bear Stays up for Christmas by Karma Wilson
A Christmas Dress for Ellen by Thomas S Monson
Christmas is not just once a year by Heinrich Boll (a short story more for adults than children)
The Best Christmas Pageant ever by Barbara Robinson
The Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt
Christmas Oranges by Linda Ethers
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski
Merry Christmas Big Hungry Bear by Audrey Wood
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

What are your favorite children's Christmas stories? I'd love to add to this list.


luntaz said...

My all time favorite is "The Last Straw" by Fredrick H. Thury. There are two different Christmas books titled "The Last Straw". My favorite is about a camel on his way to meet the baby Jesus.

We used to read a book every night in December too...however, as the kids have gotten older they are so busy that we only read about one a week until school lets out. Older kids are super fun...but super busy!

Amy Jean said...

I'm so mad that I couldn't come at the last minute...keep me informed about book club though...I have more hope for 2012!

Wendi said...

These are my favorites on your list:

The Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt
Christmas Oranges by Linda Ethers
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson