Hi and welcome to
the Dec 11th edition of
I picked a challenging topic this week.
Is it even possible to narrow down your five favourite Christmas books?
I don’t think so.
But I can list five of the many Christmas books that I’ve enjoyed over the years.
I’m sure as soon as I finish this post I’ll remember another one.
Oh well . . .
1. The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden – one of the dearest little Christmas stories ever written. Makes me cry. Read it. Especially if you have little doll loving girls or were one 🙂
2. Do you want to make your children laugh until the tears run down their cheeks? Especially if they’ve been raised in the church and are used to wearing towels and bathrobes in the Sunday School Pageant every Christmas? Then read The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
I’ll never forget my boys rolling on the floor, clutching their tummies, they were laughing so hard. You may have to be PKs to get that much fun out of this book 🙂
The first ever Dickens book that I read – and I was hooked! If you have only watched the movie then
Read. The. Book.
4. Take Joy ~ The Tasha Tudor Christmas Book -lovely, lovely, lovely. Stories, poems, carols and Tasha Tudor’s family Christmas traditions. Tasha Tudor’s enchanting artwork graces every page. I don’t own my own copy but I borrow it every year from the library.
I had a copy of this book as a child and the exquisite Eloise Wilkins artwork was indelibly imprinted in my mind. So when I saw a copy of it in a second-hand bookstore many years ago, I had to buy it for my own little ones.
Are we at five already?
I haven’t even mentioned Christ In Christmas A Family Advent Celebration or Rocking Horse Christmas by Mary Pope Osbourne or Alison Uttley’s Stories for Christmas or Angels and Other Strangers by Katherine Paterson or The Christmas Anna Angel by Ruth Sawyer.
or any books in this basket
or this one.
I told you it was difficult.
Why don’t you tell me one of your favourite Christmas books in the comments – make my job even harder! 🙂
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
We’re celebrating a birthday on Sunday (though the date was Dec 10th)
Can anyone tell me ~ where did 27 years go?
Happy Birthday Robbie!
Thanks for coming by – for more Friday faves visit Suzanne at Living To Tell The Story