It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
I love the magical feeling that the month of December brings to our home. The cocoa and cookies, decorating the tree together, and of course, curling up with some festive Christmas books. We have a slower pace in the month of December, with activities on hold and the weather turning chilly. I welcome this with open arms every year.
We have a fun tradition where our Elves, Crystal and King, bring new books a few times throughout the month. It’s usually a mix of picture books and activity books. These Greene’s love it! Which is such a mom win for me since sometimes when I bring home new books they don’t get as excited. It may have something to do with me bringing home new books A LOT.
Let me be your book elf and share our favorite Christmas books to help get your family in the Christmas spirit.
If you’ve never read a Bad Kitty book with your kids, you need to! We have every single one and they always make us laugh out loud. This story is a little more on the serious side with some great life lessons. It wouldn’t be a Bad Kitty book though without some hilarious naughtiness snuck in there.
When I saw this collection at the bookstore recently I almost screamed. Yes, I am that nerdy. We LOVE all the Jan Brett holiday books! Her illustrations are gorgeous and her stories are heartwarming. I’m so happy to have this collection so I can pull it out every year, snuggle with my loves and read story after story.
Bruce has quickly become a storybook classic in our house. We love his grumpy character and sweet heart. In this new addition poor Bruce has another problem. Everyone thinks he’s Santa! Parents and kids will all be laughing at this one.
How can you not love this groovy cat?! Pete the Cat books have been a staple in our house since my twins were about 4. These were some of the only books my son, Robbie, would read when he was first learning how to read. In this story, Pete saves the day when Santa gets sick. Yay for Pete!
This is a sweet book with rhyming text that will totally encourage some imaginative play. I’m planning on reading this and then setting up an elf trap station to facilitate some creative building projects!
You know I had to add this classic! The Grinch has been the bad guy everyone loves for years and this generation of kids is no exception. I love the magical feeling we get imagining ourselves in Whoville for Christmas. Every household needs to have this book at Christmastime.
This is another story collection that we will cherish year after year. These stories are so unique and fun. You can read 1 each night or curl up and read all six at once. Our favorite is The Fake Santa. I’d love to know yours?
The Nightmare Before Christmas has been one of my favorite movies since I was 12 years old. Yes, I had a phase where I shopped almost exclusively at Hot Topic, don’t we all. Anyway, how gorgeous is this book?! I am nerding out so hard on the illustrations, and the details. This needs to be on your Christmas list!
Every family needs a copy of this classic poem to read on Christmas Eve night. I love the classic illustrations and beautiful lettering in this copy. It even has a giant fold-out page that your kids will love to open. Don’t lie down for your Christmas Eve nap before grabbing your family a copy of this book.
Happy Holidays everyone and of course Happy Reading!
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