Our 5 Favourite Christmas Books in 2017
In our house, reading time is snuggle time! Both kids love to curl up and read, whether the story is new or familiar. I thought I would share five of our most well-worn Christmas books this year, in case you need a last-minute gift idea, or another excuse to curl up by the fire on Christmas Eve!
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1. A Porcupine in a Pine Tree, Helaine Becker
This adorable Canadian 12 Days of Christmas is the most-requested book in our house this year! We've sung it so many times, I'm not sure we know the original words to the song anymore. The pictures are cute, and full of action. This one is sure to get you into the holiday spirit!
2. Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho!, Doreen Cronin
Duck is up to its old tricks again in this holiday spin on Farmer Brown's farm! With everyone getting stuck in the chimney while Santa's on his way, this story guarantees giggles!
3. Llama Llama Holiday Drama, Anna Dewdney
Oh, sweet Llama Llama! This is a great story about all of the preparation for the holidays, and how it's all fun, but it can sometimes be overwhelming. Llama Llama always gives us a way to talk about "big feelings" and how they sometimes get the better of us, but we can always work it out together.
4. Merry Christmas, Mom and Dad!, Mercer Mayer
Little Critter always starts out with the best intentions, but things don't quite go the way he wants them to. Who among us can't relate to tasting the icing a little too much while decorating holiday cookies? Kids will love this book because they can relate to Little Critter's problems completing his holiday efforts; parents will love the reminder to appreciate their children's earnest approach to "helping".
5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dr. Seuss
This classic is getting a lot of attention in our house this year, kind of unexpectedly. I wasn't sure if my kids would be into the pictures with minimal colour, the length of the story, and the relative complexity of the text, but they are loving it!