Sticking with more experience gifts for the holidays, I have read about children opening a new Christmas-themed book every day of December. The idea has been tossed around for a few years, and I have purchased a few books here and there, thinking I would complete the book gifting idea. Somehow, though, I always started collecting the books too late in the season, and I would give up before the second week.
This year, I am determined to be ahead of the Christmas avalanche. I know that fall is just beginning, and I haven’t even planned my Thanksgiving menu, but I’m going to start ordering or searching for great winter/Christmas/family books to add to our home library.
If you want to jump on the bandwagon, I’ve listed out 30 of our favorite, or soon-to-be-our-favorite books. You can wrap them and set them under the tree. You can set them out on the Thanksgiving Day table to start after dessert. You can stack them next to your child’s bed and let him choose the order he wants to hear them. The options are limitless in how you gift the books, but the memories will be made none-the-less.
Snuggle up. Grab some hot cocoa. Light the fire. Open a good book. (affiliate links included)
31 Fun Christmas Books for Kids
How to Catch Santa
The Littlest Elf
The Night Before Christmas
The Christmas Wish
Bear Stays Up for Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Little Blue Truck Christmas
The Polar Express
A Charlie Brown Christmas
The Christmas Sweater
The Snowmen at Christmas
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree
The Jolly Christmas Postman
Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree
A Wish to be a Christmas Tree
The Spirit of Christmas
River Rose and the Magical Christmas
Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
The Tale of Three Trees
Christmas Day in the Morning
Merry Christmas Curious George
Home for Christmas
Charlie and the Christmas Kitty
The Christmas Fox
A Pirate’s 12 Days of Christmas
Legend of the Candy Cane
The Sparkle Box
The Story of Holly and Ivy
Apple Tree Christmas
Socks for Santa
Any of your favorites not make my list? What should we add?
I am definitely not opposed to reading two books a day!