The 5 Best Christmas Books To Start A New Tradition
During the holidays family traditions seems to be really important. Have you ever noticed that when Christmas time is getting near things that are not important to us during the rest of the year are now paramount. The meaning behind the tradition is not as important as the experience of it. Adding new traditions to the Christmas Holiday can be a welcome treat that brings your family closer together.
The traditions that I share with your today are not of my own creation but of a friend from work. A long, long time ago I had worked in a theatre box office, selling tickets for the ballet performance of The Nutcracker. My friend’s children were grown up and living on their own. She was sharing with me how that her kids still expected her to continue the family tradition even as adults. Her daughter who had been in college at the time asked where her stuffed bear was. Of course, my friend had thought now that all her children were on their own that it didn’t matter anymore. My friend began her family’s tradition once again.
Every year her children would find cozy Christmas pajamas, stuffed animals and a Christmas book to read that evening before Santa came. What a wonderful idea! I thought. After a bath, the boys would enter their bedroom to find their Christmas PJ’s, stuffed bears to cuddle with and a Christmas book to read before bedtime. I couldn’t wait.
A Few Favorite Christmas Stories
Santa’s Favorite Story: Santa Tells the Story of the First Christmas by Hisako Aoki
Bring Jesus into the picture with this storybook.
Twas’ the Night Before Christmas
If you would like to print out this poem you can find it at the Poetry Foundation.
The Night of Las Posadas by Tomie DePaola
First, let me say that I am a fan of his artwork. For my family, this story was a way to bring some of my families Hispanic culture to their lives.
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
My lovely mother-in-law shared this with me. It is such an endearing story and it is amazing how even without words the illustrations can tell this tale.
The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett
For a while, I had to read all of Jan Brett’s stories to my boys’. The illustrations are wonderful!
Traditions help us to be close and loved just as Jesus wants us to feel. Christmas stories create the experience and emotion of JOY for the holidays. There is no better time than Christmas to start new traditions and know that you are loved.
Written By: Kristina Peterson At Book Bound Boys
Hi, I’m Kristina. A homeschool mom of three homeschooled boys, two graduated and one on the teenage journey. My love for literature has been passed down and I’m here with reading helps, book reviews, and parenting tips.
I Help homeschool parents choose books that are engaging and fun for their boys for a happy homeschool.