Are all your Christmas plans in place?
I used to be a big planner. Now I plan about an hour ahead. Sometimes I just wing it as I go along. Who is this person I’ve become?
But who needs gifts and decorations and yummy food when there’s a towering stack of Christmas books to be read?
I’ve been collecting for years, and now I’m not certain if my shelves can hold one more Christmas book—but I’m willing to risk it!
Have you added any Christmas books to your collection this year?
I’ve shared many of my favorites in past posts:
- Favorite Christmas Books
- Favorite Christmas Books ~ Around the World Edition
- Favorite Christmas Books ~ Pioneer Edition
- Advent (many resources)
I noticed with excitement that two of my favorite out-of-print Christmas books are available used on Amazon for reasonable prices right at this moment (they’ve often been available only at much higher prices!). Snatch them up before they’re gone!
- Maggie Rose, Her Birthday Christmas by Ruth Sawyer (an adored chapter book favorite from my own childhood, reviewed here—it makes a wonderful read-aloud!)
- Handel's Messiah Family Advent Reader (short review here; last Christmas season I posted corresponding readings, picture books, videos, and other resources for each day’s topic)
This year I’ve added The Wee Christmas Cabin of Carn-na-ween to our collection since Ruth Sawyer is the author of two of my most favorite Christmas books. We’ll also be enjoying Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S. Buck (because, well, Pearl S. Buck), The Christmas Wish (the photography—oooohhh!), and Christmas Farm (perfect for reading the day we get our Christmas tree).