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25 Days of Christmas Books!

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It’ almost time to change the calendar and gather Advent materials. (And I should probably consider removing the rotting pumpkins from the front porch.)

As we count down to Christmas, we will pull out a new book from our December book stack. Im actually thinking about wrapping them up and letting them open one each day. Christmas books are our favorite! We will also be adding Advent activities and Christmas crafts to our morning basket.

I really want our focus this Christmas season to be on others and how we can bless those around us with simple gestures. Last year we introduced the Giving Manger and Kindness Advent to our kids. My daughter is a natural gift giver and loves to bless others in the sweetest of ways. Where my boys love to receive ALL THE THINGS… so I’m excited to see how this goes. We also used Slow and Sacred Advent to keep Jesus at the center of our holiday. We loved it so much that we will continue to do many of the activities again this year. We are also very excited to read through Unearthing Wonder, a new Advent family guide and nature study released by the Peaceful Press!

I’d love to hear your ideas on how you spread joy and keep the season focused on HIM.

I hope you enjoy scrolling through this book stack. Most of these books are old favorites, a few are from my childhood, some from the library… and several are brand new to us this year! I love discovering new ones!

What is your favorite book to read in December?

Advent:

Unearthing Wonder: A Family Guide to Advent

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All Creation Waits

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Slow and Sacred Advent

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Kindness Advent Calendar

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The Star from Afar Advent Calendar

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The Giving Manger

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Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Christmas

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Prepare Him Room: Celebrating the Birth of Jesus Family Devotional

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The Advent Storybook

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Jotham’s Journey: A Storybook for Advent

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Christmas Crafts and Cookies:

The Christmas Guide: A Peaceful Preschool Unit

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Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol: A Book-to-Table Classic  

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Honey and Jam: Seasonal Baking from My Kitchen in the Mountains

The Baker’s Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale, with Bonus Cookie Recipe

Cookie Advent Cookbook: With 24 festive recipes

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Christmas is Coming

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25 Days of Christmas Books:

(in no particular order)

The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Anderson

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The Carpenter’s Gift

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The GIft of the Magi

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree

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Apple Tree Christmas

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The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

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Christmas Day in the Morning

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Cranberry Christmas

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Christmas in Noisy Village

A Cobtown Christmas

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Christmas in the Trenches

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The Story of Holly and Ivy

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The Night Before Christmas

The Polar Express

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The Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker

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The Legend of the Candy Cane

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Love, Santa

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

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Little Blue Truck’s Christmas

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook

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Stick Man

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Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree

The Christmas Wish

Merry Christmas Mom and Dad

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Santa Mouse

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Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas

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The Christmas Quiet Book

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The Velveteen Rabbit

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Finding Christmas

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Allie, the Christmas Spider

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If You Take a Mouse to the Movies

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Bialosky’s Christmas   (favorite childhood book)

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Red and Lulu

Great Joy

Room for a Little One

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The Christmas Star

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The Friendly Beasts: an old English Christmas Carol

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Strega Nona’s Gift

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Merry Christmas, Strega Nona

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The Christmas Story ( A Little Golden Book)

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The Night Before Christmas (A Little Golden Book)

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Jingle Bells (A Little Golden Book)

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Mickey’s Christmas Carol (A Little Golden Book)

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ok….. maybe that was more than 25…. but who’s counting?

Did I mention Christmas Books are my FAVORITE!

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