christmas books

Finding christmas books that aren’t filled with Santa Claus is a hard thing to come by. My children do know who Santa is, but we don’t choose to celebrate him at Christmas time.  These books were some that I found were a good resource to show a true meaning of the season.Bear stays up

“The day before Christmas,
snuggled on his floor,
Bear sleeps soundly
with a great big snore….”
Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas!

Mortimer’s Christmas manger

A holiday story to be cherished by families everywhere

Once upon a christmas eve

It has been known for centuries that at the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve, a miracle happens deep in the forests and fields, and all animals are given the gift of speech. But when one little girl decides to find out if it’s true, she finds herself lost in a legend as old as time

 the Legend of the candy cane

One dark November night a stranger rides into a small prairie town. Who is he? Why has he come? The townspeople wish he were a doctor, a dressmaker, or a trader. But the children have the greatest wish of all, a deep, quiet, secret wish. Then a young girl named Lucy befriends the newcomer. When he reveals his identity and shares with her the legend of the candy cane, she discovers fulfillment of her wishes and the answer to her town’s dreams. Now will she share what she has learned?

 The little fir tree

Once there was a tree that stood in a field away from the other trees. It longed to be part of the forest—or part of anything at all. After many lonely years, its dream came true. And the little fir tree’s life changed forever

 

The poky little puppy’s first christmas

It’s the poky little puppy’s first Christmas, and he’s not sure what to expect. When he meets an animal friend who’s lost his home, Poky’s quick to help–and learns all about the spirit of Christmas

the twelve days of christmas

this book was a great book to show my children while we sang the christmas song.  Good illustrations.

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