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9Great Christmas Books 9

 

 

 Free Christmas stories can be found online:

The Good Night (Finnish Christmas retold by Ruth Sawyer)

A Christmas Tree by Charles Dickens

A Letter from Santa Claus by Mark Twain

Glorious Gifts from the Past (the story of Silent Night, by Ola, Per and Emily D'Aulaire)

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Old favorites (Amazon Links):

--The Light at Turn Rock (Will they be stranded on the lighthouse for Christmas?)

--Harold at the North Pole (just for fun--don't forget your purple crayon!)

--Brigid's Cloak (visit the manger with St. Brigid)

--Night Tree (cozy)

--December (beautifully illustrated with angels)

--Flight of the Reindeer (scientific and first hand accounts; tongue in cheek)

--Best Christmas Pageant Ever  (audio cassette)

--Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve? (Jan Brett's "new" Scandinavian tale)

--The Little Christmas Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover)

--Christmas Day in the Morning

--Snowshoe Thompson

--Gift of the Magi (plus other O. Henry stories from Dover Thrift!)

--The Glorious Impossible

--Advent, Christmas Epiphany in the Domestic Church  (New, beautiful, and spiral bound for ease of use)

--Young Mary of Nazareth by Marianna Mayer (Embellished a bit...but the paintings are by the masters)

--Jan Brett's Christmas Treasury  (all your favorites, fully illustrated)

--Northern Nativity : Christmas Dreams of a Prairie Boy by William Kurelek

--The Night Before Christmas illustrated by Tasha Tudor

--The Last Straw by Fredrick Thury (based on a libretto, and wonderfully illustrated)

--Quomodo Invidiosulus Nomine Grinchus  (the Grinch!) by Seuss (translated deftly into Latin!  Also available in Spanish)

--Christmas in the Stable by Astrid Lindgren

--Amahl and the Night Visitors by Menotti (pair this with a recording of the Opera)

--The Oxford Books of Christmas Poems

--St. Francis and the Christmas Donkey by Robert Byrd

 --The Father Christmas Letters by J. R. R. Tolkein (on cassette!  Wonderful!)

 --A Child's Christmas in Wales, by Dylan Thomas (also available on cassette and CD, read by Thomas!)

 --A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, stunningly performed (not just read) by Patrick Stewart, on CD.

 Or get the "Whole Story" of A Christmas Carol.

 --The Christmas Day Kitten, by James Herriot 

 --Christmas in Noisy Village, by Astrid Lindgren

 --Christmas Trolls, by Jan Brett

  --Yuletide Delights, Ernest Nister

 --The First Christmas, London National Gallery (KJV, but worth it for the beautiful art)

 --The Friendly Beasts, Tomie de Paola

  --On Christmas Eve, by Margaret Wise Brown

 --Over the River and Through the Woods, illustrated by Mary Engelbreit

 --Sing Noel:  Christmas Carols, by Jane Yolen (includes the history of the carols)

 --Twelve Days of Christmas, illustrated by Jan Brett

 --The Wild Christmas Reindeer, by Jan Brett

 --A Cup of Christmas Tea, by Tom Hegg

 --Advent Arts and Christmas Crafts:  With Prayers... , by Jeanne Heiberg

 --Advent, Christmas, Epiphany (2 Volume Set : The Readings...), by Megan McKenna

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