10 Wonderful Christmas Books

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Since Christmas is a week away, I thought I would do something fun and share some of my favorite Christmas books. This list is actually taken from a personal blog post I wrote a couple of years, but I am bringing it here because they are still wonderful books that are worth reading over again.

10 Wonderful Christmas Books

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1. Twas the Night before Christmas by Clement C. Moore. Duh! This has to be number one, right? I used to wrap this book and have Andrew open it on Christmas Eve, and then I would read it to him before going to bed. Andrew is a pre-teen now so he doesn’t want me to wrap it any more but we still do read it every Christmas Eve.

2. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. None of the movie or TV versions of the Christmas Carol or Scrooge would ever had been made possible if it hadn’t been for the book! The book is wonderful and if you haven’t read it, you should.

3. White Christmas Pie by Wanda Brunstetter. A charming Amish roman fiction novel about a man named Will who is bitter towards his father who left him with an Amish family when he was a young boy. An accident ensues causing a series of events that leads to forgiveness and healing.

4. The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere. This is the book behind the heart-rendering Christmas song. It was also turned into a movie. Make sure you have tissues with you when you read this book! (This book is also one of a series of four “Christmas Hope” books.)

5. The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson. I’m not a huge Jame Patterson fan because I am not into thriller novels; however, I have thoroughly enjoyed his few non-thriller novels. I really enjoyed as Sam’s Letters to Jennifer and Miracle on the 17th Green, so I thought I would give this book a read, too. It is so good!

6. The Meaning of Christmas by Jean Phillips. This is a lovely children’s book that tells the story of Christmas using familiar nursing-rhyme characters and verse. When I read it to Andrew, I enjoyed the book as much as he did.

7. God Gave us Christmas by Lisa T. Bergren. Another sweet children’s book that brings out the true meaning of Christmas. Again, you will enjoy the book as much as your kids.

8. Remembering Christmas: A Novel by Dan Walsh.  This novel, with the familiar themes of hope and forgiveness, will touch your heart and spirit.

9. Thomas Kinkade’s Home for Christmas by Jo Ann Brown. (Also known as the Christmas Cottage.) This is the story of how Thomas Kinkade became the “painter of light.” There is also a movie version of the book which is really good, but in my humble opinion, the book is better.

10. The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber. I haven’t read many books from this well-known author; but this was a fun, light read.

Of course, these are only a small handful of the Christmas books I enjoy. I’ve discovered some new ones this year, and I have a bunch more that I haven’t mentioned here. However, now it is YOUR TURN. What are your favorite Christmas books? Please do share in the comments!


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Book Review: Santa is Coming to the Jersey Shore

From Book Description

“Have you been good? Are you ready to go to sleep? Then Santa is coming to town! Read about what happens to Santa when he visits the Jersey Shore.”

My Comments

Santa is Coming to the Jersey ShoreThis adorable book was given to our son by a friend of the family. After having my son read the story to me, I knew I had to share it you! If you have ever lived in (or anywhere near) or visited the (New) Jersey Shore, you will get a kick out of this little book. 🙂

I mean, seriously, how can you not like a book that begins with,

“‘Well?’ boomed Santa. ‘Have all the children from the Jersey Shore been good this year?’ ‘Well…uh…mostly.’ answered the little old elf, as he bustled across the busy workshop to Santa’s desk.”

Ha! Plus, the illustrations (and various fonts) are colorful and lovely, the little interjections are funny, and I love how specific towns of the Jersey shore are mentioned. And Andrew, who is 10 years old, was delighted with the book, and specifically with the fact that his name is mentioned in the book (not intentionally)!

If you are looking for a short and adorable read-aloud book to read to your children, you should take a peek at Santa is Coming to the Jersey Shore (aff link). I give this story four (4) stars.


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