Christmas Books – 2011 Version

I feel compelled to write the obligatory “holiday books post” at this point so while the books on last year’s list still rank as my favorites, here are some others we are enjoying.

A Christmas Tree for Pyn. Cuteness in book form.
The Money We’ll Save. May turkeys and glorious chaos reign forever.
The Little Reindeer. I would certainly love to have my own personal flying reindeer.
Something for Christmas. Look! The New York Review Children’s Collection has a Christmas book! I am in love.

Next up: the obligatory “Hanukkah books” post, followed by the “snow books” post!
Have you read any of these? What are your favorite holiday books?

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  1. says

    My favorite of this year so far is The Twelve Days of Christmas by Laurel Long. Oh my goodness, her illustrations are astonishing! We also recently discovered an older holiday book we really like, Apple Tree Christmas by Trinka Hakes Noble. The story takes place in the Midwest in late 1800's.

  2. says

    On Christmas Eve (that I wrote about today) is definitely one of my favorites. We brought “The Money We'll Save” home from the library today, thanks to your recommendation. Haven't read it yet, though, or any of these others. Will have to look for them!

  3. Jessica says

    I must say, I really enjoy the picture book, Room for a Little One. It's beautifully illustrated and tells “the Christmas story” without coming off overly religious (if that makes sense?).

    Michael and I are taking turns reading aloud, all of the Christmas chapters from the Little House books…they're also always a hit.

  4. says

    We haven't read any of your picks! It's easier for me to pick a favorite movie (that would be Muppet Christmas Carol). There are a lot of favorites, including The Night Before Christmas that I like to read, well, before Christmas.

  5. says

    We haven't read any of these! I know what you mean about having the same favorites as last year. We really love Rachel Isadora's 12 Days of Christmas. Of course, we loved it last year too 😉

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