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Christmas books

mousie
The list author says: "beautiful picture books"
The Night Before Christmas
The Night Before Christmas
"I'm partial to these illustrations from my childhood.  Bought this for $5 at Barnes & Noble"
The Advent Book
The Advent Book
"This one is a time investment and a big tradition for us.  There is a door to open on each page (25).  Behind the door is the story of God coming to us in Scripture.  Each of our children take turns opening a door; a new door and all the previous doors are opened each night.  We talk lots about the animals in the pics too."
The Christmas Story: From the Gospel According to St. Luke from the King James Bible
The Christmas Story: From the Gospel According to St. Luke from the King James Bible
"King James version of St. Luke's account"
The Christmas Story
The Christmas Story
"sweet!  I love this old golden book version."
The Little Drummer Boy
The Little Drummer Boy
"Love this one with Keats' funky pictures"
Take Joy! The Tasha Tudor Christmas Book
Take Joy! The Tasha Tudor Christmas Book
"a neat compilation of songs, stories, poems and things to do from the always-wonderful Miss Tudor"
Christmas Day in the Morning
Christmas Day in the Morning
"Written years ago by Pearl Buck...this is a sweet, quiet story of serving one another.  The pictures are beautiful.  You will be touched at the end."
The Crippled Lamb
The Crippled Lamb
"A lamb left behind gets to be in the stable with Jesus at His birth"
Good King Wenceslas
Good King Wenceslas
"Our family LOVED this...rich, wonderful illustrations.  Great story and rich music.  Now we love the song SO much more."
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey with CD: Gift Edition
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey with CD: Gift Edition
"A wonderful story.  The CD is a reading by James Earl Jones and is terrific."
Gingerbread Baby
Gingerbread Baby
"one of our Boys' favorites.  Jan Brett's pictures are *fantastic*"
A Little House Christmas Treasury: Festive Holiday Stories
A Little House Christmas Treasury: Festive Holiday Stories
"For later..I'd like to read the Christmas portions of Mrs. Wilder's original stories..how warm!"
The Tomten
The Tomten
"*Really lovely prose...for winter, not Christmas* Soft and sweet to read in Winter"
Apple Tree Christmas
Apple Tree Christmas
"See review at "Path Made Straight" blog.  My children loved this book.   Simple, dear story with great pictures.  Very much like Little House and just as good quality."
The Story of Holly and Ivy
The Story of Holly and Ivy
"Kind of long; wonderful story and one they won't forget.  Unforgetable illustrations."
The Sweet Smell of Christmas (Scented Storybook)
The Sweet Smell of Christmas (Scented Storybook)
"childhood memories..cute and fun"
Frosty the Snowman (A Little golden book)
Frosty the Snowman (A Little golden book)
The Gift of the Magi
The Gift of the Magi
"Just find "The Gift of the Magi" by O.Henry...I read it aloud to my husband.  It's an awesome short story."
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer (A Little Golden Book)
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer (A Little Golden Book)
"childhood favorite pictures"
The Clown of God
The Clown of God
"Part of our "Five in a Row" curriculum.  We loved this story set in Italy during the Renaissance.  I loved the part about glorifying God in all that we do and discussing orphans, the poor.  It also spurred us on to serve "the least of these" for Jesus' birthday.  Be prepared to discuss the fact that God is "a spirit and does not have a body as we do""
A Christmas Like Helen's
A Christmas Like Helen's
"Beautiful, old fashioned simple Christmas in the country.  Wood block illustrations."