Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Our Ten Favorite Christmas Books (Work in Progress)

I'll add a little blub about each when I'm not on the phone app and can properly format.

When talking about Christmas, its important to know that my husband and I form an agnostic family. My father is Catholic and my mother Protestant, so while my family was definitely Christian, we never attended church or had any religious training. I consider myself Christian, but don't feel any necessity to join a church. While perhaps the most Christian holiday, I don't think of religion when I think of Christmas. Instead, Christmas conjures ideas of family, tradition, warmth, love, generosity, thankfulness, fun, wonderment, and togetherness. So my selection of titles reflects this. I chose mostly books that reflect the deeper meaning of Christmas without getting too far into the religious details.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss
Frosty the Snowman (Little Golden Book)
Snowmen at Christmas
The Animals' Christmas Eve (Little Golden Book)
Its Christmas Time (Little People Lift-the-Flap)
Dinosaur vs Santa by Bob Shea
Llama Llama Holiday Drama
Max's Christmas by Rosemary Wells
Counting Christmas by Karen Katz
Toot and Puddle:  I'll Be Home for Christmas by Holly Hobby

And if you asked the kids ...
Natalie would add this terrible little pop up book called Reindeer Flight School and William would add the dollar store classic Elmo's Night Before Christmas.

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