Nov 27, 2012

Reading Rainbow (Christmas Version)

My kids love to read. So for Christmas we actually pack all our Christmas books with the decorations so we only have about a month to get in all our favorites.  So the list keeps adding up. So again I thought I would share some of our favorites, old and new in case you needed some ideas.

Another tradition Ned and I started was every year we let the kids pick one new book to add to our collection (usually Sam's Club or Costco) and sometimes with a little encouragement on our end. But this year it was a fun book!  (**our books)

*A Pirate's Night Before Christmas 

Philip Yates

They love to gather by the fire (usually upstairs in our bedroom on the floor) and even when its still 75* outside.  But regardless we have fun reading a few books each night.

Here's a few more we enjoy:

The Gift of the Magi by O Henry

*The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story by Gloria Houston

*O Come, All Ye Faithful by David Christiana

A Pirate's Twelve Days of Christmas 

Philip Yates 

*Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas by Jane O'Connor

There Was A COLD Lady Who Swallowed Some SNOW!

*The Night Before Christmas by Moore

Of course this is a CLASSIC in our home:

*How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss 

Most people already know I am a Mormon, so this next one is a beautiful one with pictures, stories, and songs telling of the Birth of Christ.

*A Book of Mormon Christmas

The Carpenter's Gift by David Rubel

So if you can take some time out of sipping cocoa, hanging up decorations, or (don't mention the word here) shopping. Be sure to (TAKE A LOOK IN A BOOK!)


  1. Your list makes mine look sad. We have 2 teeny tiny Christmas books we got at walmart last year on clearance. Thats it.

  2. I love it! We pack ours up too but haven't got the boxes down yet and I am kinda dying to start reading. You have some really fun ones. I love the link to too:). You are awesome!