Sharing Christmas Stories


Curled up together on the couch by the Christmas tree...
Slowing things down when excitement ramps up...
Discussion starters for the family table...
Tucked into bed right before sleep...

A good story is priceless!  I thought it would be fun to share – via comments – some of your favorite Christmas books for kids.  Let’s focus on the ones that have a wonderful Christ-centered message.  You can find these at many public libraries!

Here are a few to get us started…

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Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect by Richard Schneider
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A perfect little pine tree is ‘damaged’ by helping others.  The last line of the book sums up the message:  “For, as have many of us, the trees have learned that living for the sake of others makes us most beautiful in the eyes of God.”


wintry night
One Wintry Night by Ruth Bell Graham
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Ruth Graham is the author of this really unique version of the Christmas story that begins with creation and ends with the resurrection.


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The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski
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The illustrations alone are worth the time you’ll spend in this story of how a woodcarver’s broken heart is touched as he carves a nativity for a special little boy and his mother.

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Now it’s your turn… please leave a comment telling the title of a book your family especially enjoys reading at Christmas!  All ages are welcome.
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