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The time has come and many of us are on Winter Break. Whether it is snowy and cold or warm and sunny where you are you might need a little help getting into the spirit as our children are running circles around you. I know I do.
Lately I have found that sitting down with the kids while they eat their advent candies and drink hot cocoa to read some Christmas stories has really helped me to feel more jolly. Even just a few minutes helps us to calm and disconnect from video games does wonders for us.
The Perfect Christmas Book
Don’t have any Christmas books in your house that don’t star characters like Dora, Llama Llama, or Mickey Mouse? Don’t worry, I have you covered. Christmas Tales: The Night Before Christmas and 21 Other Illustrated Christmas Stories (The Fairytalez Collection) is perfect. This compilation of classic holiday stories is perfect no matter what your attention span with short and long stories alike. There is great variety and something for everyone.
This book from Fairytalez has stories we all know like The Night Before Christmas, The Nutcracker, and The Elves and the Shoemaker as well as some I had never heard of like The Osbornes’ Christmas, The Cat on the Dovrefell, and The Animals’ Christmas Tree. One of my favorite features of this book is that it tells you the story’s country of origin. While a large amount from the United States, the stories from the United Kingdom, Norway, and Germany are some of the most interesting. I think this is because they are not all stories that I grew up hearing.
Since I have downloaded this to my Kindle app my almost 7 year old daughter has randomly picked it up to start reading while just sitting around. She keeps coming to me with new stories to read and telling me about her favorites. I love that I am raising independent readers!
I hope that your family will enjoy reading these stories as much as we have. With all of the elves and Hatchimals it is nice to sit around and reconnect with these stories. Hopefully it will help you survive Winter Break.
What is your favorite holiday story?
Do you have a favorite holiday story? Which one from Christmas Tales are you looking forward to reading with your family the most? Tell me below in the comments!
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