Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas Book Tag encourages you to take a trip down medical lane back to our younger years.
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As a child, I have always loved reading and books. My version of a fun day out was visiting the local bookstore and coming home with one of the ‘Rainbow Fairies’ books. I would start reading the book on the journey home and would immediately ask my parents to take me back to the bookstore soon.
When it came to Christmas, I remember having a sweet little collection of Christmas books that my parents would set out in my little reading nook. Here’s some notable titles I remember reading as I child and loving during the Christmas season.
If you have any holiday books that you loved reading during the Christmas season, feel free to share them in the comments below or putting your own spin to the book tag (don’t forget to tag me! I would love to read your answers too)
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
Late on Christmas Eve, after the town has gone to sleep, a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him: the Polar Express bound for the North Pole. When he arrives there, Santa offers him any gift he desires. The boy modestly asks for one bell from the reindeer’s harness. It turns out to be a very special gift, for only believers in Santa can hear it ring.
“Magical glowing double spread pictures . . . an original and memorable book.” – Guardian
“Evocative, realist pastels and atmospheric text.” – Sunday Times
“A thrilling tale.” – Independent
Mog’s Christmas by Judith Kerr
The house is full of strange bustling, there are new noises and new smells, and where is that tree going? Disconcerted by all the unusual activities, Mog escapes to the roof, and there she stays…until, unexpectedly, she returns with a bump!
Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs
Raymond Briggs, creator of The Snowman – inspiration for The Snowman and The Snowdog – introduces us to a rather grumpy Father Christmas.
In this hilariously irreverent Christmas book, Father Christmas has awoken from a dream of summer sun to discover it is December 24th, Christmas Eve – the start of his longest night’s work of the year! Much merriment ensues as Father Christmas travels the world, with a few issues along the way, to bring joy to children everywhere.
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
One winter’s night, a snowman comes to life and an unforgettable adventure begins.
Raymond Briggs’ classic is a true piece of Christmas magic – narrated entirely through pictures, it captures the wonder and innocence of childhood and is recognised throughout the world.
The Snowman is the perfect festive read for ALL the family!
The Night Before Christmas Board Book by Clement Moore
The Night Before Christmas is an enchanting Christmas story that has brought Santa to life for generations, and this is the #1 New York Times bestselling edition of this classic poem.
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
These opening lines from the famous Christmas poem intially published anonymously as A Visit from Saint Nick, and credited as a work by Clement Clark Moore, have been inspriring kids and captivating their minds as they prepare for the coming Santa and his reindeer. Carry on a family tradition or start one of your own with this new version of the classic Christmas book for children and families.
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