My family loves to celebrate Christmas by focusing on Christ. We pull together for the month before Christmas and share a special time around the table each evening, lighting candles, reading the Bible, singing songs, and even eating Christmas goodies! We call this celebration Advent. We also focus on Christ in Christmas by doing what I call “Christmas School.” I am including a list of Bible reading schedules you can use in the evening with your family, or during the school day if that works better for your schedule.
I am also including many different resources which can be used to supplement your Advent or Christ in Christmas celebration and bring Christmas into your days. If you homeschool, many of these activities can be used during the day to augment or replace your school activities with school activities that focus on Christ. It is a pleasure to share my Christ in Christmas Ultimate Resource List for families with you.
Also, I’d just like to mention that my family and I own and have used 80% of these resources at one time or another!
Advent Schedules for Daily Bible Reading
A Christmas Adventure from Scripture Adventures
The Wonder of Christmas from Brandenburg Studies
My Jesse Tree Devotional from Roots and Wings Homeschool
Studying the Birth of Jesus Devotional from Mama’s Learning Corner
Unwrapping The Gift from Wisdom Seeking Mommy
Pieces of the Promise a puzzle devotional
Jotham’s Journey: A Storybook for Advent
Bartholomew’s Passage: A Family Story for Advent
Tabitha’s Travels: A Family Story for Advent
Christ in Christmas Coloring Pages
Advent Coloring Pages from Blessed Beyond a Doubt
Nativity Coloring Pages at ColoringVille
Nativity Coloring Pages from On Coloring
The Nativity Activity and Coloring Book (Dover Holiday Coloring Book)
Christmas Coloring Pages from Bible Story Printables
Nativity Stained Glass Coloring Book (Holiday Stained Glass Coloring Book) (Vol i)
Printable Advent Coloring Pages from MinistryToChildren.com
Jesse Tree Advent patterns from Healthy Family
Advent Coloring Pages with Scriptures from DLTK-Teach
Shine Brite Nativity Coloring Book from Shine Brite Kids
Advent Wreath Coloring Page from Free Fun Christmas
Printable Nativity Advent Chain from Catholic Icing
Printable Nativity Finger Puppets from Craftaholics Anonymous
Nativity Coloring Book from Teaching Two Mommies
Nativity Color by Number From Making Learning Fun
Nativity Coloring Pages at Hello Kids
Nativity Coloring Pages from Damav.com
A Beautiful Nativity Coloring Page from MelonHeadz
Nativity Coloring Page Set from Activity Village
Nativity Coloring Pages from Coloring Kids
Nativity Coloring Pages from Bible Wise
Nativity Coloring Pages from Coloring.ws
Nativity Coloring Pages with Scriptures at First School
Advent and Christ in Christmas Printables
Names of Jesus Ornaments from Bible Story Printables
Fun Christmas Advent Countdown from NIA Unit Studies
Christmas Bible Bookmarks from Bible Story Printables
A Treasury of Christmas Carols to Trace and Color from LightHome Publications
Christmas Copywork (KJV) from Lilliput Station
The Christmas Story Primary Pages (KJV) from The Whole Word Publishing
The Biblical A-Z of Christmas Copywork (KJV) from St. Aiden’s Homeschool
History of the Holidays (includes Jesse Tree Printables) from Homeschool In the Woods
Printable Christmas Ornaments from Happy and Blessed Home
CHRISTmas Activity Book for Children
Huge List of Nativity Printables from Are We There Yet?
Bible Character Printables from Bible Story Printables
Christmas Unit Studies
Birth of Jesus from Grapevine Studies – Stick Figuring through the Bible!
The Christmas Child from St. Aiden’s Homeschool
A Martyr’s Christmas from Write Bonnie Rose
Christmas Lessons from Homeschool in the Woods
Amazing Grace: A Christmas Unit Study from Oklahoma Homeschool
Advent and Christmas Devotions for Moms
The Miracle of Christmas: 15 Inspirational Stories to Read Through the Advent Season
Drive Time Devotions – Christmas
Everyday Christmas: Helping your kids find Jesus in the everyday moments of the season
Celebrating Christmas with Jesus: An Advent Devotional
Once-A-Day 25 Days of Advent Devotional
Christ Centered Christmas from Raising Real Men
Kurt Adler Wooden Nativity Advent Calendar with 24 Magnetic Figures
Advent Calendar – Nativity Scene (Special Chocolate Series)
Peaceful Prince Chocolate Advent Calendar
Kubla Crafts Nativity Fabric Advent Calendar
Nativity Fabric Advent Calendar
Religious Nativity Cave Scene German Advent Calendar (approx 10.5 x 14-inches) (70102)
Personalized Advent Calendar from Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network
Christ in Christmas Movies
The Promise: Birth of the Messiah, The Animated Musical
The Animated Nativity – Nest Family Entertainment
Christ in Christmas Picture Books
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey with CD: Gift Edition by Susan Wojceichowski
Jacob’s Gift by Max Lucado
Bethlehem Night by Julie Stiegemeyer
The Lion Storyteller Christmas Book (Storyteller Tales) by Bob Hartman
Great Joy (midi edition) by Kate DiCamillo
Away in a Manger by Thomas Kincaid
Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale by Martin Wadell
Christmas in the Manger by Felicia Bond
Oh Come Little Children by Anita Reith Stohs
Silent Night, Holy Night (with music chip) by Maja Dusikova
The First Christmas Night by Keith Christopher
Christ in Christmas Audio Books
A Christmas Carol (Radio Theatre)
The Luke Reports Chapter 1: Child of Promise (Radio Theatre)
Christ in Christmas Apps
The Nativity Story – Popup Mini Edition – Puddle Tap Publishing Ltd.
Children’s Bible Stories (Full NT – The Nativity, The Birth of John, The Baptism of Jesus, Loaves & Fishes, The Ten Lepers, The Man with Palsy, The Good Samaritan, Walking on Water, The Atonement, The Resurrection) – ASP Media
Christmas Advent Calendar 2013 for Christian Kids and Schools by Children’s Bible – Barcelona Multimedia
A Wriggly Nativity – FirstyWork
The Nativity Story by Read & Record – Read & Record
Little People Christmas Story Nativity with Lights and Sounds
Playmobil Nativity Manger with Stable
Do It Yourself Nativity Sticker Scene (1 dz)
Forest Rose says
Oh My!! This is Amazing!! Thank you! Thank You! You’ve just saved me hours of searching for CHRIST-mas ideas! Love & Hugs for a Blessed Christmas for you and your family.
Amy Blevins says
I am so glad to save you time! Please let me know if there are any other resource lists you would like to see.
Thank you for adding me (advent idea box)! I love the list and will enjoy working my way through it this season.
Amy Blevins says
You are welcome! I found you because someone mentioned your site on my Facebook page. I can’t believe I had never seen it before — I’m kinda passionate about Advent! Thanks for stopping by.
Sarah @ My Joy-Filled Life says
Wow Amy, this is a great list!!
Amy Blevins says
Thank you :). I was so excited to find a few more apps last night. I cannot get enough resources for Advent/Christmas 🙂
We take the month of December off from our curriculum to focus on Christmas, too! I have never called it “Christmas school,” but I will now 🙂 Your list will be a great resource, thanks!
Great list! Thanks for compiling this!
Jen Lemerand says
My favorite Christmas tradition is putting up the tree and reading the Nativity story from the Bible.
Great advent resources! Thank you!