I am the baby asleep in the hay and I am the reason for Christmas Day.
This is the last line of one of my new favorite Christmas books [Christmas in the Manger by Felicia Bond] and as I read it to my twins this afternoon I was reminded once again of just how much I love sharing Christmas with my family. We spend the whole month focusing on Jesus in extra special ways and I love every moment of our celebration.
One of our favorite ways to share Christmas with each other is through Christmas literature. We have a collection of picture books, books and devotionals that grows every year and each of my children has a favorite. One of my children loves The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey. Another child likes Jacob’s Gift by Max Lucado. Not surprisingly, my little ones prefer Room For A Little One. Mostly we just enjoy snuggling on the couch together to read about Jesus.
These are our favorite 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
Tony Roberts says
Your list is certainly a very good one. I did a blog post today with 4 of my favorites and “The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey” is right at the top. I would also highly recommend “This is the Stable” by Cynthia Cotton (especially to read aloud). It has a lovely rhyming narrative and beautiful illustrations.
I have never read The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, but we happen to have it out from the library right now. I think maybe I will read it today.
Thanks for the great list.
One of my favorites is The Candymaker’s Gift: The Inspirational Legend of the Candy Cane by David and Helen Haidle.
Max Lucado’s The Crippled Lamb is awesome, too.
Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect is the best book for reading the day you put up the Christmas Tree. All about giving of yourself. Simply beautiful 🙂
I wanted to thank you for taking the time to share with all the mamas out there your wealth of resources and heart. I have been blessed by reading your blog and the resources you share.
May the God of all peace and abundance fill you even more.