The Christmas Book Challenge
Are your Christmas decorations up yet?
There seem to be two camps those that put decorations up the day after Thanksgiving, and those that wait till December arrives.
I grew up waiting to put up Christmas décor till my mom’s birthday, two weeks into December. It was (and still it) her favorite holiday and an easy way to celebrate her on her birthday. Waiting to celebrate my mom before entering into the Christmas season was easy enough growing up, but now one of my kiddos has a December birthday six days before Christmas. I can’t wait that long to put up decorations. So we aim for the first weekend in December to get everything up, and my Christmas boy has a birthday Christmas tree to count down to his big day.
By now I think most of my decorations are up. There’s usually a box hiding somewhere that doesn’t make it out or accidently wasn’t put in the right place last year. But one of my favorite Christmas Traditions we started a few years back was a Christmas Book Challenge.
I collected 24 Christmas books and wrapped them up for the kids to open one every night leading up to Christmas. The books start with more secular idea of Christmas leading toward the twenty-fifth book being a Bible, with a book mark in Luke Chapter two.
This tradition helps my impulsive kids scratch the opening wrapping paper itch, and has saved the other gifts under the tree from being dug into.
He’s my list of Christmas books
Who will pull Santa’s Sleigh?
Bernstein Bear's Christmas
Snowmen at Christmas
Santa's Coming to Dallas
The Christmas Mouse (retelling of a Christmas Carol)
The Polar Express
The Carpenter's Gift
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Night Before Christmas
The Bernstein Bear’s- The Joy of Giving
Snowmen at Night
Charlie Brown Christmas
What is Christmas?
God gave us Christmas
Room for a Little One
Santa’s Favorite Story
Mortimer’s Christmas Manger
The Christmas Song
The Crippled Lamb
The Christmas Box (homemade book)
What are some of your favorite Christmas books??