An Abundance of Christmas Stories

“Always winter and never Christmas;
think of that!”
“How awful!” said Lucy.

— The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis

Lucy is right. It would be awful!  Christmas is most definitely the light in the darkness. Such joy amidst the long winter months.

There is something about these dark cold evenings, that makes snuggling up on the sofa with books all the more enticing. So whether you are looking for Christmas stories to enjoy during Advent, chapter books to get children in the festive mood, stories to listen to in the car, picture books or read alouds for the whole family, then hopefully you’ll find something below.

 

1)  Classic Christmas Stories & Poems

2)  Over 25 Christmas Picture Books

3)  Christmas Audiobooks

4)  The Nutcracker Extravaganza

I hope you find something for your family to enjoy. We have just embarked on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Would love to hear your recommendations!

 

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Over 40 Children’s Books

20 Picture Books for 3-5 year olds

20 Family Read Alouds

 

 

 

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