Some of my favorite gifts to give to children are books. Toys and stuffed animals may come and go but sharing stories is an essential part of human history. What a better way to share the holidays with the children in your life than to take the time to read some books together? So, instead of listing all the gizmos and gadgets that kids are asking for this year, I put together a list of some of my favorite children’s Christmas stories.
This is one of my absolute favorite children’s books of all time. It tells the story of Christmas Eve, as Santa sees it, in a fun comic-strip style drawn by the author-artist who gave us The Snowman.
Cute, adorable pigs at Christmas time? I think that’s all the introduction that this story needs.
Moore’s famous poem has been a holiday classic ever since he wrote it in 1822. This edition with Wilcox Smith’s illustrations, was first published in 1912, and is considered by many to be the definitive version of the story.
For Small Home Big Start’s very first giveaway, one lucky winner will receive three children’s Christmas stories packaged up in a cute reusable handmade holiday book bag, ready to share with a child. I don’t have sponsors or anything like that, I just want to show you readers how much it means to me that you come by to visit.
To enter, all you have to do is answer the following question in the Comments section of this post:
“What was your favorite Christmas story when you were a child?”
Did How the Grinch Stole Christmas get you in the holiday spirit? Or was Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol a perennial favorite?
One entry per person.
No entries after Friday December 11th at Midnight EST.
The winner will be randomly selected and announced on Saturday December 12th.
Honey B. says
My favorite Christmas story was A Christmas Carol, the movie done with the Muppets. I don’t have the video anymore, but I did ask Marmot if I could get that as a Christmas present!
I was & still am in love with A Christmas Carol..any version will do.
This would be great to share with the kids in my classroom 😀
I love A Christmas Carol, but my favorite show was always A Charlie Brown Christmas. It’s just something about that puny little tree!
What a wonderful giveaway! We could use some new additions to our Christmas library1
My favorite Christmas story was and still is , Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree. His tree was too tall so they keep cutting it down and everyone gets a part for their own tree, with the little mouse getting the tippy top.
LOVE this giveaway, as a mom and a former teacher. I just adore books! My favorite as a child was probably Santa Mouse (which I featured on my blog home tour). Thanks for a wonderful giveaway, and for paying me a visit!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
What a lovely giveaway! I love your blog:) My favorite holiday book as a child was “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” It’s such a classic. Now, I love “Room for a Little One” by Martin Waddell. It’s a beautiful story about the animals at Jesus’ birth.
This is the best give away ever. I have four kids and they would love any of them. My fav was “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and we now read it to our kids every Christmas Eve. My FIL has read it in years past, and he just passed away Thanksgiving. Thanks for the giveaway, and thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great Christmas.
When I was a child we didn’t have a lot of books in our house. There were three that I personnally owned and cherished and kept in my room. One was a book about Santa’s visit and every year I would get it out and read it to my little brother making sure to change the child’s name in the book to my brother’s name.
This is a very sweet and generaous giveaway. Thanks for doing this and stopping by my blog!
Fresh Poppy Sisters says
Hey thanks for stopping by our blog! My son would love those sweet books 🙂 My favorite story at Chrimstas, definitely How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I loved the whimisical people and town. Cute blog!
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
I was always wide-eyed at A Christmas Carol, even as a child. It has followed me through to adulthood, where I try and catch it on television every year.
As to children’s books, I probably spent as much time picking out and buying books for my kids when they were younger as I did for myself. With a grandchild expected this time next year, I may not get to read stories right away, but I have a whole stash of children’s books just waiting!
Jennifer Dawn says
Yay! As a teacher, I have a great love for books. It is a love that I hope to pass to my daughter Lydia Grace.
My favorite Christmas story as a child was the Christmas story from the Bible. My mother use to read it to my sister and I on Christmas Eve. This tradition will also be passed to my daughter.
Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!
Thanks for visiting me today and inviting me to enter your giveaway. I collect Christmas pictures books. I love them and I don’t have any of the ones you are giving away.
We do lots of reading around here. One of my favorite books is “The Christmas Extravaganza.” It reminds me not to get caught up in all the holiday trappings. Growing up my favorite book was probably “The Littlest Angel.”
Andrea (ace1028) says
Frosty, hands down! I loved that story and still do. 🙂 **There must have been some magic …**
Thanks for stopping by. Twas the night before Christmas is my fav !