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24 Christmas Books for Advent

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Kelly281 Sat 25-May-13 19:35:41


I remember reading on Mumsnet last Christmas that a lot of mums were doing the 24 books of Christmas instead of an advent calendar. I'd love to do the same this year, so was wondering which books were a big hit with your little ones last year? There are so many to choose from!


Plentyoffish Mon 27-May-13 21:49:34

Oo... That sounds good marking my place grin

everydayaschoolday Mon 27-May-13 21:55:32

The Jolly Christmas Postman went down really well (dd is 4yo).

attheendoftheday Tue 28-May-13 20:11:51

Big hits last year were The Gruffalo's Child, Stickman, Lucy and Tom's Christmas and Mog's Christmas.

attheendoftheday Tue 28-May-13 20:18:32

Just remembered that I have one stashed for this Christmas - Morris' Disappearing Bag by Rosemary Wells. It's lovely.

OvO Wed 29-May-13 20:27:40

How Santa Really Works.

I still get made to read it now as a bedtime story!

I had a thread about this last Christmas, will need to find it to remember what I bought. My DS's really loved it, even more than the Lego or chocolate calendars. shock

leesmum Wed 29-May-13 21:23:52

Loads of bargain Christmas books Here

everydayaschoolday Thu 30-May-13 21:50:55

I second OvO with 'How Santa Really Works'. Gorgeous pop up book with fab detail in the pictures.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 01-Jun-13 22:37:36

Night Before Christmas- I had the M&S book for years but I bought the Christian Birmingham one last year.The illustrations are beautiful.

Letter to Santa- M&S book


(Mine are 11 and 13 now but we still read TNBC every Christmas Eve)

PoppyWearer Sat 01-Jun-13 22:47:30

Stick Man

Jesus' Christmas Party (a funny retelling of the Nativity)

The Christmas Unicorn

The Mr. Men Christmas ones - Mr.Christmas, Twelve Days, there are others

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

BuildersTea Sun 02-Jun-13 10:21:33

this one that I picked up from The Book People for £3 in one of their sales awas an ENORMOUS hit with my two last year

We also have The Jolly Christmas Postman.

Have been doing this for the last two or three years, gradually building up the collection and also replacing ones that become outgrown. I can't remember what other ones we have. I think there's an Usbourne things to spot xmas themed one, this one this one is gorgeous, not christmassy per se but definitely wintery this one, The Little Angel is one of my favourites and last year I bought The Christmas Truce which my 6 year old really liked

And 24th has to be Night Before CHristmas, surely? smile

LoganMummy Sun 02-Jun-13 10:23:48

Night Before Christmas
Jolly Christmas Postman
Lucy & Tom's Christmas
The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas (huge hit with DS(2))

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