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What Christmas books do your children really love?

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weeblueberry Fri 29-Aug-14 17:00:09

DD is going to be 18mo this Christmas and I'd really love to have a Christmas book to read to her for every day of advent. Obviously she is still quite young but I would like to have stories that can come out for a good 4-5 years still (so think more Polar Express and less That's Not My Reindeer wink)

What Christmas books do your children love or have loved? We've already got Polar Express, The Jolly Christmas Postman and The Night Before Christmas.

AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore Fri 29-Aug-14 17:19:20

Well, Stickman comes to mind right away. grin

PureMorning Fri 29-Aug-14 17:22:20

Aliens love panta Claus
Jolly Christmas postman
How samta works - pop up book, my 3 yr old adores it

SpottyTeacakes Fri 29-Aug-14 17:22:38

Father Christmas needs a wee

Twotinygirls Fri 29-Aug-14 17:24:03

Lucy and Toms Christmas. Was mine now my children's favourite.

WaitingForMe Fri 29-Aug-14 17:25:26

The dinosaur that pooped Christmas. Kids are gross.

MyNameIsSuz Fri 29-Aug-14 17:56:51

Another vote for Stick Man, we read that one all year round!

Timeandtune Fri 29-Aug-14 18:03:11

has been a favourite for over 20 years

PeterandJane Fri 29-Aug-14 18:19:48


KnackeredMuchly Fri 29-Aug-14 19:35:36

This thread might help

weeblueberry Fri 29-Aug-14 21:42:13

Thanks Knackered I was just coming on to post to say id just seen that one blush

Thank you all for your suggestions.

BarbaraPalmer Fri 29-Aug-14 21:48:55

Mog's Christmas

Jolly Christmas Postman

Jesus's Christmas Party (v.cute, funny, short nativity story)

JustAShopGirl Fri 29-Aug-14 22:04:32

Mimi Mouse's Christmas - it is just lovely...


RedLentil Fri 29-Aug-14 22:07:44

For slightly older children, but we read Beatrix Potter's Tailor of Gloucester every Christmas Eve.

pigleychez Fri 29-Aug-14 22:10:57

Father Christmas needs a wee.
Laura's Christmas Star
Shhh Santa - My fav smile

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Fri 29-Aug-14 22:13:45

Maisy's Christmas Eve

FixItUpChappie Fri 29-Aug-14 22:15:30

I got a beautiful copy of the "night before Christmas" last year which came with a CD of the story being read by Peter, Paul and Mary. Eric Puybaret did the illustrations.

i love Nancy Tillmans books and she has a gorgeous book out called the Spirit of Christmas that I think is very touching

bakingtins Fri 29-Aug-14 22:15:54

Too old at the moment but " The fourth King" by Ted Stiegler. Suitable from about 3-4 upwards and my 7 yr old still loves it.

snappybadger Fri 29-Aug-14 22:29:32

For his second Christmas, when my son was 21mths, his absolute favourite book was Stick Man. But he also loved Grumpy Badger's Christmas that year too.

morethanpotatoprints Fri 29-Aug-14 22:33:35

My dh has read The night before Christmas every year to our kids, its a ritual.
Last year he was working very late and ds2 23 read it to dd.
There was me, ds1 gf, and ds2 19 all listening.
I know how sad that sounds grin

Muskey Fri 29-Aug-14 22:36:37

I used to read the night before Christmas when dd was little which she loved. Now she is a bit more grown up we now read a child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas very funny and reminds me of home

Lovelydiscusfish Fri 29-Aug-14 22:46:39

Christmas in the Mouse House! Lovely lift the flap book, featuring mice having a Victorian style Christmas - dd (2.5) loves this book all year round. My friend with slightly older dds says hers also love it - she keeps it back for Christmas though (stricter mum than I am!)

bakingtins Fri 29-Aug-14 22:53:15

Percy the Park keeper One Snowy Night - winter rather than Christmas.

FanSpamTastic Fri 29-Aug-14 23:24:23

Mr Willowby's Christmas tree. It's all about a Christmas tree that is too big and keeps getting chopped down to fit in until everybody has a bit just big enough for their living room.

barnet Fri 29-Aug-14 23:31:00

Merry christmas Blue Kangeroo
Especially nice with the audio CD read by Joanna Lumely

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