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Christmas book suggestions for our Christmas Eve box please

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Howaboutthisone Wed 09-Nov-16 18:49:40

We do a small Christmas Eve box with pjs, drinking chocolate, some activities etc and we usually have a new Christmas Eve reading book to read before the main event of ''twas the night before Christmas. Can anyone recommend some good ones? For ds 5 and dd 3 (and dh and I)!

soundsystem Wed 09-Nov-16 18:54:42

A Child's Christmas in Wales? The Book People have got a lovely hard-back edition for £3.99 at the moment.

Unhairymaclary Wed 09-Nov-16 18:54:57

A Bad Start for Father Christmas. I had it as a child and recently bought another version to read to my ds (3) as I couldn't find the original!

soundsystem Wed 09-Nov-16 18:58:01

Just noticed The Book People's website suggests it for children 9 and over but I'm assuming at 3 and 5 it's for you to read to them, rather than for them to read themselves!

It features a cat and firemen which is very relevant to my toddler's interests, so to me is definitely suitable for younger than 9!

Peppapogstillonaloop Wed 09-Nov-16 18:59:51

The jolly Xmas postman is fab! It's an Ahlberg one

sabbby82 Wed 09-Nov-16 19:00:18

The Tomten
By Astrid lindgren

Howaboutthisone Wed 09-Nov-16 20:05:06

Thank for these suggestions- I'll have a look at them all! We have the jolly Christmas postman- it's been there waiting for a while now but they seemed to young for it last year. Maybe this is its year!

SidneyPiecrust Wed 09-Nov-16 20:06:25

Boy called Christmas by matt haig

LostMyRubySlippers Wed 09-Nov-16 21:42:13

Do you have Alfie's Christmas by Shirley Hughes? Might fit well with the ages etc of your DC as Alfie has a younger sister. My DS likes this one, covers lots of the build up to Christmas/ Christmas activities in a very 'normal' way

halcyondays Wed 09-Nov-16 22:07:30

Mog's Christmas

cheminotte Thu 10-Nov-16 07:03:39

Santa is coming to ... ( your town or county) is a bit gimmicky but good fun.
Father Christmas needs a wee! Great rhyming and counting book.
The snowman

For when they are a bit older- the wrong stocking, SnowDay.

cheminotte Thu 10-Nov-16 07:16:08

Sorry that should be The empty stocking , not the wrong stocking.

Peppapogstillonaloop Thu 10-Nov-16 11:26:10

Oh yes the empty stocking is lovely.
Dinosaur that pooped Xmas if your five year old is bodily functions obsessed grin

jennymac Thu 10-Nov-16 13:44:46

Kipper's Christmas Eve was popular in our house when the dc were that age.

atticusclaw2 Thu 10-Nov-16 13:45:49

Another vote for a boy called Christmas

Pantsalive Thu 10-Nov-16 13:49:51

We love Blue Kangaroo. DDs still quote from it at 9 and 13

We also loved Kipper.

Pantsalive Thu 10-Nov-16 13:54:23

There are also Lettice the Rabbit and Princess Poppy Christmas books.

I was always rather fond of Lettice.

Pantsalive Thu 10-Nov-16 13:55:56

And Angelina Ballerina

(these last two are probably for slightly older ones)

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