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stargirl1701 Sun 03-Dec-17 15:42:52

What is your all time favourite book to read during Advent or Christmas?

We can back with a haul from the library which set me thinking about my absolute favourite. I think A Christmas Carol for me and The Jolly Christmas Postman for reading aloud to the DC.

thismeansnothing Sun 03-Dec-17 17:05:07

We have a box of Christmas stories and picture books that we get out at December which I've gradually added to each year

We've got
How the grinch stole Christmas
Mogs Christmas
Mogs Christmas calamity
Lucy &Toms Christmas
The dinosaur that pooped Christmas
The Christmas robin (old 70/80s ladybird book)
The night before Christmas
Jolly Christmas postman
The smelly sprout

This year we added Kevin and Katie the carrot adventure picture book. It's actually really good!

thismeansnothing Sun 03-Dec-17 17:05:59

Posted too soon

My fave is How th Grinch stole Christmas, especially the ending. DD likes the Christmas robin one

stargirl1701 Sun 03-Dec-17 17:20:28

I love the 1960s animation of The Grinch with Boris Karloff as the voice of the Grinch. We watch it on Christmas Eve after we get back from the Christingle service.

SatsukiKusakabe Sun 03-Dec-17 17:21:49

I like How the Grinch Stole Christmas, we have a quote from it framed which we bring out as part of the decorations.

Lucy and Tom’s Christmas is the Christmas I try to emulate every year.

Alfie’s Christmas, Mr Willoughby’s Christmas Tree, The Polar Express and Mog’s Christmas are all favourite read alouds too.

SatsukiKusakabe Sun 03-Dec-17 17:23:25

For me, I also like Christmas Carol but also like the Christmas passages from Little Women and My Antonia.

stargirl1701 Sun 03-Dec-17 17:41:43

I think I remember that ladybird robin book - did it have a green cover?

SatsukiKusakabe Sun 03-Dec-17 18:00:30

Is it the one where they want the tinsel?

My absolute favourite which I’ve just remembered in The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden. Mine have been too young to follow the story previously but I read it to shreds when I was a child and had an audio book of it. It is so lovely.

subsy1a Sun 03-Dec-17 19:16:26

My favourite for young children is "That's Not My Reindeer", for older children "Selfie Elfie" and for teens "Mrs Scrooge". And for me, it's "The Lion, The Witch and Then Wardrobe"!

Neuroticwoman Sun 03-Dec-17 19:33:41

Has to be 'The Box of Delights'.

stargirl1701 Sun 03-Dec-17 20:09:22

I don't think I have actually read that, just watched it as a child on the BBC. It was excellent. I should reserve it at the library.

goose1964 Sun 03-Dec-17 20:13:05

I don't know if it's even still in print,I used to love little grey rabbit's Christmas.As an adult I like Trisha Ashley's twelve days of Christmas

stargirl1701 Sun 03-Dec-17 20:15:16

Oh, we have Little Grey Rabbit's Christmas with an audio CD. It's definitely still in print!

Neuroticwoman Sun 03-Dec-17 21:23:00

Yes it was a fab series wasn't it? The book is also lovely.

stargirl1701 Sun 03-Dec-17 21:26:26

I'm now idly wondering if there is an audio CD of The Box of Delights. A bit of festive cheer on the drive to work!

Neuroticwoman Sun 03-Dec-17 21:40:01

https://wordery.com/the-box-of-delights-bbc-radio-4-full-cast-dramatisation-john-masefield-9780563535102?currency=GBP&gtrck=bGwxZkZka2s4MTBFeUt3Vlh2MFdGQ09XWklHTjVCQ2cvQlg2YzZEdkFqM1d4U0FPVXFFeUNnOWdCbEdEMXdiRTFxYzg2cDd5R3kzRVhLWlpmNlY3cVE9PQ&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjOrupObu1wIVhBgbCh3RMAKEAQYASABEgIizz_D_BwE

ladybug92 Sun 03-Dec-17 21:45:52

We like The Nutcracker smile beautiful story and lots of room for imagination.

ladybug92 Sun 03-Dec-17 21:47:09

I should add, I really prefe Christmas stories without a lot of focus on santa, presents, raindeer etc as we have different traditions in our family

stargirl1701 Sun 03-Dec-17 23:13:27

Thank you! A wee early Christmas gift! 🎄

stargirl1701 Fri 08-Dec-17 08:37:24

Oh my, there are a lot of BBC Audiobooks with full cast dramatisations! I want them all! 😍

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