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Christmas books for toddler?

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insummeritrains Tue 19-Nov-13 14:28:34

Have some of the more obvious ones, the snowman, the night before Christmas and am looking for other Christmassy tales for 2 year old DS.

Looking for something similar to Shirley Hughes' Lucy and Tom's Christmas which I can't seem to find anywhere and for some reason is now out of print.

Any other recommendations for old-fashioned, heart warming Christmas stories?

LittleMissGreen Tue 19-Nov-13 16:01:42

this is a favourite still of my boys

LittleMissGreen Tue 19-Nov-13 16:03:34

and Kippers Christmas Eve

CMOTDibbler Tue 19-Nov-13 16:04:59

The Christmas miracle of Jonathon Toomey. Though I sob through it.

Jesus' birthday party is fab but modern

insummeritrains Tue 19-Nov-13 21:01:49

Some lovely suggestions here, thank you flowers

Any other ideas?

summerlovingliz Tue 19-Nov-13 21:21:17

Just bought the new peter rabbit Xmas story, it's lovely!

Margetts Tue 19-Nov-13 21:36:37

Our local Waterstones has a display of childrens Christmas books.

bellablot Tue 19-Nov-13 21:39:54

Musical books are a Fave here.

KatherinaMinola Tue 19-Nov-13 21:41:53

Mog's Christmas is lovely. And Stick Man, obviously.

nancy75 Tue 19-Nov-13 21:43:50

santa's noisy night or the littlest reindeer were both big favourites when dd was little

Amy106 Wed 20-Nov-13 07:48:50

Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson.

TheXmasLogIn Wed 20-Nov-13 10:50:51

Father Christmas needs a wee was always a big favourite in our house! For similar reasons the Dinosaur who pooped christmas is popular too, but I'm guessing these aren't the type of stories you are looking for.

Mr Men books do Mr. christmas and a Litlle Miss Christmas too I think. Also there's a Mr.Snow.

Also The Nativity Play by Nick Butterworth, A very snowy christmas, the Christmas Bear (same illustrator as The Gruffalo) and another one i think is called something like the Gift of Christmas, about a little mouse who is trying to decorate a christmas tree. All picture books so suitable for toddlers, but my 7-8 year olds still love reading them themselves now.

ladyr Thu 21-Nov-13 11:28:55

Also love Dream snow book by Eric Carle. As a fun gift I've also just ordered one of these for DS

Sonotkylie Thu 21-Nov-13 18:19:12

Jolly Christmas Postman? I still love it as does 7 year old DS. It has the post in it like the Jolly postman so maybe too old for a 2 year old but it is lovely. I think we were given it when ds was 3?

AuditAngel Sun 24-Nov-13 00:03:14

How Santa works

that not my santa

The reindeers Christmas party

Luggage16 Sun 24-Nov-13 00:26:45

our faves:

Uptheairymountain Sun 24-Nov-13 08:00:23

Rod Campbell's Dear Santa is really nice

hyenafunk Sun 24-Nov-13 08:21:19

Dear Santa (same makers of Dear Zoo)
Belle and Boo's merry Christmas
Jolly Christmas postman
Laura's Christmas star

hyenafunk Sun 24-Nov-13 08:23:41

Lucy and Tom's Christmas is on Amazon but it's £20.

CleanHankie Sun 24-Nov-13 09:01:23

A lot of our favourites have been mentioned already but these are the ones my DC have kept despite being 4 and 7

Father Christmas needs a wee
Also there is a new one this year called Father Christmas comes up Trumps!
Maisie's Christmas Eve
Ben and Holly Christmas at the North Pole
Mr Christmas/ mr men A Christmas carol/ night before Christmas
The Nativity play by Nick Butterworth
The jolly Christmas postman
The best Christmas ever! By Marni McGhee (lovely illustration of a mouse and hedgehog
Spots First Christmas
Kippers Christmas Eve
Richard Scarrys The night before the night before Christmas (although better for 3-4yr olds)
Mogs Christmas
Spots Magical Christmas
Laura's Christmas Star
Santa's special helpers by Travis Heaton (little stories so less pictures but great about a naughtily elf)
Angel Mae by Shirley Hughes

Have also just ordered Alfie's Christmas by Shirley Hughes from The Book People. This is for more for me than them!

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