I so enjoy a heartwarming Christmas story and each year during the month of December I choose one or two or three to read. I know this is December 6th already, but as usual I seem to be running late. Surely, y’all have those weeks. I have compiled a list of some of my favorites, old and new and some that are on my “To Read” list. This list also contains some must reads, or read alouds for the kiddos. Christmas books become part of my décor at Christmastime, as well as good reading.
My first December read is A Merry Christmas & Other Stories by Louisa May Alcott, which is a collection of some her most treasured holiday stories. The writing is so beautiful! This book was published in 2014, but the stories were written in the 1800’s and if you think that classics are not for you; you should definitely give this one a try.
The second on my list to read is Debbie Macomber’s new release, Merry and Bright, which of course is a Christmas romance and the last on my list for this year is a new Young Adult novel, Kiss Me in New York by Catherine Rhyder, as you can tell by the title...another romance. Romance is one of my favorite genres, especially at Christmas. I love the Hallmark Channel Christmas movies and so many of them are based on books that I have previously enjoyed.
Some other Christmas books that should be on your list to read:
Both of these are stories about faith, family and forgiveness. You will need tissues!
Christmas at Harrington’s by Melody Carlson
A wonderfully sweet Christmas tale that will restore your faith in humanity and new beginnings.
The Mistletoe Inn by Richard Paul Evans
Another romance that has a nice element of humor.
Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
This is one of my very favorite Christmas stories. (Glass jars filled with money anonymously left for those who need it most) This is a powerful, Must READ, in my opinion!
What Light by Jay Asher
Jay Asher is a great author and this one will not disappoint Asher fans. What Light is a Young Adult novel about romance and forgiveness.
These MUST READS or Read Alouds for “ The Littles” will become part of your family holiday traditions.
Santa’s Book of Names by David McPhail
The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
We Wish You Merry Reading!