Monday, December 2, 2013

Book Discussion: Favorite Childhood Holiday Books!


 


I think that some heartfelt seasonal nostalgia is in order! I know that one of the biggest contributing factors to a great Christmas for me as a child, was reading my favorite holiday books! Here are a few of them that I still have, cherish, and read right before opening up presents! Now, I always have read the really mainstream Christmas stories but I do remember having a little anthology Christmas Storybook that had all of these special and unique stories I loved.

The Gift of the Magi
 
The Gift of the Magi was always one of my favorite stories, of course I couldn't exactley comprehend O'Henry when I was a kid so my mom explained the story to me and then we'd watch the film.


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My father has made the Grinch my favorite, it's his all time favorite Christmas Story and I still get chills when I watch it. I love this story, such great lessons and it's DR. SEUSS! (Whom I share a birthday with.)
The Snowman
 
I loved the silent movie and when I read the book I fell in love!
 
The Twelve Days of Christmas
 
I loved singing the Twelve Days of Christmas, of course!
 
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
 
Rudolph is one of my all time favorite children's stories. Rudoph is great, teaching kids about how you should treat anybody that might be "different." <3
 
Frosty the Snow Man
 
Frosty's a great story and always made my cry!

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This book's illustrations were mesmerizing and the movie brought it all to life, LOVE this classic!
 
The Night Before Christmas
 
To this day my mother and I read this every night before Christmas, tradition! <3
 
The Mitten
 
I thought this story was hilarious! I loved all of Jan Brett's stories.
 
A Charlie Brown Christmas
 
An instant classic! Charlie Brown always manages to capture every holiday in a special way, it's a joy to read and watch this story!
 
OF COURSE I have a TON more, but these are the top ones. I hope you enjoyed and got to thinking about your childhood. Never let it go :)
 
What are your favorite Holiday Reads?

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