I recently did a search on a large, online shopping website for “children’s Christmas books”. What resulted was a list of 12,658 said books, but as I started to sift through them I quickly realized just how few actually deserve to be in this category. The vast majority should really be classified as “holiday” books as they have little to do with a Christ-centered, hope and joy-filled Advent and Christmas season. With so many hundreds of choices, how do you find the kinds of Christmas books you want to share with children of all ages…the kinds of stories that become as traditional as a candlelight worship service on Christmas Eve, a favorite holiday movie, hot chocolate by the fire, or family dinner on Christmas Day? Click on the article below to see some suggestions for how to evaluate Christmas books to read during the upcoming Advent season and beyond.
Prepared by Erin Mills, MACE, Entering Cohort Fall 2007