Just to add my own two-pennorth to this list (which is pretty good). Here are a couple of extras which my son and I enjoyed each Christmas when he was small:
- Jesus’ Christmas Party by Nicholas Allen – a lovely, very funny take on the nativity from the point of view of the inn-keeper
- Mog’s Christmas by Judith Kerr. All Mog books are lovely and this is no exception.
- Jingle Bells by Nick Butterworth. Lovely illustrations and our copy has a real sleigh bell to tinkle on the cover.
If you have children, or indeed if you have Christmas, then you need to read these books. This Top 10 is not my own, The Huffington Post posted it a year ago, and some of them I haven’t read yet but with Christmas coming up, and children seeming to always be in my house, what a perfect opportunity.
I’m going to start writing some Christmas stories this week for an Anthology that I hope to get out before the big day. These books will get me in the groove. Also, I’ve stated before that one of my favourite books of all time is a Christmas book (A Christmas Carol) and the season of goodwill doesn’t start for me until I’ve read it. Here’s the chart…
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