Some Classic Christmas Books to Enjoy

 The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Anderson

First published in 1845, this short classic belongs in every Christmas collection. A young girl tries to keep herself warm by lighting the matches, and with each match brings a vision of the hopes and dreams of the little girl.

 A Visit from St. Nick by Clement Clark Moore

This poem is one of the most well known Christmas poems of all time. In this classic narrative poem, Santa Claus delivers gifts to a sleeping house the night before Christmas Day.

 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

Six delinquent children decide to join the local parish's annual Christmas pageant in what is feared to become the worst Christmas pageant ever. Yet, even though the pageant is unlike any other one before, it will forever be remembered as the best Christmas pageant ever.

 Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

A young boy, who no longer believes in Santa Claus, hears the whistle of a train late on Christmas Eve. He boards a train headed for the North Pole and begins to discover the meaning of believing in something magical.
 How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

A Grinch, who hates Christmas and all its Christmas cheer, lives on a mountain outside of Who-ville. He creates a plan to ruin Christmas, and almost succeeds until all the Who's discover the true meaning of Christmas isn't presents under the tree.

Christmas Oranges by Linda Bethers

Discover the Christmas spirit through generosity in this beautiful picture book. Rose, a young orphan suffers under the hand of a cruel headmaster from enjoying the annual Christmas treat. Yet, the other children in the orphanage refuse to let Christmas be ruined.

 A Christmas Dress for Ellen by Thomas S. Monson

A family residing in Canada is experiencing hard times. The mother, Mary, had written to her sister in Idaho asking for help with food, necessities of living, as well as Christmas gifts for her children, especially her cynical daughter, Ellen who burdens herself with the family problems. Christmas Eve arrives with no packages from her sister and Ellen goes to bed believing that Christmas arrives with disaster. But late at night, when all hope is all but gone, a knock on the door reveals George Show, the mailman.

Can You See What I See?: Night Before Christmas by Walter Wick

Scenes from Clement Moore's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas inspire twelve elegant and fascinating compositions where readers search for dozens of intriguing hidden objects.

 A Christmas Bell For Anya by Chris Stewart
It's the winter of 1917 and the reign of the Czars in Russia have come to a violent end. Yet, despite the dark and bitterness surrounding them, a small village moves forward with its usual Christmas preparations. This year, Anya is chosen to ring in Christmas morning with the village bell and along with her widowed father, they both discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S. Buck 

This year for Christmas Rob, a young teenager, wants to give something to his father to show that he truly loves him. Weeks pass by and Rob is unable to find something within his budget that can express his true appreciation. But then, on Christmas Eve, an idea pops into his head. And this gift is the best gift ever.

 Russell's Christmas Magic by Rob Scotton

Santa has a broken sleigh and is stranded in Firefly Wood. With no solution in sight, Santa is afraid Christmas will have to be canceled and children all over the world will not receive presents in the morning. But then Russell the Sheep comes to the rescue and shows that imagination has a power of magic of its own.

 Yes Virgina: There is a Santa Claus by Chris Plehal and James Bernardin 

A young girl, Virginia, writes a letter to the New York Suns editor asking if there is a Santa Claus. This beautiful picture book contains his unforgettable response.

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