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This week’s late blog is a taster of the Christmas Books that my family have loved over the years. They are a mixture of Christmas Stories as well as re-worked Christmas songs and stories. I hope they inspire you read some Christmas tales, or perhaps add some of your family favourites in the comments.

  1. Stick Man by Julia Donaldson  – I love this story that sees the Stick Man return to his family in time for Christmas. It is Julia’s rhyming story and Axel’s beautiful pictures at their best.
  2. Slinky Malinky Christmas Crackers by Lynley Dodds – I am sure you can imagine what a naughty cat like Slinky Malinky will get up to at Christmas time!
  3. A Kiwi Jingle Bells by Yvonne Morrisson and Deborah Hinde – our first ever sing along book for Christmas and we loved all the references to how we in the southern hemisphere love to spend our Christmas Day.
  4. Australian 12 Days of Christmas – by Heath McKenzie – newly moved to Australia we loved this unique view of Christmas in our new home.
  5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss – we are big fans of the good doctor in this house, and this book has always been one of our favourites. We love seeing the nasty grinch turned into a Christmas lover.
  6. A Christmas Carol originally by Charles Dickens, but we have read this in many guises over the years and the story really never gets old.
  7. Santasaurus by Niamh Sharkey – this is a lovely story of a young dinosaur family’s Christmas.
  8. The Pokey Little Puppy’s First Christmas by Justine Korman – this one was for me as I loved the Pokey Little Puppy Story when I was a child, and I loved seeing what mischief he could get finding out the true meaning of Christmas.
  9. The Night Before Chrstmas by Clement C Moore – we have the original and the Australian versions and love both books about Santa’s Christmas Eve visit.
  10. Mater Saves Christmas by Kiel Murray – Mater from Cars tells how he saved Christmas, and it was perfect for my son when he was obsessed with Cars.

Well there you have my Christmas Top 10 to read more about the books click here. Or how about sharing some of your family favourites in the comments below, I always love to find new Christmas books.

Merry Christmas and I hope Santa brings you lots of books for the holiday break.

The Top 10 Christmas Books on My Shelf

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