Day 6 – Read a Christmas Book

by Kelsey Norwood

in Celebrations, Routines, & Traditions


Read Dickens’ A Christmas Carol together as a family. There are only 143 pages in the book so if you read about 7.5 pages a day, you’ll finish on Christmas Eve!


OR read a children’s book together. Be sure to let everyone see all the pictures! One of my favorites is Jingle Bells by Iza Trapani. She makes up several verses past the traditional one we all know about how other countries celebrate Christmas (reading this book will get you ready for next week’s activities!) And you can either read or sing the words!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Misty December 8, 2008 at 12:08 pm

I just heard of one that sound awesome called The Elf on The Shelf. It even has a place for you to date and put the year that you started the family tradition in your house. It is about an elf that watches the kids before Christmas and you move it around from place to place in your house(secretly) Sounds awesome…I bought me one from Amazon!

2 tina winkle December 10, 2008 at 4:37 am

^Misty I heard about the Elf thing,too this year! They have a web site.
My favorite Christmas book is The Grinch!! There is something so lovable about that grumpy, green guy! My son loves Max and Ruby’s Christmas Tree book.
tina w. :)

3 Michele December 11, 2008 at 1:41 am

One of my favorite memories about being read to at Christmas time was when my mom used to read an old story pulled out of a magazine and put into sheet protectors. It was a story that had Loliworm and all his friends in it, and it was one of my favorite things we did as children around the holidays. I’ll have to see if she can get her hands on that story so we can read it to my niece and nephew this year….even if we have to do it over the phone since they live in WAshington, and we live in California.

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
Butterfly Whispers

4 Jeanna December 12, 2008 at 10:55 am

This is one of our traditions! I have bought a nice Christmas story book every year since my oldest was born, and I’m always on the lookout for some of the Golden Books Holiday/Winter themed books. It’s so much fun to read all the different stories. We read them close to the tree which makes it feel so warm and comforting.

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