The artificial Christmas trees have been placed around your home, they are decorated and your entire home is feeling like the Christmas spirit. For those families with children, this is a magical time of year. And you can do lots of things to make this even more memorable for kids. One idea is for parents to gather their kids around these artificial Christmas trees and read some holiday books to kids that are really going to get them into the spirit. You will find that sitting around the artificial Christmas trees and reading is going to be like a traditional Norman Rockwell painting, and be something that your kids may do with their own children when they get older!
7 Engaging Kids Books to Read
So, what books should you consider reading around the tree? There are tons out there!
1. One Wintry Night by Ruth Graham
This is a short chapter book but is going to be that one that you can read every night. It is going to be great for those who want to read about the religious aspects of Christmas, with a little twist.
2. The Christmas Blizard by Helen Ketteman
This is a young kid’s book that is super silly and full of giggles…so it is great for those younger kids in your home.
3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
Let’s face it…if you are reading books during the Christmas season, this is a classic that must be read!
4. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
Another classic, that was turned into a movie is considered one of the classical movies to watch as well.
5. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
This is the timeless story that every kid has heard in their life. But, it is one that you can continue to read for many years to come, no matter the ages of kids…it is that classic!
6. Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Trees by Robert Barry
This is all about the perfect Christmas tree and how each character in this book is going to work to make an ornament that is a perfect representation of them on this tree. It is likely to be a book that becomes a tradition in your home.
7. The Jolly Christmas Postman by Allan Ahlberg
This is one of those books that kids can get fully involved in as it has many characters that are going to be familiar to them, and it is full of real cards inside envelopes throughout this book to add tons of things to do for kids.