It has taken me six Christmases to amass enough Christmas books to create a book advent calendar for the boys. We now have 24 books – all wrapped, numbered and ready to go. I keep almost all of the Christmas books separate, and then bring them out for the whole of December, so we can enjoy rediscovering them all as a family. I’ve tried to get a real mix of books – religious ones, traditional ones, silly ones and popular ones, with ‘T’was the Night Before Christmas’ saved for Christmas Eve. I don’t think I have ever felt more excited for Christmas before. We’re finally going to brave having our own, and I can’t wait.
I tend to make an advent calendar for the boys – each year it’s slightly different, but it always involves chocolate. I’m hoping that our book advent calendar will be one that can reappear year, after year.
Some of our favourite Christmas books include:
- Jesus’ Christmas Party
- The Jolly Christmas Postman
- Stick Man
- The Empty Stocking – my personal favourite!
- Snow Bear