Part of the magic of Christmas comes from this very picture – curled up on the couch reading Christmas books. I spent my early motherhood collecting Christmas books and we have accumulated quite the collection. And just when I think the older kids have out grown this tradition, I see this:

It’s been a while since we’ve added any new books to the list – every now and again I come across one and order it. But these books make up our Christmas library. Some get read every year. Some we enjoy for their illustrations. Some have tender messages. Some are starting to show their age and the love they’ve been given. But every year we pull them out there are squeals. We cherish these books.

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Snowmen at Christmas
Christmas Oranges
The Mansion
The Miracle of the Wooden Shoes
A Christmas Dress for Ellen
Christmas Bell for Anya
Christmas Day in the Morning (The first book we read every Christmas season)
Llama Llama Holiday Drama
Forgotten Carols
The Christmas Train
The Tale of Three Trees
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
Polar Express
The Christmas Candle
The Gift of the Magi
Drummer Boy
C is for Christmas
The First Christmas
The Visit
Great Joy
The Christmas Sweater (illustrated)
Snow Angels
Christmas Carol
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Olive, the Other Reindeer
Twelve Days of Christmas (Pop-up book)
Twas the Night Before Christmas (Pop-up book) (Our Christmas Eve book)
Christmas Sweater (novel)
Secret Santa
Christmas Jars
Christmas Parade
Beyond Bethlehem
A Christmas Story
Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree
The Crippled Lamb
The Three Gifts
Mary, Did You Know
I Believe in Santa Clause
Don’t Push The Button Christmas Adventure
God Bless Us Everyone