Happy December! The holiday season is officially among us! This magical time of the year is something my kids look forward to all year long. It’s the perfect time to spend quality time with your family and see family members who live farther away. It’s also a time where we show extra gratitude for everything we have in our lives. Winter break is coming up and something my kids like to do with their time off from school is read a book of their choice.
When it comes to reading, I like to make sure my kids have books on their bookshelves that they enjoy taking time to read. They’re all in school and get assigned reading and the books aren’t always ones they enjoy, so when they have time to do some independent reading, it’s important to me that it’s an experience they look forward to. And holiday themed books are definitely always something they enjoy! Now is the perfect time to order them, so they arrive in time for Christmas!
Books make a fantastic gift, but reading holiday books leading up to the holidays is a special experience. It gets you in the mindset for the season and offers a magical escape from reality into the world of a festive imagination. I know there are some really adorable holiday books for children to educate them and get them in the holiday spirit, but I have been on the hunt for some great choices for tweens and teens! And I’m so excited to say that I have found some great choices for them, too! A fun thing we do once we finish a holiday book is watch the movie version as a family, if there is one, because a lot of the books have movies! Like The Polar Express or one about Rudolph!
What was your favorite book to read around the holidays as a kid?