Our Christmas Story Books

I've just dug out our Christmas story books.  I didn't realise quite how many I've collected up over the years.  It's a big pile.  So I want to share it here.  Every story book brings back memories - where we got it, who gave it to the children, reading them together.  I hope my list inspires you to try a different Christmas story this year...

Read on for the whole list...

1. Threadbear by Mick Inkpen
2. Jesus's Christmas Party by Nicholas Allan
3. Merry Christmas Blue Kangaroo by Emma Chichester Clark
4. Jingle Bells by Nick Butterworth
5. Little Robin Red Breast by Jan Fearnley
6. The Jolly Christmas Postman by Allan Ahlberg
7. Christmas Present Book by Richard Scarry
8. Aliens love Panta Claus by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort

1. Laura's Christmas Star by Klaus Blaumgart
2. Poems for Christmas by Jill Bennett and Ian Beck
3. Chicken Licken's Christmas by Jonathan Allen
4. Mog's Christmas by Judith Kerr
5. Christmas Adventure by Roderick Hunt
6. Harvey Slumfenburger's Christmas Present by John Burningham
7. A Letter to Father Christmas by Rose Impey and Sue Porter
8. The Night before Christmas by Clement Moore

1. Tickly Christmas Wibbly Pig by Mick Inkpen
2. Madeline's Christmas by Ludwig Bemelmans
3. Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs
4. The Silver Christmas Tree by Pat Hutchins
5. Mrs Pepperpot's Christmas by Alf Proysen
6. Lucy and Tom's Christmas by Shirley Hughes
7. Merry Christmas, a book of Christmas verse and pictures by Colin McNaughton
8. The Twelve Days of Christmas by George Buchanan

1. The Christmas Bear by Ian Whybrow and Axel Scheffler
2. Angelina's Christmas by Katherine Holabird and Helen Craig
3. Hurry Santa by Julie Sykes and Tim Warnes
4. My First Oxford Book of Christmas Poems by John Foster
5. Bless You Santa by Julie Sykes and Tim Warnes
6. Careful Santa by Julie Sykes and Tim Warnes
7. The Nativity Play by Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen
8. Kipper's Christmas Eve by Mick Inkpen

1. The Christmas Story by Heather Amery (usborne)
2. Olive the other Reindeer by by Vivian Walsh  and  J.otto Seibold
3. Maisy's Christmas Eve by Lucy Cousins
4. A Christmas Star called Hannah by Vivian French
5. Mr Christmas by Roger Hargreaves
6. The Christmas Book by Dick Bruna

And if you're into Mr Men stories, we had LOADS of those, one every year as a Christmas stocking present.  Here are a selection:

Why not dig out all your Christmas stories this week?  Or scour the Charity shops for a new one - nearly all of mine have been Charity Shop finds!  A big pile of Christmas books on the hearth, one a night until Christmas Eve...

For more story inspiration see my Pinterest boards here.

And for regular story updates, see the Facebook page here.


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