Stories to Share
Special Christmas stories add a new level of richness to the holiday experience, especially when read together. Read a chapter each day with your Advent Fun page time. Here are some family friendly story suggestions.
These can be found at your local library, or your favorite online bookstore. If you have a family friendly story you would like to suggest for our list, click here.
Adorenaments by Family Life Publishing (ISBN 1-57229-238-5) This board book has 12 ornament/booklets that have a scripture about the different names of Jesus. The booklets can be hung on the tree as ornaments. As part of our Advent time we take turns reading one or two per day and then hang them on the tree as we go along. Includes a soft cover booklet that has more about each name of Jesus. This has become an heirloom for our family.
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That’s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they’ll skip the holiday altogether…
Letters From Father Christmas by J R R Tolkien A collection of Tolkien’s own illustrated letters from Father Christmas to his children.
A Tale of Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt
The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog by Dave Barry The year is 1960, and the Christmas pageant at St. John?s Episcopal Church is a very big deal. Doug Barnes is a shepherd this year, which is better than being a Three King, because you get to carry a stick.
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie When a priceless ruby, belonging to a Far Eastern prince, is stolen from him whilst he is on a visit to England, Poirot is asked to make a quiet investigation. The ruby was destined for the prince’s bride-to-be and a scandal must be avoided. Poirot does Christmas the English way, pursuing a case at the same time.
The Moon of the Trees Broken by Snow by Louis L’Amoure This is a beautifully written short story, found in The Collected Short Stories of Louis L’Amour, Volume One.
A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas The story is an anecdotal retelling of a Christmas from the view of a young child and is a romanticized version of Christmases past, portraying a nostalgic and simpler time. It is one of Thomas’s most popular works.
The Christmas Thief by Mary and Carol Higgins Clark …This time they get in the middle of a case involving a beautiful eighty-foot blue spruce that has been chosen to spend the holidays as Rockefeller Center’s famous Christmas tree. The folks who picked the tree don’t have a clue that attached to one of its branches is a flask chock-full of priceless diamonds that a scam artist just released from prison, had hidden there over twelve years ago.
The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
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