This year, for the first time in 10 years, I’m not featuring any new Christmas titles.
Instead, I’m going to highlight ten vintage titles that are amongst my favorites of the almost-150 gems already in my Christmas lists.
(That’s a lot of Christmas books!)
Some of these books are out of print now, but they’re worth searching out, every one!
Click on the title to find my original review.
Most Warmhearted Family Story (written, of course, by Shirley Hughes)
Funniest Christmas Story
Most Dear and Simultaneously Quirky Portrait of Christmas Spirit
(plus — plum cream cake!)
Loveliest Holiday Read-Aloud
Most Imaginative Christmas Ever
Best Real Portrayal of Christmas from a Child’s Eye
Most All-Encompassing Pictorial Survey of Christmas
Quietest Nativity Story
There Was No Snow on Christmas Eve
Favorite Scandinavian Christmas Book
Best Book for Inspiring Simple Holiday Traditions
Find dozens and dozens of holiday titles, new and old, religious and not, old-fashioned and richly diverse — all on my Christmas listing here.
And find dozens and dozens more wintery titles celebrating all things cold and snowy on my Winter Stories list here.
Next week I’ll have some more cream-of-the-crop 2019 titles that have absolutely nothing to do with the holidays, so do come back!
As always, going through your list makes me want to read them all again!….and again….
I’ve just ‘discovered’ your blog! I love children’s picture books and it will be such a treat to look through your blog posts to find familiar books and new ones too. Thank you!
Jill (from UK)
Welcome, Jill! It’s always a pleasure to meet fellow children’s book fans 🙂