For many of us the Christmas season is often a time when reading choices reflect the season more than at any other time of the year. It is so much fun to read Christmas stories to little children. We enjoy stories that bring to life Christmases of the past reflecting on what may have been a gentler and simpler time. Christmas poetry also has a special place in our hearts. And, of course, traditional stories are often read year after year.
So this post is going to list just a few suggestions for your Christmas reading – for all ages, books both new and old.
- The Christmas Sweater - Glenn Beck (based on a personal true story)
- The Gift of the Magi – O. Henry (classic short story)
- Lost December – Richard Paul Evans (modern-day prodigal son story)
- An Irish Country Christmas – Patrick Taylor (a new doctor’s 1st Christmas in the cozy village of Ballybucklebo)
- Favourite Christmas Stories from Fireside Al – Al Maitland
- Christmas Tales – Charles Dickens (including the traditional “A Christmas Carol”)
- A Porcupine in a Pine Tree: a Canadian 12 days of Christmas – Helaine Becker
- God Gave Us Christmas – Lisa Tawn Bergren
- The Night Before Christmas – Clement Moore
- The Legend of the Christmas Tree – Rick Osborne
- The Christmas Shoe Box – Francine Rivers
- The Twelve Voices of Christmas – Woodrow Kroll (232.9)
- All is Calm All is Bright: true stories of Christmas (242 Kir)
- The biggest day of the year : the old-time school Christmas concert - John C. Charyk (394.2)
- The Ideals Christmas Treasury (394.26 Ide)
- The Guideposts Christmas Treasury (394.268 Gui)
These are just a few samplings of what you will find on our shelves out of the hundreds of Christmas books we have for your enjoyment.
All the staff of the Jake Epp Library would like to wish all our patrons a very Joyous Christmas and a bright and happy New Year!