Saturday, October 11, 2014

Top Christmas Stories for Families

Twas the night before Christmas, and the children cannot sleep because Santa will be there soon and they are too excited to sleep. To bring the family together and help the children dream of sugar plum fairies and dream of the presents to come, read some books together for some family fun. There are many books to choose from to read on a regular basis, but this holiday season read the following choices with your children and they will surely enjoy this treat.

When Santa Fell to Earth by Cornelia Funke was released on October 1st of 2006, best for ages 8 and older this book is a great read for the holiday season. What would happen if Santa fell to Earth? Would he be able to deliver the presents and help keep the little boys and girls happy?

In this heartwarming story of Twinklestar, the least reliable reindeer of Santa, is scared by a storm and causes Santa to crash land. Santa of course is stuck in a neighborhood with worry of the ruthless new leader of the Council of Yuleland, who is determined to put an end to Christmas wishes and make his own money off Christmas. With the help of the delightful children Charlotte and Ben, Santa will face his nemesis and hopefully save Christmas.  Children will be fascinated and want to know what happens and will be so excited to learn more.

Nutcracker and Mouse King, and the Tale of the Nutcracker is a story from the Penguin Classics that is the original story being a popular favorite Christmas ballet. This great story goes as far back as to the year of 1816 at its earliest. The young girl has been swept away to a land of toys where she must help the nutcracker defeat the evil mouse king. With its treat of adventure, magical awakenings and a timeless story of imagination, the family will be entranced with this story. Children of all ages, adults too, will be fascinated to hear this story during Christmas season.

Caralyn Buehner brings this fun filled book called Snowmen at Night, released back in September of 2002 for age group 4 and up. This story is that of a snowman that has been built with the perfect tree branch arms and a perfect grin, but a mischievous secret. This amusing tale describes the life of a snowman at night. While reading this storybook, families can discuss what they think the snowman will do next, or what they feel their own snowman would do if it were to come to life.
Each of these fun loving stories is filled with magic, hope, love and the Christmas spirit. They are the perfect stories to read with the family during the holiday season.

Check your local library and see if they have them on the shelves, and help your children enjoy reading by getting a library card to get more books they find interesting for Christmas and thereafter.

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