The chestnuts are roasting on the open fire, so it’s the perfect time to pull up a chair and read a book to keep your heart warm too. Here are ten Christmastime books for the whole family that will keep the holiday spirit alive. Merry Christmas!
Porter Searches for Santa by Jonathan I. Gonzales (N.B. 498 Press)
The unique photos of clay scenes give this book that classic Christmas kid-movie feel.
Wee Three Kings by Brent L. Anderson (CreateSpace)
Positively enchanting from start to finish, Wee Three Kings is not about the real Magi but rather three nativity-set Wise Men—and one amazing camel—who are missing the rest of their set.
What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-One Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most edited by Elizabeth Benedict (Algonquin Books)
This book shines where it displays what a forward-thinking society wants its women to bequeath and to inherit: lessons about identity, personhood, equality, respect, and the knowledge “that love endures in the most elemental and comforting of ways.”
The Christmas Code by Ed J. Pinegar (Covenant Communications)
A sweet hidden Christmas message highlights the difference people can make when they reach out to others with compassion, love, and understanding.
The Archangel’s Gift by Dick Morgan (AuthorHouse)
For those who don’t mind a bit of irreverence in their Christmas stories, this book offers one of the most endearing holiday tales to come along in quite a while.
Holiday Boutique Knitting: Inspired Holiday Decor and Gifts to Knit by Mary Jean Daigneault (Praxis Studios)
This is a well- rounded book on knitting holiday decor, a welcome addition to any knitter looking for a way to step up the Christmas spirit by adding warmth to their home.
A Carol Dickens Christmas by Thomas Fox Averill (University of New Mexico Press)
Averill captures the essence of Christmas as a woman struggles to hold onto her rituals.
Monster Needs a Christmas Tree by Paul Czajak, illustrated by Wendy Grieb (Scarletta Kids)
Monster makes the best of a bad situation in this well-done installment of the Monster & Me series.
A King James Christmas: Biblical Selections with Illustrations from around the World edited by Katherine Schuon and Michael Fitzgerald (World Wisdom)
Translator Catherine Schuon and award-winning author and editor Michael Fitzgerald have collaborated as coeditors to present an exquisite, very traditional holiday volume suitable for the entire Christian family.
Christmas at the White House: Reflections from America’s First Ladies by Jennifer B. Pickens (Fife and Drum Press)
This is a collection of charming photographs and detailed descriptions of the efforts of nine recent First Ladies to make the White House festive and enchanted during the holiday season.