Top Ten Tuesdays: Best Holiday Books (5)

Posted November 23, 2010 by Carmel in / 21 Comments

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I can’t remember the last time I read a Christmas book! Most of the books that made my list come from my childhood memories. They’re books my mom used to read to me when I was little. While writing this list I was flooded with feelings of nostalgia. This will be my second Christmas without my mom. The loss is getting easier to deal with but I still can’t make it through a single day without thinking about her.

This week’s topic:

Best Books to Read During the Holidays

1 How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
2 The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore
3 A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
4 Twelve Days of Christmas by Jan Brett
5 Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer
6 Frosty the Snowman by Steve Nelson
7 Silent Night by Juliet Groom
8 The Nutcracker by Karen Kain
9 Peanuts: A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz
10 The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

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21 responses to “Top Ten Tuesdays: Best Holiday Books (5)

  1. All, hon I’m so sorry to hear about your mom :(, [sniffles…]I can only imagine how hard the holidays must be for you…

    Speaking of Nostalgic Holiday Books, for me it’s definitely the Grinch [“stink, stank, stunk”] and Rudolph [“I’m cute, I’m cute, She thinks I’m cute”] Although that last one is probably from the movie.

    Nocturnal Bites

  2. So many of these books bring back great holiday memories! I just read The Polar Express to our kids last week and they really enjoyed it. I’m just about to start in on my yearly read of A Christmas Carol…

  3. Christmas without a loved one is always hard. In my family, we visit the graves of our loved ones on Christmas Eve, so it’s a time of remembrance as well as joy.

    You have chosen a wonderful list full of books that can give children hours of reading enjoyment.

  4. MJ

    Great collection of books. I found the songs associated with many dancing through my head as I read your list.

  5. *sniffs* I feel for you about your mother, especially around holiday times, but you have a fantastic list and I’m glad that things are starting to get Christmasy around here 🙂 Some great gift ideas in there, too 😉

    I’ll keep popping my head in here every so often, although my 5-day follow has officially come to a close, but thanks for all the great and informative posts! I loved reading them, and I always like finding other Canucks, yo 😉


  6. If I tried to read “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, I think I’d have that song stuck in my head the entire time (and for hours thereafter)!

  7. Sorry to hear about your mother 🙁 Your list is great – it’s given me lots of ideas for books to get for my little one so that he never has trouble thinking of 10 holiday reads! Hope your Christmas is nice and filled with wonderful memories of your mother

  8. Kat

    My grandmother used to read The Polar Express to all the cousins every Christmas, and the other books you’ve chosen are wonderful, too. I’m sorry to hear about your mom– I like what Bibliophile said about visiting the graves of loved ones so we can remember them during the holidays. Wishing you wonderful holidays in advance. 🙂

  9. I think enjoying the books you enjoyed together is a great way to remember your mom at the holidays, and you’ve got a nice list here. I was *this* close to putting a Jan Brett book on mine. I love The Mitten, but I guess it’s not technically holiday-themed.

  10. Yay Peanuts! Reading childrens books at Christmas is one if my favorite things to do (it helps that I work at a school:p). They’re so cheery and spread wonder in a way only kids can.

  11. Bonjour, De passage chez Céline, j’ai vu que tu avais déposé ton top ten. Ta liste est bien dans la lignée du mois de décembre et les jaquettes des livres sont alléchantes !

  12. I’m sorry for you mom. It must be hard to go through family day such as Christmas after your loss…
    I know only one book in your list (the Dickens). Which one was your favorite ? I am looking for christmas presents for my little nieces !
    A lot of kiss !