Keeping Christmas: Holiday Books We Love

This upcoming Christmas looks to be a lot different for the three ladies than it has in years past. Maybe yours is looking different too, or maybe you anticipate it being like it is every year and you’re sort of dreading that. Whichever is true for you, it’s the perfect weekend to pick up a book that will help your upcoming holiday season be more Christ-focused than crazy, more “Hallelujah!” than “Help!” 

Here are a few of our favorite Christmas season reads that we’re sure will become your favorites, too. 

O Come Let Us Adore Him: A Daily Advent Devotional by Paul David Tripp

Each devotion illuminates the Christmas story with awe and wonder. Bonus: each day includes a discussion for parents and kids. 

In the Manger: 25 Inspirational Selections for Advent by Max Lucado

Who tells a story like Max Lucado? Excerpts from his many books helps us engage with the Christmas story in a whole new way. 

Shepherds Abiding: A Mitford Christmas Story by Jan Karon

You don’t have to have read the preceding Mitford books to enjoy this story! In this novel, Father Tim discovers a new talent, the town’s bookstore experiences the Christmas spirit in a whole new way and as always, Mitford’s favorite characters bring laughter and life (and a few tears) to the story. I read it every year! 

The Case for Christmas: A Journalist Investigates the Identity of the Child in the Manger by Lee Strobel

Who was in the manger that first Christmas morning? Some say he would become a great moral leader. Others, a social critic. Still others view Jesus as a profound philosopher, a rabbi, a feminist, a prophet, and more. Many are convinced he was the divine Son of God. Who was he—really? And how can you know for sure? Consulting experts on the Bible, archaeology, and messianic prophecy, Lee Strobel searches out the true identity of the child in the manger.

Baby Lit Christmas Books : The Nutcracker Dancing Primer & A Christmas Carol Colors Primer

Our friends at Baby Lit have provided us not one but TWO Christmas themed primers. Beautifully illustrated and as delightful as the rest of their collection, don’t miss out on adding these two to your littlest lit lovers bookshelf.


The Story of Christmas by Patricia A Pingry

The Christmas story in 200 easy to understand words for your toddler? Yes please! A durable board book ready for “lots of love” this Christmas season, will quickly become your little ones favorite read as you introduce them to the real meaning for the season.

Give yourself a gift,  pick up one of these books and be immersed in the joy of the season!

Read well, friends! 

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