What is Blogmas? Blogmas or Vlogmas is when bloggers / vloggers upload a post or video everyday counting down to Christmas. I’m participating in Blogmas this year. However, instead of posting everyday until Christmas I will be posting for 12 days which will be spread out in 24 days counting up to Christmas.
On this fourth year we are celebrating Christmas with my daughter, I decided to pull out all of her Christmas / holiday picture books down for us to read during this festive season.
Here are what we currently have so far:
- Read and Sing Along: The 12 Days of Christmas; Jolly Old St. Nicholas; Up On The Housetop; Down Through The Chimney – we got this as a set when Taylor was younger. We love this because all four books come with an audio CD packed with Christmas music to listen to.
- Little Reindeer Saves Christmas by Melanie Joyce, Illustrated by Louise Angelicas – this a story of the lone reindeer healthy enough to help Santa deliver the presents on Christmas eve.
- Christmas Magic by Melanie Joyce, Illustrated by Annabel Spencely – this one is about a little girl getting ready for Christmas morning: decorating the tree, making Christmas cards, hanging her stocking up.
- Olaf’s Night Before Christmas by Jessica Julius, Illustrated by Olga T. Mosqueda – this has a bit of a semblance to The Night Before Christmas but catered towards Frozen fans. It includes a CD which features a narration by Olaf himself.
- Frozen Christmas Magic by Lori C. Froeb, Illustrated by Disney Storybook Artists – another one for your little Frozen fan. This is more of a board book which includes 5 ornaments your little one can hang on the tree. I threaded Taylor’s this year because she took them out and told me she wanted to put them on the tiny tree. Yes, I have a tiny tree while waiting for the big tree.
- The Snow Queen from the Story by Hans Christian Andersen, Illustrated by Charlotte Cooke – I have not read The Snow Queen but I saw this at our local dollar store and couldn’t resist. From what I can tell, it’s a pretty good adaptation of the original and hopefully Taylor and I would get to read Andersen’s version later on.
- The Nutcracker from the story of E. T. A. Hoffman, Illustrated by Valeria Docampo – another dollar store find. This is by far Taylor’s favourite out of the bunch. She reaches for this almost every night. Like The Snow Queen mentioned above, I don’t know how this compares to the original but I’m hoping I get to find out.
It seems a lot, but not really. I will be adding more books to this list as my kids grow up. What about you? Do you have any special Christmas / holiday books you are reading this season?
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