Christmas Story Books

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When our oldest daughter was born, we established the Christmas Eve tradition of family worship time. We read and discuss the Christmas story from Luke 2, Jonathan usually leads us in prayer, and we finish up by reading a Christmas story book. We buy a new book to read each year, and the girls and I start searching for the perfect book as soon as Christmas books hit the shelves in December. At this point, we have quite a collection of beloved stories that we enjoy each holiday season. I’d love to pass them on to you so that you can share them with your family as well.

God Gave Us Christmas by Lisa Tawn Bergren

The Christmas Story by Jane Werner Watson

The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg

The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado

The King’s Christmas List by Eldon Johnson

The Littlest Magi SEA: A Christmas Tale by Chris Auer

Santa’s Christmas Prayer by Nell Navillus

The Legend of St. Nicholas: A Story of Christmas Giving by Dandi Daley Mackall

We haven’t yet bought this year’s story book, but these are in the running:

The Carpenter’s Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree by David Rubel

One Wintry Night by Ruth Graham Bell

And because Little Bit is learning to read and could read the Christmas book this year:

Dick and Jane: A Christmas Story by Larry Rupert

Does your family have a favorite Christmas book?

PS: All links are Amazon affiliate links. Purchases made help to keep The Hill Hangout up and running.


  1. Find “The Grumpy Shepherd” by Paddie Devon; no many how many times I read it, it moves me to tears. Also look for “Auntie Claus,” who teaches kids to remember the fifth rule.

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