Christmas can get overwhelming. You have so many places to be and people to see. You have to plan for gift giving, Santa’s arrival, and so many other frivolous traditions. The question is which ones are important to you. I personally love them all. I love making reindeer food and putting out for Santa’s ride. I love baking cookies for the big man in red. I enjoy reading books to my child for the 12 days of Christmas. So that’s how we celebrate the 12 days of Christmas! Each night my son is given a new book to unwrap. The books are the same every year so we are able to share in a tradition that can span for years. Yes, I might have to change out some books along the way as we grow into a different age, but I know that many of these are timeless. They also create a conversation about the season.
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12 Days of Christmas in books
- Merry Christmas, Daniel Tiger
- Harold at the North Pole
- Little Blue Truck’s Christmas
- If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
- Pete the Cat Saves Christmas
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- The Polar Express
- Click, Clack Ho! Ho! Ho!
- The Knights Before Christmas
- How to Catch Santa
- Home Alone the Classic Illustrated Book
- The Night Before Christmas
I’ll admit that Sweet Baby J doesn’t love Kevin McAllister as much as I do yet, but can you imagine once he’s able to see the movie? It’s going to be epic. Okay, I shouldn’t project too much. He may hate it. It’s totally on my list of Christmas traditions, though. The point of this post is that we all have to be thoughtful about how we spend the holiday season. For me, it’s about sharing time with family and friends near and far. I enjoy being able to share these books with my son and soon to be daughter every single year.
What are your Christmas traditions? How do you keep it intentional?