In our home, we try to reinforce that Jesus is the Reason for the Season.
I especially enjoy sharing Christmas books with my children that tell the story of the birth of Jesus, but they can be surprisingly difficult to find; I’ve had to become very intentional in my search. Have you experienced this?
On a recent trip to our local library I was shocked to find that nearly every Christmas story available shared everything but Jesus. One story (on display, front and center) was about a Christmas witch. Many others were about Santa, elves, reindeer, and the like. Oh, how we are so easily distracted from what’s really important — cultivating a love for Jesus and celebrating His entrance into this world, this precious babe, God wrapped in flesh!
If you are searching for Christmas books that share the message of Jesus, here are five your children will enjoy. You can click on each one for more information:
Remember, though, that the best story of all is the one shared straight from your Bible while holding your little ones close.
Can you add to this list? What stories do your children enjoy during the Christmas season? Let’s see how many we can come up with.