Enjoy our selection of Classic Christmas-themed books from Amazon.co.uk. Remember, when you use our links to Amazon products you do still get the same low prices from Amazon you expect. For most products, if you spend more than £25 sterling you will get free delivery to Ireland. Amazon deliveries typically take only a few days.
These are the lovely Christmas stories that have become tradition over the years. During the dark and sometimes rainy days leading up to Christmas, what could be cosier than gathering around for a story?
We all know the benefits of reading aloud for small children. But sometimes it’s nice to just let the pictures tell the story! That’s why we love Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman. The illustrations are superb and the story is sad and beautiful. While the story is silent, it does bring up lots to talk about afterwards with the children. “How does this story make you feel and why?” “Let’s think back and try to remember and describe everything that happened.” We also recommend the Snowman DVD or Blu-Ray, which are both very reasonably priced.
The classic of all classic Christmastime stories is Clement Moore’s poem “The Night Before Christmas”. Originally titled “A Visit from St. Nicholas”, this poem was written in 1837 and has had a lot to do with creating our modern conception of Santa Claus. Children love the old-fashioned language and the magic and mystery of this encounter with the man in red. The edition we linked to has fun new illustrations by Mark Marshall.
If you’d like to take a break from doing the reading, what about letting Liam Neeson take over? This edition of the Polar Express comes with his reading the story on CD.