Christmas Book Surprise Basket

Wrapped Books

We are finally starting our Christmas Book Surprise Basket this year. I finally have enough books to wrap (although I will freely admit that I am continuing to get a better quality to some that are in here!) and they are ready for December 1st!

Christmas Books

In no particular order, this is the list of picture books I wrapped up:

  1. Gingerbread Boy by Jan Brett
  2. The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck
  3. The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore illustrated by Elisa Trimby
  4. The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski
  5. The Magic Christmas Tree by Lee Kingman
  6. The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore illustrated by Jan Brett
  7. Christmas In The Trenches by John McCutcheon
  8. The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden and Barbara Cooney
  9. Silver Packages An Appalachian Christmas Story by Cynthia Rylant
  10. Silent Night The Song and Its Story by Margaret Hodges
  11. Silent Night  illustrated by Thomas Kinkade
  12. Can You See What I See?  The Night Before Christmas (Picture Puzzles) by Walter Wick
  13. The Donkey’s Dream by Barbara Helen Berger
  14. The Polar Express
  15. Jingle Bells by Kathleen N. Daly
  16. The Christmas Story told by Jane Werner
  17. The Animals Christmas Eve by Gale Wiersum
  18. The Twelve Days of Christmas by Jan Brett
  19. Come and See A Christmas Story by Monica Mayper
  20. The Christmas Candle by Richard Paul Evans
  21. The Nutcracker Ballet by Vladimir Vagin
  22. Frosty the Snow Man by Annie North Bedford
  23. Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear! by Don and Audrey Wood
  24. Christmas From Heaven:  The True Story of the Berlin Candy Bomber as read by Tom Brokaw (includes a Mormon Tabernacle Choir Concert with Tom Brokaw and surprise visit from the ACTUAL candy bomber from WWII . Amazing story and DVD!)
  25. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Chapter Books to Read and Share:

  1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  2. The Best of Christmas In My Heart complied by Joe Wheeler
  3. Louisa May Alcott’s Christmas Treasury
  4. A Little House Christmas Treasury Festive Holiday Stories by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  5. The Birds’ Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggins
  6. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by Amelia C. Houghton – this is wonderful!!
  7. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by Frank L. Baum (author of the Wizard of Oz stories. The titles are the same but the story lines are COMPLETELY different.  This one is a fairy tale and is good, but the Houghton version is my absolute favorite one!)
  8. Why the Chimes Rang by Raymond MacDonald Alden
  9. Christmas in Legend and Story by Elva S. Smith
  10. The Christmas Porringer by Evaleen Stein
  11. This Way to Christmas by Ruth Sawyer
  12. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
  13. Christmas Jars Reunion by Jason F. Wright
  14. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
  15. The House  Without A Christmas Tree by Gail Rock
  16. Sister Bishop’s Christmas Miracle by Janene Wolsey Baadsgaard

Other picture books for free reading:

  1. There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bell by Lucille Colandro
  2. Little Porcupine’s Christmas by Joseph Slate
  3. Strawberry Shortcake’s Christmas Is Here
  4. Ten Little Christmas Presents by Jean Marzollo
  5. I Spy A Candy Cane riddles by Jean Marzollo, photos by Walter Wick
  6. The Night Before Christmas – A Little Golden Book
  7. The Story of the Nutcracker Ballet by Deborah Hautzig
  8. Merry Christmas, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
  9. The Twelve Days of Christmas A Christmas Carol  A Little Golden Book
  10. Little People’s Christmas Time Is Here Lift a Flap
  11. Mooseltoe by Margie Palatini
  12. Arthur’s Christmas Cookies by Lillian Hoban

4 thoughts on “Christmas Book Surprise Basket

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  2. Julie

    love this – we always read Christmas stories too, in addition to the notebook I shared. But wrapping added a fun element. We let Brownie a la mode choose first. She unwrapped When Jesus Was Born in Bethlehem – Paintings by Joseph Brickey (it is the bible story). Brownie unwrapped it and promptly said, “This is going to be boring.” And that is the beauty of wrapping them….the ones that never get picked will now be read at least once this season! hahaha….also loved the links. I followed Chocolate on my Craniums links and printed out all of the service ones. We will be adding a service to our traditions. I am going to make some pretty hearts attached to a garland for that one. We already do a family activity one each day besides the reading and singing. Love Christ centered Christmases. Love ya!

  3. sheraz2011 Post author

    I really like Joseph Brickey’s artwork. I’ll bet that the book is beautiful. =)
    We also read the stories from the book that you gave us. I read those alongside the Chocolate On My Cranium last year…the problem is I usually can’t read through my tears.

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