In the quintessential family Christmas scene, you’ll see a family snuggling around the fireplace, hot chocolate in hand, quietly listening to classic Christmas stories. While this may not be reality, Christmas is definitely a great time to enjoy classic and timeless stories that can become a tradition for your family’s holiday evenings. Here are a few to check out from the library this Christmas season or add to your permanent Christmas book collection brought to you by Rock Springs WY Storage!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Suess
This classic Christmas story is definitely at the top of most families’ lists, but maybe your kids have never been introduced to the book that started it all! With a new movie based on this story coming out this season, it’s never been a better time to introduce them to the original Grinch.
In the imaginary world of Whoville, the Grinch hates Christmas, and he plans to ruin the holiday for everyone around him. He doesn’t plan, however, on meeting little Cindy Lou-Who, and the kindness that will eventually grow his heart a few sizes, and make a most memorable Christmas season for everyone involved!
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
Another classic from Christmas children’s literature, The Polar Express is a beautifully illustrated story of a boy who is awoken by a train that takes him on a mysterious journey to the North Pole, and to the place of his Christmas Wish.
This book is a beauty that is best read slowly, savoring the imaginative language that accompanies the vivid pictures. The movie of the same name is worth a watch–after reading the book, of course!
Jan Brett’s Christmas Treasury by Jan Brett
Jan Brett’s books are some of the most beautifully illustrated and fun tales for children of all ages, especially those who love animals! This treasury includes seven of her best known tales, like The Mitten, which recounts the story of a lost mitten, a group of cold woodland animals, and a knitting job that holds up under serious pressure.
Christmas in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
A great introduction to the classic books, this story is an excerpt from Wilder’s first book in her famous series, and focuses on the Christmas celebrations enjoyed by the Ingalls’ family and their relatives in the snowy woods of Wisconsin. The pictures help the story come alive for young children, but the story is great for any age, even adults who want to relive the famous Little House on the Prairie stories!
The Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt
A religious tale, this story follows the fate of three trees, and their dreams for their lives. Just like in real life, each of them lives out a story that’s a bit different than they had originally planned, but one that has much more significance than first meets the eye. This story is great for any time of year, but directly ties into the Christian story of Christmas, and the baby in the manger who started it all.
Hopefully this list gets you started on finding some great Christmas storybooks to enjoy with your family! This season, our professionals at Self Assured Storage are ready to get your house or apartment ready for the company and activities that the holidays bring. If you need to clear out that spare bedroom, safely store some furniture, or get the clutter out of the way, give us a call today to get your things tucked into a spacious storage unit, and your house ready for the holidays!