Too often, Christmas becomes the “Season of I Want” – I want toys, I want gifts, I want this, I want that. But we all know that’s not the real meaning of Christmas. It’s not even about days off work or having a big meal together. Sometimes all the holiday gifts, all the holiday parties, and all the glitz and glamour take over the meaning of Christmas. But Christmas books can help remind you and your kids of what it’s really all about.
There are dozens of books about the meaning come in different formats and are easy to find online or at your local bookstore. If you have little ones at home and you want them to understand that Christmas is not about the material possessions, start a practice of sharing Christmas- related stories every night during the days leading up to Christmas.
You can easily purchase these books from most retail stores or online stores that carry Christmas products. Some books will offer you the opportunity to personalize the stories by putting your child’s name in the book. Children remember the stories because of hearing their name.
Other stories may not directly discuss Jesus’ birth, but still remind us that Christmas is a special time. A Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas is a good book that contains uplifting short stories, and the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas! reminds everyone that “Maybe Christmas..doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”