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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Advent Christmas book list

A new season of Advent is upon us! I don’t know about you but I am very much looking forward to slowing down and settling into a season of waiting. I really wanted to have this post up earlier last week, but last minute “stuff” derailed that. But what matters most is that we are ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Reading aloud is a huge part of our day in our homeschool. At Christmas time we add in a family read-aloud to prepare our hearts for Christmas. I love this special time when we sit down and read from our Advent devotional. Several years ago I borrowed Unwrapping the Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp form the library to use for our daily ready. This year instead of borrowing I have added this book to our Christmas book collection.

Unfortunately, I am missing a box of our Christmas books. I am hoping the box is just hidden on the top shelf were I can’t see it. Instead of wrapping the books in wrapping paper or kraft paper, this year I am choosing to keep our books into these  12” x 16” muslin bags that I have individually numbered for each day. We are storing our book basket next to our Jesse / Advent tree. 


Each morning as part of our morning Bible time we will read our Greatest Gift devotional. At night after evening chores are done, one of the children will put the Jesse Tree ornament onto our Advent tree in our front library. Since Micah is a proficient reader, I may have each child take turns reading a story each night.

I’m excited to share the Christmas picture books we will be reading for the next 27 days of Advent. The books that we don’t have in our personal collection are marked with an (L) because I found them at our local library. I look forward to adding them to our collection over the next few years). Let’s dive in!

November 28: {1st Sunday of Advent} The Giving Manger

November 29: Christmas Is…

November 30: The Gift of the Magi

December 1: Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree

December 2: Snowflake Bentley

December 3:  Waiting for Christmas

December 4: The Gifts of the Animals

December 5: {2nd Sunday of Advent} The Legend of the Christmas Cookie 

December 6: {St. Nicholas Day} Who is Coming to Our House?

December 7: The Beggar and the Bluebird

December 8: Stephen’s Feast

December 9: Joseph’s Donkey

December 10: The Spider Who Saved Christmas 

December 11: The Nutcracker 

December 12: {3rd Sunday of Advent/Gaudete Sunday} The 12 Days of Christmas

December 13: An orange for Frankie 

December 14: The Last Straw

December 15: Arthur’s Christmas Wish        

December 16: The Greatest Gift of All 

December 17: Nine Days to Christmas (L)   

 December 18: The Stable Where Jesus Was Born                                                                             

December 19: {4th Sunday of Advent / O Adonai} Dasher

December 20: 5 More Sleeps ‘Til Christmas

December 21: The first Christmas stocking (L) 

December 22: The Little Boy’s Christmas Gift

December 23: Silent Night, Holy Night

December 24: There Was No Snow on Christmas Eve


Do you have any special plans for Advent this year? I would love to hear about your family traditions. 

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