Christmas Book Countdown Advent Calendar (& 28 Best Books!)

by Melissa

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Create a fun Christmas Book Countdown using all your favorite Christmas books! Here’s how to put it all together and make it easy year after year. Plus see a list of our all-time favorite Christmas stories! 

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CREATE A SIMPLE CHRISTMAS ADVENT WITH ALL YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS! 

Chances are you have a pile of your favorite Christmas books in your collection and because December can be so busy, you might not find much time to sit down and actually read them.

So…do a Christmas Book Countdown

This fun Christmas advent calendar is so simple because you can use the books you already have! Even if you have other Christmas Advent Calendars, you can still do this one, too!

Tip: start a new tradition and purchase one new Christmas book each year! 

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR CHRISTMAS BOOK ADVENT

  1. Gather all of your Christmas books. You’ll need 24 to read one each night of December or do a shorter 12 Days of Christmas with just 12.  I have a full list of our favorite Christmas books below! 
  2. Wrap each book. Attach one of these cute advent calendar numbers to each book so you’ll know which book to open each day. 
  3. Each day, gather around the tree. Take turns opening a book and read it all together. 

Tip: If you don’t have 24 Christmas books in your collection yet, borrow some from your local library!  

TIP TO MAKE IT EASY NEXT YEAR

When Christmas is over, use all of your leftover wrapping paper to wrap your Christmas books. Wrapping them before you store them away will make your Christmas book advent countdown all ready to go for next year! 

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BEST BOOKS FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS BOOK COUNTDOWN 

Here’s our all-time favorite Christmas books that we love to read over and over. Just click on the title or picture to get your own copy! 

1. I Believe In Santa Claus 

 

2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

 

3. The Christmas Train: A True Story

 

 

4. The Gift of Nothing

 

5. Snowmen at Christmas

 

6. Santa Calls

 

7. The Story of the Nutcracker

 

8. It’s Christmas, David!

 

9. The Twelve Days of Christmas

 

10. Polar Express

 

11. The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey 

 

12. Christmas Is Here

 

13. Dinosaur Christmas

 

14. Christmastime is Here! 

 

15. The Night Before Christmas

 

16. A Christmas Dress for Ellen 

 

17. The Legend of the Candy Cane 

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18. The Tale of the Three Trees

 

19. The Gift of the Magi

 

20. The Myth of Santa’s Beard 

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21. The Christmas Story 

 

22. A Christmas Carol 

 

23. Christmas Day in the Morning 

 

24. The Legend of the Christmas Stocking

 

25. The Christmas Baby

 

26. See Christ In Christmas 

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27. Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree

 

DON’T HAVE 25 CHRISTMAS BOOKS?

If you haven’t built up your Christmas book collection yet, you can still do this tradition! Either do the 12 days of Christmas books or check out a few from your local library. Just be sure to not damage the cover when you wrap them!

OTHER CHRISTMAS ADVENT TRADITIONS

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1 comment

Sharon Thayer October 20, 2015 - 9:34 pm

Hi Mel!
I would like to share my national award winning holiday book with you. The title is The Myth of Santa’s Beard and you may read it in it’s entirety on my website http://www.carousel-publishing.com. It contains messages of ethics and values, traditional Christmas magic, a ‘real’ snippet of Santa’s beard as reward for good behavior, and a decorative envelope so it can be mailed from the North Pole.

I offer bloggers 25% of sales they send to my site which are tracked by a Discount Code that gives your readers $1 off this $10 book. I would love to be included in your list of 24 books for Christmas or other holiday promotions. And I would love to send you a nice check at the end of December. Go to my website and check out the book, I know you’ll love it. Then call me to learn more. My office is 903-871-9872 and cell is 303-697-4129.

This book is sold only through nonprofit organizations and individuals. Help me spread some Santa magic!
Sharon Thayer

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