Saturday, December 5, 2009

A Contest: Favorite Christmas Stories for Children

Readathon! I love Readathon.

And what do I have planned to read? Wonderful Christmas stories for children.

In the spirit of Readathon and in the spirit of Christmas, I will give a prize. It will be a $10 gift certificate to Amazon. It is open to anyone anywhere. I will randomly select someone who leaves a comment below, listing your five favorite children’s Christmas story books. Please include your e-mail address, with enough spaces to thwart those who would use e-mail addresses for their own purposes.

Here are mine, before the Readathon:

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
A New, Improved Santa
The Night Before Christmas, a pop-up book, illustrated by Robert Sabuda
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
Mr. Willoughby’s Christmas Tree

This contest will run the entire time of the Readathon.

NOTE: A winter storm has unexpectedly knocked out our Internet connection. I am posting this from Starbuck’s. I’m not sure when the connection will be restored.


  1. Oh no!!! What horrible timing for that storm!! I hope that you are back up and running as usual soon!! I don't know what I would do without the internet!!

    Our favorite Christmas stories (meaning the ones that my son in particular likes to read over and over again!). . .

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Suess
    There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bell by Lucille Colandro
    The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
    I Spy Merry Christmas by Jean Marzollo & Walter Wick
    Little People Christmastime is Here! (Fisher Price)

    Hope your reading is going well!! Have fun and thanks for the giveaway!!

    tiftalksbooks at gmail dot com

  2. That's too bad about your internet connection, I hope it gets restored soon, and that nothing else gets knocked out in the storm in the mean time!

    Here are some old favorites when I was young, and a few new ones that I know my nephews and I enjoyed reading together!

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
    Pennsylvania Dutch Night Before Christmas
    The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
    Merry Christmas Mom and Dad (A Golden Look-Look Book) by Mercer Mayer
    Clifford's Christmas (Clifford, the Big Red Dog) by Norman Bridwell

    Best of luck with the read-a-thon! It's getting later and later but we are almost there!


  3. Yeah, so awful when your internet doesn't work!! I hate that!

    I'm slowly getting into the spirit for Christmas!!
    My fave Christmas book by far is The story of Holly and Ivy.
    Besides that:
    Christmas around the world
    The Polar Express
    The snow man
    Papa Panov's Special Day

    Looking forward to start decorating my house in the coming week!

    cessiesbookjourney at gmail dot com

  4. Keep reading! Other than Charles Dickens, I have not read any other book related to Xmas.

  5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    The Polar Express
    Twas the Night Before Christmas
    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
    The House without a Christmas Tree

    Thanks for this great giveaway!


  6. Ok, you know, I never read many Christmas books as a child, besides The Grinch (of course!), so I'm gonna make up a list and you can decide whether I'm worthy of being entered for the draw LOL. These are the books I WOULD have read :)

    How The Grinch Stole Christmas
    Frosty the Snowman
    Clifford's Christmas (I love that big red dog!!)
    A Charlie Brown Christmas
    The Pokey Little Puppy's First Christmas


  7. Some of my favorites:

    Merry Christmas Strega Nona (by Tomie dePaola)
    The Night Tree (by Eve Bunting)
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    Christmas Trolls (by Jan Brett)
    The Polar Express


  8. sorry about the storm- eek. those are beautiful choices though!

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  10. Here are mine!

    1. The Tale of the Three Trees
    2. The Story of Holly and Ivy
    3. The First Night
    4. A Wish for Wings the Work
    5. The House Without a Christmas Tree

    I have a whole post but for some reason I can't copy and paste it here!

    shc.small at gmail dot com

  11. I love all these wonderful suggestions. I've requested them from the library so I hope I can read them next week. Keep them coming!

  12. I left a few more thoughts on these titles in your Sunday Salon post, but here are my top five Christmas books for children:

    1. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
    2. The Tree of Cranes by Alan Say
    3. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
    4. A Christmas Story by Brian Wildsmith
    5. The Jolly Christmas Postman by Allan Ahlberg

    Now, shall we talk movies? ;)


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