One of our favorite Christmas traditions is reading aloud from Christmas stories.
We have done this for so many years that we have a handful of them that we try to read whenever some of the grown kids are over during December–and especially on our family Christmas decorating night and Christmas Eve. (Many of our favorites are in Joe Wheeler’s “Christmas Stories From the Heart” books.)
In honor of family read alouds at Christmas–and in order to give you some of these great stories to use with your families, I am going to finish the season out with a short series that includes some of these favorites that are available for free online. Just print them and read them around the dinner table! Your time together will be richer because of family Christmas read alouds!
This first one is one that we literally do every year–so much so that when I lost my place on the page during our decorating night a few weeks ago, some of the kids kept on “reading” it from memory aloud. (Of course, this just made our time together even more memorable!)
It is available in various compilations. It is also available as a single-story book (which is a nice addition to a Christmas book collection) here.
For printing to read together (or to read from your phone or tablet), “If You’re Missing Baby Jesus” is available here.
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