There are so many good books celebrating this time of the year! I wish I could read them all. These are the ones I picked:
for a nostalgic Christmas:
A Christmas Alphabet
from a poem by Carolyn Wells and illustrated by various artists from the past
A beautiful rhyming alphabet with beautiful vintage illustrations
Christmas in the Country
by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Diane Goode
This beautiful story describes well, what Christmas is in the life of a child. Illustrated with details in watercolor and ink.
For getting to know more about Santa Claus:
Letters from Father Christmas
by J.R.R. Tolkien
This book is a delight, it goes far beyond where any other book describing Santa Claus, has ever been.
Father Christmas wrote letters (to J.R.R. Tolkien’s children every year between 1920 and 1942) casually retelling in words and pictures, the events that occurred that year at the North Pole. It is filled with details and humour.
How Santa got his job
by Stephen Krensky and illustrated by S.D. Schindler
An interesting look in the life of Santa Claus and what circumstances made him the jolly old man we know today. Detailed illustrations drawn in ink
for a little touch of Scrooge
Grumpy Badger’s Christmas
by Paul Bright and illustrated by Jane Chapman
A beautiful story of friendship and Christmas spirit with adorable illustrations
for the very young ones:
Duck and Goose : It’s time for Christmas
by Tad Hills
Duck introduces Goose to Christmas. A cute story presented in a glittery board book with adorable illustrations.