Sunday, December 7, 2014

God Bless Our Christmas

As Christmas approaches, I've been pulling out my decorations and books that have been tucked away for a year. One of my favorites is pulling out the Christmas books - Rudolph, The Polar Express, Frosty and The Velveteen Rabbit. This year we've added a couple to the stack and we've been really enjoying reading God Bless Our Christmas to the girls.

God Bless Our Christmas is an adorable book that takes the child through different winter activities (illustrated with polar animals, my favorite!). 

It's easy to let the Big Guy In Red or his mischievous little helper take over Christmas. The idea of these seasonal characters is fun, exciting and different for children. I get it, I also have really fond memories of Christmas-time and many of them revolve around Santa and I want my girls to experience the same magic that he brings. But do you know who else accomplishes great feats in unbelievable circumstances? God. And he's not limited to a time of year or delivers only if we're good. 

This year will be Penny's first season of emerging awareness of Santa.  Because of how highly commercialized his image has become it's very easy for children to think that he's what Christmas is about. So using this book, as well as other developmentally appropriate stories and learning tools, we'll begin to teach her the reason for the season and the story of Jesus's birth.

The end of the book brings it all back to God's gift and the celebration of Jesus' birth. It's a wonderful, short book that points out the experiences that children will probably have during the holidays and a reminder of the blessings we're given.

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Disclosure: I am a Tommy Nelson Mommy and I was provided the books below for review.  All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.


  1. I don't have a favorite Christmas book, but I would like to read "Who is Coming to Our House?" by Joseph Slate to my son

  2. My family read A Christ-Centered Christmas last year by Emily Freeman. I wrote a long heartfelt message and something happened and I think It got deleted. So if you see two posts by me thats why! Baby needs me or I would try it again!

  3. Our favorite Christmas book is "The Spirit of Christmas" by Nancy Tillman. Sweet thoughts and beautiful illustrations.

  4. I like The Pine Tree Parable
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  5. Goodness, there are so many Christmas books that we love. I can't pick a favorite!



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