Your kids likely love Christmas movies and TV specials, but don’t let them miss out on another wonderful way to spend the holidays — reading some of these fantastic holiday books!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
It’s pretty hard to beat this Dr. Seuss Christmas classic. The cartoon TV special and live-action film starring Jim Carrey play regularly in homes all over the country at this time of year. But to make it a truly special experience, let your kids soak in the words from the page and the beautiful illustrations by getting them this wonderful book.
Available at chapters.indigo.ca for $14.
The Polar Express
Although the film version starring Tom Hanks certainly has its merits, it isn’t quite the same as enjoying this gorgeously told and illustrated story. You can’t help but feel the Christmas spirit when sitting by the fire and reading this beautiful book to your little ones.
Available with CD at chapters.indigo.ca for $17.
The Night Before Christmas
It begins with “‘Twas the night before Christmas” and only gets better from there. The poem may have been written way back in 1822, but it’s every bit as wonderful and spirited today. It’s the perfect tale to put little ones merrily to sleep.
Available at chapters.indigo.ca for $15.
The Berenstain Bears’ Old-fashioned Christmas
If you want to remind your kids that there’s so much more to this time of the year than watching TV and playing video games, the Berenstain Bears will help you do that. In this cheerful book, brother and sister learn the true meaning of Christmas by celebrating it the old-fashioned way.
Available at chapters.indigo.ca for $11.
A Porcupine in a Pine Tree
There are plenty of excellent Christmas books written by Americans or Englishmen, but it isn’t every day you come across a holiday story that is truly Canadian. This sweet tale is the perfect way to introduce your little ones to all the fun and quirky characters our wonderful country has to offer.
Available at chapters.indigo.ca for $13.