Tuesday, 21 October 2014

25 Books Of Advent

If you are one of these people who believe that Christmas should only be discussed in December then you might want to look away now.

However, if you love all things Christmas and love to indulge in the run up almost as much as the actual day then grab a cuppa and come and join me in some festive plans.

Currently on my list to arrange is advent.

Having stumbled over various blog posts and Pinterest Pins I am loving the idea of a book based Christmas Advent.

The general concept is an advent calendar but made of books as opposed to chocolate. A book a night as it were.

One nice warm home, your favourite blanket and reading spot and 25 books wrapped up and waiting to be discovered and shared with the family. 

I love the idea that a book based advent shares the Christmas spirit via books and also will set the time aside for some family reading together before bedtime.

I also love that this is a reusable advent idea and doesn’t need to cost a fortune. You can get Christmas books out of the library for 3 weeks so can lower this cost this way, you will no doubt already have some Christmas based books and there are always deals around for 4 for £5 etc on books. Your collection can be added to over a few years.

I also plan on including some films for the weekends too.

Here are the books and films we have already;
  1. Polar Express (film)
  2. Santa came to “insert home town here”
  3. Santa’s Toy Shop – Charles Reasoner
  4. The Christmas Nativity Tale – Ben Mantle
  5. Snow Bear – Piers Harper
  6. The Not So Perfect Penguin – Steve Smallman
  7. A Letter to Santa – Ned Taylor
  8. Arthur Christmad (film)
  9. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (film) 
I would love to know what your favourite Christmas books are so that I can try and add them to our collection. What books would make your shortlist?

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