4 Classic Holiday Stories to Read by the Fireplace


Nothing completes the holidays quite like reading a cozy holiday book. Share with your kids these old-fashioned seasonal stories for an old or new tradition.


The Christmas Tree Elf by Valentine D’Arcy Sheldon
Follow along in this heartwarming tale as Santa and Mrs. Claus are introduced to a cheery little elf. The elf helps save Santa’s workshop and the best of all, Christmas. $17.95. thechristmastreeelf.com.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens with Illustrations by Christian Birmingham
This classic tale will have your heart racing to turn the next page as one grumpy old man, Scrooge is tested and visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past to change his heart about the true meaning of Christmas. $12.95. runningpress.com.
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore with Illustrations by Christopher Wormell
Share the warmth of the season with this tale that captures the essence of how Santa gathers his reindeer and prepares to share his gifts with all of the children in the world. With whimsical illustrations and enchanting words this book is a holiday favorite. $16.95. runningpress.com.
Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus by Francis P. Church with Illustrations by Joel Spector
Discover the meaning of the holiday season with your family while reading the answer to one 8-year old’s question “Is there a Santa?”  The warm illustrations bring this cozy read to life. $12.95. runningpress.com.

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