24 Christmas Books Countdown 2015

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So, I'm a little late on getting this post done.  I was almost late on getting the books wrapped.  Yes, I was wrapping the books up until it was bedtime last night.  This is our 4th year of doing this fun countdown to Christmas Day and we enjoy doing it every year.

If your kids love story time, this is something that you might want to start doing and since it's only December 2nd you still have time to start it for this year.  All you need are 24 Christmas themed books and wrapping paper.  This year I was almost able to wrap all the books with one roll from the Dollar Tree.  We generally do our story time right before bed so, Michael gets to pick one book to open that night to read.

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Some books are books that I've had for years, others Michael has received as gifts, and I've also bought a lot the first year of doing this.  It's rather simple to find Christmas books this time of year.  I actually just purchased a few more through Michael's school's Scholastic Books program.  I was even able to help a fellow blogger friend find the right amount of books for her family to do the countdown this year at a consignment sale we went to.  Here's the list of books we are using this year:

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The Dinosaurs' Night Before Christmas by Anne Muecke.

Yes, Virginia: There Is a Santa Claus by Chris Plehal.

Little Critter's The Night Before Christmas by Mercer Mayer.

The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck.

The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore.

A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz.

Frosty the Snowman.  (Could not find the one that we have.)

The Polar Express by Christ Van Allsburg.

A Christmas Wish for Corduroy by Don Freeman.

The Little Christmas Elf by Nikki Shannon Smith.

A Very Merry Christmas by Lauren Cecil.

The Berenstain Bears and the Nutcracker by Jan and Mike Berenstain.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Rick Bunsen.

Disney's A White Christmas.

The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss.

Christmas in the Barn by Margaret Wise Brown.

A Christmas Goodnight by Nola Buck.

Santa is coming to Washington, D.C. by Steve Smallman.

The Baby Jesus by Mary Alice Jones.

The Very First Christmas.

The Christmas Book.  (Could not find this either.  I've had this one forever.)

The see what books we've used in the past, you can click on the following links:
24 Christmas Books Countdown 2014
24 Christmas Books Countdown 2013

What are some of your family's favorite Christmas stories?  What would you add to this list?  There are some many great Christmas books out there.  If you make this a tradition in your family, I hope you have as much fun doing it as we do.