Christmas Book Recommendations

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Christmas Book Recommendations

Cosette Bradford, Staff Writer

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Christmas books are a great way to spend your time during Christmas Break, especially when you have nothing to do or even if you just like to read. The best books are the ones about the true meaning of Christmas, such as the theme of giving to those in need or healing a wound through love and service.

The Red Buckets by Lynda M. Nelson is a very good book. It is about a grandmother who tells of her a tale about her childhood friend, Mrs. Nie and her husband, to whom she takes little red buckets of food to everyday because the Nies are quite poor. The book is kind of slow at the beginning but as you keep reading it gets better and better. It is a good mixture of giving, love, and sadness. It also talks about guardian angels in a very sweet way. It really is worth reading all the way to the end because of the truths and spirit it brings.

Christmas Oranges by Linda Bethers is another story about giving. The story is about an orphan named Rose who had to go to a different orphanage because the kind lady who ran the one she used to live in passes away. But the man who runs the orphanage she had to move to is very strict. When he sees Rose looking at the oranges that a local farmer brought, he punishes her by taking away the privilege of having an orange and giving her extra chores. All the other orphans give her part of their oranges that night.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Miracles by Amy Newmark is a collection of stories from real people about miracles that happened in their lives during Christmastime. It also tells how some people’s old wounds were finally healed through Christmas giving and comfort. It is a heartwarming book that will bring you the true Christmas spirit.

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski is a wonderful book about a wood carver who had lost his wife and his little boy. This made him gruff and grumpy. When a widow and her son ask him to carve a Nativity set, he agrees to do it. When they come over the next day, the boy asks if he can watch Mr. Toomey as he works. The little boy corrects the wood carver as he makes each figure. The widow’s son tells Mr. Toomey all the figurines should look like they have a personality. In the end, this experience heals Mr. Toomey.

The Christmas Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood is a good children’s picture book to read at church or when you need them to have something to do. It has really cute pictures.

Christmas books teach us important lessons. We, at Patriot Press invite you to read your favorite Christmas books again. Or, try out these books that we have recommended. Merry Christmas, and enjoy this Christmas season!