Sharing classic Christmas stories with your kids can be a great way to create holiday memories and often these tales share a special message. I remember as a child being read a lot of the classic tales listed below and those are memories that will last forever - by sharing these Christmas stories with your kids you can pass on those memories to your own children.
Here are 5 Classic titles that cover a broad range of sentiments, messages and angles to appeal to your kids this Holiday season.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Do you remember the enchanting story of the little red nosed reindeer named Rudolph who saved Christmas? This is a great classic children's Christmas story to share with your children. If they don't fall in love with Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner or Blitzen - then they are sure to love the most famous reindeer of all - Rudolph.
A Christmas Carol
This classic Christmas tale featuring Eboneezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Christmas' yet to come, is one to pass on from generation to generation. The available "Heirloom" version is a beautifully illustrated abridged version of the original "A Christmas Carol" and may be more suited for younger children. For the full affect of the Yule Tide treasure, especially for older audiences, I would recommend the original unabridged version.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Dr. Suess collection has made an impression on many of us over the years. How the Grinch Stole Christmas is one of those books I recall loving from my own childhood. This tale tells a creative story about discovering the true meaning of Christmas and shares the message that giving is about more than a material gift. This is one of those Christmas stories that is sure to be enjoyed by children.
Frosty the Snowman
Another timeless classic I remember this Christmas story as I was read it from the Little Golden Book Collection. In this story you can watch as imagination brings to life a Frosty friend who brings with him fun and wonder. From magical journeys to magical hats this Xmas tale brings to light the wonders of imagination and friendships.
The Little Drummer Boy
This may be better remembered (for some) by the carol it is themed after (Carol of the Drum) but the book brings a whole new level of enjoyment. Written and illustrated years ago by Ezra Jack Keats this traditional holiday tale helps teach and spread a beautiful and timeless message. The story is biblical in nature and tells the tale of a poor boy with no gifts of gold to present to baby Jesus but instead a gift of music he presents.
It can be amazing to see the joy that a simple christmas story can bring to children. From smiles and laughter to lifelong memories these are moments best enjoyed, cherished and shared with the entire family. These are the moments that can bring out what the true holiday spirit is all about.