Friday, 16 December 2016

12 DoC // Christmas Books

It's the third day of the blog party! Woo hoo! How are y'all enjoying it so far? :D 

Don't forget to check out Faith's blog for more links to some Christmas-y posts! 


Christmas Books
'Kay, so I am really loving this font. The Christmas-y one. It's called Kingthings Christmas. Anywayyy....


Today I'll be sharing with you five of my favourite Christmas books. If you were around for the Five Fall Favourites blog party this fall, then you might recognize these. Just saying ;) 


The Nutcracker is a Christmas story about a little girl named Maria and her wooden doll, the Nutcracker, who becomes alive to fight the evil seven-headed Mouse King.

I loved reading the Nutcracker. I think I saw the play for it years and years ago, maybe when I was four? so I didn’t remember it all too well ;) But the story is SO fun! :) 

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Aurelia Wilde is cruelly selfish and downright miserable—a victim of her mother's desperate attempts to place her delicate “prized possession” on an unreachable pedestal. But her glory is only surface deep. Aurelia's complaining spirit is a stark contrast to that of her servant-girl, Doris, who knows that in spite of life's troubles, she will one day “dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Her many talents and cheerful disposition cause her to be loved and appreciated, even by the notable residents of Waverly Manor. How jealousy swells within Aurelia's vengeful mother! She'll get even yet…

So, this is technically not a Christmas book. But the theme of forgiveness and love always made me connect it with Christmas. This is an absolute favourite of mine, and would be one of the first books I’d recommend to you if you ever asked me what book you should read ;) 

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Annette and Lucien are enemies. After Annette gets Lucien into trouble at school, he decides to get back at her by threatening the most precious thing in the world to her: her little brother Dani. But tragedy strikes. Annette is so filled with rage that she sets out to alienate and humiliate Lucien at every turn. As Lucien seeks to repent and restore, light floods both of their dark hearts and Christ proves that He makes all things new.

This book is simply amazing. The characters are very relatable and even if the book looks like it’s more for a younger age, it’s not. The message inside this book is something everyone should know! 

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This is the delightfully warm and enjoyable story of an old Parisian named Armand, who relished his solitary life. Children, he said, were like starlings, and one was better off without them.
But the children who lived under the bridge recognized a true friend when they met one, even if the friend seemed a trifle unwilling at the start. And it did not take Armand very long to realize that he had gotten himself ready-made family; one that he loved with all his heart, and one for whom he would have to find a better home than the bridge.
Armand and the children's adventures around Paris -- complete with gypsies and a Santa Claus -- make a story which children will treasure. 

Mom read this book to me and my siblings a long time ago for school, and we all fell in love with it. The relationship between Armand and the children is so precious, and their ‘journey’ together is quite memorable. Slightly random, but the one scene that I always remember when I first think of this book is the one where a man is making crepes. I seriously can imagine myself standing in front of a vendor on the sidewalk, watching a man pour batter onto a hot griddle and flip golden cakes and smelling that absolutely delicious smell and ohhhh, I’m hungry now ;P

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In one of the most exciting Advent stories you will ever read, follow ten-year-ld Jotham across Israel as he searches for his family. Rejoice in his encounters with wise men, shepherds, and inkeepers until at last he finds his way to the Savior born in Bethlehem.

My family read this a few years ago on the days leading up to Christmas. It was so much fun, and yes, it is indeed on of the most exciting Advent stories! 

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Have you read any of these books? Did you enjoy them? 

Oh, and don't forget to check back here again later today - there will be a giveaway that'll be coming out! :D 


10 More Days 'Til Christmas!!!

18 comments:

  1. I have read... *gasp* NONE OF THESE!! :P Thanks for the recommendations, Blessing! :)

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    1. *gasps back* Faith! How could you? :P Nah, it's fine! It just means 5 new books for you to read ;)

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  2. Oh I loved Family Under the Bridge when I was younger! Wow those all look like great books! Thanks for sharing, Blessing!

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    1. Wasn't it such a great story? I absolutely loved it when I first read it :)

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  3. We read House of Love together as family. It was such a sweet story! I've reread it several times on my own after that. ;) Thanks for sharing these books, Blessing! :D

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    1. Hehe, same here! I love Doris ;) And Aurelia is the perfect bad gal. Who's your favourite character?

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  4. I have only read "The Family Under the Bridge", but it was quite a few years ago. :)

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    1. Did you enjoy it? That's the important question ;) You should try House of Love, I think you'd really enjoy it! :)

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    2. Hehe, yes, that is an important question. ;) I did like "The Family Under the Bridge", it wasn't like my most favorite book, but it was still good.
      Okay! I'll definitely have to read "House of Love". I'll look for it in a couple days when I'm at the library! :D

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  5. Wow....is it just me, or did the format of this post just go awol? :P

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  6. I read Treasures Of The Snow! :) And I watched the Nutcracker- it was soo awesome. I want to read it now, I had no idea it was a book! =)

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    1. Oh really? How was the play? :) Hehe, well, now ya know! The book's pretty awesome - just saying ;)

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  7. These all look great! And yes, I do recognize a few from the book party. ;)

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  8. I love all your books!! I've read quite a few of them, and they are awesome!!

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    1. Aren't they? Which one is your favourite? :)

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  9. Great post! I've never hard/read any of those but I'll definitely take a look at them now.

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    1. Oh yes, you should! They're all really good books! :D

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