A Book a Day Advent Activity: 24 Books to Wrap & Unwrap
Looking for a book to bring it home? Try one of these Night Before options.
- A Pirate's Night Before Christmas by Philip Yates. Yarrr! Pirates can be Christmasy too!
- The Night Before The Night Before Christmas by Natasha Wing. If you find yourself panicking on December 23 that not everything is done yet, this book is for you. Er, your kids.
- The Firefighter's Night Before Christmas by Kimbra Cutlip. There are quite a few of these variations (nurses, teachers, librarians). We absolutely adore this book and it's our Christmas Eve pick for three years running now.
Of course, you can also read the original... just don't read the "Santa is a bad influence because he smokes" version. Because... honestly.
Some people go all out with 24 different kinds of wrapping paper and meticulous wrapping. I am a horrid wrapper, though I seem to hoard it... and my husband told me I'm not allowed to buy any more paper until I use up what we have, so we're rocking two years ago's Rudolph paper on our Advent Books this year. You don't have to be fancy. You just have to be willing to find the books, wrap them, and sit down every night -- even on busy nights -- and read a Christmas book with your child. That? Sounds perfect.
Do you have a book you think we should all add to our Christmas libraries this year? Let us know in the comments.