Ruby Caldwell here, owner of Holiday Cheer, which puts on Santa School to train Santa and his Busy Elves! Looking for a book about the big man? Here are some of my favorites.
- ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. This classic has shaped the way we think about Santa and what he does on Christmas Eve. You may not sleep wearing a nightcap, but it’s a fun read.
- Pete the Cat Saves Christmas. For those with a sense of humor, this take on ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas examines what happens when Santa gets sick. They set it up this way: ‘Twas the day before Christmas and Santa was ill. In the cold winter wind he had caught a bad chill. Will Christmas be canceled? Will it come to that? “Never!” cried Santa. “Let’s call Pete the Cat!”
- The Polar Express. For the sentimental reader on your list, this story warms the heart.
- Children’s Book of Christmas: Secrets of Santa. This book does a great job of sneaking in the true meaning of Christmas along with Santa’s Secrets.
- The Legend of St. Nicholas: A Story of Christmas Giving. A really good story that brings home for kids why it’s better to give than receive. The final pages in the book include fun Father Christmas traditions in other lands.
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