Monday, December 1, 2008

Fa La La

Some little seasonal elves visited me today!

We're starting to get in the spirit around here! And, as we do every December 1st, we pulled down our vast collection of Christmas books so I'm happily perusing all the old favorites. Of course they are all kids books...well except Dickens ...because I just can't resist a great kid's book! ( Actually I have a hard time resisting books in general) I had to start with Big Susan by Elizabeth Orton Jones which, since its main characters are dollhouse dolls, is at the top of my list.

This is such a sweet story about love and the power of imagination and if you have children... or are just a big doll lover like me... I highly recommend it.
I promise to share some of my other favorites in the days to come, but in the meantime I'd love to know, what are your favorite Holiday/Christmas books?


  1. Cute little elves. :-)

    I can't really think of a favorite Christmas book, but what comes to mind is the Christmases in the Little House series of books (Laura Ingalls Wilder)...I really loved those Christmas chapters!

  2. I like those little elves. very cute!

  3. Perfect little elves!
    My favourite Christmas book as a child was 'Pookie believes in Santa Claus' - about a believing rabbit. I'd love to find it again. Your post made me think of it.

  4. "A Christmas Story" by Mary Chalmers. My favorite since childhood. Soooo sweet.

  5. We don't have any Christmas books that are a tradition here, but we do make a point to see The Chicago Ballet Co. perform "The Nutcracker" every December. (Well..we did before Hawaii). I'll check out Big Susan ! :)

  6. oh my those elves you made- stripes get me everytime!

    So many winter reads I love!
    Owl Moon
    Fireside Stories
    Return of the Light
    Ride on the Red Mare's Back
    latest joy- The Remarkable Christmas of the Cobbler's Sons
    The Night Eater

    I think I better stop there for now- I could go on and on!

  7. Oh "The Tomten" and "Ride on the red Mare" are a couple of our favs too!

  8. Your new elves are very sweet Cynthia!

    Two of my favorite Christmas books are by Tasha Tudor: "Becky's Christmas" and "The Doll's Christmas."
    There are more favorites but I haven't unpacked them yet and I'm having trouble remembering the titles right now...

  9. Your dolls are amazing and I will have to look up this "Big Susan" book. I can tell I would love it.

    I just gave you the "One Lovely Blog" award. If you are too busy, do not worry about it , just wanted to let you know. :)


  10. Your elves are gorgeous!
    My children always get out 'The Night Before Christmas', but I have to say I have really gone off it now!

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