There is a time of year when young and old get carried away by fantasy. As a result, even Santa Claus can exist if we want him to. It is the magic of Christmas stories, tales, colors and images. In fact, the pages of timeless books for children and teenagers contain stories to make the whole family dream.
And since it is the holiday especially for children, here are the 5 most beautiful books about Christmas to read to your children.
Christmas Stories: Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
On the freezing night of Christmas Eve, the old Scrooge, who has spent his whole life accumulating money, receives the terrifying visit of the ghost of his partner.
However, this is only the beginning. Soon three more spirits will appear, to transport him on a whirling journey through Christmas past, present and future. This journey will confront Scrooge with what he has really become: a stingy old man, insensitive and hated by all, who loves only money. Will the magic of Christmas work a miracle on his withered heart?
The Grinch, Dr. Seuss
Is it possible not to love Christmas stories? Sure, if you’re lonely, ugly and nasty like the Grinch, a wicked little monster who lives in Whoville. With the sole purpose of spoiling the holidays for his fellow citizens of Whoville, he disguises himself as Santa Claus and makes a lot of trouble.
The Snowman, Raymond Briggs
On a cold winter morning a child wakes up and sees that everything outside is covered in snow. After that, he runs into the garden and starts making a snowman. At midnight, the child suddenly wakes up, approaches the window and cannot believe his eyes. The snowman has come to life! The child rushes down the stairs and when he opens the door there is a smiling snowman in front of him. This is the beginning of an adventure that will last all night.
Letters from Father Christmas, J.R.R. Tolkien
On December 25, 1920 J.R.R. Tolkien began sending letters signed by Santa Claus to his children. He slipped them into white envelopes, together with illustrated narratives and poems, decorated them with drawings and finally stamped them with Polar Post stamps. They continued to arrive at the Tolkien home for over thirty years. A selection of these annual messages, sometimes transcribed in the form of colourful logogriphs, form this fairy tale entitled Letters from Father Christmas.
Other Christmas Stories: The Tailor of Gloucester, Beatrix Potter
An old Gloucester tailor has to finish the dress for the mayor as he will wear it for his wedding on Christmas Day. It will be a beautiful dress, with a cherry colored jacket embroidered with roses and violets. But the old man gets sick and with the help of some little mice the mayor will have the most beautiful dress he has ever worn.