Join The Holiday Read-Aloud Challenge

The busy weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas or Hanukkah are when the true meaning of the season gets lost in the jumble of parties, packages and promises.

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to slow down and connect with your kids during this busy time? Then I invite you to join my Holiday Read-Aloud Challenge. Set aside one hour each week to read aloud together as a family. There are hundreds of winter/holiday books that your family can enjoy. Choose one or two, three or more, and build memories as you share this special time together.

Here’s how to join. Leave a comment that says, “I promise.” In doing so, you pledge to:

  • Turn off the television, computers, and cell phones for one hour each week between now and the holiday to join in reading aloud with your family.

  • Recommend at least one book with a holiday/winter theme that parents and kids can read together.

  • Come back later and let us know which books your family read.

Here are a few that you might enjoy:

Mistletoe Madness
by Miriam Hees

The Trees of the Dancing Goats
by Patricia Polacco

Who’s That Knocking on Christmas Eve
by Jan Brett

Christmas Stories for Bedtime
by Renae Brumbaugh

And, of course, the classics:

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas

The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Andersen

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4 responses to “Join The Holiday Read-Aloud Challenge

  1. I promise.

    I began a tradition of reading a Christmas-themed story every night from December 1 through Christmas Eve. This year I was planning to share our reading list on my blog. It will be nice to come back here and pick up some new recommendations.

    Mary Hampton

  2. Mary, thanks for stopping by and joining in the challenge. I'm eager to see your reading list. Please stop by again and post a link to your blog.

  3. We started our holiday reading last night, Jean! Thanks for a great challenge. 🙂


  4. Hi Jean –

    We always read the Christmas story. With no little ones underfoot, I think I'll pass on the challenge. 🙂


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