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Top 5 Family Christmas Books

Timeless Christmas Stories for Christian Families

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Each of these family Christmas stories tells a meaningful tale geared toward children and youth, but appealing to people of all ages. Not only are they great for giving as gifts, they can be enjoyed by families again and again each holiday season.

1. The Legend of the Poinsettia

The Legend of the Poinsettia
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Author: Tomie dePaola
Description: This timeless story is the tale of a Mexican village child, Lucida. She is distraught because her only gift to present to the Baby Jesus is a bouquet of weeds, but her offering is miraculously transformed into the beautiful poinsettia blooms.
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2. An Orange for Frankie

An Orange for Frankie
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Author: Patricia Polacco
Description: This holiday story is based on an actual event in the author's life. Frankie was her grandmother's youngest brother, and every year her family remembers this tale of a boy who not only learned, but also taught an important lesson about giving.
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3. The Tale of Three Trees

The Tale of Three Trees
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Author: Angela Elwell Hunt
Description: This is the simple retelling of a classic folktale about the power of God's love to transform, renew, and give purpose to a life, even through unexpected disappointments.
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4. If You're Missing Baby Jesus

If You're Missing Baby Jesus
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Author: Jean Gietzen
Description: In this simple tale we are reminded of the true meaning of Christmas as one family reaches out in compassion to a desperate mother of five.
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5. What Child Is This

What Child Is This
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Author: Caroline Cooney
Description: This story reveals how selfless giving, inspired and motivated by love, has the power to change a life and make Christmas wishes come true.
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