Best Christmas and Holiday Books for Kids

Children's reindeer cookies

upside down gingerbread man = reindeer! Have a gingerbread man cookie cutter but not a reindeer one. WIll definitely be doing this!

Tolkien's 'Letters from Father Christmas'

Letters from Father Christmas by J. Tolkien, letters that Tolkien wrote to his children as Father Christmas. If you read it, keep a running tally of ideas that'd later appear in Lord of the Rings.

Christmas cake from Nigella's Christmas Kitchen, in support of Nigella Lawson

The prunes in this easy Christmas cake ensure that it is dark, moist and squidgy - but what makes it really special is the chocolate.

Spot's First Christmas

Fishpond New Zealand, Spot's First Christmas (Color) (Spot (Paperback)) by Eric Hill (Illustrated ) Eric Hill. Buy Books online: Spot's First Christmas (Color) (Spot (Paperback)), ISBN Eric Hill (Illustrated by) Eric Hill

Slinky Malinki's Christmas Crackers

Fishpond New Zealand, Slinky Malinki's Christmas Crackers (Hairy Maclary and Friends) by Lynley Dodd. Buy Books online: Slinky Malinki's Christmas Crackers (Hairy Maclary and Friends), ISBN Lynley Dodd

Handel's 'Messiah'

I want to get a solo aria or recite in the school's Messiah performance.

Wreath pavlova -- the perfect dessert for Christmas day

Pavlova - the Kiwi Christmas Dessert. so yum (made out of Meringue and cream and berries)

A very sweet picture book about a little boy who loves Father Christmas!

Booktopia has I Love You, Father Christmas by Giles Andreae. Buy a discounted Hardcover of I Love You, Father Christmas online from Australia's leading online bookstore.