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An open invitation to Christmas is the decorated shimmering evergreen Conifer tree. A simple round up of what you need to decorate the tree ….filled with Christmas reads! 

As we enter the month of December children all around the world await excitedly, for the winter holidays and Christmas. The true essence of Christmas holds true when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Of course, Santa Claus and his sack full of gifts, sweet goodies and a spruced up Christmas tree add to the spirit!

As you decorate the Christmas tree this season, with colourful stars and tinsels, streamers, red, blue, silver balls, candy sticks, ginger bread cookies, mistletoes, garlands and pine cones, and of course, the symbolic Star of Bethlehem, we have a curated picks of books on the Christmas tree for you! 

One Christmas Wish by Katherine Rundell and Emily Sutton tells the story of                                                                                                   Theodere, who is alone while his parents work. He starts decorating the Christmas tree and finds an old box filled with broken ornaments…

In The Legend of the Christmas Tree by Dulce Rodrigues we hear the story of why the wonderful story of how the evergreen tree first became a symbol of Christmas and a way to tell people about God. The beautiful illustrations by Bill Dodge add a wonderful richness to the story and help bring meaning to one of our best-loved traditions—decorating the Christmas tree. This is a great book for 4-8 year olds.

A Wish to Be A Christmas Tree is a tender story which will bring touching tears to your eyes for sure! This charming tale of an overgrown pine always being passed by for Christmas, and what his woodland friends do to help him, is a Christmas classic. With delightful illustrations by wildlife artist Michael Monroe and enchanting text from Colleen Monroe, the birds, deer and squirrel of this story help make their special friend’s wish come true.

Pick A Pine Tree is a lovely book filled with rhymes and cheer, about the the excitement of getting and decorating the tree for Christmas. From choosing the right pine tree, decorating it with lights and baubles in an atmosphere of friendship and sharing and finally transforming it a Christmas tree for all to enjoy, all the magic of Christmas is gathered in these words and pictures!

So, as we get busy decorating our trees for Christmas, let’s look at these wonderful books on the greatest symbol of Christmas- the mighty Christmas Tree!

Poyani Mehta

Poyani Mehta is a former School Librarian, freelance storyteller, and storyteller with the Secret Passages Storytelling Circle. She writes travelogues and articles on various topics. She is a bibliophile, rescues injured birds, and enjoys spending quality time with her young daughter and Shanti her indie pariah dog.