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#1 of 3 Old 12-01-2013, 11:25 AM - Thread Starter
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I think my favorite is "Who Is Coming to Our House?" by Ashley Wolff


I'm always in search of a few nice books that relate the Christmas story without heavy use of "Our Lord/ Our Savior".  Personally, I feel that the birth of Christ is worth celebrating, and we also celebrate the Solstice and understand the origins of the trappings of the season.  So, I want the story without all the religious lingo.  Don't mind bringing angels and God into it, but I'd like to downplay the rest.


What are your favorites, for any age?

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For us , the winter solstice has no religion in it at all. Pretty lights, the greenery and the tree all have ancient ties to a past before xtianity came on the scene.

I know this isn't quite what you asked for OP, but I put these out there for other readers, too.
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This was my quest this year, also. I found "Song of the Stars" by Sally Lloyd-Jones, Illustrated by Allison Jay, which I absolutely love. It's pretty new, your library probably has it. Also came across a beautifully-illustrated copy of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," illustrated by Susan Jeffers, for the more solstice/nature inclined. Amazing, and my 2 yr old now recites lines of Robert Frost. Thank you, literature. And finally, for the pure christmasyness of Christmas, I reached back into my childhood memory and found a copy of "Mr. Willoughby's Christmas Tree." Great rhymes, fun illustrations, a cute and completely secular story with no saccharine. Looking forward to checking out your recommendation(s).

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