Question of the Week: December 22, 2015


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Every Advent, one of the first things I did when my children were little was to bring out the basket of Christmas storybooks. The collection grew every year, requiring bigger and bigger baskets–and now that my children are teens and young adults, I’ve stored those books away so that I can read them with future grandchildren.

What’s your favorite Christmas book to read aloud with your children?

Please share your answers and experiences in the comment box below.


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Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom of 3 young adults, and a Secular Franciscan. She is editor at Barb enjoys writing, cooking, and reading, and is a music minister at her parish and an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Find her blog at FranciscanMom and her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count.


  1. Oh geez. Tough to choose one. How about I choose one author and one book?! 🙂 Our favorite author here at Das Schmidt Haus is Tomie dePaola, and our favorite book to “read” is A Small Miracle by Peter Collington. I put read in quotes as it’s a wordless story, told in 96 pictures. It’s a masterpiece and is a *perfect* book for The Year of Mercy.

  2. For a long time, we enjoyed Jotham’s Journey ( every night for the season. Not so much a picture book, but it was such a great way to anticipate Christmas. This year, I’m at work on Chime Travelers Book Five (tentatively titled “The Strangers at the Manger”) – hoping that some day it might be a simply Christmas gift for families!

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