My friend Jain at Food for Thought challenged us to do a post about our favorite Christmas books (be sure to check her blog for a clever idea for those who love to read & also for her amazing photography) during the month of December & I knew right away which book I would do first. I have ALWAYS loved Jolly Old Santa Claus. The one I have chosen to share with you was written in 1958.
The illustrations are AMAZING!
Can you just imagine Mrs. Claus leading all the elves in singing carols? Look at Santa’s sweet face!
And can you smell the cookies baking? Did you ever wonder how many elves it takes to carry a sack of flour?
And the face on that reindeer peaking in the open dutch door!!!!! ADORABLE!!!! Have you ever seen such busy elves?
Oh how I LOVE reindeer!!!! I want a pair. Yeah, here in Texas you bet!!!!!
I guess the kid in me just can’t let this classic go & I wanted to share it with you. And speaking of sharing, we had two of our GRANDS tonight & went downtown to see Santa. I wanted to share this precious moment.
The little one is telling Santa he wants a hamster for Christmas (look at his older brother thinking “yeah right, Mom’s afraid of mice”) & check out Santa’s face on this one!
I hope you enjoyed my favorite Christmas Book choice & will read it to a little one you love this Christmas. There is nothing like the wonder of a child during this blessed time of year. And Jain thank you for another fun Food for Thought. I’m glad I didn’t have to cook this time but, if I did this would be my choice! Iced sugar cookies & cold glass of milk. YUM!
Happy Reading! HUGS! Charlene