The Christmas season is a fun and festive time of year when families enjoy many wonderful traditions with the ones they love. Reading The Night Before Christmas, the classic story by Clement C. Moore, can be a great addition to your family holiday traditions this year!
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There are many books based on the poem written by Clement C. Moore, however, this wonderful new version of The Night Before Christmas is a classic edition with the original wording, it mentions the pipe that Ol’ St. Nick smokes. Also, the book is full of amazing illustrations from Charles Santore, who is also the illustrator of The Wizard Oz, The Little Mermaid, and Snow White.
You can start your new family tradition with this wonderful idea from OH MY Creative! and be sure to use the free printable labels for your own “The Night Before Christmas” box.
And here is a list of more free printables, activities, and craft ideas to add to your new family holiday tradition:
Print out a copy of this The Night Before Christmas Mad Lib for each person and then take turns reading them for some sure-fire giggles on Christmas Eve.
These mouse footprints on canvas are absolutely adorable! These would be great for last minute gift ideas and decorations.
Why not add a little “learning” to your new family holiday tradition with this free interactive read aloud lesson.
This Lapbook from Homeschool Share is full of more great learning activities.
Why not add a fun, easy edible “craft” to your Christmas Eve with this delicious chocolate mouse!
And don’t forget this fun Online Game!
Here are a few more books that would make great family time read alouds for the week of Christmas:
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