[Countdown to Christmas] 25 Days of Christmas Books

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The 25 days of Christmas books is one of my favorite traditions. We started it last year with Mason, but I think he was really to young to full grasp what was going on. It was more me wrapping the books and then having fun opening the books in front of him and the reading him a different book each night before Christmas.

Why did I start so early if I knew he wouldn't really understand? I wanted to start his holiday library early to maximize the use of the lower reading level books.

But, if I'm being honest, I think one was still too young and two is a lot better.

This year he has been way more into opening the presents! In fact, he was so into it, that I once left him unattended for a couple minutes to get his bath ready and walked back in to find him opening more than his one book for the day.

Sweet boy. So excited about his books!

Speaking of being excited about his books... I had left them out on the stairs to be able to take a picture of them when I had an unexpected visitor. Mason climbed all the way up the stairs to find me and walked right in on my attempt to organize.

Can't say that I blame him for being so excited though. I would be too given all the Mickey books that I got him!

Mickey's Rockin' Christmas (from Costco)

(I just realized I only took a picture of 22 of the books... oops. The others included in the collection 

This year I set up our little, fake, pre-lit tree in his room and put all of the books under neath. Each night I ask Mason to pick a new book and we open it and read it. It is SO cute watching him unwrap the presents as he rips the paper off and then tosses it behind him - totally unknowing of the huge mess he is making. He also hates when he gets the paper stuck to his hand and he shakes it until the paper falls off.

We usually read at least two stories per night so we usually read the one new one as well as one that we have opened in the past couple days.

I just LOVE the way the whole thing turned out this year and am so happy that Mason has been so into it. He has thoroughly enjoyed opening a present each night and I'm hoping the excitement pours over into Christmas. I'm so excited for Christmas with him this year because I know he is going to be so excited about his presents and I can't wait to see the joy on his face!


Linking up with Beth.

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  1. Love! Such sweet memories with him and something to look forward to every year. The Christmas books are always so special to since they only come out once a year here. Those Mickey books look AWESOME!

    Thanks for linking up!

  2. He's got the best stash of christmas books ever! I love this idea so much! Maybe one day I'll be organized enough to do it!

  3. that is an awesome collection of Xmas books! Love that he's enjoying the reading so much! Callie loves her copy of blue truck and is working on memorizing it so she can read it to me :) but mostly she likes the lights. Mama make the lights go again!

  4. I love this idea and will be doing it for Reese next year :) One of my favorite Christmas books we bought her recently is a Sandra Boynton book - Bob (and 6 other Christmas stories). I would check that one out too- it's so cute!

  5. So fun! We love doing this as well! We have them in a bucket downstairs and bring a book up each night to open and read. Then once we read them they go onto his bookcase in his room. This year we've started reading the all the opened ones every morning before getting up... I'm loving it!

  6. Love the set-up in his room, so cute! It looks so cozy! I love how excited he is about all of his books.

  7. We are doing this too! Our elf brings a book each night and leaves the book in a special little basket. I love your tree idea though, and hoped to snag a small one (on sale :)) after Christmas.

  8. So he finally open them all up? Does that mean Christmas can come early? I like how you forgot 3 books, my gosh that sounds like something I would do. I had to open up two of Aria's because I forgot they were due at the damn library. So now I have two empty wrappers ha, um can I borrow two of yours?!

  9. Awesome awesome. I'm so jealous of your collection!! For as much as T loves books too, I better get on it so we can do this next year. :) Well done, momma!! :)

  10. Oh my goodness! I love the little tree and all the Christmas books!! I'm thinking of doing this next year when my little will be 2 (close to 3). I love how excited he looks about reading. :) Thanks for linking up with us. :)


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