Countdown to Christmas…..

Can you believe it – It’s December 2nd already!!!  What happened to back to school, Halloween, and Thanksgiving?  I wish this year would just stop and slow down so I can try to  enjoy everything the holiday season.   I feel like I need to start planning or I’m going to enter  panic mode because the clock is ticking and time is starting to run out! 

How do you countdown the days to Christmas?  We use this countdown from Pottery Barn and I fill each day with a mini holiday Reese cup. 

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Need some ideas for your own Christmas countdown –check out my Advent board on pinterest for some ideas.   You can find me on pinterest here – be sure to follow me – I’ll admit I’m addicted to pinterest!!  Are you? 



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This year, I reserved a bunch of Christmas books from the library and we also wrapped up some of our Christmas books.  Lilly is super excited about this activity!!   She was begging me to unwrap a few early.  I told her she had to wait until Dec. 1.  Yesterday, we read Santa Kid – very cute story if you haven’t read it definitely a fun read. 


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Some books we are reading this holiday season 

Here’s a list of what we are reading in the Christmas book countdown

  1. Bear stays up for Christmas / Karma Wilson
  2. Mr. Willowby’s Christmas tree / by Robert Barry
  3. SantaKid / James Patterson
  4. Merry Christmas, Ollie!
  5. Mortimer’s Christmas manger
  6. Christmas remembered / Tomie dePaola
  7. Junie B., first grader, jingle bells, Batman smells! : (P.S. so does May) / Barbara Park
  8. Olivia helps with Christmas / by Ian Falconer
  9. Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer / by Robert L. May
  10. How the Grinch stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss
  11. How Santa got his job / by Stephen Krensky
  12. The mitten : a Ukrainian folktale
  13. A Christmas memory / Truman Capote
  14. Santa Claus : the world’s number one toy expert / Marla Frazee
  15. Where, oh where, is Santa Claus? / written by Lisa Wheeler
  16. Snowmen at Christmas / Caralyn Buehner
  17. The little drummer mouse : a Christmas story / by Mercer Mayer.
  18. It’s Christmas! / by Jack Prelutsky
  19. Dream snow / Eric Carle
  20. The Sweet Smells of Christmas/ Patricia M. Scarry
  21. Llama Llama holiday drama / Anna Dewdney
  22. Elf on the Shelf
  23. Fancy Nancy splendiferous Christmas /  Jane O’Connor
  24. Shhh/Julie Sykes
  25. Olive the other reindeer / Vivian Walsh and J.otto Seibold

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busy wrapping her books….. all 25. 
 You have to learn to wrap so guess this is a perfect way to start! 

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finished basket of wrapped books

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Amy

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