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Each year I try to pick up a few additions to our Christmas library, special books that are tucked away in the Christmas box with the ornaments and the lights and only read in December. This week I'll be sharing some of our favorites.

I have a soft spot for The Nutcracker. I remember seeing it with my mother as a child, how I dreamed of taking ballet class and dancing as one of the little mice. I've seen it in San Francisco, I've seen it in New York City. And I love it, each and every time.

There are several book versions of the Nutcracker story, but I love this one by Susan Jeffers, because it stays true to the story as you see it unfold in the ballet.

And did I mention the illustrations are magical? Perfect with a mug of hot cocoa.

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Sweet little hands! The special bushel basket of Christmas books is one of my favorite childhood memories; we're doing the same.

12.16.2008 | Unregistered Commenteramanda

The illustrations do look magical! We don't have a copy of the Nutcracker yet; I'll look into this edition.

12.16.2008 | Unregistered CommenterLecia

christmas books are so much fun! my favorite was polar express.

12.17.2008 | Unregistered Commenterlauren

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