Get out all your holiday books and wrap them up today!
You can even have your child help you, I know mine love to help put the tape on. If you don't have 24, don't worry - just take a trip to the library to borrow a few more. Of course, just be sure those library books get unwrapped before they are due back! In order to tell which books will need to be read sooner, you could wrap those books in a different wrapping paper than the rest or even give the books a number like Lorie did over at Reading Confetti.
Each day have your child unwrap a book and read it together.
My girls will be taking turns each night unwrapping the book. We have done this for the last two years and my girls have really looked forward to it.
Will it be fun for my child if I decide I don't want to wrap the books?
Of course, to a child, unwrapping gifts is one of the great joys of the holiday season. But the most important thing is that you are able to sit and share some meaningful Christmas stories together each night. It would be just as thrilling to find a different book each day under the tree without the wrapping.
Does your local library seem to be depleted of Christmas books already?
Last year when I went to pick out our books the Christmas book supply was very low. None of the books that were left were anything we wanted to read. If you find that is the case at your library, try looking in the fairy tale section for books that haven't "officially" been declared as Christmas books. Several versions of The Elves and the Shomaker, The Gingerbread Man, etc. can be found in that section. Another type of book to look for is anything winter or snow related. Or even a non-fiction book about reindeer that isn't necessarily deemed to be a Christmas book.
Be sure to check back each day as these 24 bloggers count down to Christmas!