The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen, Illustrated by Rachel Isadora
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree by Robert Barry
Who Was Born This Special Day? by Eve Bunting, Illustrated by Leonid Gore
A sweet, poetic story about the Nativity that our children loved as small children for its text, but we all continue to treasure for its dreamy illustrations. Really, the photo to the left doesn't do it justice; if you ever see this book in a library or bookstore, pick it up and thumb through it. Perfect for communicating the wonder and splendor of the Christmas story.
The Christmas Candle by Richard Paul Evans, Paintings by Jacob Collins
Any strong feelings of your own about which holiday picture book you love and I thoughtlessly left off of my list? Tell me your favorites, I'm always looking for recommendations!