On Christmas Eve, each of my boys is each given a single present to open in front of a roaring fire. Inside is a new pair of pyjamas, to cuddle up in on the most exciting night of the year, ready to tiptoe downstairs on Christmas morning, and a book with a festive theme. Our growing collection of these, augmented by finds from charity shops throughout the year, is stored away in a box in the loft, brought down at the start of advent.
Over the last couple of years I have written about this tradition, sharing our book choices. Each time I received a truly lovely response to the post, with people commenting that they too gave pyjamas, or a book, or both on Christmas Eve, and giving me some fabulous suggestions for festive books. So once again, I am sharing with you my book choices, in the hope that they may inspire you, or that you in turn may inspire me with some suggestions of your own!