There are a lot of great read aloud Christmas stories. Of course none of them would be possible without the original version of the original Christmas story in the New Testament. Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol is a great classic, and Dr. Suess has his The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, which is a favorite of millions of readers. But there is another book that I believe should be acknowledged as the Best Read Aloud Christmas Book - Barbara Robinson's The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.
Ms. Robinson, who passed away in 2013, wrote this book in 1972. What makes it such a great read aloud book is that at 100 pages, it is not that long. With just seven chapters, you can read it in just one week's time if you read one chapter a day, but you might get through it faster since your listeners may demand that you go on and read another chapter.
But what makes this book the most appealing is that it is laugh-out-loud funny while at the same time it has a touching message of the meaning of the birth of Christ that will easily bring tears to you and your listeners.
So do your family a favor and turn off the TV and read this book together. You will not regret it.
Is there another read aloud Christmas book you would recommend even more?
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