It's not long now before Father Christmas will be sliding down chimney breasts across the country. Therefore, we can't think of a better time to gather some Christmas bedtime stories for some magical reading in the lead up to Christmas day. After all reading stories at bedtime is a fantastic way to spend some quality time with your little munchkins. Indeed, Christmas is already a super special time. However, reading some Christmas bedtime stories the nights before, and on the big day itself can make it even more enchanting. What's more, it's a great way to try and calm down those racing minds and hopefully get them off to the land of nod. Well, we can all hope! Here, at Beds On Legs, we've rounded up a summary of our favourite Christmas bedtime stories.
This is a great Christmas story for those aged between four and six. In summary, a man has always wrapped his presents in paper made of gold. However, he can't finish wrapping all his presents as his daughter has used the last of the paper herself. On Christmas day, the little girl happily gives her gift to her dad. To his surprise the gold wrapped box contains nothing. However, it's not as it seems, as the little girl has blown kisses into the box. Whilst initially her dad is upset, he soon realises that her love is the greatest gift of them all. You can read this lovely short story here
Whilst it's actually a poem, we just had to include this in our list of Christmas bedtime stories. This is a great poem that is full of long standing Christmas traditions. From Father Christmas being all decked out in warm fur clothes to the prancing of reindeer's on rooftops, this poem ticks all the boxes. Plus it's a rhyming poem too, which makes it particularly fun to read. You can read it here
This book has been specially written to address this years pandemic. Indeed,this stunningly illustrated book is a great way of summarising this years events through the eyes of a child. What's more it's a great book to open up conversations about the importance of kindness and community. It's a great little heart warming book that has some very valuable lessons. You can buy it here
This book is actually a collection of 30 stories, all beautifully written by the famous children's author, Enid Blyton. If you like getting your bang for your bunk then this is a sure fire winner. What's more, this book is one to treasure as you can keep revisiting it year after year. With oodles of stories to pick from, you'll never run out of reading material. If you love a classic then you can buy this wonderful collection of Christmas bedtime stories here
Unless you've been living under a rock (sorry if that's you!) then you'll know all about Elf on a shelf mania. This book takes that idea and puts it into a wonderful Christmas story. What's more this is an interactive book making it super fun too! It's a great book for capturing young imaginations and is full of colourful illustrations. Some people do find it a bit on the cheeky side, but if you can't have a little bit of fun at Christmas then when can you! It's a winner with us anyway. You can buy it here