Charlotte Mason Advent Traditions
We are so incredibly excited for Advent this year! Preparing A Gentle Advent for you has warmed our hearts so much toward the coming season. We are delighted that so many of you have decided to join us, and there is plenty of space for your family if you haven’t committed to an Advent study yet! You don’t have to subscribe to the Charlotte Mason homeschooling method to enjoy it, either.
These living literature books are a Charlotte Mason inspired reading list and are all books recommended to help your family experience a delight filled, character building, historically rich Advent and Christmas season. Many of these take more than a day to read or listen to together, so I only included 20 instead of 24. Some of them are harder to find, but well worth the effort and since they are available used, it is easier to justify buying more 😉
For our family, we select our Christmas books for the season and place them around the base of our tree which usually goes up the day after Thanksgiving. We have made this a tradition in our home that involves carols, hymns, baking, and homemade hot cocoa. We add a new book every Saint Nicholas Day. Because we follow the 4 gift rule, we wait till Christmas Eve to put presents under the tree.
Creating an atmosphere of love and learning only sweetens the beauty of the season. Where they were available, I included audiobook versions as well since the holidays can mean lots of busy hands and lots of travel. I can’t wait to hear which ones your family adds to your holiday reading this year!
Living Books for Advent and Christmas
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