1. This is my first RAT post in a long time. Little did I know I’d have the good fortune to choose a week that you’re offering a giveaway!

    My favorite Christmas read-aloud, I THINK, is Tasha Tudor’s The Dolls’ Christmas. Though as soon as I post this I’ll be flooded with other titles I’m sure… but we do truly love that one.

  2. Happy anniversary! I look forward to RAT each week, thanks so much for keeping it going.

    My favorite Christmas read aloud is Silver Packages by Cynthia Rylant. My kids like to watch me read it because I cry like a baby every time. 🙂

  3. I just put a hold on “A Christmas Like Helen’s!” Thanks for the suggestion! I would have to say that “one” of my favorite Christmas books is Cynthia Rylant’s “Silver Packages.” Such a sweet book. I loved hearing my kids say, “Oh yes! I love that one!”

  4. That book looks wonderful. I’m hard pressed to pick a favorite book – any Jan Brett Christmas book is a winner with us and The Little Fir Tree by Margaret Wise Brown won me over big-time last year – so much so that I had to hunt down my own copy with the original illustrations.

    I’m hoping to get to a RAT post later today, but a certain field trip may side-line me. See you soon!

  5. Wow! Four years of RAT! Congrats! Both of these books sound excellent. 🙂 It’s hard to pick a favorite Christmas read aloud since I feel like I haven’t read enough to really know. I’ve just thought to myself every year, “I really should find more Christmas books I actually like..” But this year is the first year I’ve done anything about it! I brought home about 15 books from the library after reading many, many blog posts about favorite Christmas books, and I ordered a few for myself from amazon that our library didn’t have! So I think I’ll have a much better opinion after this year’s Christmas book season.

    I’ve mentioned a couple favorite chapter books for Christmas in other comments, but I will say out of the couple picture books we’ve read so far this year, my favorite has been “Christmas in the Trenches.” It was very moving!

    Still working on my RAT post for this week, but hopefully I’ll be linking up later tonight. 🙂

  6. That book sounds wonderful–if I don’t win it I’ll have to buy it! :o) We add a special Christmas book to our collection each year, and we love them all. Last year we got Sally Lloyd Jones’ “Song of the Stars” and I still get goosebumps when I read it.
    jannarebekah (at) aol (dot) com

  7. Julie Zilkie

    I think it is far too hard to limit it to one!! I do love An Orange for Frankie by Patricia Pollaco. Makes me cry everytime!

  8. I think my favorite Christmas book changes from year to year, but I do love the beginning chapters of Little Women, and I think there’s a picture book version, too!
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  9. Happy (belated) FOURTH anniversary to RAT! (We’ve stalled on our latest read aloud. I think we weren’t totally ready for Strictest School. I need to just give up.)

    I also think we’re going to have to look up A Christmas Like Helen’s. That should be an easy title to remember – as it is our grandmother’s name (and my daughter’s middle name)! It sounds quite lovely.

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