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Christmas is a season of joy and giving. It is also an opportunity for family and friends to gather, to feast on Christmas dishes, and to exchange gifts! Do you look forward to Christmas too?

Here are some fun facts about Christmas that you can share with your family and friends to impress them:

  1. If someone really received all of the presents from The Twelve Days of Christmas, they would have a total of 364 presents.
  2. There is a Santa Claus Post Office in Northern Finland that receives over 500,000 letters addressed to Santa each year.
  3. Santa Claus has different names in different parts of the world. For example, he is known as Papai Noel in Brazil and Julenissen in Norway.

For more interesting fun facts, quizzes and activities, check out the following book:

Title: The Anti-boredom Christmas Book
Author: Andy Seed
Call number: J 394.2663 SEE

Public Holidays like Christmas are a great chance to catch up on your reading. Here are some Christmas classics for a merry read during the festive season as recommended by our librarian Luojia!

 

Title: The Polar Express

Author: Chris Van Allsburg

Call number: JP VAN

 

A boy wakes up on the night of Christmas Eve and is surprised to see a steam train parked outside his house! He is invited on board, to join the other children on a journey to the North Pole to meet Santa himself!

The boy is allowed to choose his very own Christmas gift from Santa. However, when he gets back home, the boy is heartbroken to find that he had lost his gift. Will he be able to find the lost gift or ask Santa for another gift?

A little deer, named Rudolph, has a very red, very big and very shiny nose. Other reindeer love to make fun of his nose and refuse to play with him. Rudolph often feels sad and lonely.  One day, Santa comes across Rudolph and decides that he has the perfect job for him. Do you know which job Santa has in mind?

Title: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Author: Robert L. May

Call number: JP MAY

Full of lovely illustrations, this book describes a magical encounter with Santa Claus as he carries out his arduous deliveries of Christmas gifts. A charming read for both young and old.

Title: The Night Before Christmas

Author: Clement C. Moore

Call number: J 810 MOO

Unlike the Whos who live in Who-ville, the Grinch, who lives north of Who-ville, absolutely dislikes Christmas. In fact, he hates the whole Christmas season and decides that he must put a stop to it once and for all. He devises a plan to remove every stocking and every present, all the food and all the decorations, from all the houses in Who-ville. Will he succeed in stopping Christmas?

Title:  How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Author: Dr. Seuss

Call number: J SEU

Ebenezer Scrooge is well-known for his stingy and miserly ways. One Christmas Eve, he is spooked by a visit of his dead business partner, Jacob Marley. Marley warns Scrooge that he will be haunted by the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. What will the spirits want from Scrooge?

Title:  A Christmas Carol in Prose: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

Author: Charles Dickens

Call number: J DIC

Have you read any of these books? Share in the comments below!

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