The Christmas Morning Gift

The Christmas Morning Gift

Are you looking for a book about the real meaning of Christmas? If so, this is the book for you. During this time of the year we tend to get so wrapped up in out doing ourselves and out doing others that we tend to overlook the most important thing. The people we love and those who love us.

My children enjoyed reading this book. We had a long conversation after we read this book about the true meaning of Christmas. We talked about how matter things don’t matter nearly enough when compared to love, kindness and understanding. We talked about how it is important to show everyone we love just how much they mean to us on a daily basis.

The Illustrations

The illustrations in this book are breathtaking. Micheal is a very talented self taught writer and illustrator. Each page draws you in to the magical snowy farm and holds you captive. Our favorite illustrations are those of the farm animals. The detail on each farm animal is just stunning. You can see the innocence in their eyes.

The Story

The Christmas Morning Gift is a simple story that tells the importance of showing love and giving selflessly.That reminds me of The Little Drummer Boy because in both stories the storyteller feels left out of the joy of Christmas. Throughout the story both the pig and the drummer boy learn that the best gift are those that come from the heart. This is the true meaning giving from the heart not giving the most expensive gift. As a parent I try to teach this to my children daily. This book is a great way for parents to teach this during Christmas time.

We whole heartly recommend you go out and purchase your copy of the book. We are sure you really will love it just as much as we did! We are also sure it will turn into a Christmas tradition to read and talk about it just the way we intend to.

Response to Reading Activities

The Christmas Morning Gift is a great book to start off the month. Then you could begin the Christmas Kindness Calendar in which the children need to do one act of kindness a day. Below you can find some other response to reading activities that can be used in a classroom or at home.

*We received a free copy of The Christmas Morning Gift in exchange for an honest an unbiased review. All opinions in this post are those of mine and my family.*

Remember to show those you love kindness this Christmas season,



78 thoughts on “The Christmas Morning Gift

  1. I’m always looking for a good Christmas story for my kiddos this time of year. Especially if it helps remind them of the true meaning of Christmas.

  2. I’ve never heard of this book before. The true meaning of Christmas is so much more than what it’s come to be. I think it’s important to teach kids the real meaning of Christmas.
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    • Yes, Joanna I agree the meaning of Christmas is much more than it has become.Which is why this book is the perfect for the holiday season.

      • I have always wondered. How do you teach a child, the difference between a present and a gift?
        My feeling is that a percent is something that you buy at the big box store and a gift is something you give from your heart. The Christmas Morning gift is a about giving. It has been said that: “He who gives of himself gives all”.

        Wishing you all the best this Christmas season!

  3. I’ve not heard of this book before but I wouldn’t mind finding new Christmas books to read to my boy.

  4. I am also always looking for some great holiday stories – I just downloaded some from audible but the the process of physically sitting and reading cannot be replaced. I will be looking into this one.

  5. The illustrations are just breathtaking. thanks for sharing. Now that i have kids it is so important to help them keep an eye on the real meaning of Christmas for sure.

  6. Well that is a fun book! My kiddo and my nephew and niece would love to hear all about this story. I think I might get it for them for Christmas and read it.

  7. My boys love story time. This book sounds like a good one for them.
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  8. This sounds and looks like a fabulous book. I love the illustrations.
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  9. This book sounds SO SWEET and important too. I can believe he was “self taught” because it is obvious that his amazing artistic talent is a gift. Thank you for letting me know about this book. I am going to get it for my nieces and nephews.

  10. Micheal’s illustrations are absolutely mind blowing and it is wonderful that he is self taught as well. The Christmas Morning is indeed a true gift x
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  11. This would be a great book to read during Christmas. I will have to get a copy for my family.

  12. I’ve never heard of this book but it does sound like a great read. I’ve been trying to teach my kids that there is more to the holidays than receiving presents.

  13. This is great Christmas book to read and share with your children. I would love to share with my nephew. Love the illustration of cover

  14. This book looks amazing! This is a great book for kids this Christmas. This is also a perfect gift for kids this holiday season.

  15. Lovely! Anything that gets kids to understand that its not all about the presents…and how much spend on them! – is great by me!

  16. This sounds like a perfect children’s book for Christmas. I love giving gifts like this to friends and family with young kids so I’ll have to keep it in mind. 🙂

  17. Thank you, never heard of this story. I think it’s so important we teach our children the true meaning of Christmas. We get so wrapped up in gifts.

  18. I am a huge reader so I love this. I also think it’s so important to focus on the true meaning of the holiday season.
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  19. This looks so cute! I need to get it for my daughter.
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  20. I had never heard of this book before reading this post. Mus be a great one to read to the kids!
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  21. My favorite thing to do at Christmas was read to my son and now I’m enjoying reading to my grandkids.and it’s the same classic books I read to my son. Treasured memories

  22. This looks like such a great book. Thank you for the recommendation!

  23. This book sounds like the perfect Christmas story! I’ll have to recommend it to my friends and family that have children.
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  24. This is such a cute book. My kids would love it without a doubt. I love the sound of that kindness calendar!

  25. This looks like an excellent story. I have been looking for some fun new Christmas stories.
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  26. This is a great little idea. I loved reading as a kid (especially holiday stories), and I know this is something that kids would enjoy today. Showing love selflessly is important!

  27. That is amazing that this Illustrator is self-taught. What a great holiday story

  28. My children are all grown but looking forward to reading to my grandchildren one day. !!

  29. What better way to teach children about the meaning of Christmas than through books! I think children learn best when they see illustrations and story line that goes with it. I might get this edition for my kid this Christmas

  30. I look forward to reading this and sharing with my family. Doing this time i year I love reading Christmas book and watching Christmas stories with the family. Thanks for giving me one more to add to my collection.

  31. I love reading interesting stories and this sounds very nice. Liked the way the kids are reading the book sitting together. Reminded me of childhood days. Christmas is the best time to read the stories.

  32. Im glad to know that you as a Parent got some time to read books with their kids and have time to discuss everything. Kids learn a lot from books and I think you got the best pick.

  33. I am too old for being a kid but still love reading these kinds of books. I have been doing a lot of reading lately and I might think about buying this book for myself. Haha!

  34. I am fond of reading. I’ve read most of the popular children stories when I was young. I think this is a good book to read with kids.

  35. Thank you all for your kind words.
    If any one would like a signed copy, please mention this blog when you order. or

    Again thank you,
    Merry Christmas and Blessed Happy New Year!
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