In Iceland, the best Christmas gift is a book and it has been that way for decades."The culture of giving books as presents is very deeply rooted in how families perceive Christmas as a holiday," says Kristjan B. Jonasson, president of the Iceland Publishers Association.
It sounds like a wonderful tradition, perfect for a winter evening. It is something that I would love to incorporate into my own family’s celebration of Christmas.
I have the tradition to create an Advent Book Calendar with the books I enjoyed and selected the best read-a-loud my students had liked over the year.
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