This is another classic from my childhood that has been fun to introduce to our girls this year. Tasha Tudor tells the story at the beginning of the book of how this story came to be.
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When she was a girl, her parents made a huge dollhouse for her (the dolls that live in the dollhouse are over a foot tall!). When she became a mother, she encouraged her children to celebrate Christmas with the dolls as a way to keep them our of the way as she prepared for the holidays. As time went on, the dolls’ Christmas celebration became a regular part of their family’s celebrations. As always, Tasha Tudor’s illustrations are lovely and capture the coziness of the season.
The Dolls’ Christmas tells of how the dolls celebrate Christmas. The dolls have to get a tree and decorate it.
They prepare and serve and lovely dinner for them and their friends, following by a marionette puppet show.
It ends with the sentiment from a doll that is 110 years old. “I think that Christmas is the most magic time of all the year, not just for the pretty things you get, but for the feeling inside you of what a good place the world is to live in.”
I’m sorry, but there’s no video review this time. Brontë did really enjoy this book, although she is jealous that their dollhouse has a chimney when hers doesn’t.
You can probably find a copy of this book at your library, but it is a very pretty picture book to have – especially if you have little ones who love dollhouses. Your local bookstore should be able to order it if they don’t have a copy. But, if you are planning to shop on Amazon, please click on our link! The Dolls’ Christmas It won’t cost you extra, but it will help us a little. Thanks so much!