Story Snug Advent: H is for How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

H is for How The Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss

How The Grinch Stole Christmas! is a great story for showing children that Christmas isn’t about presents and big feasts. The Grinch does his best to spoil Christmas for the residents of Whoville but then he learns that the meaning of Christmas isn’t exactly what he thinks it is!

How The Grinch Stole Christmas 60th Anniversary - Stpry SnugThe Story: The Grinch is the only inhabitant of Whoville who doesn’t like Christmas. He disguises himself as Santa Claus and steals presents and food from the townspeople. After dumping the presents he waits to hear how the townspeople react but when they start singing he realises that there is another meaning to Christmas.

Author / illustrator: Dr. Seuss





Author Abie Longstaff chose How The Grinch Stole Christmas for Story Snug’s 2015 Advent Calendar and Duncan Beedie also chose The Grinch for Story Snug’s 2017 Advent Calendar.

Happy Christmas, Maisy - Story SnugHappy Hooves Oh! Oh! Oh! - Story SnugAuthor / Illustrator Guy Parker-Rees chose Happy Christmas Maisy by Lucy Cousins on Story Snug’s Advent Calendar last year.

Happy Hooves Oh! Oh! Oh! by A. Bogie and Rebecca Elliott is a fun, festive rhyming story. We love the animals’ Christmas jumpers!


Humphrey's Book of Christmas Fun - Story SnugHerman's Letter - Story SnugWe love the Christmas scene and the book that Henry is reading while Herman sleeps in Herman’s Letter by Tom Percival.

Humphrey’s Book of Christmas Fun by Betty G. Birney is full of Christmas puzzles, activities and quizzes to keep children busy over the festive period.


How Winston Delivered Christmas - Story SnugHow to Ride a Polar Bear - Story SnugHow Winston Delivered Christmas – An Advent Story in twenty-four-and-a-half chapters by Alex T. Smith is a beautifully illustrated story to read in the countdown to Christmas.

How to Ride a Polar Bear by Caryl Hart & Ed Eaves. A trip to a museum becomes a lot less boring when Albie meets a live polar bear.


Can you suggest any more Christmas books that begin with the letter H? Please leave your suggestions in the comments or tweet using the hashtag #StorySnugAdvent

Home For ChristmasThank you to Nicola Marie for suggesting Home For Christmas by Jan Brett.





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