Story Snug Advent: L is for Lucy & Tom At Christmas

L is for Lucy & Tom At Christmas by Shirley Hughes

My brother had the original version of Lucy and Tom’s Christmas. It was reprinted in 2015 as Lucy & Tom At Christmas and has a new cover. I love the colour scheme, red and gold decorations on Christmas trees are my favourite! The story mirrors my childhood Christmases and I love the way that Shirley Hughes acknowledges that all the excitement can also be a bit much for children and make them grumpy and cross as well!

Lucy & Tom at Christmas - Story SnugThe Story: Lucy and Tom’s Christmas celebrations start with them stirring the Christmas pudding. Preparations continue with writing to Father Christmas, present wrapping and decorating the tree. Lucy and Tom wake up early for a traditional English Christmas Day with a church service, followed by lunch and games by the fire.

Author / Illustrator: Shirley Hughes





Last year author / illustrator Clara Vulliamy and author Polly Faber both chose Lucy & Tom At Christmas for Story Snug’s Advent Calendar.

The Little Christmas Tree - Story SnugLittle Miss Christmas - Story SnugThe Little Christmas Tree by Rachel Elliot, Vicki Gausden & Corina Fletcher is a story and a Christmas decoration all in one!

Things at The North Pole go horribly wrong when Little Miss Christmas, by Roger Hargreaves, takes a holiday.


Little Grey Rabbit's Christmas - Story SnugLast Stop On The Reindeer Express - Story SnugA childhood favourite of mine, Little Grey Rabbit’s Christmas by Alison Uttley and Margaret Tempest, has been reprinted for a new generation of young readers.

Last Stop On The Reindeer Express by Maudie Powell-Tuck & Karl James Mountford is a magical adventure. Full of love and warmth it can help children understand that sometimes families may have to spend Christmas apart.

Lucy's Secret Reindeer - Story SnugLetters From Father Christmas - Story SnugLucy helps to take care of one of Santa’s reindeer in Lucy’s Secret Reindeer by Anne Booth and Sophy Williams.

We’re currently reading Letters From Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien who wrote a letter every year to his children with stories about life at The North Pole.


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

llama, llama, holiday drama - Story SnugThank you to Nicola Marie for suggesting llama llama holiday drama by Anna Dewdney.




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8 thoughts on “Story Snug Advent: L is for Lucy & Tom At Christmas

  1. The Lucy and Tom story sounds delightful. Such a great idea to give the original version a new look so more generations can enjoy it. #MMBC

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