I don't have a book review tonight, but two suggestions.
How could you not love Tasha Tudor? Clement Clarke Moore's, The Night Before Christmas, illustrated by Tasha Tudor is old fashioned, and magical at the same time.
We are in the middle of reading Miss Muffet's Christmas Party by Samuel McChord Crothers. All I can say is read it! Poor Miss Muffett is doomed to eat curds and whey for the rest of her life, morning, noon and night. Then on Christmas eve she is instructed by her very stern and economical mother to sit on her tuffet and spend Christmas day counting the seconds, leading up to the minutes, then the hours "to make the day go as far as possible."
Miss Muffet is then visited by a "elderly, benevolent spider" wearing green spectacles, who suggest that they have a literary party where they invite all the people they have read about. Let me tell you, this is magic. We are half way through this, and when we are done reading it aloud, I will read it again for myself. Where was this book when I was little???
This is available for free on Google Play, and for $ .99 on the Kindle. We love, love, love books. If I can't find the book, I look to the world of Kindle or Google Play which has many wonderful books that are out of print available for free, or for a very small price. To me the most important thing is reading the story to my son, and if I must resort to electronics to read it to him, then I must, because, how sad would it be for him to miss a most wonderful story because I can't find it in print? Or can't afford to pay $100.00 for a book?