God Bless Our Christmas



I must start right out by telling you that Hannah Hall is my friend. Because of that, you may think my review below is biased, but really it’s not biased because…well, it’s just not, and you have to trust me. We’ve built that by now, haven’t we?

In May I attended the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. I felt like a kid going to summer camp, both the day I arrived, and the day I left. I wrote about it here if you care to read it. Day 1 I stood in line with trembling hands and half-hearted smile. I didn’t know a soul and felt very much out of my league. Day 5 I strolled around the bookstore feeling like a kid leaving camp. Friendships formed in a short span of time orchestrated by our sweet God. Hannah is one of those friends.

Here’s the thing about Hannah. She has the best sense of humor, and you simply don’t see it coming. So when she is funny, it just takes you by surprise. That is how her writing is as well. Please do check out her blog. Your heart will go from tugging, to warming, to chuckling in the span of 3 short sentences.

Hannah’s third childrens book has just released in time for Christmas, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. In our home, we keep a box of books that only appear at Christmas. We spend hours reading these stories each season. Sweet memories created while curled on our sofa, snuggling each other with blankets and words.



God Bless Our Christmas is a beautiful story that I wish so badly I’d had when my boys were smaller. This book is intended for ages 1-4, but my 5-year-old enjoys it and asks for it nightly.

This rhyming story is a beautiful picture of friends, family, traditions, and memories. See why I love it so much? And at the end, it all points back to Christ, the greatest gift ever given or received. It’s a story of togetherness with family and friends through traditions and fun activities with reminders of God’s blessings throughout.

Even if Hannah weren’t my friend, I would write this post and strongly recommend you add this book to your Christmas bookshelf. But knowing Hannah makes me want to share it even more.

We are giving away a copy! Leave a comment below about something you love about the Christmas season before Thursday November 13th at 11:59 pm. Winner will be announced Friday.

May God bless your Christmas!


Hannah C. Hall is a blogger, speaker and children’s book author. She blogs weekly about snotty noses, marital moments (the good and the bad), and seeing God’s incredible character in the chaos at HannahCHall.com. Her first book, God Bless You and Goodnight, has been on the ECPA juvenile bestseller list for six consecutive months, and she has released two more books this year, God Bless Our Easter and God Bless Our Christmas.

Hannah, her worship-pastor husband and three children live and make a lot of noise in an otherwise quiet town in Arkansas.



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21 replies
  1. Rachel
    Rachel says:

    I love having a pile of special Christmas books that I only pull out during Advent! Makes them so special and cozy to read together! Even my older kids will snuggle up and read our old favorites. This looks like a beautiful one to add to our collection. As far as something I love about the Christmas season, I love it all! But especially baking with my kids. We love to make Christmas cookies and caramels and my four kids have all helped since they were toddlers. Now that they are 11, 10, 7, and 3 it’s getting to be a little more like actual help and not just mess making, but I have so many wonderful memories of them all up to their elbows in flour, standing on a little stool and just so proud of themselves.

  2. Adina Bailey
    Adina Bailey says:

    Now that my kids are a little older, I enjoy selecting gifts for the newest members of our extended family. This book seems like a thoughtful gift for my family and others. I cannot wait to read it.

  3. Ann Marie
    Ann Marie says:

    My favorite thing about Christmas is opening the ornament boxes and savoring the memories of each special one, whether new or old. I love a good Christmas book, but you had me with the words “rhyming story”.

  4. Helen G.
    Helen G. says:

    I get the most excited about revisiting and retelling the story of Jesus’ birth, especially that my children are now “old enough” to hear it and ask questions about it. It never gets old! Love getting together with extended family, too. It’s the only time I get to see my side of the family, since they’re all scattered around the country and the world! 🙂 This book sounds so appropriate for my kids right now. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Luz
    Luz says:

    I’ve always loved Christmas. Christmas was the very best time of the year. I loved the Christmas tree, the lights, the songs and best of all, placing baby Jesus is the manger on Christmas morning. It’s a tradition that I carry on with our children.

  6. Susie
    Susie says:

    I love Christmas! I collect ornaments. Last year I put up 4 trees!!! When I travel, instead of a tee shirt, I get something to put on my tree to remember my travel. My friends all know that each Christmas they will get an ornament from me. I treasure the ornaments on my trees, not as objects, but as memories of the person who gave it to me or the place I visited. However, The most precious tree I put up is my “Cross-mas” tree. It has nothing but crosses on it to remind me of the great price paid for my salvation.

    Thank you for supporting Hannah. I love her books!

  7. Stephanie Rhodes
    Stephanie Rhodes says:

    I am a home school mom of 3 boys and a baby girl. I love Christmas just like most people but not as much as my sweet mother in law! She has had a rough year having been hospitalized for a heart attack and is currently taking care of her 89 year old mother in the hospital for the past 8 weeks. She gives so much to everyone and I thought of her when I saw this post. I am entering (: for her so she can have some Christmas time in the middle of struggle to read this book to her 2 year old granddaughter! One of her favorite Christmas songs is “Santa Baby”, which she played at my wedding (in September)! Not so much my favorite song then , but now it’s mine too!

  8. Stephanie Rhodes
    Stephanie Rhodes says:

    Got the name of the song in my post wrong. My mother in laws favorite song is “Merry Christmas Baby”! Don’t know how I did that? Must still have” mommy brain ” haha! Merry Christmas!

  9. Marian Shoemaker
    Marian Shoemaker says:

    I love Christmas time ,as it is ,the final time our children,with thier children all get together. Alas with spreading families,we now have Thanxmas,as our final together time in November. Or maybe well start calling it ThanksChrist 🙂

  10. Danae
    Danae says:

    I’m adding in a stash of special “Christmas-only” books this year to read to my kiddos. This book would be a perfect addition! Love the cover design Hannah! For me, I love the decorating and the family time during the Christmas holiday. It’s the best time of year, IMO.

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