In elementary school I read The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. It is, by far, my favorite Christmas book, and a mandatory read each year for my girls. There's just something about the Herdman's and their rough and tumble manner, and destitute situation that reminds me so much of my childhood. But, it's the revelation of the true meaning of Christmas, and the simple offerings from the heart that make this a great seasonal read for both young and old.
There is also a movie....don't watch it. The book is SO much better as you use your imagination to give faces, voices and mannerisms to each of the characters. Add this one to your family read aloud time, as it may bring up some questions for the younger kids, but I think everyone will find it enjoyable...if not downright inspirational.
Find out what other holiday books the Crew recommends by checking our our Books for the Holidays post.