Here are some “alternative” Christmas-y type books that may appeal to unschoolers ad homeschooling families. There are all very good for family reading and read aloud books.
From the Publisher
Santa Claus is the King of Forever, Land of the Immortals. When one special boy writes to Santa asking what he wants for Christmas, a miracle occurs: Santa and his wife are blessed with a daughter. But the birth of Holly Claus also brings about a terrible curse — from an evil soul named Herrikhan. Holly’s heart is frozen, and the gates of Forever are locked, barring exit or entry.
Now grown into a beautiful and selfless young woman, Holly becomes confused with the desire to break the spell that holds hostage the enchanted creatures of Forever. Accompanied by four faithful and magical animal friends, she escapes to the wondrous world of Victorian New York and embarks on a series of riveting, and sometimes romantic, adventures that ultimately earn Holly her own immortality through an act of unconditional love.
With fanciful characters, rich language, and evocative imagery, The Legend of Holly Claus pays homage to the great fairy tales and myths of our time. This epic novel filled with mystery and wonder is destined to become a Christmas classic.
Silver Berries and Christmas Magic: One evening seven year old Leddy finds two Snow Fairies in her yard. One tells her of Tiemma, Santa’s wife, who learned long ago that her magic held the answer to Santa’s greatest problem: how to reach all the children of Christmas Eve. SILVER BERRIES AND CHRISTMAS MAGIC, is enhanced with delightful illustrations.