More about Sing for Christmas here. (maybe I'll get it on a return trip)
These are the ones I did buy:
But there are more cheerful choices too, like G.K. Chesterton's Christmas poem to his wife. The editor says, "I have chosen work by those of every and no belief, since every year towards the end of December there descends on earth a peace and good will toward men which no amount of commercialism or cheap vulgarity can destroy."
The other book is Once in the Year: A Christmas Story, by Elizabeth Yates, illustrated with lithographs by Nora S. Unwin, from 1947. It's a short book that involves Peter and his family, characters from her books Mountain Born and A Place for Peter; it's also a framework for the retelling of two Christmas legends and the Christmas story from St. Luke's gospel. The whole thing has a nice, sepia, handcrafted, friendly-beasts feel; it would be a lovely book to share with children in December.
To quote the story, "When something wonderful happens to people on Christmas Eve, it is to be cherished in the heart and in the mind. We must not be afraid of the wonderful things, nor must we let others laugh them away from us. Only thus do we learn to hold our dreams."