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My Favorite Christmas Books for Kids: All of Them!

Today, I’m joining my friend Leslie at Once Upon a Time, Happily Ever After to bring you a list of our favorite Christmas Children’s Books! Spoiler: I love ALL the Christmas books! ha!


I collect books! Like ALL BOOKS! So, it’s no surprise that I also have a TON of Christmas books! I keep an eye out for them all year long and look forward to December 1st when I can pull them all out for the kids. And when you pack them away like that during the year, it’s like opening a great big present on December 1st!

Below is a list of 51 books I currently have in my Christmas Books basket. I had to pull a bunch from our shelves before hubs packed all our books, but I didn’t get them all. I’m super bummed that a few of our must-haves are currently packed in the garage somewhere.


Christmas Books Basket:

  1. Only a Star by Margery Facklam (Our newest addition and I LOVE IT!)
  2. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Original Story by Robert L. May
  3. Rudolph’s Second Christmas by Robert L. May
  4. Origami for Christmas by Robyn Hardyman
  5. The Story of Christmas: A Nativity Tale for Children by DK
  6. Can You See What I See? The Night Before Christmas by Walter Wick
  7. Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
  8. Merry Christmas: Children at Christmastime Around the World by Satomi Ichikawa
  9. The Story of Christmas for Children by Beverly Rae Wiersum
  10. The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck
  11. Where are They? Christmas Fun: 1,000’s of Fun Things to Search & Find by Tony Tallarico
  12. A Star for Jesus by Crystal Bowman
  13. Corduroy’s Christmas by Lisa McCue
  14. Stanley’s Christmas Adventure by Jeff Brown
  15. Noel by Romeo Muller (A Little Golden Book)
  16. The Story of the First Christmas by HarperCollins Publishers
  17. My Book of Christmas Carols by Platt & Munk Publishers
  18. My Christmas Stocking: Filled with God’s Love by Crystal Bowman
  19. Christmas in Puddle Lane by Sheila McCullagh
  20. The Secret of St. Nicholas by Ellen Nibali
  21. Bounce, Tigger, Bounce by Isabel Gaines
  22. The Magic School Bus: Arctic Adventure Scholastic Reader
  23. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
  24. Early Christmas (Early Settler Life Series) by Bobbie Kalman
  25. Little Benjamin and the First Christmas by Betty Forell
  26. The Puzzle Club: Christmas Mystery Adapted by Dandi Daley Mackall
  27. The Night Before Christmas (A Little Golden Book)
  28. The Biggest Snowman Ever by Steven Kroll
  29. Merry Christmas Mom and Dad by Mercer Mayer
  30. The Twelve Days of Christmas (A Little Golden Book)
  31. Winnie the Pooh and the Christmas Tree (Disney)
  32. The Littlest Christmas Elf (A Little Golden Book)
  33. My Christmas Treasury (A Little Golden Book)
  34. Mickey’s Christmas Carol (A Little Golden Book)
  35. Christmas Around the World Coloring Book by Joan O’Brian (Dover)
  36. T’was The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore
  37. Donkey Daniel in Bethlehem by Janice Kramer
  38. The Christmas Story (A Little Golden Book)
  39. Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (A Little Golden Book)
  40. The Story of Baby Jesus by Alice Joyce Davidson
  41. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  42. Usborne The Story of Jesus
  43. The Night Before Christmas (Scholastic)
  44. Walt Disney’s Santa’s Toy Shop (A Little Golden Book)
  45. A Song for Joseph: A Christmas Story for Children by Mervin A Marquardt
  46. The Merry Christmas Mystery (Winnie the Pooh Golden Books)
  47. Christmas in the Manger by Nola Buck
  48. Snow Bugs by Susan Schade and Jon Buller
  49. The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado
  50. The Mitten by Jan Brett
  51. The Tiny Star by Arthur Ginolfi

For a few years in a row, I did a unit on Christmas Around the World the week before Christmas Break! One year, I made a bulletin board with the word: PEACE in many languages!

And I have a whole stack of books about Christmas in other countries, but you’ll never guess what? They’re PACKED! I think that may have to be a post for another day! These are the two I did keep out:


I also love to keep some activity books in there so the kids can make things or do things together. They love the seek&find type books!


I have a TON of books on the true meaning of Christmas; these are just a few of my favorites!


Do you have any Christmas books you love? As you can see, I love ALL OF THEM!



3 thoughts on “My Favorite Christmas Books for Kids: All of Them!

  1. Oh, my so many new titles for me to explore and fall in love with. The books that are packed away will be really fun to rediscover next year. The Crippled Lamb was one I was going to include. Beautiful story. And I love the illustrations in Only a Star. Your photos are so pretty – great enticement!!

    Thank you for playing along with me. For putting up with my fly by the seat of my pants blogging madness. You are an angel!


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