Encourage a love of reading by giving one of these Christmas books for kids. It is the perfect holiday tradition and great for family time. 37 of the best Christmas books for kids.
Christmas books for kids
Kids will love these Christmas books to read. The holiday season can be busy and we often forget to just slow down.
These books have beautiful illustrations, and everyone will want to read aloud these books. Get ready for caroling, reading books and more festivities this December.
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Check out the Best Christmas Books for kids:
1. Twas The Night Before the Night Before Christmas
One family is having trouble getting its act together in this book that pays homage to The Night Before Christmas.
2. The Polar Express
The Polar Express is a favorite Christmas book for all ages and a great Christmas movie to watch too.
3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
This Christmas classic is the ultimate Dr. Seuss holiday book that no collection is complete without! It is a classic holiday read to get into the Christmas spirit.
4. Merry Christmas, Stinky Face
A Christmas favorite, now in board book. “What if Santa’s lips get chapped?” Stinky Face asks. “What if the sack of toys starts to rip? Toddlers love this book.
5. A Bad Kitty Christmas
A hilarious holiday picture book about everyone’s favorite naughty feline, Nick Bruel’s Bad Kitty!
6. The Christmas Sweater: A Picture Book
The Christmas Sweater is the story of a young boy who finds the true meaning of Christmas.
7. Snowmen at Christmas
The snowmen are back, and this time they’re celebrating Christmas—the snowman way in this Christmas tale.
8. God Gave Us Christmas
“Who invented Christmas?” Little Cub learns about the very first Christmas and discovers that Jesus is the best present of all.
9. The Christmas Story
Share the true meaning of Christmas with your children this holiday season. This simple but poetic text brings to life the story of Jesus’ birth in a stable in Bethlehem. It is a great read for Christmas night too.
10. Santa’s Favorite Story
Discover the true meaning of the holidays as Santa Claus and rudolph retells the story of the first Christmas in this picture book.
11. A Christmas Carol
Enjoy this classic Christmas book in this Charles Dickens novel. Everyone will enjoy reading the original Christmas Carol.
12. Christmas in Camelot
Christmas in Camelot is a very special Magic Tree House book. The result is a magical, fast-paced but detailed, easy-to-read story.
13. The Christmas Owl
A Barred owl becomes injured and must ask others for help. He promises to give back to those who have a generous heart.
14. Light of Christmas
This year Alexander learns who will choose the person to light the flame.
15. How Santa Got His Job
Santa tried just about everything to get a job. He met a group of elves who helped him use all his special talents.
16. Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story
Song of the Stars enhances Advent calendars tradition and adds depth to Christmas Eve readings of the nativity story.
17. The Littlest Elf
Oliver is the smallest elf in the North Pole. However, he has a big desire to discover his very special job in Santa’s workshop to make Christmas gifts and Christmas magic.
18. The Wild Christmas Reindeer
Wild Christmas Reindeer is a cute story about a wild reindeer and the Christmas season. Grab a cookie and enjoy.
19. Christmas in the Manger
The gentle beauty of the story of the first Christmas is now available as a board book.
20. One Little Christmas Tree
Alfred is a young tree at Carl’s Christmas Tree Farm in beautiful Spruce Creek, North Carolina. This is a stunning Christmas picture book.
21. Christmas Tapestry
Jonathan Jefferson Weeks thinks Christmas Eve service will be ruined. However, he and his father find a beautiful tapestry, perfect for covering the damaged wall.
22. Jingle bells
Jingle Bells is a fun book to learn about other countries.
23. Stick Man
Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three.
24. The Christmas Wish
The Christmas Wish is one to pull out every year and savor all winter long.
25. Christmas in the Trenches
After Christmas dinner, Grandpa tells Thomas and Nora about his Christmas Eve as a young soldier.
26. The Legend of the Candy Cane
One dark November night a stranger rides into a small prairie town. When he reveals his identity and shares with her the legend of the candy cane, she discovers fulfillment of her wishes.
27. The Nativity
The biblical story of the Nativity is one about faith, love and a miracle.
28. The Nutcracker Ballet
The classic story of The Nutcracker comes to life with this book, theater, and paper doll play set.
29. Who’s That Knocking on Christmas Eve?
Every year, trolls knock down Kyri’s door and gobble up her Christmas feast. And once the ice bear is finished with the trolls, you can bet they won’t come knocking next Christmas Eve!
30. The Crayons’ Christmas
Everyone, including the crayons, know the best presents are the ones that you give. The Crayons’ Christmas is a must read.
31. A Charlie Brown Christmas
Celebrate Christmas with Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang in this gorgeous retelling of the beloved Christmas special!
32. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings.
33. The Biggest, Most Beautiful Christmas Tree
Residents of a great fir tree in a thick forest make their home noticeable in hopes that Santa will come.
34. Pete the Cat Saves Christmas
Pete the Cat proves that giving your all in the spirit of Christmas is the totally groovy thing to do.
35. Llama Llama Holiday Drama
If there’s one thing Llama Llama doesn’t like, it’s waiting. How long is it until Christmas?
36. Olive, the Other Reindeer
Olive is merrily preparing for Christmas when suddenly she realizes “Olive… the other Reindeer… I thought was a dog.
37. The Small One
A boy searching for a buyer for his old donkey in The Small One sounds like a great book for mom or dad to read to the kids.