25 Christmas Books to read with your children!
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Our Favorite Children’s Christmas Books to Read Aloud

25 Christmas Books to read with your children!

It’s no secret that my family loves books and Christmas books are no different.

Each year our collection of Christmas books grows. We discover old classics, enjoy the familiar, and laugh with the antics of the various Christmas characters we read about.

This year I decided to wrap 24 Christmas books to countdown the days of Christmas. We always read stories before bed, and so every night my children open a new Christmas themed book to read. It’s fun to see what book they will unwrap. I think this is a tradition we’ll enjoy for many years to come.

I thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite Christmas books – 25 to be exact. Many of these titles we own, but many of them we check out from the library. I love filling our home with beautiful pictures and words.

Note: You can see all these books collected on our Amazon Store front here!

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Our Favorite Children’s Christmas Books to Read Aloud

Drummer Boy, by Loren Long

J Is for Jesus: The Sweetest Story Ever Told, by Crystal Bowman

The Christmas Story , by Jane Werner Watson

The Candy Cane Story, by Amy Floyd Gillette

The Story of Christmas, by Patricia A. Pingry

Jingle Bells, by Iza Trapani

Happy Birthday Jesus, by Michelle Medlock Adams

God Gave Us Christmas, by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect, by Richard H. Schneider

My Merry Christmas: And the Real Reason for Christmas Joy, by Sally Lloyd Jones

The Parable Series: The Pine Tree Parable, by Liz Curtis Higgs

Legend of the Christmas Stocking, by Rick Osborne

The Night Before Christmas , by Clement Clark Moore

Who is Coming to Our House?, by Joseph Slate

Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale, by Martin Waddell

Llama Llama Holiday Drama, by Anna Dewdney

The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Emma Thompson

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! , by Dr. Seuss

A Churchmouse Christmas, by Barbara Davoll

Frosty the Snowman , by Diane Muldrow

The Legend of the Christmas Tree, by Pat Matuszak

The Blue Angel Ornament, by Richard H. Schneider

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, by James Dean

The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving, by Jan and Mike Berenstain

The Berenstain Bears Get Ready for Christmas , by Jan and Mike Berenstain

What books would you add to this list? I would love to hear your family favorites in the comments!

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  1. Thanks for this! I will be taking this list to the library soon!

    We did the wrap 25(ish) books last year and my kids really enjoyed it. I haven’t done it yet this year but I have wanted to.

    I would add Song of the Stars, The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree, and The Nutcracker.

  2. We do the same thing, I wrap up 24 books as well. I have many of the same titles you do but I need to check out the Pete the Cat Christmas book. My son has become obsessed with them. I finally purchased some as part of his Christmas gift. Thanks for sharing your list!

  3. Wow! Most of these we have not read! We’re gonna be busy checking out these new books. We love The Sparkle Box, Mortimer’s Christmas Manger, The Chistmas Sweater, Bear Stays Up, and Itsy Bitsy Christmas, to name a few.