Top Children’s Christmas Books


Christmas is fast approaching. If your family is like mine, then you love to read, and you love a good Christmas book. Why not combine the two? One of our favorite traditions is to read The Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve. With these books, you can start your own traditions, or start a Christmas library for one of your favorite families.


  1. The Mitten by Jan Brett is quite possibly one of my favorite books ever. The illustrations in this book are delightful and inviting. The plot is easy to follow and your kids will love it. There are also all sorts of crafts on Pinterest that are related to the book.


2. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. This book is awesome! There is also a movie that your kids will love.


3. Usborne Books: The Usborne Advent Nativity Book– This book is a great way to teach your children about the Christmas story and the birth of Christ. We own this book and we truly enjoy it.


4. Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas : I don’t know about you, but we are totally Fancy Nancy crazy in this house. This Christmas story is cute and entertaining. Your little girl will love it.


5. The Snowman, by Raymond Briggs. This book has a sweet story, but there’s a catch. There are no words!!! The story is told entirely through pictures. The teacher in me loves it because kids have to look at the pictures and use inference to figure out the story. The mama in me loves it because my girl and I have some pretty cool discussions about the story.


6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dr. Seuss. Who isn’t familiar with this classic story about a bitter villain whose heart changes, and instead of stopping Christmas, decides to help celebrate it.


7. Merry Christmas, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff. We love the “If you give a mouse a cookie” series, so we really love this book, too! Just like in the other books, this little mouse is never satisfied and always wants more.

And last, but not least…


8. I couldn’t make a list of Christmas books without including The Night Before Christmas by Jan Brett. Jan Brett’s book features the classic story we all know and love, but with her colorful and beautiful illustrations. We own this edition and we read it each year on Christmas Eve. We love it and I am planning to gift one to both of my girls in the future so they can continue to tradition with their own families someday.

I hope you have enjoyed my list- what Christmas books are your favorites?


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