24 Christmas Books for Kids

24 of the Best Christmas Books for Kids!

‘Tis the season of magical anticipation, hot cocoa, and snuggling by the cozy fireplace (or radiators!) with a Christmas story in hand. My kiddos love to be read to – even the teenager and tween, so during the Christmas season, it’s fun to find books centered around the holidays. Remember, no one is ever too old for a picture book!

The Best Christmas Books for Kids

Here are 24 books, one a day for December leading up to Christmas, to help bring the holiday spirit to your house. They’re also great for adding to your homeschool holiday reading list.

There’s also a printable calendar with all of the books listed at the end of the article, as well. Use it for your Advent Calendar and place a sticker on each day as you read the listed book.

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24 Christmas Books for Kids

December 1st

The Nativity by Julie Vivas

December 2nd

The Friendly Beasts: an old English Christmas Carol by Tomie dePaola

December 3rd

The Little Drummer Boy by Ezra Jack Keats

December 4th

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

December 5th

Humphrey’s First Christmas by Carol Heyer

December 6th

The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving by Stan and Jan Berenstain

December 7th

Clifford’s Christmas by Norman Bridwell

December 8th

Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson

December 9th

God Gave Us Christmas by Lisa Tawn Bergren

December 10th

The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert

December 11th

Santa’s Favorite Story: Santa Tells the Story of the First Christmas by Hisako Aoki

December 12th

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

December 13th

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

December 14th

The Biggest Snowman Ever by Steven Kroll

December 15th

A Wish to Be A Christmas Tree by Colleen Monroe

December 16th

Christmas in the Manger by Nola Buck

December 17th

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story by Gloria Houston

December 18th

Legend of the Christmas Stocking by Rick Osborne

December 19th

A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas by Philip Yates

December 20th

Christmas Is… by Gail Gibbons

December 21st

An Otis Christmas by Loren Long

December 22nd

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski

December 23rd

The Carpenter’s Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree by David Rubel

December 24th

The Night Before Christmas

FIND THE CORRESPONDING BOOK-A-DAY ADVENT CALENDAR PRINTABLE AND INFORMATION HERE.

BONUS BOOK!

The Myth of Santa’s Beard by Sharon Thayer

I recently received and read The Myth of Santa’s Beard by Sharon Thayer and absolutely must include it in the list of books for the Christmas holiday. Not only is the story charming and sweet, but the story behind the story is even more touching. I highly encourage you to pick up a copy and include it in your holiday tradition! It’s a Christmas Book Must-Have!

Have a Merry Christmas!

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