13 Greatest Christmas Books For Kids

13 Christmas Books For Kids

Christmas is such an exciting occasion. Especially for young kids. They are the most enthusiastic ones when it comes to any kind of preparation or celebration. It is indeed that kids bring the family together. The young ones around us are the reason why Christmas seems such a lively festivity. They light up our Christmas, so I think there’s something we can do to light up theirs and that is, read out to them!

Several little ones in the neighborhood I live go running around excitedly across the entire area when it’s time for any occasion. We have forged a little ritual for every such event that I read out to them in the neighborhood park, and the same goes for Christmas!

Reading is a healthy activity for kids, but they don’t quite understand the naive little ones that they are. Using an occasion or a festive season as an excuse to make them familiar with the habit and joy of reading is a good strategy. It is a fun way to learn new things, enhance their imagination, and constructively use their time.

Since it’s almost time for the Christmas season to arrive, I’ve lined up some books that I’ll be reading out to the young minds around me.

13 Best Christmas Books For Kids To Read

Here is the list of some great Christmas books that I’ve read out to some and will be reading out to some of the kids around me.

1. The Girl Who Saved Christmas

the girl who saved christmas

Written by Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg, The Jolly Christmas Postman is a fictional storybook published in 1991.

This book does not tell an individual tale but combines many classical children’s fairy tales. In this book, a happy and jolly postman delivers Christmas postcards to several famous fairytale characters like Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Wolves, and many more. Each letter can be read by our young readers separately.

2. The Jolly Christmas Postman

the jolly christmas postman

The Jolly Christmas Postman, written by Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg, is a fictional storybook published in 1991.

This book does not tell an individual tale but combines many classical children’s fairy tales. In this book, a happy and jolly postman delivers Christmas postcards to several famous fairytale characters like Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Wolves, and many more. Each letter can be read by our young readers separately.

3. The Christmas Quiet Book

the christmas quiet book

The Christmas Quiet Book is a 2012 published Christmas storybook written by Deborah Underwood.

In this book, a group of bunnies, bears, and other such animals decide to have a quiet Christmas. They choose to celebrate quietly, wrap the gifts quietly, decorate the tree quietly, and almost everything done on a Christmas day is decided to be held peacefully. Why so? Well, you’ve got to read the book to know that.

4. Merry Christmas, Strega Nona

merry christmas, strega nona

Merry Christmas, Strega Nona is a Christmas storybook written in 1986 by Tomie dePaola.

This book is a part of the Strega Nona series by the same author. In this book, Strega Nona, a witch, is all set to prepare the grand Christmas feast that she does for the villagers every Christmas and this job cannot be done using any kind of magic. As there is a lot to do, she seeks help from her assistant, Big Anthony.

5. Stick Man

stick man

Published in 2008, Stick Man is a children’s literature book written by Julia Donaldson.

This book is all about a stick man’s familial love and longing to return to his family. He has separated from his family and is on an adventurous journey to return to his home, where he belongs. He eventually returns to his ‘family tree’, where he gets reunited with his family again after meeting Father Christmas on his way.

6. How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

how the grinch stole christmas

How The Grinch Stole Christmas! is a 1957 published children’s literature book written by Theodor ‘Dr. Seuss’ Geisel.

This book is about a Grinch who lives in a cave on a mountain with his loyal dog, Max. He loathes Christmas, but the celebration sounds that come from the down village annoy him. He forges a plan to steal all of their food, Christmas trees, and decorations. After implementing his goal, he expects everyone to be sad but instead, what he hears are happy songs. He then realizes that Christmas means so much more than just those materialistic things he stole.

7. The Night Before Christmas

the night before christmas

The Night Before Christmas is a holiday storybook written by Charles Santore in 2017.

This book is adapted from Clement C. Moore’s iconic poem. It is an oversized board book that completely captures the charm of the poem it is inspired by and tells the tale of Saint Nick’s visit. 

8. Snowmen At Christmas

snowmen at christmas

Snowmen At Christmas is a fictional book written in 2005 by Caralyn Buehner.

The best part about the Christmas season is snow and what do we all love to do on a snowy day? It’s to make our very own snowmen! But have you ever wondered what snowmen do for Christmas after it’s dark when no one is looking? Well, now is the time to think about it! This book shows how snowmen celebrate and enjoy Christmas and presents in their way.

9. A Silly Milly Christmas

a silly milly christmas

Written by Sheri Wall, A Silly Milly Christmas is a 2019 published children’s fiction.

This book is about a funny, naughty, mischievous yet loving Great Dane, Milly. It’s Christmas time and Milly is all merry to see all the guests arriving. She greats them, peeks at the presents, and mischievously enjoys the entire Christmas. Milly is portrayed as a silly and naughty duog, through which this book highlights the real meaning of Christmas, which is innocence and enjoyment.

10. The Snowman’s Song

the snowman's song

The Snowman’s Song is a Christmas storybook written by Marilee Joy Mayfield in 2005.

This book mainly focuses upon the values of kindness and selflessness, and that rather than giving worldly things, a simple gesture of gratitude would be the best gift for someone. It contains a simple story of a young girl who stumbles upon a snowman whose lifelong wish is to get the assistance of a song and the little girl fulfills his longing desire.

11. Pick A Pine Tree

pick a pine tree

Pick A Pine Tree is a fictional storybook written by Patricia Toht in 2017.

This book highlights the tradition of picking up and taking home a Christmas tree and then decorating it with all excitement and enthusiasm. It shows the entire process right from picking a perfect Christmas tree to decorating it, placing gifts under it, and finally lighting up the sparkling lights for a perfect Christmas.

12. Mr. Willoby’s Christmas Tree

mr. willoby's christmas

Mr. Willoby’s Christmas Tree is a 1963 published fictional storybook written by Robert Barry.

This story is about Mr. Willoby and his Christmas tree. It’s Christmas time and Mr. Willoby got a Christmas tree for himself, but it turned out to be too large for his parlor, so he cut the top of the tree to fit it inside. The treetop is then passed on, again across the forest, spreading joy to the animals living in the woods.

13. The Christmas Wish

the christmas wish

Published in 2013, The Christmas Wish is a Christmas storybook written by Lori Evert.

It is a book about a little girl named Anja, who supposedly lives near the North Pole. She wishes to be one of Santa’s elves. One Christmas season, she finally decides to do something about it, so she sets out to find Santa to express her wish to him in person. Did she manage to see Santa? Was she wants to be fulfilled? Who all helped her on her journey?


This Christmas, give the kids around you the gift of joyful reading, storytelling sessions, and learning with the help of these books.

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