Ho Ho Ho! Christmas is just around the corner and I already cannot wait for the presents that I am going to receive (and I hope you are equally excited as well)! But as fun as receiving presents is, deciding what to give as a present is a headache. If you are a parent and cannot decide to give your children a gift, you must know a good book is also one of the best gifts. So, I have come up with 10+ greatest Christmas books for kids you can choose from!
Christmas books for kids are also a great way to lean children into the habit of reading, which is going to be super fruitful in the future. While most of the parents lean towards presenting their children with toys (not that anything is wrong with that), be a parent who prefers books and let your children enjoy the fruit of reading.
What should Christmas books for kids have? More than text, bold and bright illustrations attract children. So, look for books with bright illustrations, a sweet and simple storyline, a little rhyme that won’t hurt, and make sure it’s bound, so that it doesn’t tear up while reading.
Keep reading this article, because I have an entire list of books that have all these qualities! And, I also have a lot of Christmas books recommendations in store for you towards the end of this article!
Christmas Books For Kids: Why Should You Give Your Child A Book?
If I could go back to my childhood and choose my Christmas gifts for me, I would NOW choose books (back then I settled for less).
Gifting your child a book on Christmas can spark a thing for reading in it, which can be beneficial for their personal development and growth.
If you need to know the benefits of reading, I have got more than you need.
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I have lots more like that but, for now, let’s just focus on what Christmas books for kids should you present your child with?
1. Letters From Father Christmas
This Christmas, make your kid read or read to them Letters From Father Christmas.
Letters From Father Christmas is a collection of letters written by J. R. R. Tolkien. If you’re wondering why this book is one of the greatest Christmas books for kids, that is because the author wrote these letters for his children, making the book extra special with the festive touch.
The author also writes about how his children grew over the years and what changes have taken place.
Not just children, this is a splendid book to gift to your loved ones this Christmas!
2. The Polar Express
The Polar Express is yet another one of the greatest Christmas books for kids. The book is about the story of a young boy who is mysteriously invited on an adventure!
The book has also been devised into an adventure movie which was directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Why this is the best book for kids on Christmas is because it has a very cute story with visually pleasing illustrations!
3. Winter Street
The third position on the list of best Christmas books for kids is Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand. The book has also been a best seller, so you don’t have to worry whether your kid or kids will like this book or not.
Winter Street is so easy to get involved in. This book for your kid can be a perfect excuse for the perfect family time; that’s what holidays and festivals are for, right?
You will also like the story, drama, characters, and the way characters lead their lives.
4. Who Is Coming To Our House?
“Who Is Coming To Our House?” can be one of the many perfect gifts and Christmas books for kids this time. If you haven’t yet have read this book, you should know that this is one of the sweetest and cutest books you will come across.
The book is about all the barn animals who are happily waiting for the baby Christ to arrive.
The complete book brings an interesting take on the ethnically popular story.
5. Dream Snow
Dream Snow written by Eric Carle can be the perfect book for your kids this Christmas.
Dream Snow is all that you would want in any of the Christmas books for kids. The book has a simple written language, a simple storyline, and sweet illustrations which bring the book to life.
The book is set on Christmas eve where an old farmer sits and wonders how Christmas is possible without the snow.
6. The Girl Who Saved Christmas
It’s Christmas time, and Santa has got a lot on his plate. His elves are upset, his reindeers are nowhere to be found, and the stakes that Christmas might get canceled are high.
Among all this, Christmas now needs to be saved, and Santa won’t be able to do it all alone this time.
That’s when Amelia, the girl who saved Christmas, comes into the picture.
7. Llama Llama Jingle Bells
Llama Llama Jingle Bells is one of the sweetest Christmas books you will come across.
If your children are under 3 years of age, this book, with a simple rhyming text, is a perfect Christmas book for them.
This book has a specific rhythm and perfectly will definitely layout the base for your children before they are ready to move on to longer, more complicated stories!
8. How to Catch an Elf
How To Catch an elf is a crazy book and a good and fun choice as one of the funkiest Christmas books for kids this Christmas.
The illustrations in the book are adorable and the storyline of the book makes you shake your head quite a few times in between!
The book is more of an entertainer than a learner, but there is always something to learn from a book.
You can let your children have some fun and give them How To Catch an Elf!
9. A Visit from St. Nicholas
A Visit From St. Nicholas, also known as The Night Before Christmas, is a poem that was first published in 1823, anonymously.
The poem is also responsible for some of the popular conceptions of Santa Claus to date.
The poem (however, not a book) is still worth reading to your children and making them accustomed to popular beliefs.
10. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Grinch is one of the very famous Christmas characters. But how did he steal it? This is told in How The Grinch Stole Christmas, one of the Christmas books for kids.
The book is written by popular Dr. Seuss and illustrated by him too. The story of the book revolves around Grinch, who tries to ruin Christmas by stealing away the sweet Christmas presents.
By the end, he realizes Christmas was not and will never be about money or materialistic things, but about the love and joy families and everyone share.
A book worth giving your child or children!
11. A Boy Called Christmas
Who says Santa is not real? It’s impossible!
A Boy Called Christmas is a book that has a deep-rooted message in it- Nothing is impossible.
This can be one of the best Christmas books for kids because while children are brimming with energy, they may find a path to make the impossible, possible!
The book has also been adapted into a movie, but when we do have the book, do we need the movie?
12. Bear Stays Up For Christmas
Bear Stays Up For Christmas is a very cute book and hence, making it one of the best choices as Christmas books for kids.
The book teaches friendship and harmony and I think Christmas is a splendid occasion to especially remember these values.
Bear Stays Up For Christmas is a story revolving around a sweet bear who couldn’t stay awake for Christmas. But this time, his friends have decided otherwise. They decide to help the bear keep awake by searching for a perfect Christmas tree, hanging up the Christmas Stockings, and enjoying Christmas to its fullest!
The bear stays up this Christmas and realized that his friends have been the greatest present he could ever get!
A Christmas read!
13. A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol is one of the most famous and interesting Christmas books for kids. The book is written by one of the greatest authors ever, Mr. Charles Dickens.
The story in the book is about Ebenezer Scrooge, who is an elderly miser visited by the spirit (ghost) of his business partner and spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet To Come.
The visits of these certain ghosts and spirits transform this elderly miser into a wiser and kinder man.
Conclusion | Best Christmas Books For Kids 2021
Here was the list of best Christmas books for kids. All these books are timeless as well as fun to read!
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I hope you have a great Christmas this year!