November 23, 2015

Favorite Christmas Picture Books

Some people like to wrap up Christmas books and let their kids open one each night to read together. I tried this once, and decided it was a terrible idea. Some books need reading more than once, and what if your favorite Christmas book sits in the pile unopened until Christmas Eve and you only get to read it aloud once during the Christmas season? Not going to work for this family. We lasted five days and then opened the rest and just read and read and read. Reading aloud Christmas books is one of my favorite holiday activities.

Great list of books to read aloud with kids during the holiday season to help your family get in the Christmas spirit!

We have amassed quite the collection in the 13 years since I've had children. Here is a list of some of our favorites, both secular and religious. Unfortunately, Christmas books don't always stay in print, so as I went to recommend some of my favorites I found that you can now only buy them used! So some of our favorites are not on this list. I tried to only include ones that are still in print.

The Stable Where Jesus Was Born

Here Comes Santa Cat

Mortimer's Christmas Manger

Olive, the Other Reindeer

Why Christmas Trees Aren't Perfect

Who is Coming to Our House?

Animals Christmas Carol 

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

B Is for Bethlehem: A Christmas Alphabet

Great Joy

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

The Nutcracker

The Gift of the Magi

Llama Llama Holiday Drama

Merry Christmas, Stinky Face

How to Catch Santa

The Jolly Christmas Postman

Snowmen at Christmas

Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree

The Little Drummer Boy

Silver Packages: An Appalachian Christmas Story

Polar Express 30th anniversary edition

Auntie Claus

And I know at this time of year, people like to put together lists of holiday activities for advent calendar fun with the kids. This year I've decided to simplify:

Because what more do you need? Great list of books to read aloud with kids during the holiday season to help your family get in the Christmas spirit!

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You may also enjoy our other Christmas posts and gift lists:

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