25 Favorite Christmas Books

Alongside the Christmas decorations, come a small stack of books that have been stowed away for 11 long months.  Reading special holiday stories is a tradition in our family, and so each year I make a list of Christmas books to place on hold at my library.  Each year I refine our list and add new favorites we’ve discovered.

Here is our Christmas book list for 2018.  There’s a mix of serious and magical, some are classics and others are newly released.  I think these make excellent gifts, and it’s also wonderful to be able to check them out from your library and not need to store them in your home.  Either way, I hope you discover some special books for your own family!

Jolly Christmas Postman

The Advent Storybook: 25 Bible Stories Showing Why Jesus Came

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathon Toomey

Christmas in the Big Woods

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story

The Night Before Christmas

Christmas Farm

Little Golden Christmas Stories

A Baby Born in Bethlehem

The Legend of the Candy Cane

Mortimer’s Christmas Manger

The Little Drummer Boy

Richard Scarry’s Best Christmas Book Ever!

Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree

The Baker’s Dozen

Holly and Ivy

Merry Christmas, Strega Nona

The Nutcracker Susan Jeffers

The Nutcracker

Frog and Toad All Year (for the story, “Christmas Eve”)

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Snowmen at Night

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

This is the Stable

Who is Coming to Our House?


PS: 100 Favorite Picture Books and the Gift Guide for Kids

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Lindsey is an Indiana-based blogger who writes about everyday style and simplicity. She loves pizza, yoga, novels, and a great pair of jeans.

One Comment

  • Michelle R.

    Best Christmas Pageant Ever is a must read for our family every Christmas!!! And this year we tried “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens and my 7.5, 6, and 4 year old did well! Then we watched Muppet Christmas Carol. My local libraries/bookstores don’t carry the Barbara Cooney books you mentioned, and I have seen them recommended a few times now. I might have to find them used online somewhere.