It’s the jolly season again! While the days seem to come and go by for grown-ups, the wait for Christmas Eve is often debilitating for kids! Make this wait worthwhile and fun by reading Best Christmas Books for Kids everyday till the big day!
After all, Christmas is the time for sharing stories with each other. These heartwarming Christmas Reads for Kids will put everyone in the holiday spirit and bring the magic of Christmas alive!
Table of Contents:
1. Best Christmas Books for Pre-K
2. Christmas Books for Kindergarteners
3. Christmas Books for 6 year olds & Above
There is nothing like snuggling together with books for Christmas and sipping hot chocolate! Pair a book for each day of the advent calendar as you begin your countdown for Christmas.
We promise there is no better Christmas family tradition than reading Christmas books together! So dive in into this list of the best Christmas Books for kids that includes timeless Classic Christmas books to hot off the press Children’s Holiday Books.
Best Christmas Books for Pre-K
Reading Christmas Books for kids is perhaps the most rewarding family activity, especially during the holiday season! It gives you the perfect opportunity to build deeper bonds with your kids and connect with them heart-to-heart!
1. It’s Christmas, David!
Bring cheer to your holiday reading with this super cute, humorous Christmas book for preschool. Little kids, and adults, are sure to enjoy the mischiefs of David and are bound to resonate with things he does and is called out for!
It is a wonderful read for telling kids (without actually telling them) what is beyond bounds during holidays and what is the acceptable behaviour.
2. Duck and Goose it’s Time for Christmas
Here comes another gem from the Duck & Goose series. Join them as they gear up for the holiday season. However, both feathered friends have different ideas for the frosty Christmas!
Charming and witty, this Christmas story for preschoolers will delight your kids and help them find the essence of Christmas spirit.
We are sure this winter wonderland read will inspire your little one to head out for some fun in the snow – throwing snowballs, making snow angels and much more.
In case it does not snow where you live, don’t let it dampen your kiddo’s spirit. Let them make whatever they fancy with fake snow. Here is an Easy 2 Ingredients Fake Snow Recipe to try!
3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
This holiday season read the classic Christmas book for kids in full colour! This full colour addition of quintessential Christmas read is entertaining as ever and is one of the most famous Christmas stories for kids ever!
Related: Pair this timeless story with fun and easy Grinch Popsicle Stick Craft!
4. The Sweet Smell of Christmas
This Christmas book for preschool is as christmassy as it can get! Join the bear as his nose guides him to the simple pleasures of the holidays.
Preschoolers and kindergarten kids are sure to enjoy this sensorial scratch and sniff book!
5. Bear Stays Up for Christmas
This is a beautiful Christmas book for kids that delivers more than just a cute story around the holiday. It craftily brings to light the true meaning of Christmas in a fun and appropriate way for young minds to decipher.
Related: Pair these holiday reads with Winter Picture Books for Kids to keep them all bundled up indoors on frosty days!
6. Christmas In The Manger
Unfold story of the first Christmas with this beautiful book for young children. Pair it with a Christmas nativity set to bring more fun into your Christmas reading.
7. Moo, Baa, Fa La La La La!
This is a jolly good book that is bound to add cheer and silly fun to your holiday celebrations. From the author of Moo, Baa, La La La! – Sandra Boynton this one will leave your kids singing silly Christmas tunes for the rest of the season.
A must read Christmas book for young minds and older too!
8. Construction Site on Christmas Night
Here is a Yuletide story from the beloved series – Construction Site. Like the other books in the series, this one too will engross your kids and have them reading this Christmas bedtime story over and over again.
9. Little Bird Finds Christmas
This is one of the newest additions to Christmas Books for Kids in 2022 and we absolutely love it!
The sweet story woven with beautiful narrative and equally appealing illustrations warm up its reader’s hearts and bring the true meaning of Xmas.
10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Peekaboo Christmas
Bring cheer and fun with this cute book that doubles up as an ‘I Spy’ book for kids. With so many places to look for, young readers will test their observation skills trying to find the very hungry caterpillar hiding in the tree!
A perfect addition to your preschooler’s bookshelf, this is a fun book for young kids.
11. I Think My Grandpa Might Be Santa
“I Think My Grandpa Might Be Santa” makes for a perfect Christmas present for grandchildren.
With all the uncanny similarities drawn between grandpa and Santa Claus, this makes for a fun read and is sure to get kids thinking if it is really the case!
Quick Tip: While reading is fun, don’t forget to indulge in Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids to make your home holiday ready!
12. The Silent Noisy Night
This is a cute Nativity story for young children. A visual treat for the eyes, the story explores the setting of Jesus’s birth and wonders if the silent night was really silent or joyous sounds filled in the manger.
13. Merry Christmas, Little Pookie
Here is another holiday book for little kids who are in love with Little Pookie. The cute little pig never fails to charm its young audience and delivers another great book for Christmas.
14. Llama Llama Holiday Drama
True to its name, Llama Llama Holiday Drama narrates the household play leading to Christmas Eve!
With kids counting every day for their gifts and getting restless waiting, this book comes with a gentle yet powerful reminder.
15. Pete the Cat’s 12 Groovy Days of Christmas
Join Pete the Cat as it awaits the Christmas Day! This fur-tactic read has all Pete the Cat lovers falling in love with quirky narration and bright eye-catching illustrations. A must add to your kiddo’s Christmas book advent!
16. How to Catch an Elf
While it is not really a classic Christmas book for kids, you would still want to stack it against the timeless ones! Humorous, witty and charming, How to catch an elf is an ideal holiday read for some serious merry making.
17. Paw Patrol Christmas Heroes!
Just the paw-fect Christmas story for pup lovers! Christmas is a mess – Santa’s reindeer is missing, the sleigh has crashed and North Star is gone!
With trouble brewing up, Santa needs help! It is up to paw patrol now to make Christmas right and rush to the rescue.
18. Merry Christmas, Stinky Face
This is a perfect Christmas book for tiny tots who, like the Stinky face, have a zillion questions and are worried silly about what all could go wrong to bomb their most cherished holiday!
Much like the rest of the series, Stinky face’s mama knows how to calm down nerves and give the most soothing answers.
19. The Night the Reindeer Came to Play
This cute, multi-award winning Christmas book for Pre-k is full of mischief and silly fun! Sure to get your little pumpkins excited and enjoying, this is a gem of a book to tuck your kids into bed with!
20. The Littlest Elf
This heartwarming, beautiful story comes with a gentle message that will stay with your kids forever! A great reminder of the Christmas spirit, The Littlest Elf is a perfect Christmas story to be read with kids.
Christmas Books for Kindergarteners
This age group is ready for wordier stories and have longer attention spans to help them navigate through slightly longer and more meaningful stories.
Our list Christmas book for kinder includes all time classics to funny stories that are sure to keep your kids hooked!
21. The Polar Express
This Caldecott Medal winner, and now a major motion movie, truly deserves a read! Certainly one of the classic Christmas books that can be re-read every holiday season, Polar Express is a much venerated holiday read for families.
22. How to Catch a Reindeer
This is the newest addition to the Christmas books for kindergarten for 2022 season and surely is a promising read and sure to be one of the best Christmas books for kindergarten.
Packed with silly rhymes and beautiful illustrations, this is a perfect merry-making read for the holiday season.
23. The Tallest Christmas Tree
Bask in the true spirit of Yuletide with this soothing Christmas book! More than often, growing children need these gentle reminders to be themselves and kind to everyone.
24. Little Red Sleigh
Christmas doesn’t feel right if it is devoid of magic! This book fills that longing and infuses its readers with the power of self-belief and tenacity to achieve the impossible.
This splendid read is for everyone who believes in the magic of Christmas and looking for inspiration to be the best version of themselves.
25. The Christmas Owl
Nothing is quite as satisfying as reading a Xmas book that truly brings the spirit of Yule to life!
Inspired by the true story of the Owl named Rockefeller who was found in 2019 NYC Rockafeller Center Christmas Tree and covered on Today Show, this is a classic Christmas book for 6 year old and above.
A truly delightful book that you and your kids will enjoy for many years to come.
26. All The Colors of Christmas
One of the most popular books for 6 year olds, “All the Colors of Christmas” takes its young readers on a colourful ride through the merry season and craftily delivers the beautiful message of Christmas.
27. The Worst Christmas Book in the Whole Entire World
Bring hilarity home this Christmas season and get everyone in the comical mood with this witty Xmas book for kids. We bet your shenanigans will adore this silly book and fall out of their beds laughing.
28. The Snowman’s Song: A Christmas Story
This Christmas read for kindergarten doubles up as a magical winter book for kids. Sure to bring holiday cheer, this delightful read is a must for all kids who love making snowmen and secretly wonder if indeed Christmas miracles do happen!
29. If You Ever Want to Bring a Pirate to Meet Santa, Don’t
This quirky picture book guarantees the most rib-tickling Christmas story ever! Clever and witty, the fourth book in the celebrated series “Magnolia Says DON’T!”, it brings silliness and buffoonery to add playfulness to the holiday season.
Make for a fun Christmas read-aloud with kids and family!
30. The Giving Snowman
Christmas is all love, kindness and gratefulness! This book embodies all these values beautifully in an easy to understand story for kids. It leaves its readers all warm and fuzzy inside, soaked in the true essence of christmastide.
31. Cats Don’t Like Christmas!
This funny festive read offers a different perspective and takes its readers on a ride to all the mayhem surrounding Christmas. Surely, there are some of us who do wonder what is all the fuss really about and the protagonist of this silly read – the famous cat couldn’t agree more!
Witty and fun, it is surely a charming read that stands out in a plethora of Christmas books!
32. Unwrapping the Names of Jesus for Kids
Newest addition to Christmas book advent, this theologically rich book takes its readers on a holy journey with Jesus through the eyes of a young girl!
Stunning illustrations add to the beautiful narration to make this book a family Christmas read.
33. The Advent Storybook
If you are looking for one advent book to read through the season, then this book is for you. Packed with 25 stories of Christmas, listed in chronological order, it takes its readers through time to uncover the coming of Jesus.
34. I Saw Santa’s Underpants
Christmas reading must include silly festive reads. After all, it is the season to make merry and have a jolly good time!
“I Saw Santa’s Underpants” is one of the funny Christmas picture books that brings in silly humour and is sure to get everyone laughing.
35. Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas
Relive the magic of the classic Christmas movie Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas through the book that started it all! Beautiful illustrations add to this classic Xmas story to make it a pure joy to read and listen to!
36. Your Santa Agent Invitation
Kinder kids are smart and often come up with questions that are hard to answer. While Xmas books are the season’s favourite, many parents and teachers dread the obvious questions surrounding Santa.
One of the new Christmas books that will help you tackle these questions with honesty while preserving the tradition.
37. Jan Brett’s Christmas Treasury
This is a classic Yuletide collection of stories that warms up its reader’s heart and leaves them with the festive feel. It makes for a perfect holiday gift for grandchildren and serves well as a coffee table book to mark the onset of the season of cheer and joy!
38. The Last Stop On Reindeer Express
The beautiful story of a girl named Mia and her exploits on Reindeer Express is sure to charm readers both young and older! It is a delightful book that is truly magical in every sense.
Cute lift-to-find flaps, peek through holes make it interactive while its creative plot keeps the readers hooked. Perfect Christmas book for 5 year olds and above!
39. The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
Discover the true meaning of Yule and life with the humane narrative of Johnathan Toomey – a grief stricken man who finally finds joy & hope – the two virtues Christmas embodies!
Penned in a way to appeal to younger audiences, it sends out the message of hope and cheer out loud with its easy yet deep plot.
Sure to stir emotions, this is a powerful and must read Yuletide book for everyone.
40. Red & Lulu
An absolutely gorgeous book that stirs the Christmastide magic within! Centred around Red and Lulu – the two cardinals who get separated, it is a story of faith, tenacity and above all love & hope!
Christmas stories with moral lessons are almost a must include in the holiday reading list. A great holiday present to put under the Christmas tree, this is one book that your kids will cherish forever!
41. The Jolly Christmas Postman
This is an absolute classic, which packs plenty of sweet surprises for its readers. Jolly Christmas postman delivers letters and cards to fairyland creatures including the Red Riding hood and King’s men!
Sure to get your kinder excited, this interactive book promises lots of fun and a jolly good time!
42. The Crippled Lamb
One of the most famous Christmas stories, The Crippled Lamp has sold over 100,000 copies making it a must read holiday book.
Like the name suggests, it is a story of a crippled lamp that finally learns to embrace and love itself the way it is!
A beautiful, heart-warming story about being yourself and fitting in, this holiday read is perfect for classroom reading as well as family reading.
43. A Simple Christmas On The Farm
This is a must read Christmas book that sets the tone of the festival right and back to the true values it stands for – love, generosity, family and friendship.
A much needed reminder that Yule is not about the fanciest & biggest presents or Pinterest-worthy decorations but about inclusivity and community. Highly recommended!
Christmas Books for 6 year olds and Above
This category includes beautiful Christmas stories for tweens that will keep them glued to books and make better of excess time during the holidays.
These chapter books for Christmas will make your kids smile, think deep and most importantly appreciate the spirit of Yuletide.
44. Letters From Father Christmas
This is a gem J.R.R. Tolkien wrote way before the epic Lord of The Rings. As a loving father, he wrote letters to his brood every Christmas as Santa Claus or his elf.
Often accompanying sketches and pictures, the letters revealed the happening at the North Pole and had the most imaginative, fantastic things to tell to Tolkien children.
This book is a collection of letters worth 24 years, from 1920- 1943, accompanied with pictures of the original letters and drawings.
45. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The funniest Christmas story ever! This rib-tickler will have everyone in knots and laughing out loud. It is a hilarious tale of impish Herdman siblings a.k.a the worst kids in the history of the world and their take over of the yearly Christmas pageant.
46. How Kids Celebrate Christmas Around the World
Discover the Christmas tradition around the world with this wonderful education Christmas book for kids that comes with striking illustrations captivating its readers.
47. The Christmas Pig
Another hard to put down story from J.K Rowling, it is one of the most cherished recent Christmas chapter books for kids. The Christmas Pig will have your young readers hooked.
An enduring story of friendship between a boy and his favourite toy, it brings the magic of Yule alive.
48. The Christmas Princess
Latest title to hit the Christmas bookshelf, this wonderful book from Mariah Carey, multi-award winning artist & songwriter, is just as beautiful as her Christmas song “All I want for Christmas is You”.
The book has a modern narrative that children will relate to and absorb meaningful life lessons while reading about the adventurous journey of self-actualisation of Little Mariah! Surely one of the Best new Christmas books released.
49. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
This is a long standing classic holiday read that was first published in 1902 and is still one of the most read children’s books!
A must read memoir of Santa’s childhood and adventures, this charming read leaves its readers spellbound.
50. How Winston Delivered Christmas
Splendid story accompanied with stunning illustrations make this Christmas advent book stand-out.
This heart-warming chapter book tells the tale of a kind mouse who takes the responsibility of delivering a lost letter to Santa and in turn showing its readers how small acts of kindness can change the world for the better.
51. How Winston Came Home For Christmas
This Christmas chapter book for 2nd graders is the next book in the Winston series and much like the first book, it too leaves the readers mesmerised.
Simply brilliant, its 24 and a half chapters are a great run down to Christmas Eve!
52. The Girl Who Saved Christmas
Sequel of ‘The Boy Called Christmas’, which is now a Netflix movie, comes another enthralling holiday read.
A story about struggle, belief and finding courage to rise again – The Girl Who Saved Christmas narrates the tale of Amelia Wishart who must find hope against all the dark surrounding her.
53. Christmas Stories
Laura Ingalls Wilder takes her readers into the old world charm of Christmastide when friendships, love, compassion, handmade gifts and spending quality time with each other defined the spirit of Yule, far away from the modern day consumerism and glittery marketing.
A beautiful reminder of what the holiday spirit is all about, this is a collection of heart-stirring stories that lights up the hearts of its readers!
54. Rosco The Rascal & The Christmas Lights
Another book from the Rosco The Rascal series, this one is surely a delight to read. The spirited German shepherd is out to mend his reputation as a mischief-maker by lending a helping hand for the Christmas opening night. But will things go as planned?
Funny and adventurous, it is a light hearted christmas read that kids will enjoy!
55. Family Under The Bridge
This Newbery-Honor winning book is a true treasure! It’s a story of an old solitary man who befriends three children and starts to care for them.
Set at Christmas time, Family Under The Bridge rekindles faith in the loving human spirit and kindness.
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