Christmas time is the season of traditions and remembrances. One of my family’s favorite traditions has always been reading Christmas books together. I remember as a kid that our family would gather in the living room near the Christmas tree and read aloud Christmas books that we enjoyed. I would look forward to reading those books each year and still do enjoy reading many of those same books.
With that in mind, here are 25 Christmas Books that are perfect for reading with the kids and the rest of the family. You will notice that I have inserted age ranges next to the book titles so that you will know the earliest ages at which these books will be readable by the kiddos. I feel confident that family members of all ages will enjoy these Christmas Books.
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A Charlie Brown Christmas (Peanuts) by Charles Schulz (Ages 4 and up)
Bear Noel by Olivier Dunrea (Ages 4-8)
Bear Stays Up for Christmas (The Bear Books)by Karma Wilson (Ages 2-8)
Christmas in the Barn by Margaret Wise Brown (Ages 4-8)
Corduroy’s Christmas Surprise by Don Freeman (Ages 4-8)
Frosty the Snowman (Frosty the Snowman) (Little Golden Book) by Diane Muldrow (Ages 2-5)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss (Ages 4-8, but people of every age love this book)
Olivia Helps with Christmas (Classic Board Books) by Ian Falconer (Ages 3-7)
Richard Scarry’s Christmas Mice (Little Golden Book) by Richard Scarry (Ages 2-5)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer(Little Golden Book) by Rick Bunsen (Ages 2-5)
Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner (Ages 3-7)
The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving by Jan and Mike Berenstain (Ages 4-7)
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson (Grades 3-7)
The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever by Steven Kroll (Ages 4-8)
The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert (Preschool and Up)
The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas by Laura Murray (Ages 3-5)
The Itsy Bitsy Snowman by Jeffrey Burton (Ages 2-4)
The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaola (Ages 4-8)
The Littlest Christmas Tree by R.A Herman (Ages 4-8)
The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore (Elementary Age)
The Polar Express 30th anniversary edition by Chris Van Allsburg (Ages 4-7)
The Story of Christmas by Pamela Dalton (Preschool and Up)
The Sweet Smell of Christmas (Scented Storybook) by Patricia Scarry (Ages 3-7)
The 12 Days of Christmas Anniversary Edition: A Pop-up Celebration by Robert Sabuda (Ages 4-8, but any age for that matter)
Who is Coming to Our House? by Joseph Slate (Ages 1-3)
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What a great list – thanks for sharing !
My kids best memories are when we all read together – now it’ll be time to read to grandchildren soon – these also make great Christmas gifts – thanks again!
Thanks so much for the kind words. Love your Christmas Chair by the way.
I’m such a big fan of the Bearenstain bear books!
They are the best aren’t they.
This is a great list of kids Christmas books! Pinning. 🙂
Thanks so much. So fun to read great books at Christmas time. Speaking of Christmas, loved your Christmas past post. Sending some Pinterest love your way.
Love all of these books. We are big fans of the Snowmen at Night and the Christmas Pageant books. I really enjoy sharing books with my kids, but especially during the holidays!
Nothing like everybody gathered around a book together.
Pamela Smith says
Love, love, love books! I have many of these already but I am always looking for new ones! Thanks for the tips!
So welcome! Enjoy.
I just ordered the itsy bitsy snowman! Cant wait. These are some great suggestions!
You should come link up at our link up and Pin-It Party tonight that just went live.
Great list! My kids are older, but we still read many of these books like The Polar Express and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. We also love to read Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory. Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! Hope to see you again Sunday night!
Gaye @CalmHealthySexy says
This is a great collection, Sarah. Thanks so much for sharing with the Let’s Get Real party.
Thank you so much for hosting.