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25 Best Christmas Books For Kids. Christmas is Here!

May 18, 2022 | By Sarah Fuller | Blog

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Christmas is finally here, and it’s that time of the year when you have to answer countless questions from your little ones. But of course, you also don’t know everything about Christmas apart from the fairy tales your parents told you. Or maybe you’ve read some Christmas tales from books and watched movies.

You don’t have to worry because there are plenty of Christmas books for kids that will keep your little ones off your back as they learn about this much-hyped holiday season. Here are some of the best children’s Christmas books you can buy from various book stores or online.

Best Christmas Books For Kids

1 Chasing Christmas by Smart Story

Chasing Christmas by Smart Story
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Chasing Christmas by Smart Story is one of the best Christmas books for kids. The book is more about the magic that will get your kid imagining all kinds of things while reading this fairy Christmas tale. The book is about the evil elf Grampus who steals a Christmas book and plans to destroy it. If not for the brave hero who goes out of their way to save it, Christmas could have been canceled.

What a wonderful way to engage your little ones about this thrilling fairy tale with a happy ending? Add this to personalized Christmas books for kids with your baby’s name or favorite picture and let them enjoy the classic Christmas the way they deserve it.

2 The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
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While Christmas brings good imaginations and expectations from children, heavy snow can spoil the day. According to Chris Van Allsburg, this doesn’t have to be the case, as illustrated in his book. The book talks about a mysterious train, The Polar Express, that heads door to door to pick up kids so they can go and tell Santa their wishes.

The book indicates that nothing can stop the little ones from enjoying this holiday season. It is a classic picture book that your kids will love. Why not buy one of these Christmas books and enjoy reading together as a family?

3 Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson

Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson
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Christmas is not only about people, but animals are also involved. This is one of the Christmas books for kids that talks about your child’s favorite animal, the bear. Bear is a sleepy animal, and this time, his friends are determined to ensure he stays up to see Christmas. They engage him in several activities, including baking cakes, decorating the Christmas tree, hanging stockings, and singing classic Christmas songs.

This book is no doubt going to get your kids hooked from start to end. They keep reading to find out if the bear will make it to Christmas without falling asleep. Of course, bear manages to stay up for Christmas and discovers that this is the best time to give. It’s no doubt among the most engaging Christmas books.

4 Frozen: Olaf's Night Before Christmas by Disney

Frozen: Olaf's Night Before Christmas by Disney
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It was that famous silent night before Christmas when not a single creature was stirring. Unfortunately, a sound wakes up Olaf. Oops! There’s a mysterious stranger in red that comes to make Olaf’s night before Christmas a memorable one. It’s the best Christmas for Olaf as he enjoys the adventure of a lifetime in one of the most iconic Christmas books.

You can also make it a special day for your little ones by gifting this book. They will love the beautifully illustrated pictures and the CD audio narration that mimics Olaf’s sound. It’s indeed one of the best children's Christmas books of all generations.

5 The Elf Who Saved Christmas by Wonderbly

The Elf Who Saved Christmas by Wonderbly
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Any thought that Christmas can be canceled is the worst imagination that any child can have. In this book, a calamity strikes the North, and it’s about to destroy Christmas. It needs the help of a hero to save the day or risk Christmas being canceled. Who will be bold enough to ensure everyone enjoys the day despite the unfortunate events?

Buy your kids these fun and thriller personalized Christmas books for kids and see them become the hero of the day. Make it even more special by reading it together as a family as you eagerly wait for Christmas day.

6 How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss
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Your kid’s Christmas book collection is incomplete if you haven’t gotten them How the Grinch Stole Christmas. While everyone enjoys Christmas and waiting in anticipation for the holiday, a creature hates the day. The Grinch that lived north of Who-ville did not like Christmas. From the title, your kids definitely have an idea of what the Grinch did.

This heartwarming story will get your kids in the Christmas spirit as they wait in anticipation for the special day. It’s a perfect gift to give readers of all ages, whether young or old.

7 The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton

The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton
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Yes, you read that right; The Nightmare Before Christmas! While the Christmas holiday is when everyone expects things to go right, that’s not always the case. The nightmare before Christmas is about things going all wrong in one of the sweetest Christmas books for kids.

It’s about the boy, Jack, who intends to bring joy to his town by saving them from the night's scare, terror, and fright. To make Christmas enjoyable, he kidnaps Santa and takes his place? But will things turn out as Jack had planned? Let your kids find out by reading this Christmas book.

8 The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig

The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig
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Who was the first child to receive a gift from Santa Claus? According to this amazing Christmas book, Amalia Wishart is the girl who first got a gift from Santa. This inspired father Christmas to keep gifting kids every holiday. However, Amalia’s magic about Christmas wishes begins to fade, and Father Christmas is worried. If they don’t do something, Christmas may get canceled.

Do you want your little girl to be the character Amalia this Christmas? Well, buying her this book will be more than enough to make her wish for a perfect Christmas book come to pass.

9 Red and Lulu by Matt Tavares

Red and Lulu by Matt Tavares
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One amazing thing about Christmas is being surrounded by love and being close to your loved ones. But that might not be the case this Christmas for Red and Lulu, who get separated, and it’s nearly impossible for them to find each other. But miracles do happen, and the best time for such is during this holiday.

So, will Red and Lulu reunite? The best way to find out is to get your child to read this fantastic Christmas story. Your little one will enjoy the creativity and suspense that Matt Tavares creates with this book.

10 Merry Christmas, Grace and Holly by Hooray Heroes

Merry Christmas, Grace and Holly by Hooray Heroes
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Personalized gifts are always the best ones as your loved ones get to know that you’re thinking about them. Merry Christmas book is one of those perfect personalized Christmas books for kids you can get for your little ones this season.

If you have two kids, don’t buy separate christmas books. This is a perfect way to get their pictures on the cover. They’ll enjoy just looking at it even before reading what’s on the inside. Make your kids the star of their own story by getting them this personalized Christmas book.

11 A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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This book is a tale of an arrogant miser who transforms into a warmhearted generosity. It’s one of the sweetest Christmas books that teaches about the generosity that comes with this holiday and the reason to give. Children need such lessons for them to understand the meaning of Christmas.

This Christmas book for kids features an iconic tale that your children can’t get enough of. The sweet board book is made fun to read for the kids, with each page coming with its own set of colors and characters to enjoy. The artwork portrayed in the book will no doubt get your kids engaged as they read it page for page.

12 Letters From Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien

Letters From Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Christmas is not all about gifts and toys. Letters that come in the form of sweet messages and wishes can also inspire your little ones and get them to enjoy the season. Well, that’s what Letters from Father Christmas is about.

This book features a series of letters that J.R.R Tolkien writes to his children every other December. And they’re not boring words. If you open the book, you’re welcomed with unique spidery handwriting and colorful drawings that make it an interesting piece. The letters feature different stories that your kids will no doubt enjoy reading to the end.

13 Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale by Martin Waddell

Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale by Martin Waddell
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Here is another best Christmas book to gift to your little ones. Christmas is all about a little one coming into the world, and from the book, we’ve got to create room for him. The book demonstrates sharing, and kindness as animals usually perceived as cruel come together and mingle with not-so-dangerous ones. It’s all about making a truce for a safe and warm place for everyone.

Like the cover page, every page inside this book will get your kids to enjoy reading as it comes with beautiful colors perfect for a picture book. The theme is no doubt what every child would love to come across this season.

14 Little Red Sleigh by Erin Guendelsberger

Little Red Sleigh by Erin Guendelsberger
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Is your little one suffering from low self-esteem? Well, they can get inspiration to accept themself from this story of the Little Red Sleigh. It’s about a girl with one big dream, becoming Santa’s red sleigh. But how can she achieve that if she’s always been told that she’s small, young, and can’t fly to meet Santa? However, Sleigh is determined, and with the help of friends, they achieve the impossible.

This picture book provides the inspiration your child needs to get going this season. Get them one of the best books for kids and help them personify the Little Red Sleigh.

15 Letteroom Christmas Story Collection

Letteroom Christmas Story Collection
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Here is another book you can personalize to make your kids feel special and loved. The book is a collection of Christmas stories that your little ones will enjoy reading throughout the holiday without getting bored. You can personalize it by featuring your child’s name and picture on the cover. You can also enter a personalized message dedicated to your child on the first page.

This is no doubt special luxury Christmas collection stories that your child will carry with them from their childhood to adulthood. What an excellent way to keep a collection of Christmas gifts they’ve ever received from you?

16 The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore

The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore
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Does your child love poetry? Clement Moore presents them with this fun-to-read Christmas poetry book that will surely make the season special. The rhymed poetry in this book is what the whole family will enjoy reading as you sit around together on a beautiful Christmas night. The poems feature a broad vocabulary that will undoubtedly provide some beautiful lessons for your little ones to enjoy.

Apart from the story inside, the kids will love the well-designed cover, the large four-page foldout, and the lavish illustrations in this picture book. Get this book and engage the entire family into a tradition of reading a beautiful story on Christmas Eve.

17 A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz

A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz
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Does your child know the true meaning of Christmas? If they don’t, they must be curious to find out, just like Charlie Brown. Charlie doesn't join the rest as everyone sets out to enjoy Christmas with all the pleasantries that come with the season. Will the rest of the Peanuts gang help Charlie find out the true meaning of Christmas?

Let your kid follow through with the story and see if they can also find out the true meaning of this season after reading this beautiful book. There are no better books for kids than the ones that provide some educational aspect regarding this much-hyped holiday season.

18 The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski
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Christmas is the time to make merry and enjoy all the good things life has offered throughout the year. But just like the story of Jonathan Toomey, the best woodcarver in the valley, some people have no reason to smile. He keeps the memories of his late wife and son in an unopened drawer that no one knows about. But one day, a miracle happens, and his family appears to him with a gentle request. This leads to a joyful miracle that changes Jonathan’s life.

Who doesn’t need such a sweet ending story this happy season? There’s no doubt this is one of the best Christmas books for kids you can gift your little ones, especially if they’re feeling a little sad.

19 The Little Reindeer by Nicola Killen

The Little Reindeer by Nicola Killen
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Nicola Killen brings you this amazing Christmas tale for your kids to get in their holiday spirit and enjoy in a unique way. It’s about a little girl who gets out at night but gets into an encounter with Santa’s Reindeer.

Like other books for kids, this one is also written in a way that will interest your kids. The minimalist design that involves a sentence per page is perfect for your little one’s brain to process before going to the next sentence. The black and white illustrations also make the story more enchanting, and your kids won’t want to leave it halfway. What a perfect gift for your little ones this holiday to find if you’re shopping for Christmas books?

20 My Special Christmas by Story of Me

My Special Christmas by Story of Me
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For the love of personalized Christmas books for kids, here is another great one to add to your kid’s collection this holiday season. The title alone is enough to capture the attention of any child waiting eagerly for Christmas.

There are many things you can write on the cover of this page. Write your child's name, age, gender, hometown, pet name, family cottage sign, and a personalized gift message. Is there any other way to make your child feel loved and cared for? Nothing beats this book when it comes to showing that Christmas love is needed in books for kids.

21 5 More Sleeps ‘til Christmas by Jimmy Fallon

5 More Sleeps ‘til Christmas by Jimmy Fallon
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It’s difficult for kids to sleep on Christmas Eve. The excitement and anticipation that comes with that day can’t allow them to have a quality sleep. But that’s normal, and even adults can experience such excitement.

5 More Sleeps ‘til Christmas captures that by perfectly portraying all the excitement of this day. The storyline of this Christmas book features a vibrant artwork that’s perfect for preschoolers who’re just learning about Christmas. Include this among holiday books for kids and make this the best Christmas season for your little ones.

22 The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert

The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert
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A brave little girl just has one wish to be Santa’s elves this season. She leaves a note to her family as she helps an elderly woman prepare for the holiday. When done, she heads out to the snowy landscape. But will she reach Santa? She gets the help of some winter animals to reach Santa.

Together with this beautiful story, this book features a generously trimmed matte cover, foiled title, and extraordinary images that your kid will love. Get your little ones in the holiday spirit as you make their wish come true this Christmas by buying them this book.

23 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Classic Story by Thea Feldman

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Classic Story by Thea Feldman
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This beloved television story was first aired on NBC in December of 1964. The story remains an icon decades later, thanks to the huge number of fans that love it. Most kids are aware of this story's beautiful song and cartoon version.

The story is also illustrated in a hardcover picture book that makes a great gift for kids this season. It talks about Rudolph, who his peers bully because of his red nose. This interferes with his self-esteem as he fears that Santa will never choose him to pull his sleigh. Let your child read it to the end to find out what happens.

24 Olivia Helps with Christmas by Ian Falconer

Olivia Helps with Christmas by Ian Falconer
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Are your kids familiar with the feisty pig, Olivia? Well, this time, she’s busy helping her parents prepare for Christmas. What an excellent way to encourage your little one to participate in the Christmas preparations? Let them imitate what Olivia does as she decorates the Christmas tree, wraps gifts, and joins the others in playing in the snow.

This book will help introduce your children to all the activities that take place during this holiday such as decorating the Christmas tree. It’s a great educational and inspirational book that your kids need to make this the best Christmas.

25 The Twelve Days of Christmas by Laurel Long

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Laurel Long
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Twelve Days of Christmas is a beloved song that introduces everyone to the Christmas spirit. Laurel Long now illustrates this song in the form of this wonderful book that will get your kids glued from start to end. The book presents a striking artwork where every gift is displayed in the form of beautiful pictures sure to attract every kid’s attention.

There are gifts tacked on every page to get readers plowing and anticipating something new. There’s something to look at on every page, and your kids will enjoy the experience of reading the funniest Christmas books.

Why Personalized Book Is such a Great Gift for Christmas?

Personalized books are becoming popular gifts for Christmas and other occasions. Children love these Christmas books because they portray their image as the story’s main character. Here are some more reasons why you should get personalized Christmas books for kids.

Boost Imagination and Confidence

Knowing that the book is made specifically for them boosts the kid’s confidence and imagination. They imagine what they’ll do like the main character in the story and are confident with their achievements. They feel special as they see themselves as brave and empowered.

Aid Attention and Focus

Personalized Christmas books help your kids pay attention and focus even if they didn’t like reading initially. They’ll be more excited to be the book’s main character, which encourages them to pay more attention to the story. The more they feel involved, the more they’ll concentrate and may end up choosing reading as a hobby.

They Feel Loved

When you personalize books for kids, it feels more like it’s done with love and care. Personalized books for kids will have more sentimental value to the kid, and they’ll cherish them forever. This is a perfect way to foster an everlasting love and bond between yourself and your kid. It’s also a way to nurture your kid’s talent as you also bring them closer to you.

FAQs

  • What is a good Christmas book to read?

    There are many Christmas books to read, including Christmas Carol, Bear Stays Up For Christmas, and The Christmas Wish.

  • Who wrote Christmas books?

    Many authors, such as Ian Falconer, Lori Evert, Charles Dickens, Chris Van Allsburg, and Karma Wilson, have written excellent books about Christmas.

  • What is the most popular Christmas story of all time?

    Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is the most popular Christmas book for kids of different ages. It tops the list of the best Christmas books and has also been played in movies.

  • What do you read on Christmas Eve?

    Stories about Santa, giving, and generosity are the best Christmas books to read on Christmas Eve.

  • Who attempted to steal Christmas?

    The Grinch attempted to steal Christmas and almost got everything canceled.

  • What's another name for Santa Claus?

    Santa Claus is also known as Father Christmas or simply Santa.

  • Why was the Christmas carol written?

    Charles Dickens wrote this book to argue against British attitudes toward child poverty. It’s a work of social commentary.

  • What is the story of Christmas Eve?

    Christmas Eve is more of a family tradition where members gather to tell stories and have fun before Christmas daybreak. It’s one of the most anticipated days of the year.

  • How old is Santa?

    Santa is 1,751 years old as of 2021. The age is calculated from when the first Santa was spotted, around 260 to 280 A.D.

  • What is Santa's address?

    If your child writes a letter to Santa, they can post it to Santa Claus, North Pole. North Pole is what’s believed to be the official address.

Get Your Kids Ready For Christmas with the Best Holiday Books

Christmas books for kids entail more than just the holiday itself. There is a lot of meaning attached to these books that will inspire your kids mentally and emotionally. They’ll not only learn about Christmas but also what it entails.

These books teach kids that apart from decorating the Christmas tree, Christmas is about love, care, and generosity. Some teach them the importance of being confident as they portray some heroes that saved the day when Christmas was almost canceled. It’s also about those who took bold steps even when the whole world didn’t believe in them.

Above all, these holiday books for kids are perfect ways to get your little ones to love reading and appreciate their hobbies. Just because they’re home for the holiday season doesn’t mean they’ll only stay glued to the screen and forget about their books. They provide a perfect way to teach kids that there are other ways to entertain themselves, and one of them is reading books for kids.

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Sarah Fuller

Sarah is all about giving because it simply makes her happy? As you might have guessed she is the go-to gal when it comes to brainstorming and researching gift ideas for any category. She is always up to speed on the most amazing gifts out there.

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