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40 Christmas Books For Kids

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40 Christmas Books For Kids

As part of our KLTR Linky, Kids Love to Read, I wanted to created a list of fantastic books to read with the kids in the lead up to Christmas. I’ve often seen ideas such as a children’s book advents where an individual book is opened and read each day up until christmas and I think it’s such a fantastic idea.


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With that said, I wanted to share 50 Christmas Book for kids which I think would be a great read. Here goes. I hope you enjoy the list.


The Snowman

The Little match Girl

A Christmas Carol

Father Christmas Needs A Wee

The Christmas Hat

The First Christmas

Eloise At Christmas Time

Mouse Christmas Wish

Clear Moon Snow Soon

Sneezy The Snowman

Merry Christmas Stinky Face

The Littlest Elf

The Nativity

The Grinch who stole Christmas

Frosty the Snowman

Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas

Miracle on 34th Street

The Stupidest Angel

Mortimers Christmas Manger

The Polar Express

A Pirates Night Before Christmas

Bear Stays Up For Christmas

Mr Willobys Christmas Tree

Trouble With Trolls

How Murray Saved Christmas

Snowmen At Christmas

Auntie Claus

How to Catch Santa

Olivia Helps At Christmas

Christmas Cookies

The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever

The Night Before Christmas

Maisys Christmas Day

Rudey’s Windy Christmas

God Gave Us Christmas

Humphrey’s First Christmas

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas

The Little Fur Tree

Mortimer’s Christmas Manger

The Pine Tree Parable

I do hope you love this list. There are some old classics and some newer books. I’m really looking froward to Christmas this year and reading with my daughter. There are many movies and books around but reading takes me back to my own Christmas when I was a child and is a great and fantastic way to help build children’s literacy during the Jolly season.

We really do love Christmas it is a special time of the year, one for being kinder, for doing more for others, for sharing and caring and being secret pixies. I know it’s a few months away but I’m going to begin preparing now and it’s super extra special as my family are here from New Zealand so this will be one Christmas to remember.

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  1. well with all these books you could have a christmas story every night till christmas . It could become a family advent tradition how cool.

  2. I love Christmas books, and keep all ours in a separate box so they can easily be dug out each year. There are some on this list we don’t have so will check them out #kltr

    1. It’s a good idea to keep them separate and dig out at the right season. 🙂 i’m still looking for the next Christmas book to buy.. it’s so exciting!

  3. We love christmas books my son has Santa needs a wee and the snowman and a night before christmas think it’s time for a new christmas book.

  4. Oh fab! Lots of these I haven’t heard of that I will have to check out. I definitely want to do a book advent for my son once he is a bit older. I still have one from my own childhood which is the story of the Nutcracker told over 24 little books which can then hang on the tree. It’s in a pretty stand thing and I still get it out every year, I thought it was soooo special when I was little! How exciting that your family are visiting for Christmas! #KLTR

  5. Hey Angela,

    Thanks so much for including my book, HOW TO CATCH SANTA, in this fun list of Christmas books. Reading your post put a smile on my face.


    And Merry Christmas, of course!

    Jean Reagan

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