Are you ready to immerse your children in the enchanting world of holiday magic? As the holiday season approaches, there’s no better way to spark the festive spirit in your little ones than through the power of books. Welcome to “With the Blinks,” your go-to destination for holiday fun, kids’ books, activities, and Christmas gift guides that will help you create unforgettable family memories. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the enchanting universe of Christmas books for kids, exploring what makes them special, where to find them, how to create a cozy reading atmosphere, and why they are a cherished tradition for my family and many others.

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Why Christmas Books for Kids are a Must-Have Tradition

One of the most cherished traditions during the holiday season is reading Christmas books with your kids. These books have the power to transport your little ones to a world filled with wonder, joy, and the magic of Christmas. There’s something truly special about cuddling up with your family and immersing yourself in the heartwarming tales of Santa, reindeer, and the holiday spirit. These books become treasured memories that your children will carry with them throughout their lives, making them a must-have during this festive season.

What Makes Christmas Books for Kids Special

Christmas books for kids come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they all share one common element: the ability to ignite the imagination. Whether it’s the story of a misfit reindeer who finds his place in the world or a young child’s adventure to the North Pole, these tales instill a sense of wonder in young hearts. The vibrant illustrations and heartwarming narratives create a magical experience for children, making the holiday season even more enchanting.

The Best Christmas Books for Kids

A Christmas Carol

A retelling of one of our family’s favorites that warms the heart. This is a BabyLit board book, designed for little readers. Get it here.

The Story of Christmas

A beautiful book that tells the Nativity Story, where it all began. Board book for younger readers. Get it here.

The Nutcracker

Classic Christmas-time ballet in a colorful BabyLit board book, designed for smaller readers. Get it here.

S is for Santa

Another BabyLit board book that goes through the alphabet in fun, bright holiday images. Get it here.

Have Yourself a Hairy Little Christmas

A very funny rhyming book about Santa getting a haircut with lots of sensory pages. Get it here.

The Night Before Christmas

We read this one as a family every Christmas Eve, it is a newer version of the classic poem, the night before Christmas. Get it here.

Christmas is Coming!

This clever book is full of stories and also an advent book that reveals fun crafts, games, and recipes too. Get it here.

Tough Cookie

Here is a very unique twist on the classic, where the Gingerbread man discovers he is no longer delicious and searches for new identity. Get it here.

The Little Reindeer

A very original magical tale that quickly became a family favorite for the winter and the holidays. Get it here.


One of our children’s favorite Christmas books about a young doe that changes Christmas forever. Get it here.

One Christmas Wish

This is a charming story about a Christmas Wish for friendship that has won 2 Cilip Medals. Available in hardcover and paperback. Get it here.

The Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker

Wonderful retelling of The Nutcracker with an opportunity to hear the sounds of a live orchestra in each scene. Get it here.

The Wish Tree

An adorable little story about a boy looking for a Wish Tree that delivers true holiday inspiration. Get it here.


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The Twelve Days of Christmas

A fun way to count down to Christmas in this innovative peek-through picture book. Get it here.

The Tree That’s Meant to Be

Such a heartwarming story about a lonely tree that eventually learns to be loved. Get it here.

Snow Sisters!

Two sisters discover that as a team they can better experience the perfect snow day. Get it here.

Pick a Pine Tree

A cute illustrated story about the tradition of picking out and taking home the family Christmas Tree. Get it here.

Christmas is Awesome!

Here’s a festive book about everything that makes Christmas Awesome that every kid will love. Get it here.

The Christmas Eve Tree

A beautiful cityscape pop-up book about a tree that finds itself on a Christmas Eve journey it will never forget. Get it here.

Mice Skating

Such a great story about a little mouse that has so much energy to be outside even when it’s cold. Get it here.

Elf in the House

Funny little story about an elf and a little girl on Christmas Eve. This is a follow up to one of our Halloween favs, Ghost in the House. Get it here.

Snow Globe Wishes

Charming holiday story about a little girls wishes for snow and fun in her community. Get it here.

How Winston Delivered Christmas

Amazing book that reads like a story but plays like an advent calendar. There are holiday activities at the end of each day’s read. Get it here.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

The classic holiday song is brought to life in this beautifully illustrated book about the joys of winter. Get it here.

Silent Night

In this adaptation of the beloved Christmas carol, your family will celebrate the true magic of Christmas. Get it here.

Last Stop on the Reindeer Express

This book has a great story and is a Christmas experience, with doors that open and holes to peek through. Get it here.

When Santa was a Baby

Really funny story about a unique baby that makes his parents proud as he goes on to fulfill his true destiny. Get it here.

Creating the Perfect Reading Atmosphere

Reading Christmas books with your kids is not just about the stories; it’s about the entire experience. To make the most of this tradition, you’ll want to create a cozy reading nook in your home. Arrange some soft pillows and blankets, dim the lights, and let the glow of a twinkling Christmas tree set the scene. The ambiance itself will make the stories come to life. Ask your children to pick their favorite spot, and soon, they’ll eagerly anticipate the daily reading sessions.

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Where to Find the Best Christmas Books for Kids

Now that you’re all set to embark on your holiday reading adventure, where can you find the best Christmas books for kids? Start by visiting your local independent bookstores, as they often have a curated selection of holiday-themed books. Libraries are another excellent resource, offering a wide array of Christmas books to borrow. For the convenience of online shopping, consider websites like Amazon or specialized book retailers with a selection tailored specifically for kids.

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The Joy of Christmas Books

Christmas books for kids are a gateway to a world filled with holiday magic, wonder, and joy. Whether it’s the tradition of reading together, the enchanting stories, or creating the perfect reading atmosphere, these books play a vital role in making the holiday season truly special for your family. We hope this guide has inspired you to embrace the magic of Christmas books with your little ones. If you need more Christmas gift ideas or any holiday-related assistance, don’t hesitate to connect with us at “With the Blinks.” We’re here to make your family’s holiday experience unforgettable. Happy reading and a magical holiday season to you and your loved ones!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What age group are Christmas books for kids suitable for?

A1: Christmas books come in a range of reading levels and themes, making them suitable for kids of all ages, from toddlers to pre-teens. You can find board books with simple stories for the littlest ones and more complex tales for older children.

Q2: How can I make the stories more interactive for my children?

A2: To make the stories interactive, consider involving your kids in the reading process. You can take turns reading pages, encourage them to predict what happens next, or have discussions about the story after each reading session. You can even incorporate crafts or activities related to the book’s themes to enhance the experience.

Q3: Are there Christmas books that teach important values and lessons?

A3: Absolutely! Many Christmas books focus on important values like kindness, generosity, and the spirit of giving. Look for books that emphasize these values to help your children understand the true meaning of the holiday season.

What’s your family’s favorite holiday tradition?

Is it decorating the Christmas tree, baking cookies, or something else entirely? Please share your cherished moments in the comments below!

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