Christmas is my favorite time of year. The music, the decorations, the delicious treats, and in our house reading wonderful Christmas books. Nothing gets us in the Christmas spirit like sitting together and reading some of our favorite and most unique books. I’ve gathered a beautiful collection of 27 Festive Christmas Books for Kids that are sure to get you and your family in the holiday spirit!

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Christmas books for kids



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.

The Story of Christmas

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

The Nutcracker

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

S is for Santa

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

Have Yourself a Hairy Little Christmas

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

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We read this one as a family every Christmas Eve, it is a newer version of the classic poem, the night before Christmas.

Christmas is Coming!

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

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.

The Little Reindeer

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


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

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.

The Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker

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

The Wish Tree

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

The Twelve Days of Christmas

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

The Tree That’s Meant to Be

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

Snow Sisters!

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

Pick a Pine Tree

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

Christmas is Awesome!

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

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.

Mice Skating

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

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.

Snow Globe Wishes

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

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.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

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

Silent Night

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

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.

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.

An Easy Way to Find the Best Children’s Books

If you love children’s books but have a hard time finding the best new titles I have the perfect company to share. Hullabaloo Book Company curates beautiful book boxes for any occasion. Their company’s mission is to put the BEST book in your child’s hands. On their site, you will find collections for birthdays, holidays, and more. I just received the Holiday Countdown Bundle which is an advent calendar for books! It came packaged beautifully and I am actually sending a Hullabaloo book box to my niece and nephew for Christmas.

I’ve found some of my favorite titles from Hullabaloo and I know you will too!

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