Best Christmas Books for Kids to Enjoy!

Happy holidays! Tis’ the season for hot chocolate, sitting by the fire, and watching Christmas movies on repeat. While adults have a variety of books that include a good Christmas story, children’s Christmas books will always be a timeless way to bring some holiday cheer. As much as kids love these books adults do as well, so who doesn’t mind rereading about the Grinch? 

The Night Before Christmas 

There have been many renditions of this classic Christmas poem. Different authors and illustrators all put a creative twist on every copy out there. Find a copy and sit by the stockings as you read what happens before Santa arrives. 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Suess

The Grinch is back for another year with Whoville! Although the classic movie is one to always sit down and watch, introduce children to the book that started it. Read to find out why the Grinch’s heart was two sizes too small! 

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 

On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is unkind to people who work for him and refuses to give to charity. Although he invites his nephew to spend Christmas with him, Scrooge is rude to him. Will the spirit of Christmas change that? 

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg 

A classic published in 1985. As a mysterious train appears on the road, children can take the Polar Express filled with magic and hot chocolate to go see Santa and tell him their Christmas wish. Although this book is a bit on the longer side, the true spirit of Christmas shows from start to finish. 

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer by Robert L. May 

We all know the song, and maybe the movie so now it’s time to read the story! With gorgeous illustrations, children can read as they watch Rudolph shine through the night and help Santa deliver toys. 

Olivia Helps with Christmas by Ian Falconer 

Olivia is back with a heartfelt holiday story. Olivia preps for Christmas by helping her parents put up decorations and wrapping presents. What could go wrong? 

Christmas stories have been told for years upon years and these timeless books will bring the spirit to everyone reading. In true Christmas fashion, make reading holiday books fun by creating a Christmas book advent calendar. Along with the books listed above, grab more books to create 24 days of Christmas books before Santa comes! Children will look forward to opening a new book each day alongside parents who can relive classic stories. 

Published by alexbaumbusch

I am a recent graduate from Montclair State that loves to write and edit work! I found my love for literature at a young age and ever since, I have taken it on as a career. In my free time, I enjoy being with friends, going to the beach, or snowboarding in the winter. With my love for literature, I wish to inspire others along the way.

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