There was one Christmas tradition growing up that I loved more than almost any other; it was our Christmas book holiday count down. Every year, my mother would wrap 24 Christmas books and place them under the tree. Every night before bed, one of my six siblings would take turns selecting a book to unwrap, and then we would read the book as a family. It was a great way to enjoy Christmas stories, build up to the excitement of Christmas day, and to spend time as the family. I have such fond memories from these evenings spent reading stories that I've begun buying my own Christmas books so I can start this tradition with my own family. Below are some of my favorite Christmas books to enjoy with my family.
Stories That Capture the Spirit of Christmas
- The Velveteen Rabbit
- You Are Special
- The Tale of Three Trees
- A Christmas Orange
- The Mitten
- The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree
Classic Christmas Stories
- The Polar Express
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- The Night Before Christmas
- A Wish to be a Christmas Tree
- Olive the Other Reindeer
- How to Catch an Elf
- Bear Stays Up for Christmas
Christmas Stories that Remember Christ
- Christmas in the Manger
- God Gave us Christmas
- The Little Drummer Boy
- Room for a Little One
- Who is Coming to Our House?
- The Crippled Lamb
TAKES on Classic Stories We Already Love
- Merry Christmas, Stinky Face
- There was as Old Lady who Swallowed a Bell
- Pete the Cat Saves Christmas
- Merry Christmas, Mouse
- I Spy Christmas: A Book of Picture Riddles
Do you have any favorite Christmas books you love to read every year? Share your favorite stories with us in the comments below!
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