Best Christmas Books for Kids for 2024

It’s that time of year again when visions of sugarplums and Christmas cheer fill our heads. For some, this means decking the halls, baking cookies, and wrapping gifts. For others, it means finding the perfect gift for the little ones in their life. How about a few of the Best Christmas books for kids?

Don’t worry, about looking everywhere for them either! I’ve compiled a list of some of the best Christmas books for kids from timeless classics to new favorites, for you to enjoy reading and displaying during the holidays. So put on your reading glasses and get cozy by the fire—these books are sure to get you and the kids into the Christmas spirit!

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Best Christmas Books for Kids

Sure, getting the perfect gift is always a challenge, but it’s especially tough during the holidays. You want to get your loved ones something they’ll love and use, but you also don’t want to break the bank. If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas present for a kid, why not consider giving them one of these great books? From stories about elves and reindeer to tales of holiday magic, these books will keep kids entertained all season long. Plus, they make great additions to any home library. So before you hit the stores this holiday season, take a look at this list of must-read Christmas books for kids!

If you’re looking for the classics scroll to the bottom!

Top Christmas GIFT Ideas

‘Tis the season to start thinking about what gifts to give your loved ones – and I’m here to help. Whether you’re looking for something unique, practical, luxurious, or just plain fun, I’ve got you covered. Check out my entire list of top gift ideas for Christmas this year HERE!

Secret Santa and The 12 Days of Christmas

This book is perfect for sharing holiday cheer and kindness in a way kids can understand!

secret santa book

Christmas in the Manger

The gentle beauty of the story of the first Christmas in a board book version that is easy for little hands to explore.

christmas manger book

Biscuit’s Snowy Day

Join Biscuit as he discovers a winter wonderland! This book is perfect for sharing on a snowy day!

biscuit's snowy day book

Spot’s Christmas

With all of the excitement of Christmas, Spot almost forgets about the cookies and milk for Santa. Will he get them out in time before he spots a flying reindeer?

spots christmas book

Peek a Flap Ho Ho Ho!

This peek-a-boo book features so many pop-up surprises that will delight young readers!

peek a flap christmas book

Construction Site on Christmas Night

The construction site is pretty amazing any time of year, but at Christmas? It becomes downright magical for kids!

construction site on christmas night book

You’re My Little Christmas Cookie

This is such a fun and sweet book to share with toddlers this holiday season.

you're my little christmas cookie book

Dear Santa: A Lift-the-Flap Book

Santa is looking for the perfect gift for a child! Help him find just the right gift by lifting the flaps and discovering so many fun toy options!

dear santa book

Llama Llama Jingle Bells

Join Llama Llama as he decorates, bakes and spreads holiday cheer with his friends!

llama llama jingle bells book

A Christmas Wish for Corduroy

Corduroy has a special wish, but he must go to the North Pole to request it. Join him as he tries on lots of special outfits for his trip.

a christmas wish for corduroy

Elmo’s Countdown to Christmas 

Join Elmo and friends as they count down to Christmas, Sesame street style!

Elmo's countdown to christmas

The Itsy Bitsy Reindeer

This cute book tells a Christmas story to the rhythm of the classic Itsy Bitsy Spider tune.

the itsy bitsy reindeer book

Bear Stays Up For Christmas

Bear is usually fast asleep by the time Christmas arrives, but this year, things will be a little different, as he stays awake to discover the magic of Christmas.

bear stays up for christmas book

Christmas Cookie Day!

Join the bear family as they make delicious Christmas cookies as a part of their family tradition. The book includes a recipe to try together at home!

christmas cookie day book

The Sweet Smell of Christmas 

This scratch and sniff scented storybook is so much fun for little ones to explore as they get ready for Christmas.

sweet smell of christmas book

Who Likes Christmas? 

Your toddlers heart will delight as the Grinch’s grows three sizes in this colorful Golden Book.

If you like all things Grinch, be sure to check out my Grinch Christmas Tree post for decorating inspiration as well as this yummy and festive Grinch-themed fudge!

who likes christmas book

Merry Christmas, Mouse!

Count along with mouse as he decorates his Christmas tree!

merry christmas mouse

Peppa’s Christmas Wish

This book features two fantastic Peppa stories and a sticker sheet. Toddlers will feel extra festive after reading this book!

peppa's christmas wish book

Don’t forget the Classics either, like those below!

The Polar Express

For young children, “The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg captures the magic and wonder of Christmas through stunning illustrations and an endearing story about a boy’s train ride to the North Pole.

the polar express book

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Another classic is “A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Charles M. Schulz, beloved for its sentimental message about finding true meaning in the holiday season.

A charlie brown christmas book

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

For slightly older readers, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss offers comedic rhymes and clever illustrations depicting the Grinch’s transformation from a Scrooge-like grouch to a loving participant in Whoville’s Christmas festivities.

If you like all things Grinch, be sure to check out my Grinch Christmas Tree post for decorating inspiration as well as this yummy and festive Grinch-themed fudge!

how the grinch stole christmas book

The Night Before Christmas

And when it comes to CHRISTMAS BOOKS FOR KIDS, there’s nothing quite like “The Night Before Christmas” by Clement C. Moore, with its quaint illustrations and timeless poem that captures the excitement and anticipation of Christmas Eve.

the night before christmas book

So turn off the television and curl up with one of these charming stories – they’re sure to become cherished additions to your family’s holiday traditions. Christmas is a time for family, friends, and lots of reading! These books will surely bring joy and holiday cheer to your family’s reading time this season. Grab a few today and happy reading!


    1. southerncrush says:

      That’s awesome! What a great idea!

  1. Thank you for sharing this list of the best Christmas books for kids for 2022! It’s always a joy to find new stories to read during the holiday season. I appreciate the variety of options provided, including classic tales and new releases. Reading with children is a special bonding experience, and these books offer opportunities to teach valuable lessons and create lasting memories. I look forward to sharing these books with my own kids. Thanks for the wonderful recommendations!

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