20 Must Read Christmas Children’s Books

20 Must Read Christmas Children’s Books


Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year in my classroom. Teaching Kindergarten was especially fun. Watching my students’ faces light up as we talked about Santa and his elves busy at work in the North Pole was priceless. They made me feel like a little a kid again. They made me believe.

I knew when my son was old enough, introducing Santa to him was going to give me those same magical feelings my students gave me every year. We have been reading Christmas Board Books because I worry about him ripping the pages of my other books that I have been collecting over the years.

Just because my little munchkin isn’t completely ready for them, doesn’t mean I can’t share them with you! Below you will find my absolute favorite Christmas Books of all time. I can promise you that these were the books my students asked for again, and again, and again. You will not be disappointed!

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Santa Duck

I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this book. My class 2 years ago loved this book so much that I bought them each one. You would have thought I bought them all puppies, that’s how excited they were! Check out how this duck becomes Santa’s helper in the hilarious book, Santa Duck!


This Moose has the perfect Christmas planned for his family but realizes he forgets the most important thing, the tree!! See if this moose can solve the problem before Santa comes to visit!


Merry UnChristmas

This little girl lives in a town where it is Christmas everyday! At first this sounds like the best town in the world but it really makes you realize that Christmas is extra special because it’s only one day a year. One of my absolute favorite books!


The Great Reindeer Rebellion

See what happens when Santa’s Reindeer go on strike in this hilarious book!


Pete the Cat Saves Christmas

Spend your Christmas with Pete The Cat! Such a fun spin on The Night Before Christmas, Pete style!


Pete the Cat’s 12 Groovy Days of Christmas

Check out Pete’s version of the 12 Days Of Christmas!


The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish

The Pout-Pout Fish is trying to buy his friend perfect presents but isn’t finding anything he likes. Check out how he solves his problem and how he realizes the real meaning of Christmas!


There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell!

The old lady is back at it in this Christmas version!


Olive, The Other Reindeer

Olive is a dog who thinks she is a reindeer after hearing people sing, “all of the other reindeer.” Olive hears, “Olive the other reindeer.” Find out what happens when she makes her way to the North Pole to meet Santa! Such a cute book!


How To Catch an Elf 

It’s Christmas Eve, let’s see if you can catch an elf!


How Santa Got His Job

Find out all the jobs Santa tried before he found the perfect job!


The Polar Express

Follow a boy on his adventure to the North Pole!


How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 

Check out the original version of How The Grinch Stole Christmas!


The Spirit of Christmas

Just looking at the front cover of this book gives me chills. This book focuses on everything we love about Christmas but really shows us that the most magical part is spending time with the people we love.


A Charlie Brown Christmas

Christmas isn’t complete without Charlie Brown!


Construction Site on Christmas Night 

If you child loves Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site check out the Christmas Version!


Bear Stays Up for Christmas

Bears friends are determined to keep him up for Christmas festivities this year. Read to see what happens and what Bear really learns about Christmas!


Twas the Night Before Christmas on Sesame Street

If your child loves Sesame Street like mine does, this is a must read!

Cookie Monster is fast asleep when he remembers he ate all of Santa’s cookies! See how he solves his problem in our son’s current favorite Christmas book!


Merry Christmas Mom and Dad

Follow Little Critter as he enjoys Christmas traditions with his family!


The Night Before Christmas

I just had to end with The Night Before Christmas because this the book I’m sure we all remember from our childhood. New books are fun, but sharing a story you loved hearing with your child will mean so much more to the both of you!

I hope you enjoyed our family’s favorite Christmas board books!

Merry Christmas from our Family to yours! Happy Reading!

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