25 Days of Christmas Books
This year (and hopefully every year going forward), we are reading a Christmas book each day in December. I did a lot of searching to pick the best 25 books, and I chose them according to what I wanted for our family. I am including a few others at the end of this list that didn’t make my final cut, in case you prefer them to the ones I’ve chosen.
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- Father and Son: A Nativity Story by Geraldine McCaughrean
- Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale by Martin Waddell
- Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story by Sally Lloyd-Jones
- The Greatest Shepherd of All: A Really Woolly Christmas Story by Holly Gerth
- Legend of the Christmas Stocking by Rick Osborne
- Miracle of the Poinsettia by Brian Cavanaugh
- Silent Night: The Song and Its Story by Margaret Hodges
- The Carpenter’s Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree by David Rubel
- The Night of Las Posadas by Tomie dePaola
- Children Around the World Celebrate Christmas! by Susan Titus Osborn
- Christmas in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
- Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S. Buck
- The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
- The Nutcracker by Susan Jeffers
- The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss
- The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore
Spirit/Meaning of Christmas Stories
- Lighthouse Christmas by Toni Buzzeo
- Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Robert E. Barry
- The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski
- The Parable Series: The Pine Tree Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs
- The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story by Gloria Houston
- A Pussycat’s Christmas by Margaret Wise Brown
- God Gave Us Christmas by Lisa Tawn Bergren
- Petunia’s Christmas by Roger DuVoisin
Your family’s list will probably look different from our family’s list! Here are some other books you may want to consider instead of ones listed above.
- One Shining Star: A Christmas Counting Book by Anne Vittur Kennedy
- Christmas in the Manger Board Book by Nola Buck
- The Nativity by Julie Vivas
- Who Is Coming to Our House? by Joseph Slate
- Humphrey’s First Christmas by Carol Heyer
- The Twelve Days of Christmas by Jan Brett
- The Spirit of Christmas by Nancy Tillman
- The Christmas Sweater: A Picture Book by Glenn Beck
- Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner
- The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice by Wendy Pfeffer
8 thoughts on “25 Days of Christmas Books”
What a lovely list! :) Thanks for sharing. xx
Thank you! :-)
Another great Christmas book is Santa and the Christ Child. It’s about Santa going to see baby Jesus and asking for help delivering presents because he broke his leg. Santa then returns and bows at the manger. It shows that even Santa knows who his boss is and why he does what he does. My parents always told us that we could talk to Santa about what we wanted for Christmas, but he was always gonna ask Jesus about it first. So we knew that even though Santa was the one who delivered the presents, the giver was always Jesus. This made it less devastating for us when we found out the truth.
Oh good suggestion! We don’t do Santa here, so I tried not to do too many Santa books, but that would be great for a family looking for more Santa books!
Where did you get all of your books? I have a few from last year, but I really got a lot this year at Half Price Books in their clearance section. That part was great! My library has some but mostly secular.
I haven’t bought too many yet. I got one for a penny off Amazon, and another at Barnes & Noble with a gift card. And I own 3 or 4 already. I’ll check out Half Price Books! I would love to find something where I can get several at deep discounts and pay just once for shipping.
This looks like a great list! I haven’t thought that far ahead about Christmas this year, so I may borrow heavily from your suggestions. ;-) I want to do the Jesse Tree this year as well, so I may see if I can fit in both. Maddie loves new books so I think this would be a big hit.
We’re going to do the book reading in the morning, and the advent stuff in the evenings when Paul is home. In an ideal world, that would allow us to have time to do the craft (we’re probably not going to do crafts this year because I’m just not that together!).
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