71 Childrens Books for Christmas {With Printable List}

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With Christmas just around the corner, I started pulling books from our local library. Oh the choices! It seems like all of my favorite authors and characters have a book written just for the holidays. I normally try to put together a list of 20 to 30 books, but there are just too many great Christmas book to keep the list short. This month I’m bringing you an extra long list that is broken up into subsections. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the list for the printable list with call numbers.

Christmas Book List

Advent and the Birth of Jesus

Christmas in the Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
The Shy Little Angel by Ruth Brown
The Birds of Bethlehem by Tomie De Paola
The Friendly Beasts Illustrated by Sarah Chamberlain
Cat in the Manger by Michael Forman
On this Special Night by Claire Freedman
The Little Drummer Boy by Ezra Jack Keats
Away in a Manger by Thomas Kincade
Silent Night by Thomas Kincade
Songs of the Stars by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt
One Starry Night by Lauren Thompson
A Christmas Story by Brian Wildsmith
The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg

Animals at Christmas

Charlie and the Christmas Kitty by Ree Drummond
A Magical Christmas by Claire Freedman
Christmas Wombat by Jackie French
Will There be Polar Bears for Christmas by Juila Jarman
Mooseltoe by Margie Palatini
Snow Puppy by Marcus Pfister
Christmas for a Kitten by Robin Pulver
The Twelve Cats of Christmas by Kandy Radzinski
Mouse’s First Christmas by Lauren Thompson
McDuff’s Christmas by Rosemary Wells

Books that Feature our Favorite Characters

Paddington Bear and the Christmas Surprise by Michael Bond
Angelina’s Christmas by Katharine Holabird
Hello Christmas a Hello Kitty book
Spot’s First Christmas by Eric Hill
Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney
Maisy’s Snowy Christmas Eve by Lucy Cousins
Where is Christmas Jesse Bear? By Nancy White Carlstrom
Clifford’s First Christmas by Norman Bridwell
Madeline’s Christmas by Ludwig Bemelmans
Babar and the Christmas House by Lourent De Brunhoff

Classic Christmas Stories

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore Illustrated by Jan Brett
12 Days of Christmas by Rachel Isadora
Jingle Bells: How the Classic Came to Be by John Harris
A Creature Was Stirring by Carter Goodrich
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Susan Jeffers
Christmas in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
The Twelve Days of Christmas by John O’Brien
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Memories by Aliki
Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Robert Barry
The Berenstain Bears’ Christmas Tree by Stan & Jan Berestain
The Little Fir Tree by Margaret Wise Brown
What the Little Fir Tree Wore to the Christmas Party by Satomi Ichikawa
The Littlest Christmas Tree by Janie Jasin
A Firefly in a Fir Tree by Hilary Knight
A Wish to be a Christmas Tree by Colleen Monroe
Christmas Tree Farm by Ann Purmell

Learning Books (ABC and 123)

A Merry Little Christmas by Mary Engelbreit
Ten Little Christmas Presents by Jean Marzollo
B is for Bethlehem by Isabel Wilner
Under the Stars by Jane Yolen

The Nutcracker

The Nutquacker by Mary Jane Auch
The Nutcracker by Berlie Doherty

Reindeer Books

The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett
Where’s Prancer by Syd Hoff
How the Reindeer Got Their Antlers by Geraldine McCoughrean
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Robert L. May
The Great Reindeer Rebellion by Lisa Trumbauer
Olive the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh


The Christmas Snowman by Margery Cuyler
Snowmen at Christmas
Frosty the Snowman by Steve Nelson
The Snowbelly Family of Chillyville Inn by Cheryl Hawkinson
Christmas Magic by Michael Garland

 Click Here to Download the Printable PDF with Call Numbers

Did your favorite Christmas books make the list?

About Becky Marie

Becky Marie is a wife and stay at home mom to three little boys living in Central New York State.  Their days are filled with racecars, trains, and super heroes.  The boys learn through every day activities and play in a Montessori inspired environment. When the weather is nice you will find the whole family hiking in the nearby mountains.  After discovering a dairy allergy in her second son, Becky has developed a passion for dairy free nutrition and cooking.  She blogs about motherhood, homeschooling and homemaking at For This Season.  You can connect with her on facebook, twitter, and pinterest.


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