We have a nice collection of Christmas books that I bring out each year. I even have my childhood edition of Twas the Night Before Christmas from the 1970s. I’m also a sucker for classic Rankin-Bass Christmas specials. We tried watching the Hollywood Christmas parade the other night on the Hallmark Channel but Christmas to me just doesn’t equate watching stars from some random Disney tween show.
Here are some of our favorite Christmas children’s books (the Animals’ Christmas Carol was actually a school library choice for Miss A, my 5-year-old, and was not familiar to me but we loved it.)
I’m hoping that reading some of these eases the pain of my killing the girls’ animated Frosty the Snowman with toxic batteries that melted while he was stored in the attic all year but that’s a post for another day.
What are some of your favorite Christmas books for kids?
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if you haven’t already purchased it, go out and get “Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree.” My dad used to read it to us every year, and now reads it to our kids! It’s always something I look forward to hearing. (although I c without the book in front of me!)
Bonny, we don’t have that one. I like to add a new book or two each year. Thanks girl!
We have Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree as well. And this year I picked up Twas the Night Before Christmas – Peter, Paul, and Mary edition (we have Puff the Magic Dragon), The Legend of St. Nicholas, Room for a Little One, and Olivia Helps with Christmas (my 3-year-old loves Olivia).
One of my favorites was always “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”. It’s a chapter book and might be a little too old for your girls right now, but it’s a good book for them when they get into upper elementary school/lower middle school.
Baby Girl loves Olivia Helps with Christmas and a new book she got this year by Mary Engelbreit called The Queen of Christmas.
Love “Olive the Other Reindeer”, even my 10 year old son stops to listen when I’m reading it out loud to my daughter.
What?!?! No, How the Grinch Stole Christmas??? My daughter has decided that she is too old to have bedtime stories read to her… the exceptions being, Twas the Night before Christmas and How the Grich Stole Christmas.
Oh yes we have the Grinch and it’s an old old copy, too. Can’t forget it! 🙂
Oh my goodness…Carl’s Christmas! I used to have all of those books, I bet they are boxed up in the basement somewhere! Thank you for reminding me, I will have to pull them too. And I agree with the other comments…The Grinch! My old copy is being held together by duct tape…but we still love it!
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