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There is a plethora of wonderful children’s books focusing on Christmas so I didn’t guess finding 25 quality books to be difficult. But in my search, I found most of the lists contained books that focused on the commercial side of the holiday. So with the help of some precious ladies in our group, I have compiled a list that intermixes fun and teaching the true meaning of Christmas.
These 25 books are simply suggestions. Below is a list of additional options to substitute as needed. Also fill free to change the order as needed!
The Sparkle Box: A Gift with the Power to Change Christmas by Jill Hardie (Read my review and enter to win.)
The Biggest Snowman Ever
What Is Christmas?
The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving
The Story of Christmas
- Snowmen at Night
The Tale of Three Trees
- The Hat
- The Littlest Christmas Tree: A Tale of Growing and Becoming
A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree
Poppleton in Winter
The Candymaker’s Gift: The Legend of the Candy Cane
- God Gave Us Christmas
Itsy Bitsy Christmas: You’re Never Too Little for His Love
The Perfect Christmas Pageant (Everyday Zoo)
Mortimer’s Christmas Manger
Christmas Cookies: Bite-Size Holiday Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story
by Sally Lloyd-Jones
- The Gingerbread Man
The Very First Christmas from the Beginner’s Bible
Morris’ Disappearing Bag
- Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale
- Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree
- Who is Coming to Our House?
- The Bible – Luke 2
Here is a list of books that others have suggested that you may also want to use.
One Shining Star: A Christmas Counting Book
- Christmas Books by Crystal Bownman – Several books written by this talented author.
This Is the Stable
- The Best Thing about Christmas (Happy Day)
Santa, Are You For Real?
The 12 Days of Christmas: The Story Behind a Favorite Christmas Song
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS
Christmas in the Manger
B Is for Bethlehem: A Christmas Alphabet Board Book
The Adventure of Christmas: Helping Children Find Jesus in Our Holiday Traditions
Legend of the Christmas Stocking
My Birthday, Jesus’ Birthday
Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect
The Little Match Girl
- The Gift of the Christmas Cookie: Sharing the True Meaning of Jesus’ Birth
My March to the Manger
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
Bear Stays Up for Christmas
- The Christmas Candle
- What Happened to Merry Christmas
- The Greatest Shepherd of All: A Really Woolly Christmas Story
- Humphrey’s First Christmas
The Crippled Lamb
- The First Christmas Present
- The Littlest Magi SEA: A Christmas Tale
The Story of St. Nicholas: More Than Reindeer and a Red Suit
These books contain discussion of Santa Claus but are super cute.