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5 Best Christmas Books for Kids

Are you a lover of children’s books just like me? Well, then I have a few that are perfect to read with your kids during the Christmas season!

Being an avid reader myself, I’ve always loved reading books to my kids. And Christmas time is one of my favorite seasons to do just that.

It’s fun to snuggle in by a fire with a warm blanket and a great book, even those that we may have read many times in the past. But the story comes alive just the same each time we read it.

There are so many heartwarming Christmas stories to choose from that it makes it difficult to choose only five.

But here are a few of our favorite Christmas books that I know you’ll enjoy reading with your own children.

For this list, we tried to pick out some of the less well-known children’s books. I hope that in this post we will be able to share with you a few special Christmas books that you haven’t encountered before.

So, without further ado here are 5 of our best Christmas books for kids.

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  1. The Spirit of Christmas by Nancy Tillman (the link is for multiple versions, but we have the hardcover book)
The Spirit of Christmas Book

Nancy Tillman has a wide variety of books that we love, and The Spirit of Christmas is one of our favorites.

The store is heartwarming and talks about all the things that the narrator could get for Christmas.

But ending with the best part of Christmas being her loved ones at home around her own Christmas tree.

One of the things we love to do with this book is to find the face of the spirit of Christmas on every page. See if you and your children can spot them all!

Here are some of our other favorites from Nancy Tillman. On the Night You Were Born and Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You.

2. An Otis Christmas by Loren Long

An Otis Christmas Book

The friendly little tractor named Otis is one of our favorite children’s book characters.

In this story, a horse that lives on the farm with Otis is having a baby and is in trouble. A snowstorm is preventing the farmer from getting assistance from the local veterinarian.

Otis takes it upon himself to go and get help. And a brand-new Christmas foal is born safely because of the brave little tractor.

We’ve also read Otis and the Tornado many times and thoroughly enjoy this book as well.

3. The Last Ornament by Judith Vicary Swisher

The Last Ornament Book

The last ornament is a charming book about the ornaments on a Christmas tree.

Christopher and Noelle are excited to be decorating their Christmas tree with many cherished ornaments and everyone admires the beautiful Christmas tree.

However, when Christmas is over and it’s time to take the tree down, an ornament is missed.

The story talks about how the last ornament, the little blue engine, is finally discovered out on the porch where the old fir tree is laying.

The author, at the end of the book, gives an idea for a fun challenge to encourage children to help with taking down the tree when the holidays are over.

And to search for the very last ornament on their own Christmas tree.

4. Charlie and the Christmas Kitty by Ree Drummond

Charlie and the Christmas Kitty Book

The Charlie the Ranch Dog books by Ree Drummond are always a favorite for my kids. They love all sorts of various animals and especially dogs.

So, Charlie and the Christmas Kitty was a shoo-in for our family. In this book, Charlie finds a Christmas surprise, a kitten.

At first, he’s not too excited about the new addition, but after a few pages he warms up to the little ball of fur.

And at the end of the book, Charlie has one more surprise waiting for him. Read it to find out!

Other favorites from this series are Charlie the Ranch Dog and Charlie’s Snow Day.

5. My Treasury of Christmas Stories illustrated by Caroline Pedler

My Treasury of Christmas Stories Book

This collection of Christmas stories is truly an all-time favorite for the holiday season. We found our copy at a bookstore at our local mall; however, I did find a link to Amazon for you to check out! 🙂

Starting with the story of the first Christmas, and then re-telling other classic tales including A Christmas Carol, The Nutcracker, The Twelve Days of Christmas, and The Little Fir-Tree. Along with a few more.

This book tells each story in a brief format, which is helpful to hold young children’s attention.

And the wonderful and colorful illustrations also help to bring the stories contained in this beautiful book to life.

One to definitely hold onto as a keepsake in your collection of Christmas children’s books.

Thoughts on Best Christmas Books for Kids

These are just a few of our favorite children’s Christmas books that we try to read each holiday season. I encourage you to check them out for yourselves.

Reading books with your kids gives them special memories that will last a lifetime. Something they will then impart to their own little ones.

Which is your very own favorite Christmas book for kids? Tell me down in the comments!

So, grab a cozy blanket on a chilly December evening, and sit in front of a crackling fire. Open up one of these Christmas children’s books and make some lasting memories.

5 of our favorite Christmas books for kids

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