Every season Christmas we bring out our collection of Christmas Books. We do that in the fall too. My kids get so excited to see and read their beloved books. I realized I hadn’t added to our stack of books in a long time. So I asked all of you to share your favorites and I got over 500 responses! I had Ella help me sort thru your Christmas books recommendations and we picked out the most recommended books and some of our favorites. I actually bought most of them the you recommended, they all looked so good! Some we haven’t read yet, but are looking forward to it!
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Many of you said that you open a Christmas book a day leading up to Christmas. Like a Book Christmas Countdown! I considered that but we just want to read them all right now and over and over! You could pick a couple of longer ones to read together on a family night every Sunday or Monday! My friend Lauren McBride just shared how she wraps each book up and puts them under the tree. See her blog post HERE.
I also love Christmas books to decorate with! If you get a hard cover one then you can use it in your decor. I personally don’t put much on our coffee tables, I stick to books! I have several copies of The Night Before Christmas all different color and vintage finds!
Top Recommended Christmas Books-
Polar Express obviously a popular recommendation
The Gift of the Magi This was recommended by many, I am looking forward to reading it. A longer book for older kids and adults.
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey **Top recommended
This is the Stable we haven’t gotten this one yet, it talks about getting the stable ready for Jesus.
Santa Mouse Many of you said you love this one since you were little, I ordered it, but haven’t gotten it yet.
Christmas Oranges A short sweet Christmas book about thinking of others at Christmas time.
Little Blue Trucks ** Finn loved this Christmas book!
The Tale of Three Trees **Top recommended
The Visit, the Legend of the Night Before Christmas we haven’t gotten this yet, but several of you listed it as a Christmas book favorite
Olive the Other Reindeer **Top recommended
The Life of our Lord We started this one as a family- it is a chapter book. Written by Charles Dickens for his children about the Savior.
The Little Match Girl a long-time favorite of ours
Autobiography of Santa Read a chapter a day in the month of December up until Christmas. Love this tradition.
Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect Such a sweet message I loved this quote “small pine jaw that if one did one’s very best, what anyone else said didn’t matter”
The Legend of the Candy Cane Ella said this was another one of her favorites! It is a wonderful message about the Savior and what His sacrifice means for us.
The Crippled Lamb Another sweet book about the birth of Christ and a lamb who realized God has a plan for us.
The Jolly Christmas Postman we haven’t gotten this yet. But it comes with letters that you open and read! It follows the adventure of a jolly postman on his journey through a fairy-tale land, delivering mail to a variety of fairy-tale characters.
Llama Llama Holiday Drama **Top recommended and it was way cuter than I thought it would be, Finn loved it too.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever a cute kind-of silly book about a nativity pageant and some kids who learned about the birth of the Savior
Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree ** Ella said this one was her favorite
The Night Before Christmas another traditional Christmas favorite- I love to collect different editions.
Who Is Coming To Our House Perfect one for younger kids- Finn likes it and I think the message is so sweet.
The Dinosaurs Night Before Christmas We haven’t gotten this one yet- but I ordered it. It was recommend a lot!
You are Special This isn’t necessarily a Christmas Book. It is one we read all year, but a lot of you recommended it as a Christmas Favorite “Remember you are special because I made you, and I don’t make mistakes.”
North Pole Ninjas This comes with a list of activities kids can do to serve! This is one of Lola’s favorite books.
An Invisible Thread: True Story This is an adult book that isn’t necessarily Christmas. But it has some Christmas scenes. I love how it is centered on giving and loving others.
The Mistletoe Promise This is a chapter book for adults. I saw it was free on Hoopla, I am going to listen to it! I really like the author, he wrote the book below too.
Christmas Box I read this a long time ago, but enjoyed it. A heartwarming story of parental love, healing, and Christmas. I heard there is a movie too.
Christmas Bucket List
While you are looking for Christmas Books a Christmas Bucket List is something we all should have! @apletters created this FREE printable for you! It actually made my tear up! I love this time of year and I for one need the reminder to slow-down and focus on fun, meaningful activities with my family. Also @apletters can create any printable for you! She does beautiful hand-lettering. I love her bible covers too.
I did a raw edge on the printable and put it on our fridge inside a vintage frame. I attached it all with small command strips.
Print your own Christmas Bucket List HERE Remember you can scale it to any size. Just hit “scale” and adjust it to the size you want.
Print a blank Christmas Bucket List HERE
Here is to creating ways to slow down and enjoy this wonderful season!