Christmas Book List

Updated as we discover new treasures... and as suggestions come in. 
Add your finds in the comments and I'll add your book(s) to the list.

For the Youngest Set (birth-3)

Christmas Mice! by Bethany Roberts
Deck the Hall   illustrated by Sylvia Long
Jingle Bells illustrated by Veronica Vasylenko


Story Books
Angel Pig and the Hidden Christmas by Jan Waldron (recommended by EmilyB)
Apple Tree Christmas by Trinka Hakes Noble
Away in a Manger illustrated by Mike Jaroszko
Bear Stays Up for Christmas
by Karma Wilson
Christmas in the Trenches by John McCutcheon
A Christmas Like Helen's by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey  by Susan Wojciechowski (reviewed here)
The Christmas Story
 by Jane Werner
A Christmas Tree in the White House by Gary Hines (reviewed here)
The Christmas Tree Ship by Jeanette Winter (reviewed here)
The Christmas Tugboat  by George Matteson and Adele Ursone (reviewed here)
Claude the Dog: a Christmas Story by Dick Gackenbach (reviewed here)
Donkey Daniel in Bethlehem by Janice Kramer
I'll Be Home for Christmas (Toot & Puddle) by Holly Hobbie
Josie's Gift by Kathleen Long Bostrom
Listen to the Silent Night by Dandi Daley Mackall
The Little Drummer Boy by Ezra Jack Keats (reviewed here)
Mary Engelbreit's Nutcracker
  (reviewed here)

Mortimer's Christmas Manger by Karma Wilson (reviewed here)
Mr. Putter & Tabby Bake the Cake by Cynthia Rylant
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree by Robert Barry (recommended by Allyson)
The Nutcracker by Susan Jeffers (reviewed here)
An Orange for Frankie by Patricia Polacco
The Perfect Present by Michael Hague
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (the original story of Rudolph) by Robert L. May
Silent Night by Will Moses
The Twelve Days of Christmas illustrated by Jan Brett
The Twelve Days of Christmas Dogs by Carolyn Conahan
The Very Special Night
by Ruth Shannon Odor
Winter's Gift by Jane Monroe Donovan
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story by Gloria Houston


Amahl And The Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti (recommended by Kathi)
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson (reviewed here)
The Birds' Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Children Of Christmas: Stories of the Season by Cynthia Rylant
The Drummer Boy: A Christmas Tale by Ted Dekker
Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
The Light at Tern Rock
by Julia L. Sauer (reviewed here)
One Wintry Night by Ruth Bell Graham(recommended by Kathi) 
The Promise : A Christmas Tale
by Ted Dekker
The True Gift
by Patricia MacLachlan


Learning/Teaching Books
Christmas Carols for Kid's Heart by Bobbie Wolgemuth and Joni Eareckson Tada
Truth in the Tinsel
by Amanda White


  1. What a great idea Kristin! I love that you're including other's suggestions in your list!

    I can't believe how many of your titles we don't have...and have never even heard of! Thank you, thank you!

    Happy Christmas Reading!
    Love, kathi

  2. Hi Kristen!
    I love your blog, and have been reading about your life and family for about a year now. You have been a blessing to me! I love your Christmas book list. We have gone to our library and gotten alot of them. I want to recommend one to you. It's called "On Christmas Eve", by Margaret Wise Brown. It's really good and beautiful illustrations. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  3. We just borrowed Angel Pig and the Hidden Christmas from the library....such a sweet, sweet story.

  4. You can check out the books we are reading this year on Our Countdown to Christmas list. Though I know we will check some others out of the library as well. Thanks for this list of Christmas books.

  5. What a wonderful list of Christmas books! I'm visiting from Pin Me link party, and I'll be pinning this to my Christmas board! Thanks so much!

  6. Great list. I am familiar with a few of them! Thanks for linking up to my Linky Party!

  7. Oh man, lots of good ones! I'll have to pin this post to remember to look for these books next November or so. :)


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