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Christmas Books – My Reader’s Favourite

| November 17, 2013 | 26 Comments

30 Christmas Books - I challenge you not to find something new!

I asked my Facebook reader’s what their favourite Christmas books EVER where – I can’t resist a good Christmas Story and I was looking for some new reads with the kids this Advent season. My Facebook readers then asked if I could pull the list together here for them. So I have. I apologise if there are no “descriptions” of the books, as I don’t know them all myself (plenty for me to explore). They are also in no particular order!

Please Note: I HAVE added affiliate links, which help me raise a little money towards the running of the site, whilst you shop. I hope that is ok!!

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25 Christmas Lane  (US/ UK)

Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present (US/ UK)

Wombat Divine (US/ UK)

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Christmas Wombat (US/ UK)

The Jolly Christmas Postman (US/ UK)

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (US/ UK)

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Nightmare Before Christmas (US/ UK)

The Night Before Christmas (US/ UK)

The Polar Express (US/ UK)

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Rocking Horse Christmas (US/ UK)

The Snowman (US/ UK)

Lucy & Tom’s Christmas (US/ UK)

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Olive The Other Reindeer (US/ UK)

Father Christmas Needs a Wee (US/ UK)

Little One, We Know You’d Come (US/ UK)

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The Latke Who Wouldn’t Stop Screaming (US/ Uk)

Alpaca Saves Christmas (US/ UK)

The Children of Green Knowe (US/ UK)

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Mr Willowby’s Christmas Tree (US / UK)

Princes & Fairy: A Very Sparkly Christmas (US/ UK)

Granny goes to Bethlehem (US / UK)

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Santa Mouse (US/ UK)

Auntie Clause (US/ UK)

12 Days of Christmas (US/ UK)

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Russel’s Christmas Magic (US/ UK)

The 12 Dogs of Christmas (US/ UK)

The Gift of the Magi (US/ UK)

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The Box of Delights (for older kids) (US / UK)

The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher (US/ UK)

The Animal’s Christmas Eve (US/ UK)

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Home for Christmas (and anything else by Jan Brett) (US/ UK)

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey (US/ UK)

Jesus’ Christmas Party (US/ UK)

So, I do hope you like this wonderful list of eclectic Christmas books – there are traditional Christmas books, funny Chirstmas books and modern Christmas books.. What is YOUR favourite book and which of the above are you tempted to get?!

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  1. Lauren says:

    We like “Going Home” by Eve Bunting. And I *still* tear up a bit at the end of Wombat Divine!

  2. Luda C says:

    We love “Stick Man”. Our favourite this time of the year! :)

  3. Rob Dixon says:

    Our family favorite is “the Christmas Mystery” by Jostein Gaarder

  4. Johanna GGG says:

    I love this list and have a love of christmas books – when we were little we loved Santa’s Toy Shop by al dempster, last year I really loved Room for a Little One by Martin Waddell from the library and this year I am excited to have a wonderful book by my friend Nicki Greenberg, The Naughtiest Reindeer – always gives Sylvia a laugh.

    The jolly postman is one of my favourites in your list – such a delightful book and I think I would like to have a gander at Russell the Sheep Saves Christmas.

    Now I am looking forward to getting out the Christmas books in a couple of weeks

  5. Yay, so glad The Polar Express made it. I’ve heard there’s an actual Polar Express train journey you can ride at this time of year … complete with hot chocolate!!

    I also love, love Dream Snow by the ever so talented Eric Carle (Hungry Caterpillar), oh that ending *sigh*

  6. Viv says:

    We’ve just come across Mortimer’s Christmas Manger – it’s our new favourite. Thanks for the list, will have to go exploring. :)

  7. Elaine says:

    Love this list :-). I will definatley be adding a couple of these to our christmas box. Our favourite is The Christmas Handbook by Malcolm Bird and Alan Dart, it has so many great christmas crafts and cute illustrations and just about everything a child needs to know about christmas. It’s out of print now but I got a copy from eBay for £2.

  8. Mammasaurus says:

    What a fab range – we love Happy Christmas to you too Blue Kangaroo from Emma Chichester-Clark the best x

  9. audra says:

    My childhood favorite is Jolly Old Santa Clause By George Hinke. The illustrations are beautiful.
    Don’t forget the “best Christmas pageant ever”

  10. Lucy says:

    Dear Santa by Rod Campbell is a great one for infants and toddlers.

  11. julie rowland says:

    I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Toot & Puddle)by Hollie Hobbie


    Melrose and Croc a Christmas to Remember by Emma Chichester Clark

  12. Carol Schmitt says:

    Cookie Count by Robert Sabuda is a great book to read to a small group. I was a preschool teacher and chose that one to read every year in December. The final page cut out is amazing.

  13. Brenda says:

    I’ll always love “The Doll’s Christmas” by Tasha Tudor – such a quaint story, and wonderful illustrations…

  14. Laura L. says:

    I may have a slight problem buying Christmas books for my two girls (7 and 10)….at last count, we had 100 in our tote, but every year, it’s our tradition to get them out and read together!!! It is one of my favorite moments with them when we get the tote out and reminisce where/when we got each book, ranging from the ones they had before they could read to the ones I saved from my childhood. One of my all time favorites is “You are My Miracle” by Maryann Cusimano Love!

  15. Sarah says:

    Lovely list! We cherish our copy of Father Fox’s Christmas Rhymes by Clyde and Wendy Watson.

  16. Maureen R says:

    Great list!

    The Carpenter’s gift by David Rubel and Grandfather’s Christmas tree by Thomas Locker are two other Christmas books I love.

  17. Thank you so much for the list. I am going to get Box of Delights to read to the kids before Christmas this year. We have loved this book, reading a story a night before Christmas:
    Advent Storybook24 Stories to Share Before Christmas by Antonie Schneider

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