I have loved books for as long as I can remember. I was the kid at family holiday parties holed up in the corner with my new stack of books. I love the smell of books, the feel of books, pretty much everything about books! I have two young daughters and I love that so far they seem to share my love of books – especially my 7 year old. Nothing warms my heart more than catching her reading in her room – or better yet – reading to her little sister.
When my oldest was 3 or 4 years old I started to build up our library of Christmas books and movies. Then, each year I wrap up our books and movies and let the kids unwrap one each day. We end with “The Night Before Christmas” on December 24th – right before going to bed.
It has taken me a few years to purchase 24 books and movies but I eventually got there. However, I’m still on the prowl for great Christmas books and sometimes swap out some of the less than stellar ones that I purchased with new favorites.
I thought it would be fun to share a current list of our family’s favorite Christmas books. We have a nice mixture in our library I think. I’m SUPER excited to be taking the kids on a real Polar Express train ride this year – I’ll be sure to hold back our Polar Express book until that special day – so that we can read the story before the train ride and take the book with us.
In no particular order, here are 14 Great Christmas Books for kids, all personal favorites of ours:
What are your favorite Christmas books for kids? I would love to hear what you read during the holidays!