Each year as part of our countdown to Christmas we do a variety of Christmas crafts and activities. One of the most treasured activities is to read our favorite children’s Christmas books.
Our Favorite Christmas Books:
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies — Laura Numeroff brings her famous mouse back for this cute story. Written in her classic style, your child will love to hear what happens when the mouse gets popcorn at the movies.
Lucky Pup’s Christmas — This adorable story by Ken Brown is about a puppy’s first Christmas experience. After chewing up the Christmas cards, and a few other mishaps, he is sent outside. Confused about what Christmas is, and worried that he ruined it, he stays with his friend Pig that night. By the end of the book he realizes that he didn’t ruin Christmas after all.
The Christmas Crocodile — This is a humorous book about a family who receives a crocodile for Christmas. The crocodile eats the family’s roast and several presents and is sent to the basement. More humor unfolds throughout the book, until at last the family realizes the crocodile was sent to the wrong place and the delivery truck picks it back up. We love this books so much we made our own Christmas Crocodile craft to go with it.
My Birthday, Jesus’ Birthday — I love how this book explains to toddlers and preschoolers the meaning behind Christmas and why we celebrate.
Each year we read our favorite Christmas books several times, snuggling up together in front of the twinkling tree lights. We also love to discover new books to share, after all, there are so many wonderful children’s Christmas books to explore.
No favorite book per se.. but these books that you have talked about do sound quite good. And it is weird how the older (more classic ones) are so expensive on Amazon , but they do have a great range to cater to all kids out there..
Yes, I never expected them to be so much on Amazon – I almost fell out of my chair! It’s nice to know you can find them at used book stores, though, sometimes, even if they don’t sell them in the main stores anymore.
We have a very elaborate pop up book of The Night Before Christmas. We actually put it away with the Christmas supplies because it brings so much excitement to the girls each year. I think it would lose it if we had it on our regular bookshelf. This year when we were bringing up the supplies, that is what they were looking for first.
I put away all ours with the Christmas stuff for the same reason. We actually just got a small pop up book with the Christmas story in it; haven’t read it to the kids yet, but I know they are going to love it!
Michelle Breum says
These all look great!
They really are some good books. It’s nice to read something other than Frosty or Rudolph or the usual cartoony characters little ones get involved in at this time of year.
Amy B. says
Olivia Helps with Christmas; Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree (I loved it as a kid, came back in print recently!); the Smell of Christmas (another from my childhood that they have re-released). These are 3 of my favorites, I easily have more!
The Smell of Christmas — yes! I remember that one! It’s been re-released?? I may need to look for that one…