Does anyone else feel like everyone is decorating earlier for Christmas this year? I’m not sure if it’s because of the pandemic and lots of us are staying home more, or if we’re all just looking forward to the end of this year. But I feel like I’ve been seeing Christmas decorations all over the place the moment Halloween was over!
Now that we’re nearing the end of November and Thanksgiving is this coming week, Christmas is truly just around the corner!
Here are some amazing Christmas picture books that my boys and I love reading together. I hope you can find a book or two to cuddle and read with your kiddos this Christmas season!
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The Little Fir Tree
A heartwarming story of a boy and his little fir tree.
Red and Lulu
Red and Lulu live in a big beautiful tree. One day, something terrible happens to their home and they get separated. Will they be able to find each other again?
A cute story about a mouse that loves everything about winter.
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
A take on the classic Christmas song with beautiful illustrations. We loved looking through the pictures and planning all the fun snow activities we will do this winter.
A silly adventure about a gingerbread baby and gingerbread instruments.
Last Stop on the Reindeer Express
This one is so appropriate for this year as many of us cannot spend the holidays with our loved ones. But as this story reminds us, we can still send love even though we are far away.
The Birds of Bethlehem
The birds share with each other the interesting events of the night of the first Christmas.
Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree
Mr. Willowby loves getting a grand Christmas tree every year. This year, though, his Christmas tree is just a little too tall. What will he do?
Pick A Pine Tree
This book shares many family traditions like picking the perfect pine tree together. The illustrations are beautiful and just a lovely book about the holidays.
Beautiful illustrations to go along with a classic Christmas carol. You can also learn about how this song came to be at the back of the book.
Christmas In The Barn
A beautiful retelling of the Nativity story. A newer version with updated illustrations is also available.
Mortimer’s Christmas Manger
As Mortimer mouse looks for a cozier place to live, he also learns about the true story of Christmas.
Humphrey’s First Christmas
Humphrey the camel experiences his first Christmas in this humorous yet touching story.
Little Blue Truck’s Christmas
Little Blue Truck is out to deliver Christmas trees! This is a great counting book for preschoolers.
Bear Stays Up for Christmas
Bear’s friends want him to be awake this Christmas so they can celebrate together.
Presents Through the Window
The cut out shapes of the pages make this book interactive for littles.
When Santa Was a Baby
The origin story of how Santa became Santa.
The Night Before Christmas
This book has beautiful illustrations to go along with the classic poem.
How Santa Got His Job
Find out how Santa really got his job.
The Tree That’s Meant To Be
A little fir tree grows in the forest. It looks a little different from the others and feels lonely when many of the other trees are chosen by families to be Christmas trees. But the animals in the forest gather together around the tree to show that it’s the tree that’s meant to be.
Stick Man is lost! Will he be able to find his way back to his special tree and family?
The Great Spruce by John Duvall
A Wish to be a Christmas Tree by Colleen Monroe
Dasher by Matt Tavares
Walk This World at Christmastime by Debbie Powell
Little Robin’s Christmas by Jan Fearnley
Night Tree by Eve Bunting
Dream Snow by Eric Carle
Christmas Farm by Mary Lyn Ray
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Christmas Story
I’ve read many versions of the Christmas story over the years. This one is written very well and is a must-read for our family on Christmas Eve.
Share Your Favorites!
I would love to know your favorite children’s Christmas books for toddlers and preschoolers! Please share them in the comments below!