25 Great Children’s Christmas Books + Christmas Book Countdown Tradition
Last year I wrapped up 25 Christmas books and each night we unwrapped and read 1 book before bed. It turned out to be a tradition to keep! This year I wrapped them in white paper and used a whole bunch of fun vintage ribbons I found in my Moms ribbon stash to wrap around them!
I do have my favorites and last year some of them didn’t get unwrapped until right before Christmas and I was sad we didn’t have them all month. So this year I added stamped numbers to them so they actually got unwrapped in a specific order.
We keep our books in our wagon next to our Christmas tree.
Pam is also going to start the tradition this year and together are working on building our Christmas libraries and finding really fun books. Between the two of us here are our favorite 25:
One Baby Jesus
The Polar Express
I Believe in Santa Claus
The Littlest Angel
Snowmen at Christmas
On This Special Night
Who Will Help Santa This Year?
Who Will Guide My Sled Tonight?
Jolly Old Santa Claus
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
The Little Match Girl
The Gift of the Magi
Queen of Christmas
How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?
The Donkey’s Christmas Song
The Berenstain Bears Meet Santa Bear
A Wish to be a Christmas Tree
Bear Stays Up for Christmas
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
A Christmas Dress for Ellen
The Christmas Train
Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree
Some additional ones suggested by readers:
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell
The Crippled Lamb
Olivia Helps with Christmas
The Spirit of Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
A Bad Kitty Christmas
We are ALWAYS looking for new titles – so if you have a favorite that we haven’t listed PLEASE leave it in our comments! Merry Christmas and Happy Reading!
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