Some of my favorite things about Christmas are the movies, music and especially all the cute Christmas Picture Books. My little ones love reading stories so we have a lot of books floating around our house. It’s so fun to see their excitement when we read a story.
Today I want to share some of our family’s favorite Christmas books. Some of these books are newer and others are old classics. The last book mentioned is the perfect Christmas Eve Story to remind us what Christmas is really all about.
Snowmen at Christmas is an adorable book to read with kids, the artwork is so fun, as is the story of how snowmen celebrate Christmas. This is a book we read again and again!
**Be sure to look for hidden pictures on each page.
Llama Llama Jingle Bells is a cute board book with short and simple rhyming.
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey is one of my favorite Christmas books. This book truly shows the Magic of Christmas and how one small seemingly small request can change a life.
The magic of Christmas can always be felt when you read The Polar Express. This 1986 Caldecott Medal Winner has been made into a movie with one of my favorite Christmas songs #4 is my favorite but I also love #2.
Merry Christmas Big Hungry Bear this adorable book is a great reminder to look outside yourself and be generous. The little Mouse is so excited to open the gifts around the tree, but what about the Big Hungry Bear?
Hurry, Santa! Oh no, it’s Christmas Eve and Santa has overslept, will he make it? Join Santa as he rushes to make all his deliveries.
I Spy Christmas is a Christmas picture book I grew up loving. With something new to find on every page, it’s fun for the whole family.
The Christmas Train this true story about President Thomas S. Monson’s childhood and his Christmas gift of an electric train.
Growing up in an orphanage the significance of Christmas Oranges to eight-year-old Rose is told in this touching story.
A Christmas Dress for Ellen tells the story of a young mother who has nothing for her children’s Christmas and the Christmas miracle that their mailman is able to deliver.
Christmas from Heaven tells the true story of Gail Halvorson a young pilot in world war 2. Through a simple act, he spread the message of hope to war-torn Berlin and became known as the Berlin Candy Bomber. This story was told by Tom Brokaw at the Mormon Tabernacle Choirs 2012 Christmas concert with a guest appearance from Gail Halvorson the Candy Bomber.
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 3 gifts (gold, frankincense, and myrrh) that were given to baby Jesus? The Three Gifts is a unique telling of the Christmas story, sharing how the Holy Family could have used each of these gifts.
The Mansion tells the story of a man who was very wealthy. He was very careful about how he spent his money No money went to beggars until one night he had a dream that he died. In his dream, he went to see the mansion he had been rewarded based on the treasure he had set aside and learns what it really means to lay up treasures in heaven.
The Christmas Sweater picture book is a children’s version of the novel The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck. This Picture book tells the story of a young boy who finds the true meaning of Christmas in the most unlikely place. Ultimately, we are taught that the true meaning of a gift is that it is given with love.
Reading Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas is such a fancy Christmas picture book. Reading this book is sure to bring a little more fancy to your Christmas. This adorable book is filled with beautiful artwork and impressive vocabulary.
The Little Match Girl is telling of a poor nineteenth-century Danish girl. The story along with moving images shows the invisibility of the poor among the prosperous.
Gingerbread Baby is one of my favorite Jan Brett books. This book is a fantastic twist on the classic story of the Gingerbread Boy.
Though this book has the simplest cover I Believe in Santa Claus is the one Christmas picture book everyone needs to read for a Christ Centered Christmas. This book not only says it’s OK to believe in Santa Clause, it reminds us of how Santa Claus is a symbol meant to remind us of the true meaning of Christmas.
The symbols of Christmas remind me of Christ, so I believe in Santa Claus
– I Believe in Santa Claus
What is your favorite Christmas Picture Book? Let me know in the comments!