Who does not love snuggling up with a good Christmas book during the winter season? The holidays are the perfect time to gather the whole family together to recite Christmas books like The Night Before Christmas and The Polar Express.
There are hundreds of Christmas movies to choose from every year, and books are just the same. There are so many to books choose from whether you would like something funny or silly, or more nostalgic and sweet. We have made a list of some of our favourite Christmas books for you to dive into this season.
A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd
Every fan of the film A Christmas Story knows the film was adapted from Jean Shepard’s “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash”. A Christmas Story the novel gathers hilarious short stories featuring the autobiographical humour that Jean Shepherd. They are irresistible pieces of Americana that warm the heart and tickle the funny bone – just like the movie!
How The Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss
Share the love and laughter of Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! with your children at Christmas this year. Whether they hear it for the first time, or the umpteenth time, your kids will delight in the classic story that inspired the movies.
Christmas: A Biography by Judith Flanders
Christmas is many things: a religious festival, a family celebration, a period of eating and drinking. In Christmas: A Biography, bestselling author and acclaimed social historian Judith Flanders casts a sharp eye on its myths, legends and history. She deftly moves from the origins of the holiday in the Roman Empire, through the first appearance of Christmas trees in Central Europe, to what might be the origins of Santa Claus in Switzerland. This Christmas book draws a picture of the season as it has never been seen before.
All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
Based on the bestselling song by Mariah Carey, All I Want for Christmas is You is a beautifully illustrated book about a young girl whose Christmas wish is for a puppy. This storybook captures all the magic and merriment of the holiday season, including family gatherings, gifts, and Santa. It is made up of festive illustrations alongside the iconic song’s lyrics.
Home Alone 1 and 2: Illustrated
These amusing illustrated book tell the story of eight year-old Kevin McCallister when he is Home Alone, and then when he is Lost in New York. Home Alone – The Classic Illustrated Storybooks are a fun read for young and old, and make a great gift for any Home Alone movie fan or collector.
The Poky Little Puppy’s First Christmas by Justine Korman
A large, sturdy board book edition of the popular Little Golden Book series for Poky’s littlest fans! We love its shiny, colourful pages and sweet storyline.
Dream Snow by Eric Carle
A beautiful book by Eric Carle, famous for The Very Hungry Caterpillar. It’s Christmas Eve, and an old farmer settles down for nap, wondering how Christmas can come when it hasn’t snowed yet. The farmer falls asleep and in his dream, he imagines snowflakes covering him and his animals. A surprise at the end of the book makes this a truly magical Christmas.
Santa’s Toy Shop by Al Dempster
Inspired by a 1932 Walt Disney Silly Symphony animated short, the Santa’s Toy Shop Little Golden Book was originally published in 1950. In this delightful story, Santa wants time to play with all the wonderful toys he and the elves have made, but he’s just too busy–until Mrs. Claus gives him an idea!
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas by Russell Hoban
In 1977, when Jim Henson debuted the now-classic film Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, which is inspired by the classic tale “The Gift of the Magi”. We are so excited that the inspiration for the beloved Jim Henson film is back in print after over 40 years.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
This classic tale about a miser who learns the true meaning of Christmas after three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future is a must read. There have been countless films, radio plays, musicals and more based on A Christmas Carol, which is now Christmas institution.