Our Favorite Christmas Reads Part 1



We had so many requests for an official list after our Instagram LIVE Christmas Book edition we decided to put together two lists. This list was put together by my children. These are their absolute favorites and I must say, I agree with the vast majority. We love beautiful stories and rich illustrations around here and it is certainly reflected in the list below. We’ll post part 2 in the next few days. Enjoy!

A Child is Born by Margaret Wise Brown

B is for Bethlehem by Isabel Winer

The Nutcracker Story Orchestra by Jessica Courtney-Tickle

The Little Drummer Boy by Ezra Jack Keats

This is the Stable by Cythnia Cotton

Song of the Stars by Sally Lloyd Jones

The Story of Christmas by Pamela Dalton

The Glorious Impossible by Madeline L’Engle

The Christmas Stories of George MacDonald by George MacDonald

We Three Kings by Gennady Spirin

First Christmas by National London Gallery

Christmas at Long Pond by William T George

Christmas at Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston

Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S Buck

Christmas in the Trenches by John McCutcheon

Franklin and Winston: The Christmas that Changed the World by Douglas Wood

An Orange For Frankie by Patricia Polacco

Gift of the Magi by O Henry

Bird’s Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wilson

A Tree for Peter by Kate Seredy


5 thoughts on “Our Favorite Christmas Reads Part 1

  1. Thank you for this list! I’m always looking for new Christmas books and these look like great suggestions. Can you tell me what book you took the photo from at the top of the post? The illustrations are stunning.

    Thank you!


  2. Thank you for such a great list! We start our Christmas/Holiday season reading each year in mid-November with reading Boxes for Katje by Candace Fleming in preparation for packing our annual Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child boxes.


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