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30 Days of Christmas Books {FREE Printable!}

30 Days of Christmas Books {FREE Printable!}

These 30+ Christmas Books for kids are perfect for any family that wants to start a fun Christmas book reading holiday tradition!

Our family has many holiday traditions. However, one of the most beloved traditions is a Christmas book-themed countdown to Christmas. I know this is not a new idea, but I was first introduced to it when my daughter was merely a baby, by one of my friends, who started this tradition when her kids were young.

I think it is a brilliant idea!

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So, over the course of the first year we started the tradition, I set out to gather 25+ Christmas books. If you are thinking about doing this and the idea of buying this many books seems daunting to you, don’t worry. There are many cheaper alternatives to buying new, hardcover books on Amazon or the book store.

I picked up at least half of the books we read in garage and consignment sales. Additionally, bargain stores like Ollie’s often sell Children’s books at deep discount.


Here the other thing. There are so many fantastic Christmas books for kids. But there is no way you can read all of them. Well, maybe you can try… but if you are only reading one book a day, you would have to start at the 4th of July to accomplish this task).

My strategy is that I made sure we included a copy of the classics, and then I added a number of age appropriate books and then a number of top-rated selections. As my daughter outgrows the simpler books, I replace them with more of the modern classics.

30 Days of Christmas Books Printable

For your convenience you can just print out this book printable and either order them online, at a thrift store, or borrow them from the library. Even if you don’t like the books listed here, there are tons and tons of Christmas books to choose from. You really can’t go wrong.

Check out these Christmas picture books!

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1. The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving, by Jan Berenstain

2. The Christmas Wish, by Lori Evert and Per Breiehagen

3. Snowmen at Christmas, by Caralyn and Mark Buehner

4. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, by Robert L. May and Antonio Javier Caparo

5. The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg

6. Olivia Helps With Christmas, by Ian Falconer

7. Bear Stays Up for Christmas, by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman

8. A Wish to be a Christmas Tree, by Colleen and Michael Glenn Monroe

9. Madeline’s Christmas, by Ludwig Bemelman

10. Here Comes Santa Claus, by Gene Autrey

11. The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Emma Thompson and Eleanor Taylor

12. The Year Of The Perfect Christmas Tree, by Gloria Houston

 13. Christmas Farm, by Mary Lyn Ray

  1. Charlie and the Christmas Kitty, by Ree Drummond and Diane deGroat

15. Frosty the Snowman, by Walter Rollins and Steve Nelson

16. The Spirit of Christmas, by Nancy Tillman

17. The Legend of the Christmas Stocking, by Rick Osborne

  1. A Charlie Brown Christmas, by Charles M. Schulz

19. The Very Smiley Snowman, by Jack Tickle

20. The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever, by Steven Kroll

  1. The Christmas Miracle, by Jonathan Toomey
  2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, by Dr. Seuss

23. Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho!, by Doreen Cronin

  1. Dream Snow, by Eric Carle
  2. The Night Before Christmas, by Clement C. Moore

  1. The Littlest Elf, by Brandi Doughtery
  2. Home for Christmas, by Jan Brett

  3. Llama Llama Holiday Drama, by Anna Dewdney

  4. The Story of Holly and Ivy, by Rumder Godden

  5. Madeline’s Christmas, by Ludwig Bemelman

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I love this idea. I have been wanting to do it for years, but just never am able to get my act together. Hope you guys have fun opening these books every day.

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