25 Must-Read Christmas Books for Kids (and Adults)

Looking for a new or classic Christmas book to read or to give this season? Here are some engaging books for kids that adults will enjoy too. Some are more playful and fun, while others dig a little deeper in the meaning of Christmas, but they will all get you in the spirit of Christmas!

Christmas Wombat by Jackie French is about a wombat who gets carried away on Santa’s sleigh. This comical story is sure to make you smile.

Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Robert Barry is the story of Mr. Willowby’s too tall Christmas tree and all the forest creatures who help share in the Christmas joy. These cheerful illustrations will keep you smiling!

Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson is cute and a play on the holiday classic with enchanting illustrations and engaging text.

God Gave Us Christmas by Lisa Tawn Bergren answer’s Little Cub’s endless questions like “Who invented Christmas?” and “Is God more important than Santa?” leading Mama Cub to explain the very first Christmas and the best present of all.

The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert is a tale of an adorable heroine who sets out to one of Santa’s elves. It’s a sweet story with stunning photographs.

Olive, the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh is a charming story of Olive a dog who thinks she’s a reindeer, but her unique skills are just what Santa needs.

Humphrey’s First Christmas by Carol Heyer tells the story of Humphrey, the camel who brought a one of the Wisemen to Jesus with winsome text and beautiful illustrations.

The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg presents breathtaking illustrations and a timeless story about a stranger arrives in town to build a candy shop and tells a little girl the story of the candy cane.

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Esther Laurie
Esther Laurie is a staff writer at ChurchLeaders.com. Her background is in communication and church ministry. She believes in the power of the written word and the beauty of transformation and empowering others. When she’s not working, she loves running, exploring new places and time with friends and family. It’s her goal to work the word ‘whimsy’ into most conversations.

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