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

Christmas in Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren is a sentimental and charming tale for all ages from the author of Pippi Longstocking.

The Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell is a generational classic about a little mischievous angel who learns to give and the spirit of Christmas.

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg is a beloved classic about one boy’s magical trip to the North Pole to make his Christmas wish.

Who is Coming to Our House? by Joseph Slate is a cute board book of how all the animals prepared the barn for their special visitors.

The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry is the stunning story of a young married couple who are met with the challenge of secretly buying Christmas gifts for each other with the very little money they have. They learn just how strong their love is for each other in this touching classic.

The Polar Bear Who Saved Christmas by Thomas Nelson is an adorable story about Pip the polar bear who follows the sound of jingle bells all the way to Santa’s village where elves recruit Pip to be a stand in reindeer.

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski is a moving story about a lonely woodcarver who never smiles and how two unlikely heroes, a widow and her son, were part of a Christmas miracle. It’s a story of love, loss and love once again.

The Very Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson tells the endearing story of the worst kids ever who put on the most unusual, but best Christmas pageant ever seen.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! By Dr. Seuss is a heartwarming story you can’t help but love about the power of the Christmas spirit.

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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.