A Collection of Christmas Stories (35 Christmas Picture Books)

A Collection of Christmas Stories

In our family, holidays come with lots of traditions. One of our favorite traditions for the Christmas holiday is the special books that only come out at this special time of year. We don’t have a lot but I like to add to them each Christmas. I thought I would share with you the books that we love to read, and also the books that are on our wish list. Not all of our list are strictly Nativity books, but they are all fun stories that add to the merriment of our holiday.

B is for Bethlehem a Christmas Alphabet by Isabel Wilner

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

Peace Be With You from The Clever Factory (quotes and anecdotes about Christmas)

A Gift for You from The Clever Factory  (quotes and anecdotes about Christmas)

Prayers for the Holidays from The Clever Factory  (quotes and anecdotes about Christmas)

Songs of the Season from The Clever Factory  (quotes and anecdotes about Christmas)

God Gave Us Christmas  by Lisa Bergen

The Story of the First Christmas by Pauline Meek

The Camels Are Coming by Andy Edington

Baby in a Manger by Julie Stiegemeyer

One Night in Bethlehem by Tim Wesemann

The Christmas Story by Patricia Pingry

Silent Night: The Wonder of Christmas edited by Kathryn Patton

The Birth of Baby Jesus from the Clever Factory

The Story of Baby Jesus by Alice Joyce Davidson (an Alice in Bibleland storybook)

The Three Wise Men retold by Lee Maine

One Wintery Night by Ruth Bell Graham

Baby Boy, Bundle of Joy by Damon Taylor

Stories of Santa Up on the Housetop Jolly Old St. Nicholas

And It Came to Pass by Jean Slaughter (this one I had and read as a child)

The Night Before Christmas (we have 3 different versions of this poem by Clement Moore and none of them are the one linked here)

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

35 Christmas Picture Books

And then there are books that we don’t own but that we try to check out from the library every year to read and enjoy:

The Polar Express  by Chris Van Allsburg

The Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Wahlburg

And finally, a few that we haven’t read but were recommended to me that I want to try out:

Jotham’s Journey by Arnold Ytreeide

Bartholomew’s Passage by Arnold Ytreeide

Tabitha’s Travels by Arnold Ytreeide

The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado

Santa and the Christ Child by Nicholas Bakewell

Room For A Little One: A Christmas Tale  by Martin Waddell

The Nutcracker by Janet Schulman

The Story of the Nutcracker Ballet by Diane Goode

Nutcracker and Mouse King The Tale of the Nutcracker  by Hoffman and Dumas

Silent Night Holy Night: The Story Behind Our Favorite Christmas Carol by Myrna A. Strasser and Guy Porfirio

These are our family’s favorites or soon-to-be-favorites. I hope you find a few new stories for your family to love!

1 thought on “A Collection of Christmas Stories (35 Christmas Picture Books)”

  1. The Polar Express is one of our favorites. We also like Closing the Book on Santa Claus by Ron Chandler. It is aout a father who tries to save his daughter’s holiday celebration after it is cancelled at the local school. He organizes a rally at city hall, but unexpected calamity prevails. My daughter made me read it to her twice.


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