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27 Best Christmas Books for Preschoolers

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Christmas is a magical time of the year, especially for young children. The twinkling lights, festive decorations, and warm atmosphere bring joy and excitement to little ones everywhere.

One way to get into the holiday spirit with your preschooler is by reading Christmas books together. It’s a wonderful way to spend quality time with your child and help them learn about the holiday season.

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Christmas Books for Preschoolers

Whether you are looking for the perfect gift, to start a new family fun tradition, or just want to add some holiday spirit to your child’s bookshelf, here are the top Christmas books for preschoolers that are sure to be a hit:

1. “The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg

Join a young boy on a magical train journey to the North Pole on Christmas Eve, where he learns about the spirit of Christmas and the power of belief.

2. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” by Dr. Seuss

The Grinch, a lovable but grouchy character, discovers the true meaning of Christmas as he attempts to steal holiday joy from the Whos in Whoville.

3. “The Nutcracker” by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Venture into the enchanting world of Clara as her Nutcracker comes to life, leading her through a dreamy land of sweets and defeating the Mouse King in this classic tale.

4. “The Night Before Christmas” by Clement C. Moore

Experience the excitement of Christmas Eve as Clement C. Moore’s timeless poem introduces Santa Claus and his reindeer in their quest to bring joy to children around the world.

5. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Charles M. Schulz

Follow the beloved Peanuts gang as they discover the true meaning of Christmas through the delightful misadventures of Charlie Brown and his scraggly Christmas tree.

6. “The Snowman” by Raymond Briggs

In this enchanting, wordless picture book, a young boy builds a snowman that comes to life, leading to a magical night of adventures soaring through the winter sky.

7. “The Berenstain Bears’ Christmas Tree” by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Join the bear family as they learn the importance of generosity and goodwill during the holiday season while searching for the perfect Christmas tree.

8. “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Sleigh” by Mo Williams

Discover the mischievous adventures of the Elf on the Shelf, who reports to Santa each night, ensuring children are on their best behavior in the days leading up to Christmas.

9. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Robert L. May

Follow Rudolph, a reindeer with a glowing red nose, on his journey to becoming the hero of Christmas, overcoming obstacles and embracing his unique qualities.

10. “Frosty the Snowman” by Diane Muldrow

Join Frosty, the jolly snowman brought to life by a magical hat, on a heartwarming adventure filled with friendship, joy, and the spirit of the season.

11. “The Littlest Elf” by Brandi Dougherty

Meet Oliver, the littlest elf in the North Pole, who embarks on a big adventure to find his true place in Santa’s workshop, discovering the importance of perseverance and teamwork.

12. “Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale” by Martin Waddell

Experience the warmth of the stable as various animals make room for one another, culminating in a heartwarming scene where even the smallest creature finds a place on a special night.

13. “The Twelve Days of Christmas” by Jan Brett

Jan Brett puts her unique spin on the classic carol, illustrating each verse with intricate details and delightful surprises as a young girl receives gifts from her true love over twelve days.

14. “The Christmas Wish” by Lori Evert

Follow Anja, a little girl with a big heart, as she sets out on an adventure to become one of Santa’s elves, encountering magical creatures and spreading holiday cheer along the way.

15. “Olive, the Other Reindeer” by J. Otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh

Join Olive, a spunky dog who believes she is meant to be a reindeer, on a whimsical journey to the North Pole, proving that sometimes all you need is a different perspective.

16. “Bear Stays Up for Christmas” by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman

Bear’s friends work together to keep him awake for his first Christmas, showcasing the joy of friendship, sharing, and the simple pleasures of the holiday season.

17. “Merry Christmas, Stinky Face” by Lisa McCourt

In this heartwarming story, a young child’s vivid imagination leads to a series of amusing questions about Christmas, all met with reassurance and love from a caring parent.

18. “Snowmen at Christmas” by Caralyn Buehner

Explore the secret lives of snowmen as they come alive for a night of celebration, complete with snowman games, gifts, and a festive gathering under the moonlight.

19. “Mickey’s Christmas Carol” by Disney Books

Join Disney’s classic characters as they bring Charles Dickens’ timeless tale to life, with Mickey Mouse playing the role of Bob Cratchit and Scrooge McDuck as the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge.

20. “The Christmasaurus” by Tom Fletcher

Embark on a magical adventure with a young boy named William and his extraordinary dinosaur friend, the Christmasaurus, as they save Christmas and discover the true spirit of the season.

21. “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson

Laugh along with the uproarious Herdman siblings as they shake up the town’s annual Christmas pageant, leading to unexpected and heartwarming revelations for the entire community.

22. “Little Red Sleigh” by Erin Guendelsberger 

Follow along with the Little Red Sleigh as it dreams of one day being part of Santas big red sleigh! Does he get his wish, follow his adventure to see if his dream comes true!

23. “The Gingerbread Pirates” by Kristin Kladstrup

Follow the adventure of Captain Cookie and his cookie crew as they face a perilous journey from the oven to the living room, teaching children about the magic of Christmas traditions.

24. “The Christmas Quiet Book” by Deborah Underwood

Delight in the peaceful moments of the holiday season as depicted in this charming book, capturing the quiet magic that occurs amid the joyful hustle and bustle of Christmas.

25. “Santa’s Underwear” by Marty Rhodes Figley

Enjoy a whimsical and hilarious tale as Santa searches for his missing underwear on Christmas Eve, with colorful illustrations and a playful spirit that will leave kids giggling.

26. “Little Blue Truck Christmas” by Alice Schertle

Follow along with the Little Blue Truck as he spreads Chrismtas joy by delievering Christmas trees to friends around town.

27. “Merry Christmas Mom and Dad” by Mercer Mayer

Help this Little Critter as he gets ready for the holidays! If you love Mercer Mayer books this holiday addition should not be missed.

Preschool Christmas Books – Final Thoughts

These preschool Christmas books offer a delightful blend of heartwarming stories, charming characters, and festive themes that embody the spirit of the holiday season. They help children understand the values of kindness, generosity, and love while also inspiring their imaginations with tales of magical adventures.

From the enchanting journey of The Christmasaurus to the humorous escapade in Santa’s Underwear, these books are sure to captivate young readers, making their holiday season bright and memorable. As kids turn the pages of these stories, they will not only enjoy the colorful illustrations and engaging narratives but also learn the essence of Christmas – a time of giving, sharing, and joy.

What are your favorite Christmas books? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.

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