Christmas is the most cherished time of the year when families get together at home. Children and parents have plenty of time to spend together – to play games, travel or hang a few more Christmas decorations. But probably the sweetest of all family holiday activities is the Christmas children’s books reading. This is when children gather around their parents, or grandparents, and listen while they read them various Christmas stories. Believe it or not, this still happens in the age of tablets.
If you have already turned reading into a family tradition or you would like to try it out, you will certainly enjoy our list of best children’s books for Christmas.
The Night Before Christmas by Clement C Moore
This famous poem is one of the reasons why Santa Claus exists today. It is about a father who witnessed how Saint Nick left presents for his children and then he left the house through the chimney. The book first came out in 1823, but it continues to be popular even today.
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
Those of you, who haven’t heard of this book, may have watched its movie adaptation. Even though the story is somewhat sad, it is still very enjoyable. The Snowman is about the friendship between a little boy and a snowman. However, their friendly bond continues until sunrise. After that the snowman melts and disappears. Briggs’ story is both heartbreaking and touching.
How the Grinch Stole the Christmas by Dr. Seuss
Similar to The Snowman, this book also has been adapted for the big and small screens. The story is about a strange green creature named the Grinch. The moody Grinch decides to steal all the Christmas gifts from the people who live in one small village. The story’s interesting main character and the creative use of rhymes, make How the Grinch Stole the Christmas a children’s classic.
Cops and Robbers by Allan and Janet Ahlberg
This is one of the greatest Christmas books, even though it may not seem so at first glance. Again, it is about Christmas gifts stealing. This time it involves lots of robbers and a group of police officers who try to stop their misdeeds. The book comes with many funny illustrations which add a bit more to the story.
A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
This is a classic work of literature that focuses on the Christmas holiday. It follows the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge, an angry stingy man who opens his heart to generosity. To spice things up a bit, Dickens describes that in the form of a ghost story.
Now make a cup of hot chocolate and dive into the Christmas realms hidden in these books!