My Favorite Christmas Books

I’m kind of a sucker for a Christmas book. I just can’t get enough of them. Like all Christmas traditions, I think many of these books and illustrations will stick in kids’ hearts and memories forever. Some of these books tell more than just the facts of the story, they tell the heart of the story.

Favorite Christmas books to use with Truth in the Tinsel.

Here are some of my favorite Christmas books that I think showcase that heart and will enhance and supplement Truth in the Tinsel.

Ready? Let’s go…

1. The Wonder of Christmas by Dandi Daley Mackall

I. Love. This. Book. The pictures are of kids in a Christmas pageant. But the words are thoughts of a child, “I wonder what did Mary think…” and goes through each character. But the best part is the end when the words turn from questions to declarations like, “I will kneel like Mary, let my heart obey.” It is so powerful.

Perfect for Truth in the Tinsel daysΒ  4, 5, 9, 18, 19, 22

2. A Christmas Goodnight by Nola Buck

I bought this book because the illustrator is Sarah Jane, whom I have loved for years. The book is kind of a Goodnight Moon-type of book. A little boy says goodnight to the characters of the Christmas story. You discover halfway through that he’s actually playing with his nativity scene. It’s super sweet!

Perfect for Truth in the Tinsel days 5, 9, 14, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22

3. Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story

This book was written by Sally Lloyd Jones, author of The Jesus Storybook Bible. It’s such a gorgeous book filled with important phrases like “Might King”, “Prince of Peace”, “Bright and Morning Star”, “Good Shepherd”, “Light to light up the whole world”, “Rescuer” and Emmanuel.

Perfect for Truth in the Tinsel days 2 and 11.

4. Who Is Coming to Our House? by Joseph Slate

The animals in the stable get ready for someone coming to their house. It perfectly displays the idea of making room for Jesus in your home and heart.

Perfect for Truth in the Tinsel day 14.

5. A Star for Jesus by Crystal Bowman

This is part of a series of board books that showcase symbols of Christmas (Christmas tree, candy cane, angels, stocking, gifts) and give them Jesus-centered meanings. This one focuses on the Wise Men and the star’s meaning. It’s perfect for the preschool crowd.

Perfect for Truth in the Tinsel day 21

6. The Tale of Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt

The Tale of Three Trees by Angela Hunt

This book is the only book I actually suggest reading in one of the “Do More Together” sections (day 15, the manger). I’ve read this one to the kids already this year and as usual, it made me cry. It’s the story of three trees with big dreams–one to become a treasure chest, one to be a king’s ship and the other to point to God. Their prayers are answered in different ways than they think–the first tree becomes the manger and holds the greatest treasure of all, the second tree becomes a fishing boat and carries the King of all Kings while the third becomes a cross that will always cause people to think of the living God.




  1. I’ve always loved “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

  2. Stephanie M says:

    Would love to win the book!

  3. Stephanie M says:

    Oops, didn’t post what my favorite was – The Three Trees, for sure.

  4. Maribeth Arnone says:

    Thank you for such a great list of books! I am always looking for good books that tell the real story of christmas! Seems, like we have to many Elfs, and Santas in stead of Jesus, and Wisemen.

  5. Tracy Beasley says:

    These look like some great books. Thanks for putting the list of resources together!

  6. So sweet! It’s so important to make Jesus the focus of a child’s Christmas. I don’t care if they grow out of believing in Santa. It’s losing belief in Jesus that mustn’t happen.

  7. Reading straight from the Bible has alway been my favorite way of sharing Christmas with my boys.

  8. How the Grinch stole christmas

  9. The Night Before Christmas has always been my favorite Christmas book…however, my children need more books on the story of Christ’s birth! I would love to win this book!

  10. We have a few and own Who is Coming to our House? I just realized we have to switch our seasonal books from autumn to Christmas before Saturday-yikes! Thanks for hosting a wonderful giveaway:)

  11. JENNIFER R. says:

    It was the Night Before Christmas

  12. We love a simple board book called ‘The Story of Christmas’ (my son is just under 3).

  13. Emily McCall says:

    Thank you for a great resource of books for us to use as a family! I will also be using these in my children’s ministry areas at the church where I pastor if I can get my hands on them. The Three Trees seems amazing! Thanks again!

  14. I’m always a sucker for books πŸ™‚ I love the traditional Christmas story, but this week our favorite is the The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg!

  15. Patti Winter says:

    Thanks for this giveaway…great looking books!! I’ve been eyeing the new one by Sally Lloyd Jones for some time now πŸ™‚ I do enjoy the birth of Jesus as told directly from scriptures. The three trees is in as a top read.

  16. We have a book called “Christmas Stories Around the World” that I love to read. I also love The Pine Tree Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs.

  17. I’ve always enjoyed ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and not because it involves St. Nicholas/Santa; but rather because of the beautiful imagery used to describe natural elements like the moon, snow, leaves.

  18. We don’t have many GOOD Christmas books at our home. I would love to have these for our three little ones!

  19. I LOVE “My Birthday, Jesus’ Birthday”!

  20. Vicky Athanassulas says:

    I’m hoping Truth in the Tinsel will be our favorite this year!!!

  21. Melissa Hendrix says:

    Just starting my stash of Christmas books with my little girl this year so I don’t have a favorite yet.

  22. My favorite Christmas book is An Angel Came to Nazareth. Beautiful pictures!

  23. The Tale of Three Trees is my favorite Christmas book.

  24. The night before Christmas

  25. I”m still discovering a favorite, but I love the sound of this one.

  26. The Polar Express is one of my favorites πŸ™‚

  27. I would LOVE to win this to put at Grandma’s house so Aunt Kathy can read it to them whenever they want.

    I would say “Who’s Coming to Our House” was a favorite for a long time in our house. Now, she really likes the silly ones about Christmas traditions and we read the actual Bible more for the true Christmas story.

  28. Amanda Yeager says:

    Our newest favorite this year is “how Santa got his job”

  29. I have always loved The Night Before Christmas! Thanks for this great list! We don’t have any of these stories! Need to add to our collection!

  30. Melanie G. says:

    I like The Night Before Christmas!

  31. I love Three Trees but always have to borrow it. This would be such a nlessing.

  32. Ashley Anderson says:

    My son would love these books!

  33. Lisa Layton says:

    My 2 daughters LOVE books. This would be great! Thanks.

  34. Would love to start a new tradition with my 3 young children.

  35. Jessica Vilardo says:

    My favorite Christmas book is the Night Before Christmas. Such a classic story, I always enjoyed reading it as a child.

  36. Emily Jochim says:

    I love Christmas and I love books that point to Jesus!

  37. Mary Did you Know

  38. Tracy Cary says:

    Thanks for the list of books! One of my favorite Christmas books is Santa’s Favorite Story. It is Santa telling about the very first Christmas and what is truly important about Christmas.

  39. I’ve always loved The Polar Express, but am looking forward to reading some of the ones above with my family this year. πŸ™‚

  40. Jennifer G. says:

    I have SO many favorite Christmas books that it is hard to choose but I think it would “Charlie Brown Christmas”! πŸ™‚

  41. God Gave Us Christmas or The Crippled lamb. Just bought Song of the Stars, so it may be our new favorite after this year!!

  42. I actually don’t really have a favorite yet – I’m looking forward to reading a bunch of them with my toddler this year and maybe finding one. πŸ™‚

  43. elizabeth c says:

    We don’t have many Christmas books. Thanks for the suggestions!

  44. song of the stars!

  45. And as a refreshing addition, read the story straight from the BIBLE. I love when the kids recite it from memory.

  46. We do not have any of these books and any would be very welcomed. I have a basket I keep under our tree for our christmas and winter books – the kids love the tradition. I’d love to win and add another awesome book.

  47. Other than the Bible, “One Wintry Night” by Ruth Graham. We use it as a source for our Jesse Tree.

  48. What wonderful books. I would love to win for my
    3 children. We like The Tale of Three Trees.

  49. I recently bought “God Gave us Christmas” to use for our Christmas book countdown. I love it! It is such a sweet book. I would love to add these books to our Christmas book countdown, as I am still in the process of collecting 25 books πŸ™‚ Thank you for the great giveaway!

  50. My favorite is Mary’s First Christmas by Walter Wangerin

  51. I have always loved this book. My mom used to read it to us all the time!

  52. The Polar Express πŸ™‚ yes I am definitely a boy mom !

  53. Who was born this special night? It has beautiful pictures and barnyard animals my kids love.

  54. I’m so excited about this giveaway!!! This is my favorite time of year πŸ™‚ I don’t know if we have a favorite yet we love so many!

  55. This is my first year doing Truth in the Tinsel and I am determined that my kids will not forget the true meaning of Christmas. I would love to win a book!

  56. Becky Van Volkinburg says:

    For my older kids, we’re reading The Prophet, The Sherherd and The Star and I think that will be a favorite, for my 3 year old, not sure.

  57. We love a book called “A Child is born” πŸ™‚

  58. Rebecca Morrow says:

    Who is Coming To Our house

  59. Would love to win any of these! We’re doing an Advent book-a-day, but haven’t completed our collection!

  60. We love a book called The Gift of Nothing.

  61. Who is Coming to our House? My children read this book over and over, they love it.

  62. We love the Pine Tree Parable!

  63. We like “Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story”.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  64. Thx for the list of all the Christmas books

  65. For littles, we have a nice board book called The Christmas Story by Patricia Pingry

  66. Maybe Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story, but so hard to choose just one!

  67. Like new pajamas on Christmas Eve, getting and reading a new book is always a part of our Christmas tradition!

  68. Sabrina Caines says:

    I love the Night before Christmas

  69. A favorite for us is God Gave Us Christmas!

  70. I’m just starting our Christmas book collection for my son, he’s only 1 and a half, so I don’t have a favorite book for him yet, but my favorite as a kid was The Grinch

  71. We got the ‘true night before Christmas’ last year as a gift and I love it. Beautiful poem that tells the true Christmas story. And the author’s grandchild drew all the pictures. It’s delightful.

  72. The Polar Express and The Night Before Christmas. So many favorites, we love books!

  73. I love this post! I’ve never read any of these books. Guess its time to head to the book store! Night Before Christmas is my favorite.

  74. I think my favourite Christmas book is “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”. I have read it several times and still get choked up reading it. I’m excited because my oldest son is at an age now where I can read it to him.

  75. The Three Trees!

  76. Caterina Mangano says:

    God Gave Us Christmas. I have been looking for books to add to our collection. These are perfect!
    Thanks for the giveaway,

  77. Jennifer S. says:

    I love the book “God Gave Us Christmas”!

  78. I love reading the Polar Express.

  79. Mandy French Hannah says:

    The three trees!

  80. We love Christmas books! We read from the Bible every night to tell the Christmas story. I also have a recordable book of “The Night Before Christmas” that my father recorded for my children, they love it.

  81. We like Walter Wangerin Jr.’s “Probity Jones and the Fear Not Angel”. πŸ™‚

  82. My favorite Christmas book is The Polar Express! πŸ™‚

  83. I fell in love with Song of the Stars last year. Still my favorite, but I love books.

  84. Some of my favorites are Christmas board books… Twinkle, Twinkle Christmas Star and a Wooly Lamb one from Dayspring. Just love remembering my kids were that little.

  85. Mandy French Hannah says:

    Twas the Night before Christmas. But I want Three Trees…. LOL. ^^^

  86. We love “What is Christmas” by Michelle Adams

  87. Would love to read the book to my 3 kiddos!!!

  88. It’s a toss up between The Night Before Christmas or The Polar Express! These books look great for my family!

  89. Jennifer Freeman says:

    My favorite Christmas book? hmmm? I don’t think I can pick a favorite. I like so many!!

  90. Christine Nadolny says:

    Velvateen Rabbit

  91. We love the Tale of Three Trees! Also, we really enjoy our Advent readings from Arnold Ytreeide!

  92. The Christmas Story

  93. I don’t remember what they’re called but one is shaped like a tree and the other a Christmas present.

  94. The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey!

  95. My dad always read How the Grinch Stole Christmas when I was a kid. I love that book. I read the Tale of Three Trees recently and LOVE it!! I would love to win a copy for my boys πŸ™‚

  96. We enjoy ‘The Legend of the Candy Cane’.

  97. My favorite Christmas book is The Tale of Three Trees! I have loved that book since the first time I read it!

  98. My kids love Room For A Little One and How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

  99. We’ve been reading an old Arch Publishing book called The Secret of the Star. I don’t know if Arch Publishing is still around but we love their old Bible story kid’s books at our house.

  100. I love this list! We are doing truth in the tinsel for the first time this year with our daughter and I’m so excited !

  101. We enjoy reading God Sent a Baby King and reading from the bible.

  102. Laura Gabrys says:

    Who is Coming to Our House and Mortimer’s Christmas Manger are our family favs!

  103. Melinda Franklin says:

    The Polar Express

  104. Jill Tadros says:

    For me, it has to be Dickens A Christmas Carol and for my monkeys, The Polar Express!

  105. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Thanks so much for your blog and curriculum! A friend mentioned it to me today when she saw our nativities. She said there was an alternative to Elf on the Shelf–which is a true answer to prayer for me! Many blessings, Laura

  106. I like The Spirit Of Christmas by Nancy Tillman!

  107. Stephanie Dobbins says:

    My favorite Christmas book is The Polar Express

  108. We love “The Real Night Before Christmas” by Mike Gay.

  109. My favorite Christmas book is The Littlest Angel. We have had it since I was tiny and always read it every year

  110. My favorite Christmas book as a child was the Jolly Postman’s Christmas. Thanks for sharing your book ideas for the Christmas season!

  111. lauren reeves says:

    We love Room For a Little One!

  112. Twas the Night Before Christmas

  113. I can not choose just one favorite!! I’m a sucker for children’s books and have SO many that I enjoy for various reasons!

  114. With 2 little ones, I would love the tale of 3 trees book! What a great way to tell the story of Jesus!

  115. My favorite Christmas book is “Twas the Night Before Christmas” but only because I don’t have many Christmas books. Finding your website has been a huge blessing! Thank you.

  116. Jessica Wicks says:

    We love “Who is coming to our house”!

  117. The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado! It was the first Christmas book I bought as a mom for my first baby 12 years ago for his first Christmas.

  118. The Littlest Christmas Tree!

  119. For children it has to be The Polar Express but I am so interested in looking into some of the ones you have suggested. I read a wonderful book a year or two ago called The Judge Who Stole Christmas by Randy Singer. It was excellent!

  120. We have yet to find our favorite Christmas book, but love reading scripture verses and a few other books we have in our home.

  121. The Very First Christmas (Beginner’s Bible)

  122. Laura Godbold says:

    Our favorite book is Santa’s Stuck. It is a cute book.

  123. Luci Malloy says:

    I don’t think I’ve read any of these books… I just might have to head over to the bookstore this weekend! My son loves reading Little Drummer Boy.

  124. Voices of Christmas is one of our favorites

  125. I have to say that I really like Charlie Brown’s Christmas, and The Night Before Christmas.

  126. Angela Robbins says:

    We don’t have a favorite book, but we have about six different books with the story of Christmas. Would love to win this!

  127. We love J is for Jesus! Would love to win!!!!

  128. The Polar Express always reminds me of the wonder and excitement of being a child. Though, a Texas Night Before Christmas with longhorn cattle instead of reindeer is a close favorite too!

  129. We love The Polar Express! We make hot chocolate and read it as a family every Christmas Eve!

  130. We’ve yet to discover a favorite Chirstmas book, but love to read and I’m sure The Tale of Three Trees would be a great addition, if not a favorite to come!

  131. I love “The First Christmas Stocking” – Elizabeth Winthrop. I cry each time I read it:-)

  132. My boys love the Olivia Christmas book and I enjoy reading them passages from the Bible in a children’s translation.

  133. I’ve never really had a Christmas book. Just starting with my kids now so no favorites yet. Hopefully, I’ll win one.

  134. I guess I can’t really think of a favorite Christmas book.. I haven’t read many since I was a kid. Pretty much any Christmas book gets me into the Christmas spirit!!

  135. I can’t remember the name, but it’s a Max Lucado book about a lamb.

  136. Christmas Shoes! Thanks for sharing your list, gonna check a few out that we haven’t read yet.

  137. Have always loved The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! For nostalgia, love the “scratch and sniff” book, The Sweet Smell of Christmas (or something like that). Just bought 2 that share the Biblical story of Christmas: one about Humphrey the camel, and one about about a mouse. Don’t know the titles, because they’re still in the box!

  138. How the Grinch Stole Christmas. πŸ™‚

  139. Brandy Wensell says:

    “Twas the Night Before Christmas” or “The Best Christmas Pagent Ever”! Can’t pick just one…love them all, especially ones about Jesus’ birth! πŸ™‚

  140. “The Best Christmas Pagent Ever”

  141. I love “Room for a Little One”!

  142. The Three Trees is one of my favorite books. And we love Truth in the Tinsel.

  143. Lora Verhagen says:

    Room for little one is mine too! I really like the illustrations.

  144. would love to win this! πŸ™‚

  145. Our favorite is….The Legend of the Candy Cane! Saw Three Trees at the bookstore tonight and almost bought it, but it wasn’t in the budget. Hoping we win a copy! Our family would love it.

  146. Our favorite book is The Night Before Christmas and a little Golden book called Christmas Mice (it was my first Christmas book when I was little!)

  147. I have always loved A Tale of Three Trees, but I have always read it at Easter. I will have to bring it out for Christmas this year. My other favorite picture book is Always Room for a Little One.

  148. ’twas the night before Christmas!

  149. We just took out a few books from the library yesterday because
    I realized we haven’t read too many Christmas books ( mainly just watch Christmas movies). We read the Christmas Tapestry tonight and
    We liked it a lot. I look forward to looking for the books you listed to
    Read with my kids!

  150. Sarah Robbins says:

    So many great ones, but my favorite is The Three Trees.

    Thanks! <3

  151. We have Three Trees movie and I love it!!!

    I’m so excited to find this book list…going to pass it along to Granny for her gift giving pleasure!! πŸ™‚

  152. We absolutely love
    The Jesse Tree
    By: Geraldine McCaughrean

  153. I have always loved Cosmic Christmas by Max Lucado. It takes a look at what may have been going on in the spiritual realm during Jesus’ birth. I also really like The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado as well…it makes me cry every time. πŸ™‚

  154. Can’t wait to read some of these with my kiddos.

    • Sorry, forgot to mention that I don’t have a favorite Christmas book. But I do love to watch Charlie Brown Christmas with the kids. πŸ™‚

  155. One of my favorite books (newly discovered) is A Tale of Three Trees

  156. The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey is one of my favorites. We also like Jotham’s Journey and One Wintry Night, too.

  157. So far it’s The Little Drummer Boy.

  158. Thank you for your list of wonderful books. I love “Song of the Stars” but would love to win a copy of the giveaway book!

  159. My favourite Christmas book is: The Crippled Lamb by: Max Lucado

  160. I love “Humphrey’s First Christmas” by Carol Hayer. Beautiful illustrations and a heartwarming tale. It’s my 3-year-old’s favourite too!

  161. It’s so hard to narrow down a favorite. I have tons of favorite Christmas books! This year, because my toddler boys are so into trains, I’m sure The Polar Express will be tops on our list! πŸ™‚

  162. I like the Cajun Night Before Christmas

  163. I plan on getting A Tale of Three Trees and am sure it will become on of our favorites. Sounds like such a sweet book that I will love reading to my kids. Thanks for the recommendation!

  164. We love Who is Coming to Our House and the Peanuts Christmas book- A Charlie Brown Christmas.

  165. The Polar Express

  166. This book is so cute! I absolutely LOVE it! πŸ™‚

  167. The tale of the three trees is definitely a favorite along with the Polar Express!

  168. I love the gift of the Magi…how she donates her hair, and he sells his watch! LOVE it!

  169. Michelle E. says:

    It’s hard to pick! One of my favorites is The Legend of St. Nicholas as it tells the story of the true St. Nick.

  170. I loved the Three Trees and would love this! πŸ™‚

  171. My favorite christmas book….there are so many, must think about this πŸ™‚

  172. My favorite Christmas book to read with my girls is Is There Room?

  173. The Polar Express is one of my favorite books!

  174. Bridget Messler says:

    I would love to win this book, and our favorite book so far is A Star for Jesus.

  175. LOVE the Tale of Three Trees.

  176. Allison Myers says:

    Love a children’s bible that only has Christmas story in it!! Thanks for book list. Looking forward to adding some to our collection

  177. ’twas the night before christmas

  178. Santa’s Favorite Story

  179. It’s christmas

  180. We don’t have any really good Christmas books at our house. I would love to win one of these for our kids! Thanks for offering!

  181. I don’t think I have a favorite Christmas book. How about the story of Jesus’ birth from Luke 2?

  182. I love reading The Night Before Christmas illustrated by Jan Brett to my kids. We also like The Polar Express in our house!

  183. The Littlest Angel is one of my favorite books πŸ™‚

  184. God Gave Us Christmas

  185. Who is coming to our house.

  186. I can’t say I have a favorite yet. However, we are doing a book a day for advent (as well as Truth in the Tinsel) and I’m hoping to discover a new favorite!

  187. We love reading The First Christmas!

  188. A Creature Was Stirring

  189. God gave us Christmas

  190. Marci Howell says:

    I am needing some new Christmas books since my kids are getting a little older…would love to win!!!

  191. Just bought Song of the Stars and really like! Would love to get a copy of The Tale of Three Trees.

  192. Donna Felton says:

    Christmas books were not a tradition in our house when I was growing up, but my boys have become voracious readers and I believe it will be a good tradition to start! We always had the traditional Luke 2 reading on Christmas Eve, so maybe that could be listed as our favorite Christmas book!

  193. Twas the Night Before Christmas is one of my favorite books

  194. Polar Express – love everything about it, movie and book πŸ™‚

  195. I love the Sally Lloyd Jones Christmas book. It’s so beautiful!

  196. Suzanne Pace says:

    The Legend of the Candy Cane is currently our favorite book.

  197. The Tale of Three Trees was read by the children at our church during the children’s Christmas program last week. They showed illustrations the kids colored of the story on a big screen. It was precious! The story is a wonderful look at Christmas and what it means to us!

  198. The Night Before Christmas

  199. The night before Christmas!

  200. I love Who is Coimng to Our House?

  201. My favorite right now is a pop up version of the Nativity story.

  202. Sadly, I don’t have a favorite. This book sounds like one I would want to be my childrens favorite. It sounds like an amazing book to pass on as a holiday tradition.

  203. Katie Sanderson says:

    We are so excited to start “Truth in the Tinsel” Thanks for all of the great resources!!! Merry Christmas!

  204. I think The Three Trees could definitely become our family favorite!

  205. Rachael Anne says:

    I love the book, “Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect”.

  206. Tessa Smith says:

    We LOVE the Tale of the Three Trees!!

  207. I love Twas the Night Before Christmas.

  208. Gina White says:

    My favorite is the Grinch. I love the suggestions though as I would like to add more books that tell the true meaning of Christmas.

  209. I love books, especially Christmas ones. Two of my favourites are “Who Is Coming to Our House?” (as you noted) and “Room for A Little One” by Martin Waddell. I love the story from the animals’ perspective, but also the beautiful illustrations. Now I need to get to the library to see if any of the books you recommended are available. Thanks for the new ones!

  210. Kim Hansen says:

    Don’t have a favorite, but this looks like a good place to start!

  211. I would love to win:) my girls love the three trees book!!!

  212. I know this is cheesy, but the Christmas book I treasure is “The Night Before Christmas” illustrated by Tasha Tudor πŸ™‚

  213. I don’t really have a favorite yet, but I’m looking forward to reading a few of your suggestions.

  214. My favorite book is The Story of Christmas: the birth of Jesus. It’s a blue book that is a pop-up book, and it’s illustrated by John Walker. The grandparents bought that for our kids years ago, and it is such a great and visually fun book. πŸ™‚

  215. Max Lucado’s “An Angel’s Story” aka “Cosmic Christmas” is a favorite I look forward to sharing with my little one.

  216. Megan Henderson says:

    Right now, I’m enjoying Curious George in the Big City. Not truly a Christmas story, but it brings my son joy when we read it (and it’s set during Christmastime)!

  217. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (for the humor factor), but first and foremost, we read Luke 2.

  218. My favorite Christmas book….would have to be Little Women. I know it’s not a “Christmas Book”, but it’s one of my favorite ones to read this time of year.

  219. I have never thought about it but I think I will be as I have kids now. We have one written the author of “Goodnight Moon” that I like a lot, the pictures too.

  220. Our favorite Christmas book is the Night Before Christmas.

  221. We LOVE “What God Wants For Christmas”

  222. I love the book “A Tale of Three Trees.” My favorite Christmas book would be “Christmas in the Manager.” It is a small board book, and I’ve been reading this book with my children for years. Just love the simple message.

  223. I still love my battered copy of “The Night Before Christmas.” It’s not True, but it’s old, wonderful familiar poetry. That and Luke 2 were all we read at my house on Christmas Eve when I was growing up.

  224. My husband and I love a lot of different Christmas books and are looking forward to sharing them with our daughter as this is her first Christmas, I like the Littlest Angel, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, Tale of the Three Trees… Tale of the Three Trees is the only book of the ones listed that I am familiar with, but they all look so interesting. If I won, we would enjoy reading these this season and I would donate the Tale of Three Trees to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, since we already have that one.

  225. Laura Dodd says:

    Song of the Stars!

  226. Jennifer Turner says:

    I love Who is Coming to Our House

  227. i can’t wait to start truth in the tinsel with my 2.5 year old. thank you for all that you do!

  228. the three trees πŸ™‚

  229. A Christmas Carol

  230. We read Corduroy’s Christmas so many times last year that it’s the only one I can remember, but I used to have a copy of The Tale of Three Trees and oh, man I hope I win. The story is powerful, the illustrations are moving… I’m thrilled to hear there’s a recordable version!

  231. My oldest is just turning 4 next month, so this is the first year we’ve really delved into Christmas books. Looking forward to getting a few you suggested, as well as following the Jesus Storybook Bible advent reading plan! Thanks for the chance to win.

  232. My favorite Christmas book is God Gave Us Christmas by Lisa Tawn Bergren. It’s the only God-focused one we have, so I’d love to win!

  233. Alisa Downey says:

    This is amazing! I love Christmas books and the three trees book sounds wonderful! I don’t have a favorite Christmas book at this moment but the Three Tree Book could possible be it after I read it.

  234. Mortimer’s Christmas Manger

  235. My favorite Christmas book is THe candymakers gift: The legend of the Candy cane! πŸ™‚ THere are so many good ones though, it was hard to pick a favorite!

  236. erin reardon says:

    Gift or the Magi

  237. Kelly Hollstrom says:

    The Tale of Three Trees and The Crippled Lamb (by Max Lucado)

  238. We love Christmas stories! One of our favorites is Mortimer’s Christmas Manger by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman. Beautiful Story. Beautiful Pictures.

  239. Jennifer Shuler says:

    We are in the process of looking for good books about Jesus & Christmas for our 3 children who are ages 4, 3, and 19 mos. old. This list is MUCH appreciated!

  240. I like The Three Trees.

  241. Christmas in a Manger board bk by nola buck and felicia bond

  242. I love The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – but that is a little old for my toddler. We just picked up a new children’s book called One Night in Bethlehem. It is a touch and feel book that tells the story in a completely new way. Really lovely!

  243. We don’t have a favorite one yet! We haven’t actually read any books specific to Christmas with our two-year-old but we loved the first day of Truth in Tinsel!

  244. Oh that is hard to decide there are so many good ones. The Polar Express is a really great one though.

  245. christina Hoff says:

    I like the Wonder of Christmas

  246. We lived as missionaries in Papua New Guinea for a few years and someone sent me, J is For Jesus: The Sweetest Story Ever Told. I read that every night to my sweet little girl during the Christmas seasons. That book was the only Christmas book we had for those years, besides the Bible, and it holds special memories in my heart. It’s still in Papua New Guinea… I should get another one this year for the States. πŸ™‚ Out of your books I must say I LOVE the Three Trees. πŸ™‚ Great Idea!

  247. Kerri Walker says:

    My First Story of Christmas by Tim Dowley

  248. My favorite Christmas book is the one my girls drew last year during advent. πŸ™‚

  249. It’s not really a book for young children, but I love “The Christmas Journey.” I look forward to reading it aloud when my littles get bigger!

  250. We don’t own a copy of The Three Trees and would love to win one! We love Christmas books and have read so many I can’t pick a favorite. But, if I had to choose one “A Spider’s Gift: A Ukrainian Christmas Story” that we discovered last year is beautiful.

  251. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

  252. Christmas is here : words from the King James Bible by Lauren Castillo. We just checked it out from the library and the illustration are wonderful.

  253. I honestly don’t have a fav Christmas book! I need to get one I think! We just have some generic retelling of the Bible Christmas books at home. They are good, but I will have to look into these suggestions

  254. My favorite Christmas book is Mortimer’s Christmas Manger – it’s so, so sweet.

  255. We love the Tale of Three trees…..and how God answered their prayers, just in a different way than they ever imagined!

  256. Night before Christmas πŸ™‚

  257. Our favourite book to read with the kids is “The Very First Christmas” (Usborne) with gorgeous illustrations. I remember reading “The Three Trees” as a kid and can’t wait to share this one with our kids!

  258. Tatia Wooten says:

    Love that story of three trees! Haven’t read it in years!

  259. I like “This is the Stable.” The illustrations are vivid and brilliantly done, and the story lends itself to song. I don’t have too many Christmas books yet- my kids are 2 and 9 months old.

  260. Joey moser says:

    Our church library has the tale of three trees what a beautiful story… We have one called tonight you are my baby… It is beautiful

  261. It’s hard to pick just one favorite, but at the top of the list is A Christmas Carol. To read with the littles, it’s Mortimer’s Christmas Manger.

  262. I used to love a scratch ‘n’ sniff book called the Smell of Christmas. I’ve recently found it and can’t wait to share it with my kiddos. I would love to win The Tale of Three Trees to add to the rotation!

  263. We love The King’s Christmas List!

  264. I love Twas the night before Christmas because it holds special memories from my childhood. I would love to start more Christ centered traditions in our home. Three trees is such a great story!

  265. We’re just beginning our Christmas book library and haven’t picked a fav. I’m thinking this one would be it!!!

  266. The Christmas tapestry is our favorite

  267. Looks like a terrific book!

  268. I don’t know if we have a favorite. πŸ™ The Night before Christmas is requested often, though.

  269. The Christmas Sweater

  270. We are loving Truth in the Tinsel this year!! Thank you so much!

  271. Story of the Candy Cand

  272. I dont have a favorite one yet. We got this one from the library and just read it yesterday, it is so cute. I loved hearing my 4 year old tell his dad all about it when he came home:-)

  273. my favorite Christmas book is “Room for a Little One” by Martin Wadell

  274. When I was a kid, I loved a book I think was called Betsy’s Christmas. I’ve never read the Tale of Three Trees. We will definitely read it this year!

  275. I would have to say my favorite Christmas book is Luke 2. πŸ™‚ I also love the one book (it is an older one and I can’t find it) published by Arch Bible stories that tell the story of the birth of Jesus through the eyes of a donkey. I am on a search for this book now!

  276. Tanya Brown says:

    The Christmas Ornament πŸ™‚
    cute story

  277. Mary Beth says:

    The Gift of the Magi is my favorite – so beautiful, and so inspiring.

  278. Jen5253 Range says:

    I have always enjoyed reading The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and my new favorite is God Gave Us Christmas!

  279. Amanda Redman says:

    To be honest, I don’t know what my favorite Christmas book is. I grew up believing in Santa and it wasn’t till I was a teen did I know Christmas was about Jesus and even then Jesus wasn’t celebrated in my home. So now that I’m a mommy I’m looking for Christmas books centered around the True meaning and story of the Birth of Jesus.

  280. Laura Miller says:

    My favorite Christmas story is a book based on e.e. cummings’ “Little Tree.”

  281. I love The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. But, I’d love to add a new book to my sons’ collection!

  282. Growing up,my mom would always read Twas the Night Before Christmas and the Bible, after church and before going to bed on Christmas Eve, so those would be my favorites. That being said, I’ve heard the story of the Three Trees and loved it so, I’d love to add it to our library! Thanks!

  283. My favorite Christmas book is How the Grinch Stole Christmas

  284. Besides the original, I love the legend of Saint Nicholas.

  285. I Love the Nutcracker by Susan Jeffers! Beautiful illustrations and as a dancer it is precious to me.

  286. My favorite Christmas book is probably “God Gave Us Christmas”

  287. Haven’t really got a favourite yet but would love to read a tale of three trees and since we have family on 3 continents all coming together this Christmas it would be great to record their voices with it.

  288. My favorite for little kids is “Christmas in the Manger.”

  289. We are fans of The Christmas Sweater at our house!

  290. I love books about the nativity. I love giving my kids the opportunity to encounter the greatest gift of all.

  291. my father always read us A Night Before Christmas it is one of my favorite memories of him and I always hear his voice when I read that story. It is my favorite for that reason.

  292. Amy Wertenberger says:

    I love The Three Trees. What an awesome way to teach our kids about God’s sovereignty!

  293. The Legend of the Candy Cane πŸ™‚ I love this book because it is so practical for children in the world of Santa, and because it opens up opportunities for discussion and sharing the message of Christ with children.

  294. I love the story of The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg. Such a neat story!

  295. The legend of the candy cane is my favorite

  296. Tracy Walton says:

    My favorite Christmas book is Santa’s Favorite Story: Santa Tells the First Story of Christmas by Hisako Aoki.

  297. My absolute favorite Christmas book is the Bible. Other than that I don’t really have just one favorite. But the two that come to mind are The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and My Birthday, Jesus’ Birthday by Holly Davis.

  298. What a great book! Thanks for telling us about it!

  299. I love God Gave Us Christmas and my little ones love Who’s Coming to Our House?

  300. WENDY B., NJ says:


  301. My favorite Christmas book is no longer in print but it’s a great one and it’s called, “The Last Straw.”

  302. Would love to win this book! I have many favorites….love reading Bear Wakes Up to my littles.

  303. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and a scratch & sniff book from when I was a kid. I still have it, but the smell is almost gone.

  304. I like this book: Santa’s Favorite Story: Santa Tells the Story of the First Christmas

  305. Rachel Poe says:

    My favorite Christmas book is Punchinello and the Most Marvelous Gift πŸ™‚

  306. Thanks so much for sharing your list of favorite Christmas books! I can’t wait to check these out! As of right now, we love How the Grinch Stole Christmas but I’m always looking for new books to introduce to my little ones! I would love to win this book!! Thanks so much for this opportunity!

  307. I really cannot pick only one, but we just read “The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey” and we loved it!

  308. We have always read Twas the Night Before Christmas since I was a child on Christmas Eve…love that family tradition!

  309. Emily Moore says:

    I like “God Gave us Christmas” by Lisa Bergen. My kids love the bears in those books!

  310. I really never read any books about Christmas before and now that I’m a mommy I want nothing more than to teach my son the true meaning of Christmas and I have been looking to find books that would do just that. Thanks so much for your website! I just found it the other day!!

  311. THANKS πŸ™‚ i am so loving everythign you have to share πŸ™‚

  312. ’twas The Night Before Christmas

  313. Katrina Owen says:

    The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey – this story is so touching about how a bitter and sad man’s heart is changed after spending time with a young boy who learns a lot from the wood carver.

  314. My favourite book that I read at Christmas is a peekaboo book called “I think Ijust saw Santa”. It was the last book I read to my four year old nephew before he was taken by the Angels many years back. He accidentally ripped one of the pages as he was turning the pages for me and now when I read it to my own children I run my finger over the tear and remember his beautiful little face.

  315. “Room for a Little One” by Martin Waddell is a graceful, simple repetitve telling of all the creatures who gathered in the stable on Christmas night. The soft sparkle of the illustrations makes it feel magical and peaceful.

  316. I have almost all of these so you must have brainwashed me really good. I will have to say Humphrey’s First Christmas has become a quick favorite for me. It really speaks to out selfishness paling in view of the Savior – through a silly camel who visits Jesus with the Wise Men.

  317. I love The Three Trees–and how it’s an Easter book just as much as a Christmas one! My favorite version of the written word of it is Angela Elwell Hunt’s, same as yours, but I love the illustrations in the version written by Elena Pasquali and illustrated by Sophie Windham. We have a board book one by Hunt and the regular hardback version by Pasquali.

  318. My kids really love The Christmas Sweater (children’s version) by Glenn Beck.

  319. I love ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas but we aren’t “doing” Santa so Id like to familiarize myself with some options!

  320. Jo Anne Musick says:

    Wombat Divine by Mem Fox
    Our mom is from Australia

  321. Amanda Wheeler says:

    The three Angels

  322. Definitely The Polar Express!!

  323. We LOOOOVE reading Ruth Bell Graham’s “One Wintry Night” all together! My girls (7 & 3 last Christmas) listened intently & loved the pictures, even though it is aimed more toward big kids & adults. πŸ™‚

  324. One of our favorite Christmas books is The Advent Book ~ Heirloom Edition By Jack and Kathy Stockman. It’s stunning, and our kids love opening the doors to reveal another piece of the Christmas Story.

  325. Heather G. says:

    We love God Gave Us Christmas!! And many others too!

  326. We only have a few but I think One Night in Bethlehem is really sweet. I want to read all of the suggestions above!

  327. We always check out Who is coming to our house? from our local library. Such a sweet story! We really like The Animals Christmas Eve (great for preschoolers learning to count) and God Gave Us Christmas.

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