Christmas Homeschooling: Books, Games, Movies & More!

There is NOTHING our family loves more than to celebrate holidays. Some of our favorite ways are to make Christmas Homeschooling fun with books, games, and movies. So today, I am sharing all of our favorite Christmas themed books, games, and movies plus a freebie for you. Hope they help you gather together and be merry this holiday season.

Add some fun to you Christmas with these books, games, and movies perfect for the entire family to enjoy this holiday season.

The holidays are the perfect time to take a more relaxed approach in your homeschool. Reading books, playing games, and watching movies are all excellent ways to approach homeschooling during the holiday season. This allows you to slow down and enjoy the season together while still having fun!

Christmas Homeschooling: Picture Books Perfect For Read Alouds

For us picture books are the perfect way to keep everyone in our homeschool happy. Emily is an auditory learner and Kevin and I are visual leaners. So using beautiful picture books means we are all equally engaged. Here is a list of our favorite Christmas picture books to use in our homeschool.

 Construction Site on Christmas Night: (Christmas The Christmas Wish (A Wish Book) Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree Dasher: How a Brave Little Doe

 The Crayons’ Christmas Little Red Sleigh: A Heartwarming Christmas 5 More Sleeps ‘til Christmas Santa Bruce (A Mother Bruce book)

 Christmas Farm Polar Express 30th anniversary edition Bear Stays Up for Christmas (The Never Let A Unicorn Meet A

 Snowmen at Christmas Pete the Cat Saves Christmas: Includes The Year of the Perfect Christmas Christmas in the Big Woods (Little

 How to Catch an Elf How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Classic Little Blue Truck’s Christmas The Berenstain Bears and the Joy

 Red and Lulu Mrs. Claus Takes the Reins The Spirit of Christmas A Wish to Be a Christmas

 A Very Fiona Christmas (A Fiona Santa’s Story The Little Reindeer (My Little Animal The Twelve Days of Christmas

 The Carpenter’s Gift: A Christmas Tale Turkey Claus (Turkey Trouble) Pick a Pine Tree Where Would Santa Go?: a Christmas

 Home for Christmas I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas Jolly Christmas Postman (Jolly Postman) The Donkey’s Dream

 Christmas in the Barn Little Fir Tree The Christmas Cat The Legend of Old Befana: An

 The Christmas Cobwebs The Legend of the Poinsettia The Tomten Cobweb Christmas: The Tradition of Tinsel

 The Christmas Cobwebs Cranberry Christmas (Cranberryport) Zetta the Poinsettia Tomie dePaola’s Christmas Tree Book

 The Night of Las Posadas (Picture Strega Nona’s Gift Suzy Goose and the Christmas Star The Christmas Fox

 Santa Claus and the Three Bears There Was an Old Lady Who The Bear and the Star Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas

 Christmas Tapestry An Orange for Frankie Christmas In The Country The Legends of Christmas Treasury: Inspirational

 The Tree That’s Meant to Be A Christmas Carol Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook Home Alone 2: Lost in New Elf: The Classic Illustrated Storybook (Pop A World of Cookies for Santa: The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas The Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker: Press


Christmas Chapter Books To Add To Your Language Arts Lessons

Maybe your kids are older and they want to read some festive books independently or maybe you’re looking for your next great Christmas read aloud. Either way these Christmas chapter books are bound to be great additions to your homeschool this holiday season.

 Judy Moody and Stink: The Holly The Christmasaurus Stanley’s Christmas Adventure (Flat Stanley) My Weird School Christmas 3-Book Box

 A Bad Kitty Christmas: Includes Three Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Amelia Bedelia Special Edition Holiday Chapter Nate the Great and the Crunchy

 Tumtum & Nutmeg’s Christmas Adventure Christmas in Camelot The Best Christmas Pageant Ever The Family Under the Bridge

 A Boy Called Christmas The Girl Who Saved Christmas Father Christmas and Me Nutcracked

 The True Gift A Christmas Carol (Bantam Classics) Letters From Father Christmas, Centenary Edition The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street (1)

Christmas Movies For The Entire Family

One of our favorite things to do as a family is have a family movie night. We quickly incorporated that into our homeschool, and boy are we glad we did. So many amazing lessons have unfolded from us simply watching a documentary or comparing and contrasting a book and a movie that we’ve read and watched.

 Polar Express Elf Arthur Christmas Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Illumination Presents: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Prancer The Muppet Christmas Carol Disney’s a Christmas Carol Home Alone Home Alone 2: Lost In New Home Alone 3 The Santa Clause The Santa Clause 2 Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation A Christmas Story (1983) Miracle On 34th Street It’s A Wonderful Life

Christmas Games Perfect For Holiday Homeschooling

Playing games is an essential part of our homeschool so I may have gone a bit overboard on this list but we play games everyday. If your kids enjoy playing games as much mine I’d love to show you how you can incorporate more games into your homeschool days.

 Llama Drama Card Game (1 Pack Christmas Lights: A Card Game Calliope Games 12 Days – Holiday Looney Labs Holiday Fluxx Card Game

 Cobble Hill Christmas Trivia Card Game ASMODEE Spot It: Holiday Lumps, The Coal Dice Game Yahtzee Holiday

 Frosty The Snowman – Follow The Christmas Story – A Major Card Funko Elf – Snowball Showdown Card Gremlins – Holiday Havoc! Christmas Card

 Santa’s Sleigh Ride – an Educational The Santa Claus Game – Best Aquarius Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Charlie Brown Christmas Board Game

 Christmas-opoly Monopoly Elf | Based on Christmas MasterPieces The Polar Express Train-Opoly Board Monopoly A Christmas Story Collector’s Edition

 Funko Pop! Dr. Seuss – Grinch Funko Pop! Signature Games: Disney – Funko Pop! Signature Games: Disney – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – Twinkling The Elf on the Shelf Present Funko Pop! Dr. Seuss: Merry Grinchmas! Funko Elf – Journey from The Christmas Rush – a Family Friendly


If you are thinking to yourself man this looks like so much fun but I can’t take a break from my regular curriculum for an entire month, then don’t! Institute a fun Friday in your homeschool and read a book, play a game, and watch a movie every Friday in December.

If you love to celebrate the holidays then be sure to check out my Holiday Fun Around the World curriculum for exciting lessons from 30 different holidays, festivals, and celebrations all over the world. This trip around the world doesn’t stop with the December holidays, you’ll also get to explore different cultures and celebrations all over the world throughout the calendar year! 

What are your favorite Christmas books, games, and movies to use in your homeschool? I can’t wait to read all of your wonderful holiday suggestions!