The Ultimate Christmas Book List For All Ages

I’ve got the ultimate Christmas book list for all ages this year! I’m super excited to share all these beautiful picture books and engaging read alouds with you just in time for the holidays. Books make great gifts for everyone on your list this year, but they’re especially awesome for homeschooling through the holidays.

Reading books together each Christmas has become a family tradition we all love. Today, I’m excited to share some of our favorites with you. Plus, more resources for holiday homeschooling and tips on how to celebrate Christmas with books this December. You don’t want to miss this book list!

Celebrating Christmas With Books

Celebrating Christmas with books adds a certain coziness to the holiday season. Here at The Waldock Way, I like to set aside special holiday books for this time of year. These are titles we only read during the holiday season and Emily looks forward to them every December. 

Snuggling up together with a great book on the couch helps us to slow down and enjoy time together during the otherwise busy Christmas season. We love reading beautiful books together all month long!

There are some creative ways you can make celebrating Christmas with books even more magical for your homeschoolers. One of our favorites is to wrap Christmas books like holiday gifts and place them under the tree. Then, Emily can choose a book for us to enjoy together each day like a magical book Advent calendar.

Another fun idea is to create a Christmas book tree for your family to enjoy this season. Stack your favorite holiday books to form a Christmas tree shape and top it with a bow. Then, slowly make your way down the stack, reading a new book each day with your homeschooler.

Did you know, in Iceland, most people give a Christmas book gift to their loved ones on Christmas Eve? You can adopt the tradition by giving your kids a Christmas book each year on Christmas Eve too. Then, snuggle up on the couch with some hot cocoa and cookies to read your favorite Christmas story together. 

The Ultimate Christmas Book List For All Ages

Ready to see the books that made it onto our ultimate Christmas book list for all ages? Keep reading to discover our favorite Christmas books!

Christmas Picture Books

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

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 Stree

Resources For Holiday Homeschooling

If you’re looking for more ways to have fun while homeschooling through the holiday season, you’re in the right place! Check out my Christmas Morning Basket ideas to get your homeschool days started this December. Then, learn more about how we slow down and enjoy the season while continuing to learn together as a family with Christmas Fun for Everyone! Finally, experience the magic of the holiday season with Santa’s Tasty Trip Around the World Unit Study filled with geography, history, and holiday fun.

Did you find your favorite Christmas book on the list? If not, share your favorite in the comments. I’m always on the lookout for new Christmas picture books to enjoy as a family and I’d love to add your favorites to our reading list this December!

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