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Christmas Picture Books + FREE St. Lucia Day Activity Guide

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Inside: Christmas Picture Books + FREE St. Lucia Day Activity Guide

In the midst of the busy Christmas season, we suggest you share some meaningful reading and learning time with your child centered around the holiday.

We’ve rounded up some fun Christmas picture books for a hot cocoa sipping read-aloud time. Lots of holiday cheer, and at least one special saint, to celebrate the Christmas season.

Scroll to the bottom to see a list of our favorite Christmas books to read with your children this holiday. But first, a free way to make the reading time enriching and memorable!

A FREE Lucia Morning in Sweden Activity + Learning Guide

Lucia Morning in Sweden Activity + Learning Guide

Lucia Morning in Sweden is one of our favorite Christmas stories to read on St. Lucia Day (December 13th). And it’s also is a great way to spark some learning about Sweden. Because of this, we’ve created a simple activity and learning guide to go with the story.

You can explore and enjoy this story a little further with some intentional learning when you download our FREE printable: Lucia Morning in Sweden Activity + Learning Guide. It’s all about relaxed reading and learning time sprinkled with lots of fun.

The Guide includes:

  • Facts about St. Lucia
  • Simple questions to spark conversation
  • Hands-on activities (including fun snack ideas inspired by the story)
  • Related reading
  • Other Swedish story recommendations

Favorite Christmas Picture Books

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Night Tree
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
An Orange for Frankie
The Family Under The Bridge
Christmas Day in the Morning
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story
Tree of Cranes
Wombat Divine
Christmas in Noisy Village
Christmas Tapestry
Great Joy
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The Little Drummer Boy
Apple Tree Christmas
On Christmas Day in the Morning: A Traditional Carol
Merry Christmas, Strega Nona
The Baker’s Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale
The Polar Express
The Story of the Three Wise Kings
The Bells of Christmas
The Thirteen Days of Christmas
The Jesus Storybook Bible
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree
Gifts of the Heart
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
Silver Packages
A Certain Small Shepherd
Finding Christmas
Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story
The Nutcracker
The Friendly Beasts: An Old English Christmas Carol
The Carpenter’s Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree
Too Many Tamales
An Early American Christmas
Little Rabbit’s Christmas
Baboushka and the Three Kings
The Story of Holly and Ivy
Lucia Morning in Sweden
The Miracle of St. Nicholas
Cobweb Christmas: The Tradition of Tinsel
Room for a Little One
The Legend Of The Poinsettia
The Gift of the Magi
Letters from Father Christmas
The Night of Las Posadas
The Night Before Christmas
The Night Before Christmas
An Ellis Island Christmas
A Christmas Carol
Cranberry Christmas
An Invisible Thread Christmas Story
Christmas Farm
Pick a Pine Tree
Lucia: Saint of Light
Lighthouse Christmas
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Red and Lulu
A Tree for Peter
The Legend of Saint Nicholas
Bear Stays Up for Christmas
Christmas in the Big Woods
The Christmas Boot
The Christmas Visitors
The Jolly Christmas Postman
Gingerbread Christmas
Home for Christmas
Who’s That Knocking on Christmas Eve?
The Wild Christmas Reindeer
Christmas in the Barn
The Little Fir Tree
Strega Nona’s Gift
Joy to the World
The Christmas Tree Ship
This Is the Stable
Silent Night
Mistletoe: A Christmas Story
Jingle Bells
The Night Before Christmas
We Three Kings
The Legend of the Candy Cane
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street
Christmas Truce
Shooting at the Stars
I Saw Three Ships
The True Gift
The Birds’ Christmas Carol
The Light at Tern Rock
Nancy and Plum
Miracle on 34th Street
The Box of Delights
The Queen and the First Christmas Tree
The Legend of Old Befana
Lucy’s Christmas
The Message of the Birds
The Nutcracker in Harlem
A Christmas for Bear
A Christmas Tree for Pyn
Sister Bear
Four Friends at Christmas
The Birds of Bethlehem
The All-I’ll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll
The Trees of the Dancing Goats
Coming Home

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Want more Christmas reading book lists and activities? Check out our other guides.

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