Christmas Chapter Books for Kids
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Find a new favorite Christmas book to read with your kids this holiday season. This list of chapter books includes great classics and modern stories you’ll want to revisit as a family year after year.
Do you have a stack of Christmas books you pull off the shelf and read every December? We like to place ours in a basket for easy access during the season. Grab one to read next to the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree, while sipping hot cocoa, or when lighting advent candles.
But what about a Christmas chapter book to enjoy during December? There’s something special about experiencing a story together during the weeks leading up to Christmas.
There are many wonderful classic Christmas chapter books you can read with your kids! Check out our list below to find a new favorite for the upcoming season.
Christmas Chapter Books
Some of these books are classics, and others are modern books. Some are all about Christmas, while others are set during Christmastime. All of them make for great family read-alouds!
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A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol: Charles Dickens's beloved tale of the Christmas spirit.
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A Tree for Peter
A Tree for Peter: A modern Christmas miracle makes for a good read all year round.More info →
I Saw Three Ships
I Saw Three Ships: In spite of the fact that Polly's two aunts will not leave the door unlocked on Christmas Eve, their cottage is still visited by three wise men, one of whom has come home to stay after a long absence.More info →
Miracle on 34th Street
Miracle on 34th Street: The lives of three people are changed by an old man who insists that he is Santa Claus.More info →
Nancy and Plum
Nancy and Plum: "So here we are on Christmas Eve, locked up in rotten Mrs Monday's boarding house with no presents and no Christmas dinner, while all the other children have gone home for the holidays." (exerpt)More info →
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: Laughs abound in this bestselling Christmas classic by Barbara Robinson! The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.”More info →
The Birds’ Christmas Carol
The Birds' Christmas Carol: The story is about Carol Bird, a Christmas-born child, who as a young girl is unusually loving and generous, having a positive effect on everyone with whom she comes into contact.More info →
The Box of Delights
The Box of Delights: A magical old man has asked Kay to protect the Box of Delights, a Box with which he can travel through time.More info →
The Family Under The Bridge
This is the delightfully warm and enjoyable story of an old Parisian named Armand, who relished his solitary life. Children, he said, were like starlings, and one was better off without them. But the children who lived under the bridge recognized a true friend when they met one.More info →
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus: Santa Claus, as a baby, is found in the Forest of Burzee by Ak, the Master Woodsman of the World (a supreme immortal).More info →
The Light at Tern Rock
The Light at Tern Rock: Ronnie and his aunt take care of the lighthouse while the keeper is on vacation, and when he does not return as expected, they discover that Tern Rock is a perfect place to spend Christmas.More info →
The Thirteen Days of Christmas
The Thirteen Days of Christmas: We all know this classic Christmas song, but what if someone really did send you all of those gifts?More info →
The True Gift
The True Gift: While spending Christmas at their grandparents' farm, Lily becomes convinced that her younger brother Liam is right about White Cow being lonely and helps him seek a companion for her, leaving little time for Christmas preparations or reading.More info →
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street: The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically another member of the family.More info →
Letters from Father Christmas
Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R. Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in a strange, spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing or painting. The letters were from Father Christmas.More info →
Fun Christmas Learning Ideas
Want to make learning fun and enjoyable this season? Don’t miss our Christmas book guides for A Christmas Carol and The Family Under the Bridge with story-related learning, activities, and more. You’ll read, explore, and discuss a great Christmas story while you connect as a family!
More Christmas Books
Looking for more Christmas books? Here are our favorite Christmas stories for kids!
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