Create a fun Christmas Book Countdown using all your favorite Christmas books! Here's how to put it all together and make it easy year after year. Plus see a list of our all-time favorite Christmas stories!
CREATE A SIMPLE CHRISTMAS ADVENT WITH ALL YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS!
Chances are you have a pile of your favorite Christmas books in your collection and because December can be so busy, you might not find much time to sit down and actually read them.
So...do a Christmas Book Countdown!
This fun Christmas advent calendar is so simple because you can use the books you already have! Even if you have other Christmas Advent Calendars, you can still do this one, too!
Tip: start a new tradition and purchase one new Christmas book each year!
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR CHRISTMAS BOOK ADVENT
- Gather all of your Christmas books. You'll need 24 to read one each night of December or do a shorter 12 Days of Christmas with just 12. I have a full list of our favorite Christmas books below!
- Wrap each book. Attach one of these cute advent calendar numbers to each book so you'll know which book to open each day.
- Each day, gather around the tree. Take turns opening a book and read it all together.
Tip: If you don't have 24 Christmas books in your collection yet, borrow some from your local library!
TIP TO MAKE IT EASY NEXT YEAR
When Christmas is over, use all of your leftover wrapping paper to wrap your Christmas books. Wrapping them before you store them away will make your Christmas book advent countdown all ready to go for next year!
CLASSIC CHRISTMAS BOOKS FOR KIDS
Here's our all-time favorite Christmas books that we love to read over and over. Just click on the title or picture to get your own copy!
The Little Red Sleigh has one big dream―to one day become Santa's big red sleigh! But all her life, she's been told she's too small, she's too young, she can't fly, and she certainly can't meet Santa. Well, this Christmas, with the help of some friends, she's determined to do the impossible. Little Red Sleigh is a heartwarming children's Christmas book you'll want to read again and again. Full of winter joy and holiday magic, this charming Christmas story will remind readers of all ages that no dream is out of reach if you believe.
It's time to decorate the tree for Christmas--but Grandad can't find any of his ornaments! The hunt for the missing decorations takes the children up and down in Grandad's bric-a-brac-filled house and out into a winter wonderland. And when every ornament is on the tree at last, Grandad has a wonderful holiday surprise in store.
This gorgeously illustrated, full-color classic celebrates a time before email with an interactive picture book full of real letters to read aloud. The Jolly Postman brings a batch of wonderful letters for Christmas, including notes from the Big Bad Wolf and all the King's men. Open this book, take out the letters, and discover what favorite characters would write to each other--and reimagine best-loved tales together.
DON'T HAVE 25 CHRISTMAS BOOKS?
If you haven't built up your Christmas book collection yet, you can still do this tradition! Either do the 12 days of Christmas books or check out a few from your local library. Just be sure to not damage the cover when you wrap them!