8 Classic Holiday Books

Timeless holiday books for kids


 

When it comes to the holidays every family has their own traditions. If young children are involved one of those traditions is probably sitting down as a family to enjoy a holiday story or two. If you want to carry on a family tradition or start a whole new one you really cannot go wrong with these timeless holiday classics

 

 

 

 

 A Christmas Carol 

Depending on the age of your child Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol may be in order.  While the unabridged version may be for the older kids you can find plenty of kid-friendly versions of the story that are a lot shorter and filled with pictures.  No matter what version of the story you choose to read, it is certaub that your kids will be reminded what the Christmas spirit is all about. 

 

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas is a classic in its own right.  The length of this poem has made it a prime story to pass down from generation to generation.  It has been republished many times with brilliant illustrators depicting their own idea of the night’s events. 

 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Doctor Seuss had plenty of beloved children’s books, but few matched up to How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  This amazing Christmas story tells us of a single Grinch who’s heart was two sizes too small before meeting little Cindy Lou Who. This is another classic that teaches us that Christmas is all about family. 

 

The Chanukkah Guest

The holiday season is not just about Christmas as proven by the holiday classic The Chanukkah Guest. This sweet story revolves around a kindly old woman who makes the best latkes in town. Unfortunately her senses are not what they used to be and she mistakenly invites a hungry bear into her home instead of the Rabbi. Not to worry, this story has a happy ending.

 

Polar Express

A Newberry award winner and timeless classic, Polar Express has been entertaining children for over 20 years. This story is so popular that Hollywood turned it into a full length movie starring Tom Hanks.  Polar Express explores every child’s dream of meeting Santa, but takes it to a whole new level.

 

My First Kwanzaa Book

Kwanzaa is also a very special time during the holidays. This celebration is filled with tradition and African culture. When it comes to sharing these traditions there is no better book than the My First Kwanzaa Book.  This was the first Kwanzaa book written especially with younger children in mind.

 

The Berenstain Bears and The Joy of Giving

The Berenstain Bears have been teaching kids morals and values for years so who better to talk about the magic of the holiday season. The Joy of Giving teaches kids that giving can feel eve. In true Berenstain fashion children have fun without knowing that they have learned an important life lesson. 

 

The Elf on the Shelf 

The Elf on the Shelf has been a tradition in some families for years, but is becoming more popular with every holiday season. The enduring tale helps continue the magic of Santa Claus in a fun and imaginative way.  This timeless classic is sure to be a story that is passed down to generations to come.  

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