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Christmas Titles: 5 Festive Children's Books about Christmas

These picture books are guaranteed to sprinkle your holiday season with extra doses of joy, wonder, and Christmas cheer. After all, they all have "Christmas" right there in the title!

Whether you're a parent, a teacher, or just someone who loves a good Yuletide story, unwrap these festive children's books for the holiday season.

For your convenience, we've included publisher's descriptions along with each book.

This inspiring Little Golden Book tells the story of one young boy's wish to have his whole family together for Christmas.

Jayylen is extra excited for Christmas this year. His brother Manuel, who is serving in the Army, will be home for the first time in three years! But when Momma gets the call that Manuel won't be able to make it because he's needed on base in Alaska, Jayylen doesn't know what to do.

Can he figure out a way for the whole family to be together?

It's almost Christmas! Count down the days with festive activities in this next installment in the Brown Baby Parade series.

It's 10 days 'til Christmas!

We set up our tree--

ornaments, twinkling lights,

pretty as can be.

It's 10 days 'til Christmas! A little girl and her family prepare by putting up the tree, wrapping presents, baking delicious treats, and much more. Read along as they count down to Christmas Day!

Nikki Shannon Smith's soothing, rhythmic text and Letícia Moreno's warm, welcoming illustrations pair beautifully to create heartwarming scenes of Black and brown babies in everyday life. The many seasonal activities will allow kids to relate no matter how their families celebrate!

It is Brown Sugar Baby's first Christmas! When the three Aunties swirl in, full of love and sweetness, Baby is the center of family joy and new traditions. Award-winning Kevin Lewis does it again, writing another lyrical and relatable celebration of unconditional love. This African American family is full of warmth and celebration, and reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas. Perfect keepsake gift for baby's first Christmas. Grandparents will make memories with their grandchildren, too!

  • Poetic rhythm and rhymes encourage language patterns and development amongst toddlers.

  • Beautiful illustrations, featuring an African American family, will keep kids engaged throughout the story.

Sturdy, board pages are suitable for even the littlest babies and toddlers. Easy for little ones to follow along as they share the story together.

  • Relatable, lyrical story for parents and their little girls and boys to read together time and time again.

  • Perfect stocking stuffer for the holidays!

In this reinvention of the classic holiday carol "The 12 Days of Christmas," five golden rings become five Nana hugs, eight maids a-milking become eight mugs of cocoa, and much more, as a family comes together to celebrate the holidays.

In the first hour of Christmas Santa left for me...a kitten underneath the Christmas tree!

It's December 25th, and one big family isn't wasting a minute of this special day! Grandparents arrive, cousins build snowmen, Uncle Lee tells jokes, Auntie takes pictures, and the whole family shares a holiday feast before it's finally time to say goodbye and good night. This fun-filled, modern take on the classic song celebrates the most important part of Christmas Day: being together.

A little girl shares the steps for the perfect tree trimming -- a holiday picture book for fans of Pick a Pine Tree and The Little Christmas Tree.

In this charming Christmas tale, readers will follow along with the main character as she shares all the things that go into decorating a tree:




Hot chocolate

Taffy the cat


And, most importantly, family!

With stunning three-dimensional art by Miki Sato and a delightful story by wordsmith Vikki VanSickle, including a twist ending, this book will quickly become a Christmas tree decorating tradition of its own.

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