Christmas days are what children look forward to. Children are always amused by Father Christmas, Christmas trees, and Christmas carols. Christmas stories create excitement for the kids and memorable moments for a family. Reading these stories to children is the best way to teach them about the true meaning of Christmas. With Christmas being a joyous occasion, children love to get involved in activities that involve interesting stories about the occasion.
Christmas bedtime stories open a magical world that ignites the imagination in kids, thereby improving their creative skills. This awakens the curiosity factor in toddlers in a fun and educational way.
These stories for kids could include the story of the birth of Jesus, so kids would have an understanding of why Christmas is celebrated. There are also funny Christmas stories. Laughter strengthens the bond between parents and their children. Christmas books for toddlers are a good resource for developing listening skills in toddlers.
As the night closes, cozying up with your children is a great way to create memories and an awesome way to bond with them.
Children are always excited to see all the goodies that Christmas brings for them. There is no better way than to include a few Christmas stories for kids. Here are some Christmas storybooks for children and toddlers.
1. Disney’s Countdown to Christmas
Enjoy one story for each of the 25 days leading up to Christmas with this enchanting 64-page picture book.
This enchanting picture book features one story for each day leading up to Christmas. This book does have a ribbon bookmark, and the storybook is full color. Count down the days to Christmas with your favorite Disney characters.
A 64-page picture book featuring one story for each of the 25 days leading up to Christmas, complete with ribbon marker, captures the spirit of Christmas.
Get ready for Christmas with your favorite Disney characters!
This book also contains some funny Christmas stories for your toddlers. You can enjoy some laughter with your toddlers.
2. Christmas Stories: Christmas Bedtime Stories for Kids and Christmas Jokes
It’s almost Christmas, and everyone is excited! You and your child will enjoy these special Christmas stories for kids as the twinkling Christmas lights and the smell of freshly baked cookies fill the air. For beginning readers, each story includes cute and colorful illustrations of Santa Claus.
If you are looking for Christmas books for children and Christmas bedtime stories, do not miss this children’s Christmas storybook.
Early readers, beginning readers, and lovers of bedtime stories will enjoy these stories.
Kids will love these fun Christmas stories, which are suitable for early readers and beginners. If you are looking for some funny and hilarious Christmas jokes, then this is the book!
Early and younger readers will enjoy these bright and colorful images.
You can read these stories to your family and friends as quick bedtime stories.
This is a fantastic way for kids to improve their reading skills while having fun during the holiday season! These special Christmas stories will surely get you and your family in the holiday spirit.
List of stories:
- Santa Claus’ Origins
- The New Home of Santa Claus
- The perfect match for Santa
- Peppermint Puppy and Santa Claus
- Santa Claus’ World Tour
- There are also Christmas jokes!
This is a book by Arnie Lightning, who is one of the best-selling authors of children’s books.
Arnie’s books are intended to make a positive impact on children’s lives. Children can learn morals, lessons, and good character at a young age. Learning can be fun when the environment is comfortable and entertaining!
3. I Think My Grandpa Might Be Santa
Imagine if Santa Claus was one of your own relatives? Nick suspects his grandfather might secretly be Santa, with his beard, workshop, and love of snow. In addition to the glittery cover, the book’s pages are sturdy, so you can enjoy it for years to come.
A workshop full of toys? Jingle bells, peppermints, and a red bathrobe—could it be true? Come take a journey with Nick and discover.
Children will enjoy the Love You Always series of books, which are specially designed to celebrate the unconditional love between their parents, grandparents, and family members.
These sweet and charming Christmas stories for kids strengthen relationships and emotional growth.
Colorful and engaging illustrations on thick board pages.
It is the perfect size for little hands to hold and read these Christmas bedtime stories with their loved ones.
4. Tres Reyes Magos: Colors – Colores (English and Spanish Edition)
This Lil’ Libros series introduces Spanish/English bilingualism to parents and children alike, encouraging parents to read to their children at the earliest age possible, focusing on topics they are familiar with.
This wonderful Christmas book for toddlers will trigger the imagination of kids, as they discover the yellow stars the wise men followed, the pink camels they rode, and more with this bilingual book inspired by the story of the three wise men.
During the night of the birth of Baby Jesus, the Three Wise Men arrived at Bethlehem following a star and brought precious gifts for him. With their gifts, Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar symbolized Baby Jesus’ royal status, frankincense symbolized his divine birth, and myrrh symbolized his mortality.
These Christmas stories will introduce your kids to beautiful, bright colors as well as their first English and Spanish words. Your child will travel with pink camels through the high desert, following the many amarilla stars.
5. Dream Snow
Children’s Christmas stories are never complete without excitement and fun.
The classic Eric Carle book tells the story of a farmer who dreams of a big snow covering his farm and his animals on a barren Christmas Eve. It miraculously snows when he wakes up, and the farm enjoys a white Christmas. You can also open the flaps to see the animals so that you can interact with them.
In his dream, the old farmer imagines that a snowstorm will cover him and his animals-named One, Two, Three, Four, and Five-in a blanket of snow as Christmas approaches.
However, when he wakes up, he discovers that it has actually snowed outside, and now he remembers! Putting on his red suit, he goes outside, places gifts under a Christmas tree for his animals, and presses a button near the tree, creating a musical surprise for children across the world.
6. Olivia Helps with Christmas
Won’t you love to share some funny Christmas stories with your kids?
Olivia is extremely busy with Christmas approaching. It is exhausting to be helpful during the holidays! She has to wait for Santa, watch Dad put up the tree, watch Mom cook dinner, watch the stockings hung with care, and, of course, open her presents.
It’s possible that parents will recognize this precocious piglet, who makes sure her family is ready for Christmas, from hanging the tree to supervising her mom as she cooks. The book features the series’ classic charming, largely black-and-white illustrations with touches of red and green, and the story is sure to resonate with other little ones eagerly awaiting the holidays.
7. Llama Llama Jingle Bells
A little llama sings carols, decorates Christmas cookies with his mama, and dreams about what Santa might bring him in this festive version of the “Llama Llama” books. The durable board book pages are perfect for little hands to grip and the simple rhymes will appeal to babies and toddlers.
This is an amazing book for Christmas bedtime stories for children.
In addition to fostering parent-child bonds, these Christmas bedtime stories prepare children for sleep.
Using storytime as a stepping stone for conversation can enhance a child’s language skills even further.
As kids grow older, they can use their creativity to create original Christmas bedtime stories. Reading can stimulate their imaginations. They see the events in their thoughts when they listen to these Christmas bedtime stories. It is a fantastic technique for developing creativity in children. It will benefit them in many ways to have a vivid imagination.
We all remember the Christmas bedtime stories that our parents, grandparents, and guardians used to tell us as children. It was the intrigue of the stories that kept us on our toes as children.
8. Christmas Cookies for Santa
You might not be ready to bake Christmas cookies with your baby yet, but you can simulate the tradition with this touch-and-feel board book, which lets them feel the icing, roll out the dough, and even scratch to smell the scent of freshly baked cookies and peppermint.
Create your own gingerbread house this holiday season with this interactive board book for curious babies and toddlers! Explore touch-and-feel textures by looking at page after page of peppermints, frosting, graham crackers, pecans, and much more.
Touch and feel encourage toddlers to explore the world around them and interact with the story.
A baby’s sense of touch is developed, their hand-eye coordination is improved, and their curiosity is sparked when they touch the pages.
This sturdy board book features bright, bold artwork and interactive textures.
Each page contains questions that encourage interaction and communication.
Get into the holiday spirit with Touch, Feel, and Smell Christmas Cookies!
9. Bear Stays Up for Christmas
This Christmas story follows the sleepy bear and his animal friends, who are determined to keep him awake. Together, the woodland creatures choose a tree, hang stockings, and learn the meaning of giving during the holiday season.
To keep Bear awake for Christmas, his friends wake him up in time to help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays awake by discovering that giving is the best gift of all!
10. Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama
For a Christmas holiday celebration, this is the perfect gift!
The story describes how Sadie’s blended family celebrates Christmas and Hanukkah, including hanging candy canes on the menorah and putting out latkes for Santa.
In Sadie’s house, the holidays mean golden gelt glistening under the Christmas tree, candy canes dangling from eight menorah branches, and latkes (pancakes) on the mantel awaiting Santa.
For the many Americans who celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah, Selina Alko’s joyful celebration of blended families is the perfect holiday gift.
11. A Very Mercy Christmas
The Christmas edition of Mercy Watson will be a hit with Mercy Watson fans. Their friends and families are too busy for an impromptu caroling session, so Mercy joins her neighbor Stella, General Washington the cat, and Maybelline the horse to sing their version of “Deck the Halls.”
Stella has a hard time getting someone to come with her on their carol tour. Her brother, Frank, does not do spontaneity well. The Watsons are very involved in an attempted tricky fruitcake venture (but showed up with their pig, Mercy). Eugenia Lincoln politely declines, and Stella returns the cat and horse she had picked up before they became too warm.
Will Stella need to carol by herself, even with enthusiastic contributions from the pig and cat? Or will there be something to this Christmas Eve that Stella has never thought of? With affectionate love for Mercy Watson and her Deckawoo Drive friends, Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Dusen offer a picture book adventure perfect for families—perhaps with some hot cocoa and oodles of buttered toast.
The community comes together to celebrate by joining the eclectic choir at the end of the story.
12. The Crayons’ Christmas
Drew Daywalt presents a festive story full of letters, games, ornaments, a poster, and even a pop-up Christmas tree.
When it comes to the holidays, consumerism is a big thing. But we all know that the best gifts are the ones you give. In this unique book, readers get to see how Duncan and his family celebrate the holiday through letters, games, ornaments, posters, and a pop-up tree. It’s the perfect gift for people who enjoy The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home!
Kids will enjoy opening the envelopes on every few pages to reveal letters, ornaments, games, and even a Hanukkah dreidel!
The above 12 Christmas stories for kids and toddlers will stimulate some imagination and a lot of creativity in your kids and toddlers.
Children’s books that provide value are vital for a child’s early development. They can spark their imagination and curiosity and help them learn new words and sounds.
Kids establish a connection with the characters, so when they read their favorite story characters giving an important lesson, they will definitely remember it.
To help you read these Christmas stories to your children, here are some tips:
Read whenever your kid asks for it, even if it’s not a regular time. It will help them develop a habit of reading.
During reading, point to the words. This can help develop language skills. Follow the words on the page with your fingers.
Giving kids the opportunity to choose among these Christmas storybooks will increase their interest in reading.
Children will be more engaged and imaginative if you ask them questions while reading these Christmas storybooks.
For toddlers, these colorful Christmas storybooks have pictures. Point to the illustrations and explain the Christmas stories.
You can make reading time more active by using different voice modulations while reading a storybook. It would be fun for your kids if you modulate the voice of Father Christmas wherever appropriate.
Lastly, make reading these Christmas stories enjoyable by having fun with your kids.