Silly & Secular Christmas Books

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Sometimes, in the midst of all the “True Meaning of Christmas” talk with our kids, it’s fun to throw in a little fluff and nonsense. This list is for various ages, I’d say from two to ten. If you read these stories to your little ones, though, they’ll want to read them when they’re older as well. I find that the two oldest kids in our family really get a kick out of reading these familiar tales to the two youngest. It gives them an opportunity to be little ones again.

Bear Stays Up for Christmas

Baby's First Christmas

I ordered this book for Little One as a gift on her first Feast of St. Nicholas and the one that was available through an Amazon affiliate was an accordion style board book. It unfolds until it’s several feet long. Look how precious…

Baby's first Christmas book unfolded

I am a complete sucker for Eloise Wilkin’s illustrations. This little girl on the cover looks just like my Little One at the age of two. I like that this ABC book isn’t entirely secular. “C” is for Christmas, a most joyful day, we celebrate Jesus in his warm bed of hay. “J” is for Jesus, Who was born on Christmas Day, The baby God sent us to teach us His way.

The Christmas ABC

My almost six year old loves this book. It’s pretty fluffy, but right up her alley: Girly and colorful, just like her!

Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy

I cried the first time I read this book to our oldest child. “I am your hush now; you are my lyrical. I am your peace on Earth; you are my miracle.” And the illustrations are sublime.

You are my miracle

Red SledĀ isn’t much of a read aloud. In fact, most of the words in this book require sound effects, so the boys and dad are better at reading it than I am. It’s a fun, quick book, perfect for those bedtimes when you just.want.to.go.downstairs.already!

red sled

Who doesn’t love a little “When You Give a Mouse a Cookie” holiday style? This book is simply a counting book, counting ornaments on the tree, to be exact.

merry christmas mouse

My sister-in-law and brother bought this book for us at one of the museums in downtown D.C. and I love it. It is one of Robert Sabuda’s incredible pop-up books, where each page is an image related to Christmas, spelling out the word “Christmas.”

Christmas Robert Sabuda

Curious George is at it again! He goes to the Christmas Tree farm to buy a tree for the hospital and gets into trouble… of course!

merry christmas mouse

I just think this book is cute. Mrs. Wishy Washy insists that the farm animals take a bath while she goes to town to buy some presents. Trouble ensues.

Mrs. Wishy Washy's Christmas

My children all love this book! The pages covered in snow that overlap the illustrations are so fun. They love to get to the end when they can press the button that makes the sound and lights turn on. Of course they do!

Eric Carle Dream Snow

This book was a gift to The Hubs many years ago. It sure is silly, but a great gift for the Irishman in your life to read to his wee ones.

An Irish Night Before Christmas

Frosty! This vintage edition of this American Classic is darling. Colorful and straightforward, the story we all know and love from the cartoon.

Frosty the Snow Man

I’ll take this book over the movie any day of the week. I’ll never forget when my mom first discovered it and bought copies for all my nephews. We ooed and ahhed over the illustrations and enjoyed the story so much. This was long before the animated film came out. Such a wonderful book.

polar express

It’s just not Christmas without a little Jan Brett story time, is it? The first two are my kids’ all time favorites. If I’m being honest, they’re not too sure about the trolls.

Gingerbread Baby

Gingerbread Friends

Christmas Trolls

Home for Christmas

And as always, if you have a book suggestion you’d like to make, please! Don’t hesitate to leave the title or a link in the comment box. Merry Christmas reading!

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