Christmas Picture Books

If your thoughts are turning to reading or buying Christmas picture books here are some of the books that we recommended last year. We have more recommendations which we’ll publish over the next few weeks but we’d also love to hear about your favourites in the comments.

My Very First Christmas Carols - Story Snug

My First Christmas Carols is a lovely book and CD set which tells the Christmas story through narration and carols. It’s also a lovely book to use as the basis of a school Nativity play, particularly with a Nursery or Reception class.

Little Miss Christmas - Story Snug

Little Miss Christmas goes on holiday and leaves Mr Christmas and Father Christmas to wrap the last presents. Will they manage to get everything done in time or will they need to call for reinforcements?

When I Dream of Christmas - Story Snug

When I Dream of Christmas is a beautifully illustrated non fiction book about Christmas (also available as an eBook) which introduces children to many festive British traditions.

Stick Man - Story Snug

Stick Man is our favourite Christmas Eve story. When Stick Man rescues Santa from the chimney, Santa very kindly helps him out so he can spend the holiday with his family.

Do you have any favourite Christmas picture books that you would add to our list?

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16 responses to “Christmas Picture Books”


  1. MyLifeMyLove avatar

    What a fab list. Our all time fav is Stick Man… we read it all year round! #mmwbh xx


    1. Catherine avatar

      We do too! I didn’t know the ending until I bought it, I had no idea that Father Christmas was part of the story 🙂


  2. Amyd avatar

    Great post and lovely to find another book worm! I love that there is a Little Miss Christmas! I will definitely be saving this list for when my LO is older. #mmbh


    1. Catherine avatar

      Little Miss Christmas is the perfect size for a Christmas stocking 🙂


  3. Jessica avatar

    Thank you for your reply and kind words, Catherine! 🙂 I do hope your family has a very Merry Christmas! 🙂


    1. Catherine avatar

      Merry Christmas to you too Jessica 🙂


  4. Stacie Theis avatar

    Stopping by on the Kid Lit Blog Hop. Christmas is my favorite holiday and I am always looking for new books to share. Thank you for your suggestions!


    1. Catherine avatar

      You’re welcome, there are more Christmas books to come 🙂


  5. Lina avatar

    I am very interested in the “My Very First Christmas Carols”. Are those carols simple even for very young children? It looks like a great Christmas gift. Thank you for sharing with us at Kid Lit Blog Hop!


    1. Catherine avatar

      I bought My Very First Christmas Carols for my daughter just before her second birthday and she loved it – we had it on repeat play for the whole Christmas. At five she is already asking when we can have the carols book out, we’ve definitely had our money’s worth out of this book 🙂


  6. Ingrid avatar

    Stopping by from the blog hop as well. my Christmas book list is NYC-centric: http://www.shorttales.net/ten-kids-books-to-celebrate-christmastime-in-new-york/ The best place to spend the holidays!


    1. Catherine avatar

      Thanks for visiting Story Snug Ingrid and thanks for your Christmas book link 🙂 New York is on my wishlist!


  7. Christine M. (Cool Mom) - Tech Support for Stanley & Katrina avatar

    What a great starter list. One of our favorites is “Mooseltoe.” It makes us giggle and we also enjoy “Christmas in the Big Woods.”
    We will look for your other recommendations in the upcoming weeks.

    Stopping by on the Kid Lit Blog Hop.
    Have a wonderful rest of the week!


    1. Catherine avatar

      I don’t know Mooseltoe but I loved the name so much I had to look it up – it looks very funny 🙂
      Enjoy the rest of your week too!


  8. Author Aileen Stewart avatar

    Stopping by to say hello from the blog hop. Thanks for sharing your Christmas pick. The favorite Christmas picture book at our house has always been The Story of Christmas by Patricia A Pingry.


    1. Catherine avatar

      Thanks for visiting Story Snug Aileen. Telling The Story of Christmas in 200 words is quite a challenge! Thanks for your recommendation.

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