Christmassy Picture Books

Are you feeling Christmassy yet? We’ve read several new Christmas books but have yet to get out our favourites from previous years. These are the books that we enjoyed reading last Christmas and include cats, rabbits, nursery rhyme and fairytale characters and an adorable big bear.

The Jolly Christmas Postman follows the same format as The Jolly Postman but in this story the postman is delivering festive greetings. During his round he makes a visit to Humpty Dumpty in hospital and eats mince pies with Little Red Riding Hood before getting a lift home in Santa’s sleigh.

Jolly Christmas Postman (Jolly Postman)

by Allan Ahlberg [Viking]
£8.30 ·  EUR 11,99 ·  EUR 12,58 ·  EUR 16,00 ·  $15.71

Mog’s Christmas tells the story of a traditional family Christmas during which Mog, the cat, escapes from the festive preparations before coming down from the roof in a dramatic fashion!

Mog’s Christmas

by Judith Kerr [HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks]
£2.00 ·  EUR 6,59 ·  EUR 7,78 ·  EUR 7,66 ·  $6.99

In Snow Bunny’s Christmas Wish Snow Bunny sets off to deliver her letter to Santa. On the way she helps various animals and when she meets Santa her own Christmas wish is granted.

Snow Bunny's Christmas Wish

by - [Nosy Crow Ltd]
£24.04 ·  EUR 84,99 ·  EUR 74,28 ·  EUR 81,00 ·  $11.95

When It Snows is the beautifully illustrated story of a little boy’s magical, snowy Christmas journey which has a lovely twist at the end.

When It Snows

by - [David Fickling Books]
£6.99 ·  EUR 9,18 ·  EUR 8,47 ·  EUR 10,78 ·  $7.27

In Herman’s Letter Herman tries to deliver a letter to his best friend Henry but it is almost time to hibernate. Can he make it to Henry’s house in time? Will he be awake at Christmas?

Herman's Letter

by Tom Percival [Bloomsbury Publishing PLC]
£6.99 ·  EUR 3,10 ·  EUR 4,12 ·  EUR 8,75 ·  $5.30

Aliens Love Panta Claus is a very amusing, rhyming story about how the aliens help Father Christmas to deliver presents (and pants!).

Aliens Love Panta Claus

by Claire Freedman [Simon & Schuster Childrens Books]
£6.99 ·  EUR 9,00 ·  EUR 8,37 ·  EUR 8,75 ·  $9.22

Do you have festive picture books that you traditionally read every year? We’d love to hear your favourites 🙂

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33 thoughts on “Christmassy Picture Books

  1. Oh my gosh, I need all of these! Especially the Jolly Christmas Postman!
    S is only 2, but we’ve already collected some Christmas books: Dear Santa, and one with a big red squeaky nose that belongs to different Christmassy people as you go through the book. Someone gave us The Night Before Christmas last year, but she’s too young to appreciate it yet.
    This year’s favourite is The Fairytale Hairdresser and Father Christmas by Abie Longstaff.
    Thanks for linking up with #WeekendBlogHop!

    • The Jolly Christmas Postman is great (I have often found it out of stock if I have tried to order it too close to Christmas!). The Fairytale Hairdresser and Father Christmas is a new favourite here too 🙂

  2. Catherine – found you on the read with me Linky!

    Thanks for these reviews, I particularly like the alien and santa one as my son is really starting to understand humour so I think he will enjoy that.

    Single Mother Ahoy – I would advise you to keep the Jolly Postman away from your 2 year old this year, and maybe wait until next year. I showed the jolly christmas postman to my 2 year old last christmas and he tore up many of the letters/pages either deliberately or through clumsiness. I’m hoping to try again this year – so wish me luck 😉

    Kat x

    • You’re welcome, Katrina. I would also agree with you about The Jolly Christmas Postman being more suitable for a slightly older child, especially with the inclusion of the beautiful pop-up picture at the end of the story which needs to be handled with care.

  3. I really wanted to buy the Jolly Postman Christmas book this year, but thought I’d save it for when my son is actually old enough to appreciate it. I think I get overly excited by thigns like this! hahah #MMWBH

    • I found it really hard to buy The Jolly Christmas Postman before Christmas for two years running, my tip would be to buy it in the summer when nobody else is thinking about Christmas 😉

  4. We have the Jolly Christmas Postman and I think that is my favourite! I didn’t know about Mog’s Christmas though and my son just loves the Mog books, will have to add that to our Christmas collection! #tinseltuesdays

    • It’s lovely to have a mix of old and new Christmas books to read. I’ve just found my childhood copy of Little Grey Rabbit’s Christmas which I loved as a child 🙂

  5. We love Christmas books…. BUT we haven’t seen any of these ones…. this years new ones is who put santa on the naughty step… I think that’s what its called.. the elves are bringing it with them! 🙂 Nothing better than cuddling up under a blanket and reading them a lovely story with lots of pictures for them to discuss!

  6. Nice choices! I like Kipper’ s Christmas Eve, I’m a sucker for Mick Inkpen’ s illustrations, and I’ve bought a new one which we haven’t read yet called The Reindeers’ Christmas Party which is a pop up – exciting!! #xmascountdown

  7. What a lovely selection of books here, with some new and classic stories. We love Aliens Love Panta Claus too, and our current favourite is the Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas – charming! I will check out the Christmas Postman, we’re big fans of the Jolly Postman here and this would be a lovely addition to our collection. Thanks for linking up to #ChristmasCountdown.

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